We provide dental care for the entire family! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends an Age 1 Dental Visit. Our friendly staff will make this first visit fun and informative for you and your child. We continue to care for your family’s dental needs through all developmental stages, treated patients aged 1-100! We offer care for patients of all ages and provide an array of general dentistry treatments. General dentistry includes most services your family needs:
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. Composite fillings have the added benefit of being free from mercury, making them a great material choice for your dental work.
A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling or crack when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. Ceramic materials do a great job of restoring teeth to natural looking esthetics while protecting the natural tooth.
If you have a severely damaged, decaying tooth or a tooth infection, your dentist may recommend a root canal treatment. Root canals are used to repair and save your tooth instead of removing it.
Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of overall health. Having your teeth cleaned every 6 months helps prevent gum disease and keeps your teeth healthy. In some cases, where there is buildup and inflammation in the gums, your dental professional may recommend a “deep cleaning” or scaling and root planing.
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning below the gumline used to treat gum disease.
Gum disease is caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but if they aren’t cleaned well, the bacteria in plaque can cause your gums to become inflamed. When this happens, your gums will pull away from your teeth and form spaces called pockets. Plaque then gets trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing. If untreated, gum disease could lead to bone and tooth loss. Scaling and root planing is beneficial to patients with chronic periodontitis. Chronic periodontitis affects 47.2% of adults over 30 in the United States.
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
Types of dentures:
Conventional. This full removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.
Immediate. This removable denture is inserted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. Your dentist will take measurements and make models of your jaw during a preliminary visit. You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, but may need to have the denture relined or remade after your jaw has healed.
Overdenture. Sometimes some of your teeth can be saved to preserve your jawbone and provide stability and support for the denture. An overdenture fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth after they have been prepared by your dentist. Implants can serve the same function, too.
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth, due to infection, fracture or overcrowding.