Preventative dentistry starts with brushing and flossing. To successfully maintain oral health, we recommend regular cleanings every six months. During this routine cleaning we will provide a comprehensive assessment of the overall health of your gums and teeth.
Exams and Cleanings
Your family’s oral health is of the utmost importance to our staff. We strive to provide all services necessary to maintain oral health and prevent dental problems in the future. We offer general and preventative care, such as comprehensive exams, dental x-rays, and routine cleanings.
There are a wide range of reasons why you may need restorative dentistry. Our doctors treat a variety of patients with various tooth problems, ranging from minimal tooth decay to severely damaged or missing teeth. The entire restorative dentistry segment encompasses fillings, root canals, dentures and cosmetic procedures. Regardless of treatment, we always strive to make sure that the end result is long-lasting, looks and feels natural, and that you are comfortable during the entire process.
Fillings and Crowns
In treating tooth decay, the best way to ensure that the tooth will remain healthy is to remove the entire decayed area. Then, depending upon the extent of the decay, we will restore the tooth with a filling or crown. A dental filling is a dental restorative material used to artificially restore the function, integrity, shape and aesthetics of a missing tooth. A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth, providing the tooth with protection against future fracture or recurrent decay.
If we determine the decay and damage to a tooth is extensive, a restorative procedure called a root canal can be used to remove infected tissue inside the tooth. We will remove the infection and fill the remaining cavity with synthetic material in order to achieve the best results. This treatment allows us to not only remove decay effectively, but also save the tooth rather than removing it.
For patients with a number of missing teeth, our doctors can provide custom-fit dentures. Full or partial dentures can give you your smile back, and will help you regain the ability to eat foods you enjoy. Today, denture wearers enjoy a comfort level that was not attainable in years past. Patients should no longer dread the idea of being fitted for dentures now that new advancements have been made for increased comfort and overall appearance. Implant retained dentures offer another level of retention and stability for the patient.
Fixed bridges can provide you with an effective way of replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge literally “bridges” the gap left by a missing tooth, bringing a complete look back to your smile. Bridges are attached to neighboring teeth, providing a long-lasting and durable replacement for missing teeth.
Implant dentistry is a way to restore missing teeth in a way that both looks and feels very similar to a natural tooth. Dental implants are custom created specifically to fit you; therefore, we are able to achieve a natural, strong, and beautiful look that matches your natural teeth.