GENERAL DENTAL PROCEDURES

Dental Cleanings:
Regular dental cleanings remove harmful plaque and tartar for the purpose of preventing cavities and periodontal(gum) disease.

 

Scaling and Root Planing:
These periodontal therapy procedures treat gum disease by removing plaque and tartar underneath the gums, near or on the tooth’s root.

 

Fillings:
Fillings restore a tooth’s shape and function once decay is removed. Filling material used today is usually a composite resin.

 

Crowns:
A crown fits over a tooth to improve appearance or restore the shape and size of a tooth if it has been damaged by decay or fracture.A crown is also recommended following root canal procedures.

 

Bridges:
A dental bridge fills a gap caused by missing teeth.  Crowns are placed on the teeth directly to the sides of the gap to anchor a false tooth, creating a bridge.

 

Implant Crowns:
Implant crowns replace missing teeth; an implant is placed in the jawbone and a crown is attached. Implant crowns look like natural teeth.

 

Cosmetic Veneers/Crowns:
Veneers bond to a tooth’s front to cover cosmetic dental issues such as gaps, chipped teeth, and discoloration.

 

Whitening:
Whitening gels use hydrogen peroxide and carbamideperioxide to lighten their colorof natural teeth.

 

Oral Cancer Screenings:
The lips, tongue, gums, mouth floor, hard and soft palate, throat, tonsils, and the area behind the wisdom teeth are visually inspected for lesions which could indicate cancer.

 

Emergency Appointments:
Emergency appointments allow you to see a dentist right away in the event of pain, a broken tooth, or other dental emergency.

 

Complete Dentures:
All teeth within the mouth are removed and a complete, removable prosthetic is made that rests on the gum line to replace the missing teeth.

 

Partial Dentures:
A partial denture is a removable prosthetic device which replaces missing teeth while allowing natural teeth to remain.

 

Implant Supported Dentures:
Implant supported dentures are prosthetic devices which replace missing teeth by attaching to dental implants, rather than resting on the gums like conventional dentures.

 

Occlusal Guards:
Occlusal guards fit over the teeth to prevent damage and pain caused by teeth grinding and jaw clenching.