General Dentistry

General dentist visits are essential to a person’s oral hygiene and overall health.  That’s why general dentistry is the foundation of our practice.  We take great pride in our unwavering commitment to maintaining healthy smiles for our patients.   Not only do we want you to look good, but we want you to feel good as well.  It is no secret that healthy gums and teeth have far reaching benefits beyond the mouth. Scientists have noticed startling correlations between gum disease and heart disease.  Moreover, a healthy smile has wonderful psychological benefits that can augment both your business and personal relationships.  Experts in the field of dentistry are starting to realize that proper oral care has positive impacts that reverberate throughout the body.

General Dentistry Appointment Basics

A general dentist appointment with us consists of much more than a basic tooth cleaning.  First, we will thoroughly examine (1) the health of your gums and teeth, (2) both your head and neck for any irregularities, and (3) your mouth for signs of vitamin deficiencies or possible diseases.  This is one reason why it is important to come in at least twice a year.  If there are any problems on the horizon, our general dentist visits are targeted to catch them right at their onset.

In addition to scanning for potential ailments, we will search out and remove any plaque or tartar deposits.  Not only can these buildups tarnish the beauty of your smile, but they can irritate your gums and eventually lead to gingivitis.  Next, since it is quite common for adults to accumulate stains from coffee or tobacco, our trained staff will work hard to reveal the natural beauty of your smile. 

We have the latest tooth polishing devices that work quickly and comfortably to restore your glimmering smile.  Finally, we will floss your teeth to remove any remaining bacteria or plaque residing between your teeth and your gums.  Coming in at least twice a year gives us a terrific opportunity to combat any potential issues before they develop into something problematic.

Fillings

It is highly common for folks to develop cavities.  This can result from either a genetic predisposition or improper food selection.  Our general dentistry practice has an abundance of experience dealing with this issue and can help patients get through it with comfort and ease.  The process can be broken down as follows: we simply administer a local anesthetic, remove the decayed portion of the tooth, and apply a filling resin.  Once the procedure is complete, you tooth and nerve will be protected from any further damage.

Dental Crowns

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely encases the original tooth.  Our general dentistry practice recommends crowns in the following situations: (1) to protect a weak tooth from breaking, (2) to restore a broken tooth, (3) to cover a tooth with an extremely large filling, or (4) to cover a severely discolored or disfigured tooth.  Crowns are simple and effective tools to enhance and protect your smile.

Dentures

Unfortunately, we can lose our teeth as we get older.  Missing teeth can be both functionally disruptive as well as emotionally unpleasant.  We have worked with many patients to alleviate these stresses with well fitted and aesthetically pleasing dentures.  We provide patients with both partial and complete dentures.   Our goal is to restore every function of the mouth while maintaining a natural appearance.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is literally a bridge to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth.  It is an artificial set of teeth that is anchored by real teeth or dental implants (called abutment teeth).  We will custom design a bridge for you that can restore your smile, enhance your ability to chew food, maintain the shape of your face, and prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most advanced solution for missing teeth.  They are a replacement of the tooth roots and are custom designed to match the alignment and shape of your natural teeth.  We have had years of experience with them and highly recommend their use.  Implants are the most effective treatment options when it comes to appearance, speech, and   comfort.  In addition, implants are highly durable and will often last a lifetime with proper care.

General Dentist Visits: The Foundation of a Healthy Smile

You may wish to whiten your smile, straighten your bite, or modify the shape of your teeth.  We can help you with all of these procedures, but we recommend to all of our patients that they begin with the basics.  First and foremost, we want you to solidify the health of your gums and teeth.  Once that foundational step has been achieved, we can move forward effectively from there.  Let us apply our general dentistry practice to foster your well-being.

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