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Dental cleanings are extremely important to maintain excellent oral health. Over time, bacteria begin to build plaque and caculus/tartar on your teeth, where they are able to live. These same bacteria are the culprits for dental cavities, bad breathe, gingivitis, and gum disease. The problem is removing the plaque and calculus where these bacteria live. Once these bacteria establish a home on your teeth and along your gumline, it is almost impossible to remove them all at home. In case of periodontal disease, scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, will be required. Our friendly hygienists are extremely thorough in removing all plaque and calculus to prevent oral diseases these bacteria cause.
Dental sealants are protective coverings that are placed on the biting surfaces of teeth. Sealants are most often recommended for children after their 6 year molars erupt to help them prevent cavities in these teeth. Placement of dental sealants is quick and easy, with no anesthetic required and they can normally be placed within 15 minutes. Both, Dr. Hascall and Dr. Smith, and our hygienists are trained for sealant placement.
In spite of good oral hygiene, cavities can still develop within teeth as a result of diet and lack of saliva to name a few. When this occurs, the decay within the teeth needs to be removed to stop the disease process. After removing all of the decay in a tooth, the tooth will be filled with a tooth colored filling material that will restore the tooth to its natural form and function.
A dental crown is a ceramic or metal replica of a natural tooth that is meant to be placed over a patient’s natural tooth to restore esthetics and/or function. Crowns are most often placed on teeth when a natural tooth is fractured, cracked, or has a root canal completed. The key benefits of a crown are to offer support to cracked and broken down teeth, improve the appearance of natural teeth, and enhance chewing abilities of weakened natural teeth.
A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace missing teeth and attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges are most often made of tooth colored materials that look like natural teeth. If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance.
In the case that a patient loses all of or most of their teeth, complete dentures or partial dentures can be made to replace the missing teeth. Complete dentures are made of a plastic material (acrylic) that allow a patient to smile with the appearance of natural teeth and restore some of the function they had with their natural teeth. Partial dentures rely on metal clasps to snap on a patient’s remaining teeth to help hold them in.
Over time, dentures will wear and need to be replaced or relined. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that are used to straighten crowded or close unwanted gaps between teeth. Each aligner is usually worn for 2 weeks before the next aligner is worn. Clear aligners allow patients to maintain their smile during treatment and the ability to remove the aligners when they eat, brush and floss their teeth unlike conventional braces. While there are some cases when Invisalign is not the best option for straightening teeth, it has become a great option for those who do not want the hassle of metal braces.
Root Canal Therapy
Each tooth in our mouth has a central blood, nervous, and lymphatic supply to it to keep it “alive”. In the event that the blood supply and nerve becomes irreversibly damaged by either a cavity or trauma, bacteria are able to survive within the tooth. This leads to the common association of a tooth ache or in some case no pain in all but a dental abscess. The only way to restore the tooth to normal is to remove the damaged nerve and bacteria within the tooth. Once this is completed, most times a tooth will require a crown to protect it from future damage.
Sometimes teeth have no hope for survival in a patient’s mouth. If an extensive cavity or fatal fracture deem a tooth un-restorable, Dr. Smith and Dr. Hascall are highly trained to remove teeth painlessly and plan for their replacement. At the time a tooth is planned for extraction, a clear plan on how that tooth will be replaced and the many options there are will be reviewed with the patient.
Sedation Dental Care
Visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be traumatic anymore with sedation dentistry. We offer simple techniques to keep you calm during your dental treatment needs.
Dental Implants is a permanent tooth replacement option. In certain cases, this fixed tooth replacement therapy provides the best long-term solution for missing teeth.
Our comprehensive exams go deeper than a routine cleaning and check-up. We begin with a detailed patient history then follow with a full assessment of your teeth and their supporting structures.
Periodontal Treatment (Deep Cleanings)
Periodontal disease is treatable and reversible with the proper care. We begin with a comprehensive evaluation of your gum tissues, followed by routine deep cleanings and continuous monitoring.
Dental emergencies usually happen at the most inconvenient time. We are available during our business hours for your urgent dental needs.
Cosmetic Dental Treatment
Improve your smile with cosmetic dental treatments. Choose from a variety of services, including crowns, bridges, veneers, and tooth-colored fillings to keep your smile looking the best it can.
Pediatric Dental Treatment
Baby teeth need care just as much as adult teeth. We are here for your child from their first tooth—ensuring they have the best dental health possible.