General Dentistry

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General dentistry can give you a smile you’re happy to show off.

You and your entire family will be provided with all-inclusive general dental care in our office.

General dentistry, which we provide includes:

  • Exam
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Root canals
  • Bridges
  • Inlays, Onlays
  • Dentures, flippers, flexible dentures
  • Mouth Guards

Our dentists recommend getting an exam, x-rays, and a cleaning every 6 months. Please ask your doctor about the status of your teeth and gums. You may also ask your doctor to perform an oral cancer screening.

Sealants are protection against tooth decay! These are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on these surfaces. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from tooth decay by keeping germs and food particles out of these grooves.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that strengthens teeth. This can help to prevent tooth decay. Experts say the best way to prevent tooth decay is to use several sources of fluoride.

Cavities are holes in your teeth formed by decay. They are the number one cause of toothaches and dental cavities also cause infections that can lead to tooth loss. Tooth pain is also the leading reason for children staying home from school. Treating cavities early prevents unnecessary pain and expense. When you have a cavity, we’ll remove the decay, clean the tooth and add a filling to make your tooth pain-free and good as new.

A dental crown is a cap put over a tooth to strengthen it and make it look better. If you’ve lost part of your natural tooth, sustained a tooth fracture, or if your dentist feels it necessary, we will prepare the tooth, and fit you with a new crown.

Every tooth has at least one root. A large molar in the back of the mouth can have up to four roots. An abscess can form at a tooth’s root, causing inflammation and pain. When this happens, our dentists clean out the canals of the affected tooth, treat the abscess, fill the canal with gutta percha (a rubber-like material), top it off with a filling, and cap the tooth with a new crown so that it won’t break. In some more complicated cases, our doctors may refer you to an endodontist (root canal specialist).

Bridges are made to replace missing teeth. They can replace one or multiple teeth next to each other. Unlike partial dentures, a bridge is permanently set in your mouth.

Porcelain inlays and onlays protect and restore your tooth when large portion of the tooth is damaged or decayed.  Inlays correct areas of decay within the tooth cusps, whereas onlays are for larger areas of decay that extend to the outside surfaces. A tooth that is too damaged for an onlay will need a porcelain crown. Porcelain inlays and onlays are very effective options for anyone interested in enhancing their smile. They are a durable type of tooth-colored filling designed to blend beautifully with your natural tooth color, for a metal-free, cavity-free smile. They differ from white fillings in that they are not done directly on the teeth and they are custom fitted.

Dentures have been used for centuries to replace missing teeth. If you have missing teeth and need dentures for the first time, we can make a quality set of full or partial dentures just for you.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.