Full service dental care
Full-service dentistry means two things. First, it means taking care of your mouth to prevent dental problems. We call this preventive dentistry. Second, it means fixing teeth and treating gum disease if and when dental problems do arise. We call this restorative dentistry.
By having preventive care such as cleanings, X-rays, and exams, you’re far less likely to need more costly and time-consuming restorative care such as fillings and crowns.
We offer comprehensive, full-service dental care because we understand that having a healthy mouth is very important to have an overall healthy body. We want to help you understand that connection, too. So whether you’re already healthy and simply need to maintain good health, or, if you need restorative care, we’re here for you.
Here’s what you can expect from preventive and restorative care:
- Sparkling clean teeth.
- Routine, low radiation X-rays to catch early decay and bone loss.
- Healthy gums that don’t bleed.
- Dental sealants or white fillings to prevent cavities.
- Fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay.
- Regular checks to make sure your bite isn’t changing.
- Custom appliances to prevent tooth grinding, such as nightguards.
- Stop an infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth.
- Remove dental decay and replace it with white fillings.
- Replace missing teeth with bridges, dental implants, or dentures.
- Repair teeth that have been chipped or broken with white fillings or crowns.
- Correct a bite that isn’t comfortable.
- Straighten teeth for better function and cosmetic appearance.
Our General Dentistry services
Dental fillings repair and restore the tooth and help prevent infection or painful decay that would require more serious dental work.
Restore chips and cracked teeth or improve the look of healthy teeth.
A dental bridge restores the appearance and health of your mouth by covering spaces with a false tooth supported by either dental implants, your natural teeth, or a combination of both.
Dental crowns make up an essential part of restorative dentistry, and can greatly improve the strength, appearance, and longevity of your teeth.
If you need to have a tooth removed, we'll make sure it's quick and comfortable.
An Implant acts like a natural tooth root and is finished off with a restoration such as a dental crown to help restore the function of your teeth, look good and feel natural.
Full or partial dentures are a dental prosthesis that can replace several or all of your teeth.
Root canals can be careful, quick, and relatively pain-free bringing you immediate relief and saving your natural tooth.
Regular checkups and cleanings prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Plan your cleaning and checkup every 6 to 8 months to prevent the sudden onset of dental pain and unexpected expenses.
Prevent Cavities and Gum Disease
Your health is a high priority for you! For us, it’s our top priority. When you’re healthy, you smile more and we love to see you smile!
It’s so much easier to keep that smile when you come in for routine cleanings and check-ups. When we catch a cavity that’s just beginning to form, it’s easy to fix! When teeth go untreated for too long, problems are likely to arise that are not only more complicated to reverse, but also more costly.
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime
While young adults are more likely to lose a tooth due to untreated cavities, older adults are more likely to lose a tooth to gum disease. Bleeding gums are one sign of gum disease and if you have this symptom, you should see a dentist right away. Cavities don’t always hurt, so often the only way to know whether you have one is to have a dental exam.
The best way to save money on dental care
Check-up x-rays, exams, and regular dental cleanings are relatively low cost compared to restorative treatments. If you have dental insurance, the cost is further reduced. If any treatment is needed, then it too is usually a lower cost when caught early. Deferred treatment almost always becomes more expensive to treat. The alternative to having restorative treatment done might be tooth loss. Replacing lost teeth is one of the highest-cost procedures in dentistry. Regular preventive care visits can save you thousands!
Enjoy the way a healthy mouth feels
When your mouth is healthy, it improves your overall health. The absence of gum disease means no harmful bacteria entering your bloodstream and traveling to other parts of your body. And the absence of broken, missing, or painful teeth means you can eat a healthy diet of nutritious foods. Plus, a healthy smile is a beautiful smile and that’s a confidence booster!
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s a good idea to have your teeth cleaned at least twice per year. Depending on the health of your gums, it might be recommended that you go more frequently or less. The dentist and hygienist will assess your gum health and make a recommendation for you.
A routine check-up includes a teeth cleaning and an exam. Having your teeth cleaned and examined regularly will remove plaque and tartar that can’t be removed at home with a toothbrush and floss. The dental team will monitor your general oral health with special attention to problem areas.
Leftover food particles, especially caught in hard-to-reach places, feed the bacteria that live in our mouths. The bacteria multiply, forming sticky dental plaque. The plaque creates an acidic byproduct that builds up on teeth and weakens enamel. The weakened enamel becomes a cavity. Tooth decay can be accelerated with a diet high in sugar or acidic food and drinks like coffee or soda pop.
Some people have teeth that are more genetically predisposed to be susceptible to cavities than others. Everyone has a different mix of bacteria living in their mouths and a person with high levels of cavity-causing bacteria will be more prone to cavities. Also, having overcrowded teeth that are difficult to clean can make it hard to prevent cavities. The best thing you can do is focus on having great flossing and brushing habits at home and eat a healthy diet with low amounts of both sugar and simple carbohydrates.
Yes. Removing even a small amount of decay and replacing it with a filling is the best way to prevent the cavity from traveling deeper into the tooth where it will likely become painful and require a crown or a root canal to fix.
Tooth decay can be prevented and sometimes even reversed with routine cleanings. Teeth that are showing early signs of decay can be treated with fluoride and composite fillings. A tooth that has become infected can still be salvaged with a root canal. Teeth that are badly decayed can be capped with a beautiful and natural-looking dental crown or resurfaced with dental veneers. As a last resort, teeth that are very badly decayed may be extracted and the function of your bite and smile can be restored with an implant or bridge. There are many treatment options available depending on your exact circumstances.
Preventative teeth cleaning and a routine exam are encouraged and completely safe during pregnancy. The goal is to prevent the onset of oral infection and to treat dental symptoms that sometimes appear during pregnancy. In the event of a dental emergency such as an infection, more invasive procedures, like a root canal, may be required. Elective procedures such as teeth whitening should be postponed until after the baby arrives.