Age, daily wear and tear, accidents, decay, and disease damage teeth and negatively impact oral health. We deliver conservative solutions that enhance dental function and preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. There are a variety of dental procedures that may be necessary to do depending on what is going on with your oral health and the state of your teeth. In this section we provide a brief description of dental health issues that fall under the heading of general dentistry.
A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a filling material. There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Composite fillings are the material most widely used today.Because composite fillings are tooth coloured, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth.
Nothing is more precious to you than your child’s smile; it is important to give it the right start. Kids should see their first dentist by the age of 2 or earlier if parents notice any problems.
We perform thorough, yet gentle, exams to check for decay, ensure correct bite alignment, and assess appropriate dental development. As your child grows, maintaining good oral health is also essential for their physical development.
Lost A Tooth?
If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a fixed bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth.
A bridge is a single appliance that is generally attached to two teeth on each side of the space where a tooth is missing. An artificial tooth attached in the middle of the bridge fills in the gap where the missing tooth was. The teeth on either side of the gap are prepared for crowns and a highly accurate impression or mold is made of the prepared area. This mold is used to create a bridge in a laboratory. The bridge is then cemented onto the prepared surface of the teeth, effectively creating the appearance of a “new” tooth.
In some instances, a resin-bonded bridge may be used. In this case, the two teeth on each side of the gap are not prepared for crowns. Instead, the bridge consists of a false tooth with metal brackets on the back of each side of the gap. The brackets are attached to the backs of the real teeth on each side.
Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth so they look and work better. It may even make your face look better, and help your jaw muscles function properly. Orthodontic treatment uses braces or other appliances to put gentle pressure on your teeth and eventually move them into the right position.
Teeth that are misaligned affect your bite. This misalignment can make it hard to chew some foods and may cause some teeth to wear down. It can also cause muscle tension and pain. Crowded and crooked teeth are also harder to clean.