OUR SERVICES
Dentures
We offer a wide variety of removal prostetic teeth. Complete, immediate and partial dentures are available. Regular or replacement dentures are custom made in a five step process. Also available are immediate dentures which are delivered immediatelly after extractions. If only a few teeth are missing or need replacement Valplast partial dentures and conventional dentures are available. Same day repairs and relines can be done if brought in on a Monday or Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Next day repairs and relines can be done if dropped off anytime during normal working hours. Please call ahead to let us know you will dropping them off. Any new dentures come with six months  free adjustments.
 
Fillings
We offer offer a variety of options for fillings.  Composite , Amalgam and Sedative filling materials are available. A composite ( tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, ect. The decayed or affected porion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. A silver amalgam filling is used to repair a tooth that affected by decay , cracks , fracturs, ect. Amalgam fillings are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting smile. An amalgam filling is more commonly used on the back teeth since the color is not as aesthetic as a composite filling. Many times if a tooth has extensive decay approaching the pulp (nerve), we will choose to place a medicated sedative filling in the tooth. This serves to sooth the pulp and provide an adequate temporary restoration. If the tooth "flares up" or continues to have painful symptoms, this is usually an indication that the pulp has become inflamed or infected and the tooth will require Root Canal Therapy to restore it. If the tooth is asymptomatic or only has mild sensitivity immedately after the sedative filling has been placed , this is an indication that the medicated/sedative filling has taken care of the problem.
Cleanings
Whether it’s been a few months since your last visit or a   [Professional teeth cleaning.] few years, we can help you have the smile you desire. If you’re a new patient, you’ll receive a comprehensive oral examination and x-rays to help your dentist assess your oral health.
 
Your hygienist will look for signs of:
tooth decay
bone loss
oral cancer
periodontal (gum) disease
 
There are three basic types of procedures to remove plaque and bacteria from teeth, and treat the areas above and below the gum line. The type and frequency of procedure you need depends on your dentist’s diagnosis.
 
Periodontics
Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a procedure, preformed usually by a hygienist but sometimes by a general dentist or periodontist, designed to remove deep pockets of infection from underneath a patient's gum line. SRP is a surgical procedure and patients are numbed using local anesthesia. Using surgical instruments and an ultrasonic scaler, the provider removes the plaque and bacteria from under the gum line. The procedure is preformed usually in two sessions and normally must be repeated 2 or 3 times or more to stabilize a patients condition and arrest the disease.
 
Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings
Unfortunately, at this time periodontal disease cannot be cured, but the good news it can be controlled. This is why, if you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, if you are having scaling and root planing procedures or periodontal surgery, it is imperative that you keep your periodontal maintenance appoints with your dentist or hygienist, at least every three months or otherwise directed. If periodontal disease is not closely monitored and treated, it can rapidly worsen, quickly destroying bone and soft tissue, and can eventually lead to the loss of teeth.
 
 
Extractions
Simple Extraction; as the name implies they usually the front teeth without decay or root canals treatment.
 
Surgical Extraction: these extractions might a little bit more time consuming because the tooth has decay, root canal treatment, multiple roots and might be already broken. thus minor surgical procedure is needed to remove the tooth.
Dr. Smith offers a number of options to restore teeth that have been damaged or lost. Your dentist can determine which ones best meet your needs. Chances are you talk to people who have crowns or bridgework every single day and don’t even realize it. Dental crowns and bridges are designed to look just like your natural teeth and are of the most common ways to restore a single tooth or several teeth. It’s easiest to think of a crown as a “cap” that fits over a damaged, decayed, or unattractive tooth, completely covering the tooth above the gum line. This is different from a veneer, which covers only a tooth’s front surface and needs natural tooth structure to support it. If a tooth is missing a significant amount of structure above the gum line, a crown is the restoration of choice.
 
Crowning or Capping a Tooth
Crowning or capping a tooth usually takes at least two visits. At the first visit, we will prepare your tooth to receive its new crown. First we will shape it to fit inside the new covering. This will involve some drilling to give the tooth a uniform shape. We will numb the tooth and the surrounding area beforehand. If you have very little tooth structure to begin with, we may have to build up the tooth with filling material, rather than remove tooth structure, to support the crown. This is commonly referred to as a core build-up.
After the tooth is prepared, we will take impressions of your teeth with reliable, putty-like impression materials, and send them to the dental laboratory. There, the impressions will be used to make models of your teeth for the creation of the new crown. The models will serve as guides to the highly-skilled lab technicians who will ensure that your new crown is designed to enhance your smile and function will within your bite. Before you leave the office, we will attach a temporary crown to your tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. At another visit, your permanent crown will be attached to your tooth with either a resin that hardens when exposed to a special light source, or a type of permanent cement.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creating a Bridge
Crowns can also be used to create a realistic replacement for a missing tooth. This is done with bridgework, which spans the space of the missing tooth and requires at least three crowns. Two of those crowns will be placed over healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth; these healthy teeth are called abutment teeth. The two crowned abutment teeth become supports for a third crown placed in between; that third crown is called a pontic. If more than one tooth is missing, more crowns will be needed to bridge the gap between the abutment teeth.
The number of abutment teeth necessary to replace missing teeth is determined by the number of missing teeth, the size and length of the abutment tooth roots, the amount of bone support each abutment tooth has, as well as where in the mouth the missing tooth is located. For example, if you have three missing teeth, four abutment teeth may be necessary, thereby creating a seven-tooth bridge. Your dentist will determine the type of bridge you need to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.
 
Caring for Your Crowns & Bridgework
Just as you do with natural teeth, you’ll need to be sure to brush and floss your crowns and bridgework every day to reduce the buildup of dental plaque. Avoid using your teeth to open packages or to break thread, and if you grind your teeth, you may want to invest in a nightguard to protect your dental work.
Crowns and Bridges
Occlusal/ Bite guards, Athletic Mouth Guards and At home whitening is also available!
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