A bridge is a dental restoration where one or more teeth are missing. The bridgerestores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your face. Before you get a bridge, yourdentist wants you to know more about the steps involved. He or she can advise which type of bridge is best for you.
A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant.
The physical process for digital radiography is similar to traditional dental X-rays that use film. Using digital radiography, your dentist inserts a sensor into your mouth to capture images of your teeth. Although it resembles the film used for bitewings and other X-rays, the digital sensor is electronic and connected to a computer. Once the X-ray is taken, the image is projected on a screen for your dentist to view.
Extractions including Wisdom Teeth
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure where a tooth is removed from its dental alveolus or socket. Tooth extraction is normally performed by an oral surgeon. However, general dentists and periodontists also carry out tooth extraction procedures as part of their core skills as dental providers.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).
Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. It’s been an essential oral health treatment for decades. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. Tooth enamel is the outer protective layer of each tooth.
Fluoride is especially helpful if you’re at high risk of developing dental caries, or cavities. Cavities occur when bacteria build up on teeth and gums and form a sticky layer of plaque. Plaque produces an acid that erodes teeth and gum tissue. If the plaque breaks down the enamel layer, bacteria can infect and harm the nerves and blood at the core of the tooth.
Full dentures are replacement teeth that are fitted into an acrylic base that is crafted to look like your gums. An upper denture features a plate, which covers the roof of your mouth, while the lower denture is horseshoe-shaped and rests securely on the gum and bone tissues.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement.
A night guard, is a transparent, thin device you wear over the biting surface of your teeth, when sleeping. It prevents your top and bottom teeth from touching. Dental offices like Klement Family Dental, make them for patients frequently. They are custom-molded to your teeth, so they fit in your mouth without being bulky or uncomfortable.
An oral exam, commonly referred to as a dental checkup, is the process used by dentists to carefully review your oral health. Oral exams typically involve the entire mouth, as a component of a first-time visit or a regular 6-month check-up. Oral exams can also be used to identify a specific issue in one particular area of the mouth, such as pain, swelling, broken teeth, or other dental problems.
A removable partial denture usually has replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic (plastic) base that matches the color of your gums. Partial dentures often have some form of clasp that attaches to your natural teeth and can easily be taken out of your mouth for cleaning or storing while you sleep.
Periodontal therapy can take various forms, but the goal is always to restore diseased tissues to health. Gum (periodontal) disease can spread from the gums to the bone that supports the teeth, and may even cause tooth loss in the most severe cases. There are very effective therapies to combat this, ranging from scalings (deep cleanings) that remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from beneath the gum line, to surgical repair of lost gum and bone tissue.
Preventive care includes the cleaning of teeth in both children and adults to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Children receive the topical application of fluoride gel for the prevention of tooth decay.
Anterior Root Canal
A root canal is a dental procedure that is performed to preserve a tooth that is at risk of being lost due to deep decay, infection, or other forms of trauma.
A sealant is a thin, white resin material that is applied to the grooves and pits on the biting surfaces of permanent teeth. This is material is used to prevent cavities.
Zoom Tooth Whitening
Zoom tooth whitening is a bleaching process widely used throughout the country and around the world to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. tooth unchanged.
As a courtesy to our patients we will file services to your insurance company. We accept all insurance companies and are a network contracted provider for Ameritas, Assurant, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plus, Delta Dental, Metlife, Medicaid, Principal Life, Reliance and United Concordia. We value your time, so we ask that our patients inform us of their insurance information when making an appointment so we can have your information verified before your arrival.
Patient co-payments are due at the time of service. For your convenience, we accept cash and most major credit cards.