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General Dentistry Services from Lifetime Dental Care

Checkups and Cleanings

Regular checkups and cleanings are important to maintain good tooth and gum health, as well as for catching issues early so that preventative action can be taken, such as using sealants to prevent cavities. It’s recommended that you see a dentist for a cleaning every six months and get x-rays once each year.

We use some of the best dental technology for early problem detection as well as a calming atmosphere and luxury options to make your cleaning appointments as relaxing and painless as possible.

Preventative Dental Care is important for your overall oral health, keeps you smile bright, and is something you should be doing not only for yourself, but also for your children’s dental health.

Periodontal “Gum” Care

The following are all symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Bad breath that won’t go away
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth

Please give us a call if you think you may have periodontal disease so that we can discuss treatment options. The main goal of periodontal treatment is to control the infection. The number and types of treatment will vary depending on the extent of the gum disease.

Any type of treatment requires that the patient keep up good daily care at home. Additionally, modifying certain behaviors – such as quitting tobacco use – might also be suggested as a way to improve treatment outcome.

Crown & Bridge

A crown and bridge will restore lost teeth, support remaining teeth and help you maintain optimum dental health. If you’re faced with potential tooth loss, a crown and bridge may be the right option for you. It can help prevent the cycle of problems that can occur when just one tooth is missing, such as shifting of the remaining teeth, decay, periodontal disease and bone loss.

Please ask one of our dentists about this long-term solution.

Root Canals

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or has become infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form, which can endanger your overall health.

No one likes the thought of having a root canal, however with our skilled dentists, your treatment will be as quick and comfortable as possible.

Dentures and Partials

Dentures and partial dentures are removable dental prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth. Full denture is used when you’ve lost all of your top or bottom teeth, and partial denture is used when some teeth still remain.

Missing teeth can seriously affect your ability to speak and eat properly and change the shape of your face, making you appear older. Full dentures and partial dentures fill out the shape of your face and allow you to live without the pain and embarrassment of impaired speech and trouble eating. We will make sure that your dentures are custom fit for the greatest possible comfort.

Implants and Implant Denture Oral Surgery

In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. Implant-supported bridges replace teeth without requiring support from adjacent natural teeth. Also, because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

In the long term, implants are a dentistry option that look better, are more functional and provide greater comfort.

Composite “Tooth-Colored” Restorations

Tooth-colored fillings, also called white fillings, are dental fillings which restore tooth integrity while mimicking the original appearance of the tooth. After shaping the tooth-colored filling material to resemble the natural anatomy of your tooth, it’s hardened with a strong curing light.

Once the white filling hardens, your bite will be checked to make sure your teeth fit together properly. If the tooth filling extends into the space between your teeth, your dentist will also make sure you can floss between your teeth properly. Adjustments will be made if necessary, followed by smoothing and polishing your new filling until it looks and feels natural.