Every time you go to the dentist, you expect to get your teeth checked and cleaned, and fixed if there are any problems. Several other types of dental care are provided by dentists, though, that may not be as familiar to you or your family members.
Here is an overview of some of these services you can expect at Hendford Dental Practice so you can be prepared before they’re needed.
Regular cleaning appointments will be your first step in maintaining good oral health. During these appointments, we’ll remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and any stains or discoloration. We’ll also check for cavities and other signs of tooth decay or disease. In addition to removing harmful bacteria and toxins from your mouth, regular cleanings can help you avoid serious issues such as periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Professional teeth whitening
Teeth whitening has always been a staple of in-office treatments, but these days teeth whitening is also available as an at-home kit. Suppose you’re looking for fast and affordable way to brighten your smile.
In that case, dental practices offer comprehensive teeth whitening services with applications as simple as brushing your teeth for 30 minutes twice per day for two weeks.
Tooth extraction is used to remove a tooth in case of trauma, disease, or decay. The most common reasons for extraction are severe periodontal (gum) disease and damage caused by excessive dental work such as fillings and root canals.
If you’re having trouble chewing your food or have recurrent bad breath, it’s time to visit our office for an evaluation. It’s never too late to improve your oral health!
Dentures are removable appliances that replace lost teeth. Partials fill in for missing teeth and are bonded to natural teeth or implanted into bone (dental implants). Depending on your specific situation, these restorations may be temporary or permanent.
In any case, you should see your dentist regularly for denture checkups. These visits allow you to have your dentures cleaned and adjusted for fit and comfort.
Crowns and Bridges
These are used to replace missing teeth or support cracked or broken teeth. Crowns and bridges are often made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain veneers: These are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom fit over teeth with minor chips or cracks. Veneers can be used to create a more uniform appearance for your smile.
More than just an alternative to metal braces, Invisalign is now available for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without anyone knowing about it. Visit our website or give us a call to learn more about how you can improve your smile using Invisalign.
Gum disease treatments
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can lead to other serious health issues like diabetes and heart disease. Gum disease occurs when plaque builds up along your gum line, causing it to inflame. In some cases, people may need surgery to regain their oral health. A dentist might do scaling and root planing procedures or use lasers to reach plaque that can’t be removed by hand.
If you suffer from any teeth problem, it’s essential to seek treatment to avoid these long-term issues. Speak with your dentist about how you can find relief.