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Family Dentistry/General Dentistry

Smile Dental Center prides ourselves on our ability to offer preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental services for your entire family from pediatric patients to seniors and everyone in between.

Prevention And Restoration :: Comprehensive Solutions For Your Unique Smile

At Smile Dental Center, we know that the core of good dental health is preventative care. We’re here to help keep your teeth clean and looking great. If you do have an issue come up, we can help with the right procedure to correct it and get you back to the health and smile you want.

Cleaning

We’ll take you through a thorough examination and cleaning. During this process, we’ll perform detection for any decay or cancerous growth, evaluate your oral health, and then take the time to carefully help clean your gums and teeth. We’ll remove all plaque and calculus (hardened plaque) both visible and below the gumline. After this, we’ll polish your teeth and give you a treatment with fluoride so you’re feeling bright, clean, and healthy going forwards!

The standard for a regular cleaning is twice per year, and we look forward to making the process great for your health while keeping you comfortable and painless.

Fillings And Restorative Fillings

Sometimes a bit of damage gets done to a tooth, either through plaque/decay, or through a chip or injury. When we detect this kind of damage, we move to quickly fill the cavity or damaged area with a composite filling. The process is to first thoroughly sanitize and clean the area, apply anti-pain medication, prepare the filling in a precise shape, and bond it to the tooth and polish the area so it fits in snugly.
After a filling, you’ll be given instructions on dental care. It’s normal to experience slightly increased sensitivity for a day or two following a procedure.

Inlays/Onlays

In cases of significant damage to a tooth, an inlay restoration may be a way to make large restoration of the tooth with minimal invasiveness. Inlays are composite materials prepared to permanently bond to a tooth in cases of cracked or damaged teeth, decay, or large gaps. An inlay procedure will usually happen across two visits to the practice, the first to evaluate the area and size. After that, a special laboratory will prepare your inlay and it will be fitted in a second appointment. The procedure is similar to a filling with sanitization and cleaning, anti-pain medication, preparation of the inlay, bonding, and polishing/cleaning.

An onlay procedure is effectively the same as an inlay, with the only difference that the cusp of the tooth needs special attention and restoration.

Extractions

Dental extraction is the process of removing a tooth from the mouth. The most common reason for extraction is wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth tend to arrive in the late teens to early 20’s, but oftentimes there isn’t enough space in the mouth for the teeth to come in well, thus, wisdom teeth are removed to prevent risk of infection, impacted teeth, and for a better cosmetic appearance.

The other reason for extraction of teeth is due to severe damage, decay, or infection in the area.

During an extraction procedure, we’ll discuss with you the options for treatment and whether sedation or general anesthesia makes sense for you. We’ll outline a treatment and post-extraction care process. Typically we’ll prescribe antibiotics after the process to reduce the risk of infection.

  • Crowns, Veneers And Bridges
  • Implants
  • Gum Surgery
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Emergencies