Finding A Dentist You Can Trust
Welcome back to the Oregon City Family Dentistry blog!
We know that finding a dentist that you can trust will be one of the most important things you can do to optimize your oral health.
Our team is led by the husband and wife dentist couple, Dr. Kyle C. Smith and Dr. Annalisa Taylor Smith. As such, we are truly a family-oriented dental practice in Oregon City, OR, designed to meet all of your ever-evolving dentistry needs.
Once you have seen all that we can bring to the table, we sincerely hope that you will feel comfortable entrusting your family to our care.
Entrust Your Family To Our Care
Around here, we are trained to deliver so much more than basic preventative care. Some of our expanded treatment services include:
Adult tooth loss will wreck your smile and destroy your health if left untreated.
However, we have found that dental implants are a viable, permanent solution for restoring your life following tooth loss.
In our Oregon City, OR dental office, we handle implants in three stages.
Initially, we will surgically embed an implant into your jaw with the tip just above the bone structure.We let the implant fuse with your bone for three to six months, then we place a post in the implant. This post provides the structure for the new tooth.
The last step is placing a crown is over the post.
After that, you will have your health, appearance and normal life back.
Fillings are effective at treating cavities when the decay does not extend into the roots of your teeth. At our office, you can customize your fillings by selecting from tooth colored composite, porcelain, silver, or gold.
We are happy to say that the process for fillings is quick and easy. We first gently remove the decay to prevent further damage to your teeth. The filling material is then applied and allowed to harden, and you will be all set.
Our crowns will make you feel like a king!
Here at Oregon City Family Dentistry, we use crowns to cover a tooth and bring it back to its normal shape and size.
Crowns are appropriate in cases where a tooth’s structure is no longer capable of supporting a filling (usually because of decay or some sort of injury). When this is the scenario, a dental crown can be used to cover and strengthen the remaining tissue.
As it happens, crowns are also used to attach a bridge, cover an implant, or protect weak or broken teeth.
We build bridges rather than walls!
In all seriousness, fixed partial dentures are commonly called bridges.
So, what do bridges do?
A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. It is affixed into place with glue and can be fashioned from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials.
Unlike dentures, a bridge is not removed at night.
Dentures and Partials
False teeth, or dentures, are prosthetic dental devices that replace missing teeth.
Dentures rely on support from surrounding bone structure and gums and must be taken out nightly for cleaning.
So, what’s the deal with partials?
In the event that some teeth still remain in the arch, a removeable partial denture can be used. It is often chosen as an alternative to a bridge for cost purposes, or if a patient is not a good candidate for a bridge.
Ready To Learn More?
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’d like to say that we are truly grateful for one another, our wonderful Oregon City Family Dentistry team, and all of the patients entrusted to our care.
What’s more, we’d like to thank you for even considering us to be your partner in oral health.
To learn more about the wide range of dentistry solutions we can provide, or to schedule your next appointment, contact us today in Oregon City, OR.
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