You Can Trust Us To Handle All Your Dental Needs
Welcome to another March edition of our oral health blog. Here at Oregon City Family Dentistry, we know that having a clean mouth and a great-looking smile is important to you and we want you to be confident that you have a dentist right here in town who can keep up with your ever-evolving needs.
Just so you know, when we say we are a family practice, we really mean it. Our team is led by the husband and wife dentist duo of Dr. Kyle C. Smith and Dr. Annalisa Taylor Smith. As such, we take a different approach than some of the other area practices.
The nurturing office environment created by our amiable staff allows each of our patients to have a positive and pleasant dental experience every time.
Trust Us, We Do It All Around Here
We make it our mission to be a complete and comprehensive dental office that takes care of the entire family’s current needs over and above preventative maintenance.
Some of our treatment services include:
Fillings are a common, age-old treatment for cavities. We utilize fillings at our office because they are extremely effective at restoring the health of your tooth when dental decay does not extend into the roots of your teeth.
We love to offer enough options for you to customize your treatment. You can create your unique fillings by selecting from tooth colored composite, porcelain, silver, or gold.
The process for fillings is fast and pain-free. 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 ready to rock.
We use crowns to cover a tooth and bring it back to its normal shape and size. In cases where a tooth’s structure is no longer capable of supporting a filling (usually because of decay or some sort of injury), a crown can be used to cover and strengthen the remaining tissue. Crowns are also used to attach a bridge, cover an implant, or protect weak or broken teeth.
Did you know that fixed partial dentures are commonly called bridges?
And what exactly do bridges do?
A dental bridge replaces missing teeth. It is affixed into place with glue and can be fashioned from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials.
One benefit is that a bridge does not have to be removed at night like dentures.
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.
What’s the deal with partials?
If 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.
Nothing will destroy your smile faster than losing teeth as an adult. So, if you have suffered any tooth loss, the most natural feeling and functioning treatment option we can offer you is a dental implant.
We handle implants in three stages.
First, we insert an implant into the 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, and your smile will be better than ever.
Get On Board!
What are you waiting for? To hear more about the wide array of dental solutions we offer, or to schedule your first preventative appointment, contact us right away!
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