What types of procedures are considered ‘corrective’?
CROWNS & CAPS Surface portions of teeth are given new life if they’ve been worn down by decay or excessive stress.
WHITENING This procedure renews the color to the tooth and removes stains caused by tobacco, acid-based beverages and general age.
ROOT CANAL When tooth decay advances to the point where the pulp of the tooth is exposed, this can be excruciatingly painful, as anyone who has experienced this will quickly attest to. This procedure provides for the removal of the nerve tissue, cleans out the tooth and seals it. Best of all, no more pain.
VENEERS Gaps between teeth, cracks, chips and uneven growth of teeth are all reasons why someone would need a veneer. Teeth are given a whole new look and you get a whole new smile.
What happens if I have a cavity?
Cavities are filled to halt tooth decay in its tracks. The gum tissue surrounding the cavity is rubbed with a solution to numb the gum point where the injection of Novocaine will be placed. This renders the injection pain-free. Once the Novocaine has numbed the entire nerve line leading to the cavity, precise drilling quickly removes the decayed portion of the tooth. Afterward, silver or natural tooth tone filling is used to seal the tooth.
What can I expect from a general dental check up?
You should expect that plaque, tartar and other food particles will be gently removed from your teeth. The instruments used during your check up will have been professionally sterilized for your protection. Your teeth will be cleaned and polished and your mouth will be clean and germ-free. Up to date imaging will reveal the full structure of your teeth and show any potential growth or developing abnormality.