A family dentist provides comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages, beginning from infancy. They treat patients for a variety of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental issues.
The procedures that a family dentist provides include:
A root canal may be necessary to treat a severely decayed tooth. When decay reaches the pulp of the tooth, bacteria can infect the pulp, causing a serious infection. If left untreated, the pulp will die. The infection can then spread to the gums and jawbone, leading to more serious consequences.
Dental crowns are caps that cover the entire visible surface of a tooth. Crowns are incredibly strong, long-lasting, and effective. They can improve the appearance of your smile and protect the tooth from further damage.
A dental crown is a common dental treatment that can improve your oral health. If you have a cavity, a dental crown can protect the tooth and prevent further damage. If you have a misshaped tooth, a crown can improve its appearance.
A dental bridge is fabricated by a dentist, and it’s designed to replace one or more missing teeth. A fixed bridge is permanently cemented or bonded into place. It’s comprised of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap.
Because these crowns are attached to the bridge, they prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. This bridge is customized to match the color of your surrounding teeth, and it’s designed to blend in perfectly with your smile.
Dental implant posts, made of titanium, replace the root of a missing tooth. The dental implant procedure is performed in two phases. First, a dental implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone. Over the course of a few months, the jawbone and dental implant post will fuse together. Once this occurs, the implant post is topped by an abutment. The abutment serves as the anchor for the replacement tooth. Once the implant post has healed, the abutment is topped with a dental crown.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic bonded to the teeth. They are an ideal solution for correcting cosmetic dental flaws such as gaps between teeth, broken teeth, and staining. They are custom-made for each patient in a dental laboratory based on a mold or impression of the teeth.
To know more about treatments offered by the family dentist, call us at (619) 223-3811 and schedule an appointment to visit the dental practice.