Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry concerned with preventing dental problems before they become costly, painful or both. A large part of preventive dentistry is patient education. This includes learning the proper at-home dental care, nutrition, etc. Another aspect of preventive dentistry is oral hygiene through regular dental cleanings, fluoride treatments & more.
The DIAGNOdent is an early detection tool that uses a laser to locate hidden decay in the cracks & crevices of your teeth before it is otherwise detectable. This can mean less damage, less pain & less hassle down the road. Early detection & treatment are essential to preserving your beautiful smile!
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Emergency Dental Care
We recognize that dental emergency situations do arise & at Preferred Family Dental we will do our best to respond to your problem promptly. Whether it is something as simple as a tooth filling or a more complicated procedure requiring a cosmetic dentist, we can provide you with assistance. If the problem arises when the offices are closed, our answering service will forward your message to the dentist.
We enjoy the challenge of restoring your smile, & thanks to rapid advances in dental technology, there is much more that we can do for our patients. Modern ceramic materials combined with the in-depth experience of our clinical team can assure you of a successful & long-lasting result. Whether the cause is accident or disease, we can restore your smile.
Restorative dentistry can include something a small as a filling. If cavities become too large for an ordinary filling, we will suggest an alternative—a ceramic onlay or inlay. These are skillfully made in the laboratory to fit the shape of the cavity & match the color of the surrounding teeth.
Do you have a missing tooth or a gap in your teeth that you’ve been meaning to replace? Dental implants are essentially permanent, attached teeth that replace partials, bridges or dentures & are a comfortable solution that blend in with your existing teeth. A titanium implant is permanently attached to your bone & a prosthetic tooth (crown) is attached to the implant to make it appear identical to your other teeth. Implants are preferred to bridges because they can improve your bite without damaging neighboring teeth (like a bridge might). Treatment can be finished in three to five visits over the space of about four to 12 months.
Crowns cover & support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped as well, or to cover a dental implant. A crown can make your tooth stronger & improve its appearance.
At Preferred Family Dental, we offer traditional & tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored material can be used both as fillings & to repair defects in the teeth. Because they are tooth-colored, it’s difficult to distinguish them from natural teeth. These fillings are often used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important. They can be used on the back teeth as well, depending on the location & extent of the tooth decay.
Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay on the biting surfaces of chewing teeth. A sealant is a simple procedure in which your doctor places a clear or tooth-colored acrylic “coating” onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves where decay is most likely to begin. This technique is usually done on permanent molars as soon as they have come in enough to be sealed. Sometimes primary molars have grooves deep enough to require sealing, as well. At less than half the cost of conventional fillings & without any anesthetics or drilling, sealants are one of the most important preventive tools Preferred Family Dental offers. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Mercury amalgam (silver) fillings may be hazardous to your health. At Preferred Family Dental, we believe that the overall health of our patients always comes first. Accordingly, at our office we have elected to only use new & advanced fillings made of tooth-colored materials that contain no metals or mercury. It’s just one more way that we show our patients how much we care. Your safety & smile are our primary concerns!
Now you can have significantly whiter teeth in a matter of a few days using advanced teeth whitening techniques. Both comfortable & affordable, our teeth whitening procedure involves you wearing a specially crafted tray for a few hours in order to achieve a surprising difference in your smile!
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Smile Makeovers & Rejuvenations
Are discolored or broken teeth making you hide your smile? Come in to Preferred Family Dental for a free consultation with Preferred Family Dental dentists & see how we can help you regain your confidence. With a complete smile makeover, we can easily replace missing or broken teeth, correct discoloration & simply give you the smile you’ve always wanted!
Call us today at 603-668-8644 to schedule your smile makeover consultation!