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General Dentistry

General Dentistry

At Creative Dental, we treat one patient at a time and believe in educating our patients to allow them to make the best decisions about proper dental care. We offer excellent family dental care in coordination with our high-quality dental implant, cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery services. Our general dentistry care is comfortable and safe with the latest digital dental x-ray technology that emits lower levels of radiation.

Office visits and exams are vital for keeping you and your family’s smiles healthy and we encourage and instruct on good oral hygiene practices at home. Our comprehensive dental care and preventive dental services help you avoid oral issues such as inflamed gums, broken teeth, and toothaches. We want everyone in your family to maintain and understand the importance of good oral health.

Creative Dental’s comprehensive dental care includes continued oral health maintenance, professional whitening, porcelain crowns, dental implants, and restorative treatments. We also make every effort to help you should a dental emergency occur.

For family dental care and additional general dentistry services, contact Creative Dental today.

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General Dentistry Services


Fillings

Fillings

Composite fillings are fillings made from a tooth-colored glass and plastic mixture applied to restore decaying teeth or reshape disfigured teeth. The mixture is shaded to match closely the color of the decaying tooth, which makes it an appealing aesthetic option for fillings. Composite fillings help protect against breakage by bonding with the tooth and remaining tooth structure. They also insulate the tooth from temperature fluctuations, which can reduce sensitivity.

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Extractions

Extractions

Reasons for tooth extractions include tooth overcrowding and broken or damaged teeth that normal repair options, such as a crown or filling, can’t fix. Another common tooth extraction involves removing the wisdom teeth if they’re decayed, causing pain, have an infection or when they’re impacted and causing discomfort and swelling. Usually all four wisdom teeth receive extraction at the same time. There are two types of extractions, simple and surgical, and we perform both in our office for your convenience. We make sure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure, instruct you on proper follow-up care, and can suggest possible tooth replacement options.

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Crowns

Crowns

Porcelain crowns are a top choice because their color resembles that of natural teeth and they match the size and shape of your other teeth. Porcelain crowns are a viable option when other types of dental restorations such as fillings are unable to restore the integrity or strength of a tooth effectively. Crowns are thin, tooth-shaped coverings that when placed over a tooth, restore its size, strength and shape while improving its appearance. A crown strengthens and protects the tooth underneath by enclosing the areas above and at the gum line.

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Fixed Bridges

Fixed Bridges

Porcelain fixed bridges restore your smile by filling the gap between missing teeth with a fixed, non-removable appliance. Porcelain is the top choice for bridges because of the materials ability to mimic the feel and look of natural teeth. A fixed bridge is an upgrade from a removable appliance because it stays in place when you speak, eat, and sleep just like natural teeth. Support facial tissues for a youthful appearance, prevent teeth from shifting, speak and chew naturally, and restore your smile with a porcelain fixed bridge.

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Inlays / Onlays

Inlays / Onlays

When a tooth’s structure has too much decay or damage for repair with a filling, but still has enough healthy tooth material that it doesn’t require a crown, inlays and onlays are a viable solution. Dental inlays fit inside the top edges of the tooth while dental onlays extend over the edges. The advantage of inlays and onlays is that they preserve your original tooth structure, are extremely durable, increase the strength of teeth by up to 75%, prolong tooth life, and lower the need for further dental treatment of the tooth. Inlays and onlays blend with the treated tooth and other existing teeth for a natural appearance.

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Full & Partial Dentures

Full & Partial Dentures

Dentures replace missing teeth, which helps support facial muscles and improves a person’s ability to eat and speak. There are two main types of dentures, full and partial and they each have unique applications.

Full Dentures – This type of denture replaces a patient’s entire set of natural teeth while providing support for lips and cheeks. Patients have a choice between conventional dentures created after tooth extraction and healing or immediate dentures inserted immediately after extraction. While immediate dentures allow a person to have teeth right away, they can require modifications later when gums have healed and shrunk.

Partial Dentures – This type of denture completes a patient’s smile by filling the spaces left by missing teeth. Constructed of a gum-colored plastic base with replacement teeth attached, partial dentures connect to a patient’s teeth via metal claps or precision attachments that require crowns on adjacent teeth for the ideal fit.

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Endodontics (Root Canal)

Endodontics (Root Canal)

Endodontics, including root canal therapy, treats the pulp of the tooth, which is located beneath the layers of enamel and dentin at the very center of the tooth. Pulp consists of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels and most damage to it comes from decay spreading to it from untreated cavities. Root canal therapy removes the damaged tooth pulp in the root and replaces it with dental fillers, allowing patients to retain teeth that might otherwise be lost. Following a root canal, a filling or a crown protects the tooth and restores a natural appearance.

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Bonding

Bonding

Repairing cracks, chips, and other teeth imperfections is quick, easy and affordable with cosmetic bonding. This procedure bonds tooth-colored resin material to the tooth, repairing minor damage. Bonding is a suitable solution for a number of dental issues including filling a cavity, changing tooth shape, covering discoloration, repairing cracks or chips, protecting a tooth exposed by receding gums, filling in gaps, and giving a tooth a larger appearance to match surrounding teeth. Bonding usually only requires a single visit.

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TMJ Therapy

TMJ Therapy

TMJ therapy involves treating the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which are jaw muscles and joints that give people the ability to open and close their mouths. TMJ are on both sides of the head, work together during speaking, swallowing, and chewing and control the lower jaw for side-to-side, backward and forward motion. TMJ disorder occurs when a problem prevents these bones, muscles, discs, and ligaments from functioning properly. Causes of TMJ disorder include stress, teeth grinding, injury, arthritis, and tooth and jaw alignment. If a dental examination reveals TMJ disorder, we develop a treatment plan that starts with simple therapy such as practicing relaxation, eating softer foods, and avoiding nail biting and gum chewing. Other treatments include medications such as muscle relaxants, exercise to strengthen jaw muscles, and a bite plate or night guard to diminish teeth grinding. Additional orthodontic treatments such as modifying an uneven bite with teeth reshaping or adjusting can help lessen the discomfort of TMJ disorder.

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