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Check Ups
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Check Ups

Great oral health starts here, with a free dental exam for patients without insurance (some limitations apply*). Based on this initial exam, your dentist will create your customized dental treatment plan, which will be a guide for you and your dental team going forward in order to give you a healthy mouth. While the services...

Dental Bridges
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Dental Bridges

Why Do I Need a Bridge? A bridge is a custom-made replacement tooth or teeth that fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. The bridge restores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your face. This brochure will review the steps involved in making your bridge. Your dentist can recommend...

Dental Implants
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Dental Implants

Your Single Tooth Implant According to the American Dental Association If you are missing a tooth, there are many reasons to replace it: Missing teeth may affect the way you speak and chew. If a missing tooth is not replaced, the teeth around it can move. This can affect your bite and place more stress...

Fillings
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Fillings

Tooth Fillings & Dental Filling Procedures Most people need at least one tooth filling in their lifetime. Dental filling procedures are most commonly used to treat cavities, but they’re also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time. Most dental filling procedures feature the following: Topical anesthetic...

Treatment of Periodontal Disease
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Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Treating Gum Disease Your gum disease treatment will depend on several factors, including your personal health history and the stage of your gum disease. This page covers: Professional Cleaning Deep Cleaning – Scaling and Root Planing Periodontal Surgery Keeping your teeth and gums healthy after treatment Professional Cleaning In the very early stages – when...

Installation of Implants
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Installation of Implants

Dentures and bridges are the most common and affordable option for tooth replacement, but implants are considered to be as close to natural teeth as you can get. The term “dental implants” actually applies to the replacement tooth roots that provide the foundation for the permanent or removable teeth; but it’s used interchangeably for the teeth themselves,...

Tooth Extraction
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Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction Natural teeth are ideal for biting, chewing and maintaining mouth and jawbone structure, which is why a dentist’s first priority is to help restore, save and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable. Post-Operative Instructions Sometimes, teeth need to be removed due to decay, disease, or trauma. When you...

Cosmetic Dentistry
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Improving Your Smile Smile Checklist Look in the mirror. Do you like the way your teeth look? Do you dislike the color of any of your teeth? Are there spaces between your teeth? Do you have any chips or cracks on your teeth? Are you missing any teeth? Do you have any...

Dental Crowns
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Dental Crowns

Why Do I Need a Crown? A crown is a cover or “cap” your dentist can put over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks. Reasons you may need a crown: • You have a cavity...

Emergency Dental Care
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Emergency Dental Care

HAVE AN EMERGENCY? PLEASE CALL Call Us at 615-678-8965 When to Seek Emergency Dental Care Here are guidelines on how to handle common oral discomforts and injuries, and when these require emergency dental care or services: Toothache: See your emergency dentist as soon as you feel discomfort or pain. Broken, chipped or cracked tooth: Rinse...