Ways we improve and repair your oral health
Deep Cleaning – A deep cleaning means that the dental hygienist cleans your teeth both above and below the gum line. This helps get rid of plaque and also smoothes rough spots where the germs can gather and grow. Some signs you may need a deep cleaning include:
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Sensitive or loose teeth
- Painful gums or chewing
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
Filling – The dentist removes the part of your tooth that is decayed, cleans the area, and fills in the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
Crown – A crown is like a cap that covers and stabilizes the entire top of your damaged tooth. Crowns can be made from gold. They can also be made out of porcelain or ceramic and matched perfectly to the color of your natural teeth. Summit Dental now features CEREC single-visit porcelain restorations. With CEREC, teeth can be restored in a single setting for the patient, rather than multiple appointments required with earlier technology. Using this advanced CAD/CAM computer technology, Dr. Dewey can design and place ceramic crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays all in one single visit. No additional appointments or temporary restorations required! Watch a video of Dr. Dewey and CEREC technology in action.
Bridge – If one or more teeth are missing, the gaps in your mouth will allow other teeth to move and lead to many problems. In this case, the dentist will design a bridge. Bridges will attach to the natural teeth that surround the gap in your mouth.
Root Canal – Inside your teeth there is small thread-like tissue called pulp. If a tooth is cracked, injured, or has a very deep cavity it can be very painful. In this case, the dentist will remove the pulp from inside the tooth and clean the inside. Next the tooth is shaped, filled, and a crown is placed over top to protect the tooth.
Tooth Removal – Our number one goal is to help you keep all your teeth. But, sometimes a tooth is beyond saving and has to be pulled. The good news is, the dentist can repair the area left behind with an implant or bridge.
Implants – An implant can replace your missing tooth. Implants are a tiny titanium screw that is placed in the location where your tooth roots used to be. Then, the dentist builds a crown to attach to the top of the implant so it looks just like your natural tooth. Implants are sturdy, are easy to keep clean, and feel just like your natural teeth!