Dental hygienists receive training in order to provide professional dental cleanings to patients. Regular dental cleanings can help prevent decay and gum disease.
A crown is often recommended to restore weak, cracked or chipped teeth. A crown is made of strong material that protects the natural tooth. Crowns are placed on top of the remaining portion of the natural tooth. They are typically recommended after root canal therapy.
If a trip to the dentist reveals that you’re in need of a filling, you may be concerned that a metal filling may affect your confidence to smile. That’s why Oakridge Dental Center uses composite fillings when repairing a patient’s teeth.
A dental bridge is a common solution for tooth loss. A bridge is made by placing 2 crowns on anchoring teeth and connecting them with false teeth, or “pontics.”
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the top of your back teeth to protect them from decay. By applying sealants to the areas of the tooth where children and teens typically experience decay, you drastically decrease their chances of cavities.
Porcelain crowns are often a good treatment for damaged teeth. They replace the external part of a tooth in order to restore its original function and appearance.
When a tooth has been damaged due to trauma or decay, the preferred approach is to try to repair it using fillings or possibly a crown. In some cases the damage is too severe for this, in which case the tooth needs to be extracted.
At Oakridge Dental Center, we are proud to inform you we offer the latest in dental technology. Our unique and up-to-date methods allow our patients to receive effective dental treatment without pain. Even our dental X-rays are advanced and more convenient.
A missing tooth upsets the balance of forces in your mouth between your other teeth, which can move over time if the problem is not addressed. Missing teeth can also interfere with normal eating and speaking. Fortunately there is a solution, called a ‘bridge’, which gets its name from the fact that it ‘bridges the gap’ where a natural tooth or teeth are missing.