Are you living or working in Vineyard, Orem, or Provo?
We invite you to get acquainted with our state-of-the-art dental practice conveniently located near you.
Here are our specialty dental services:
- Cleanings and exams
- State-of-the-art imaging
- Oral cancer screenings
- Patient education
- Periodontal care
- Extractions and emergencies
- Teeth whitening
- Chip repairs
- Porcelain veneers
- Gum reshaping
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SERVICES
- Bonding, crowns, and bridges
- Implants, inlays, and onlays
- Tooth-colored dental fillings
- Root canal treatment
General dentistry includes several different procedures that can be done by your dentist. Routine cleaning is an essential part of general dentistry because it can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It also gives the dentist and hygienist a chance to look around your mouth and examine your teeth for signs of problems. During cleaning, your dentist will remove plaque, tartar, stains from your enamel, and bacteria/tartar from underneath the gum line. They will then polish away any stains that have been left behind to give you a brighter smile.
Periodontal care is an important part of general dentistry. This type of treatment is recommended for people who have gum disease, which causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, exposing the roots. If not treated promptly, it can advance and lead to loose teeth or ultimately tooth loss. With this type of dental care, your dentist will gently clean any tartar build-up remaining on the teeth and around the gums. They will also smooth any rough areas to prevent further irritation.
The most common restorative dental services are fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, or veneers. Fillings are done when a small amount of tooth structure is lost due to cavities or decay. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap used to cover the entire surface of the teeth. Crowns are often recommended for cracked or broken teeth, or if you’ve had root canals. Bridges are sometimes formed with false teeth to fill the space where one or more teeth have been lost. Dental bridges can be made from porcelain, gold, or alloys. There are also permanent dental implants that can replace missing teeth. If you receive an implant, it’s surgically placed into your gums and attaches to the jawbone. Implants can last for years if they’re well cared for. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth to cover up stains or imperfections.
Seeking restorative dental services can improve your oral health and appearance by returning your mouth to its normal function and aesthetics. These procedures are not meant to be permanent, so you will need to return for routine checkups at least twice a year. Your dentist will advise you of the best frequency of visits based on how well you care for your teeth at home.