Chandler Family Dentistry provides a broad spectrum of dental treatments and procedures for all ages in-house, including preventive care, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Occasionally it’s in the best interest of a patient to see a specialist. When that’s necessary, Dr. Chandler will recommend a trusted colleague.
Preventive dentistry is dental care that helps maintain good oral health. It’s a combination of regular dental check-ups and developing good habits like brushing and flossing. Taking care of your teeth starts early in childhood and extends throughout your life.
Preventive dentistry services may include:
- Regular oral exams, usually every 6 months.
- Teeth cleaning.
- Routine x-rays.
- Personalized treatment plan. Chandler Family Dentistry utilizes a CAMBRA evidence-based approach to preventing and managing cavities in the earliest stages using minimally invasive dental procedures.
The Benefits of Preventive Care
Regular preventive dental exams provide the following benefits to your oral health:
- Lowers your risk for developing tooth decay, gum disease, and more serious dental problems.
- Helps promote good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing.
- Early identification of dental problems may help minimize treatment and cost.
- Enables your dentist to do a full exam of your mouth, jaw, and neck to identify any related problems.
- Helps reduce dental problems related to some chronic medical conditions. Diabetes, osteoporosis, certain cancers, and eating disorders can all affect dental and oral health. For people with chronic conditions, regular preventive dental care is essential for whole person health.
Restorative dentistry involves any dental process which focuses on repairing or restoring damaged oral structures. While patients’ cases vary, several restorative dentistry procedures are among the most common services provided to our patients.
Dental Fillings. These top the list of the most common dental restorative procedures. We use fillings to replace the decayed parts of your teeth that have resulted in dental caries—commonly known as cavities. They’re also used to even out tooth surfaces to improve biting and chewing. Once in place, most patients will notice a significant improvement or the complete eradication of the discomfort they were feeling before the procedure.
Dental Bridges. A dental bridge may be used to replace one or more teeth. This procedure involves placing a false tooth to fill the space of your natural tooth. Dental bridges help eliminate gaps in your smile, restore a functional bite, preserve your speech, and stop other teeth from shifting. If you maintain optimal oral hygiene and visit us for routine check-ups, they can last a lifetime.
Dental Crowns. If you have a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth, a dental crown can help restore your tooth’s proper size, shape, and strength. In simple terms, crowns are hollow caps created in the shape of your tooth and cemented in place.
Dental Implants. This procedure is an effective option to replace teeth that have fallen out due to gum (periodontal) disease, tooth decay, bone loss, fracture, or infection. It’s also an excellent alternative to dental bridges when teeth adjacent to the missing tooth aren’t strong enough to support the bridge. Dental implants are installed directly into the jawbone, giving them greater longevity than bridges or dentures. Once the implant is in place, it looks, feels, and acts like a regular tooth that can be brushed and flossed.
Dental Bonding. This easy, painless procedure involves shaping and bonding a composite resin composed of tough, durable plastic to the tooth to repair chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth.
Inlays and Onlays. These restorative dental appliances are used when the tooth is too damaged or decayed for a filling, but the tooth’s structure isn’t sufficiently harmed to warrant a dental crown. Inlays and onlays help preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible and will last longer than direct fillings.
Veneers. Veneers can be used as a restorative measure for broken, chipped, crooked, or misshapen teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry can do more than transform your smile—it can boost confidence and self-esteem. There are cosmetic procedures designed to correct the alignment, shape, and color of your teeth, including:
Veneers. Veneers consist of natural-looking, thin layers made of porcelain. They are also a lasting cosmetic dentistry option for people with chipped, misshapen, and discolored teeth and unwanted gaps in between the teeth. With proper care, veneers can last for years.
Cosmetic Bonding. This is an excellent option for patients with chipped teeth. The bonding process enables your dentist to apply materials that closely resemble the shape and color of your natural tooth to the area of damage. Once applied, the composite or porcelain is fused to your tooth’s enamel. This long-lasting option looks and feels like your natural teeth.
Teeth Whitening. Over time, certain foods and drinks dull and discolor teeth. While over-the-counter teeth-whitening solutions promise to lighten and brighten your smile, they often don’t produce the desired outcome. Professional teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades, safely—with lasting results.
Dental Implants. When a tooth leaves a vacancy in your mouth, it can shift your bite, affect your speech, and increase your risk of gum disease. Surgically placed dental implants are often an optimal solution for missing teeth. Your dentist will help to ensure that your tooth-colored dental crown matches your natural teeth, producing attractive, lasting results.