Family General Dental Care
Our General Dentistry encompasses all aspects of dental care including prevention, fillings, crowns and bridges, certain pediatric procedures, extractions, implant restorations, root canals, short-term orthodontics, and removable dentures. Implant placement coming soon! Our top notch dental team is well trained in all avenues of dentistry and is available to answer any questions you may have regarding any treatment necessary.
Composite Fillings: Composites are tooth colored fillings that are directly bonded to the tooth. When enough healthy tooth structure exists, composite resins are the materials of choice. They can be used to reshape teeth and replace old silver fillings. We find that Composite Resins provide excellent strength and stability with the beauty of natural teeth.
Crowns: A crown fits over and replaces the entirety of a decayed tooth above the gum line, once the decay is removed. The crown forms a seal with the tooth at or just below the gum line preventing damaging bacteria from accessing the delicate interior of the tooth. A crown will be fabricated to a look and function as your real tooth would.
Bridges: A bridge functions as a fixed replacement tooth that is anchored to the neighboring teeth for support. A bridge can be utilized in a situation when there is a missing tooth/teeth and aesthetics and functionality requires replacement.
Dentures: Dentures are false teeth made to replace teeth you have lost. Dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw. Partials replace one or more teeth.
Dental Implants: A dental implant is special surgical grade titanium post, manufactured to highly precise specifications, under strict sterile conditions, that is inserted surgically into the jawbone below the gum surface. As the bone bonds to the implant, it forms a secure foundation onto which your new tooth is then attached and shaped to match your surrounding teeth and bite. Implants can help replace a single tooth, several or a full set of teeth.
Night Guards/Sport Guards: Is a custom-made, soft or hard appliance fabricated to treat grinding or jaw joint disease. A sport guard is useful to have for anyone involved in athletics. This custom sports guard is perfectly molded to your teeth and provides you with the support and protection needed in any sport.
Extractions/Oral Surgery: Whether you are having pain from new wisdom teeth emerging or have a broken tooth that is unable to be saved, we strive to make you as comfortable and pain free as possible. We understand your concerns and apprehensions with having a tooth pulled and it is our desire to help you through the process. Often times, bone grafting can be done at the end of the extraction to help maintain bone levels for replacement treatments of the newly missing tooth.
Endodontics/Root Canals: Occasionally, a tooth's nerve chamber will become infected, requiring a root canal to save the tooth. This treatment cleans the infected chamber and repairs the damage, saving your natural tooth. Our office utilizes a procedure that is both comfortable and completed in less time than previous methods.
Periodontal Therapy: Periodontics refers to the treatment and maintenance of the structure that supports your teeth – namely, the gums and bone matter. Gingivitis is an early form of periodontitis, or gum disease. If you experience an occasional swelling of the gums or gums that bleed after brushing or flossing, itchy gums, or bright red or purple gums, chances are you have gingivitis or periodontitis (the more severe form). Gingivitis and Periodontitis can be treated by having your teeth professionally cleaned, followed by a strict oral hygiene regimen, including anti-bacterial rinses.
Nitrous Oxide: It's effective for mild to moderate anxiety associated with dentistry. Nitrous gas is breathed in through the nose, which induces a type of euphoria to dispel your discomfort. A benefit of Nitrous is that you can return to your previous activities of the day almost immediately after treatment.
Oral/Light Sedation: It's a mild state of sedation usually achieved by taking an oral sedative such as Halcion. This option is more sedative than Nitrous Oxide yet less so than I.V. or general sedation. Taking an oral sedative requires that you take the sedative prior to your appointment; doing so means that you must have a driver present to take you to and from your appointments.
At Stephens Dental Group we understand your desire to have a bright beautiful smile and in our office you will have access to the highest standard of dental care. Our staff will listen to your goals and what you want your smile to ideally be like. Any cosmetic enhancements will be yours alone, your individual smile masterpiece.
Learn more about your options for whiter and brighter teeth with in-office and/or at home options available.
Cosmetic Facings (Veneers)
Fix small spaces, stains, crooked or misshapen teeth with custom made Veneers.
If you suffer from TMJ Disorder, have fractures of your teeth near the gumline (called abfractions), have a deep bite, crowding or spacing of your teeth, then you may benefit from short term orthodontics to avoid the consequences of these malocclusions (incorrect bites due to position of teeth). How do we improve these conditions? Braces? Not necessarily thanks to the Invisalign clear aligners system. We look forward to discussing the possibility of the smile you've always wanted.