Cleanings

Aside from having a beautiful smile and healthy teeth, the overall health of your mouth can help you avoid illness, as well as prevent or lower your risk of certain cancers and other diseases. Routine visits to the dentist will ensure you always have a clean, healthy and happy mouth and body.

Regular cleanings every six months are a part of a healthy dental routine.  Our hygenists are gentle yet thorough in getting your teeth cleaned in a way you cannot do at home and that helps prevent all types of dental problems that can occur if your teeth are not taken care of properly.

Our ultimate goal is to see each patient maintain their dental health through consistent preventive care at home and at our office.

Reasons to get a cleaning››

General Procedures

COMPOSITE FILLINGS
For over 150 years, cavities were filled with a mixture of metals, including silver and mercury. It was perfectly normal to see dark grey areas in someone’s mouth when they laughed. But today, you can get your cavities, as well as any other smaller hollow areas in your teeth, filled with composite fillings. Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth’s color – so they become invisible when applied. Composite fillings also provide an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented.

EXTRACTIONS
We will always make every attempt to treat your teeth and remedy any dental problem. Unfortunately in some cases, damage to teeth is in so advanced a stage that it may be necessary to extract the tooth in order to maintain dental health.  If a tooth is broken, cracked, or extensively decayed it may be necessary to remove it. Likewise, a tooth that is associated with advanced stages of periodontal disease should be removed, as well as teeth that are poorly positioned or non-functional.

CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break, or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are most commonly done after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out.
A bridge is a device which fills the gap where teeth are absent. It attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth.  There is a lot of force generated on the teeth, especially over time. As patients lose teeth, the teeth need to be replaced to redistribute that force evenly within the mouth and avoid problems with the surrounding teeth, thus it can be replaced with a bridge.

IMPLANTS

An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It’s composed of two main parts: One is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. With dental implants, you can smile confidently knowing that no one will ever suspect you have a replacement tooth.

In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural–looking smile.

Root Canals

In the past, teeth with diseased nerves have been removed from the mouth. However, through a root canal, the diseased tooth can be salvaged. In most cases, the root canal procedure is a simple treatment that involves little to no patient discomfort. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, a temporary filling is placed, followed by a permanent filling or crown to protect and to provide longevity for the tooth.

Dentures and Partials

Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial.

    Full dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. Conventional full dentures are placed after the gum tissue has healed, which can take several months. Immediate full dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed and may require frequent adjustments during the first couple of months of use.

    Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to bridges.

Dentures are not for everyone. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures and want to know if they are the right choice for you, please schedule an appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If chipped, cracked or yellowed teeth have you smiling less…

Overbrook Family Dentistry can have you feeling more confident and smiling more!  We offer a wide range of services to improve your smile.

  • Whitening
    We offer a take home whitening system using custom trays that fit your teeth. You can wear these trays as little or as much as you like to achieve your desired results.
  • Veneers
    With veneers, you can easily correct your teeth’s imperfections to help you have a more confident, beautiful smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth.