Good dental health begins with excellent general dental care. At Down To Earth Dental, we focus on keeping your teeth and gums healthy, strong, and vibrant. We help you achieve excellent dental health with our comprehensive general dentistry services administered with care, understanding, and state-of-art technology.
What Is General Dentistry?
General dentistry focuses on the oral health of the patient. It involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the various conditions that affect the teeth, gums, and jawbone structures. Most general dentistry treatments aim to be preventative and the goal is to address severe tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorders, and many more.
General Dentistry Procedures
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Regular dental exams will identify dental problems in their initial stages. The removal of plaque and tartar deposits should be performed once every six months to stop their progression under the gums.
Gum diseases begin as gingivitis when the gums become inflamed by plaque accumulation. When the plaque turns into tartar and is not removed, it hardens under the gums. We perform a scaling and root planing process at our office to eliminate the hardened tartar and help facilitate the reattachment of the gums to the teeth.
Dental crowns help save a tooth that has suffered severe damage, which might otherwise result in an extraction. The crown shields the entire visible portion of the tooth and can also anchor bridges.
If a patient is missing a few teeth in a row, a dental bridge can replace them. It comprises a crown on the adjacent teeth on each side of the gap, with artificial teeth filling it. Bridges are single components and are usually attached permanently.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket. The extractions are performed for several reasons, including a decayed tooth beyond repair and the impacted wisdom teeth, which can otherwise cause pain and discomfort. In addition, tooth extractions are carried out for orthodontic treatments.
Dentures are tooth replacement options for missing teeth. They can replace all or a few missing teeth in the mouth. Full dentures are designed for either the upper or lower teeth and are held in position with adhesives.
A partial denture is suggested when some natural teeth remain in the mouth. They fill the missing gaps between teeth and are fixed with metal clasps.
We will provide dental solutions to improve your oral health while maintaining smiles. Visit our office, Down To Earth Dental, at 1407 W. 29th Street Pueblo, CO 81008. You can also reach Dentist Pueblo, CO at (719) 546-0404 and schedule an appointment.