Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
Bridges are similar to crowns in the material that they are made of, but are different in their use. Typically, bridges are used in circumstances where one or more teeth are missing. It can be cemented to a crown on either side of the affected tooth.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Boudry Dental also provides free teeth whitening with a $99 donation to Bailey’s Gift Fund.
Orthodontics can be used for a variety of reasons ranging from TMJ relief to aesthetic purposes. It addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of misaligned teeth, jaw, and bite. We do a variety of orthodontic treatment here. Please call for more information.
Solea is our newest addition to the office. It’s an FDA approved CO2 laser dedicated to making your visits to the dentist more enjoyable, quicker, and virtually pain free. The laser replaces the dental drill in the majority of procedures including both hard and soft tissue. As an office dedicated to improving quality of patient care and alleviating any dental anxiety, we’re excited to announce the arrival of Solea. Click here for more information!