General dentistry is the term used to describe the preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures that patients receive. General dentistry encompasses the care that patients receive from a dentist on a regular basis.
General Dentistry Services
General dentistry services are an important part of your dental health. General dentistry treatments can protect you from tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. These are some of the services we offer:
Dental Cleanings and Exams
Most general dentistry procedures involve general cleanings and exams. This gives you a good opportunity to clear out areas of plaque and tartar, allowing your dentist to examine your mouth for signs of decay, gum disease, and other concerns. This can also become a chance to address other concerns you have with your gums or teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist in Aloha OR every six months for a checkup and professional cleaning.
Fillings are used to treat cavities and dental decay. Fillings can also be used to repair cracked, broken, worn, and broken-down teeth. The most common types of fillings used to restore teeth are amalgam fillings, composite fillings, and gold fillings.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a tooth to restore its strength and appearance. Dental crowns can be made out of different materials, including metals, ceramics, and porcelain. However, some patients opt for ceramic or porcelain crowns because they look like your natural teeth.
Dental bridges are one treatment method for replacing missing teeth. They are custom-made appliances that bridge the gap in your smile. The restoration replaces missing teeth and restores your bite. The appliance is permanently cemented in place.
Dentures (partial and complete)
Dentures are an affordable option that can give you a full smile again. They are secured with denture adhesive and can help you get comfortable with your smile.
A root canal is a procedure that removes infected pulp tissue from inside a tooth. The pulp tissue inside the tooth is full of nerve endings, and when it's inflamed or infected, it can be quite painful. Root canals allow patients to keep a tooth that would otherwise be pulled.
Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied to the biting surfaces of teeth to prevent decay. These protective coatings last for many years, but generally, during regular dental checkups, we will check to ensure that they stay intact.
Please reach out to our dental practice at 17952 SW Blanton St, Aloha, OR 97078, to have a consultation with our dentists. Call us at (503) 649-5665 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.