General & Family Dentistry
Dentistry for the whole family is our specialty.
We'll see to it that your entire family beams with bright smiles for years to come. Whether it's preventative maintenance or a corrective procedure, at Dental Health Associates the focus is on long-term, compassionate care of the highest quality.
A dental restoration (or prosthesis) to replace one or several missing teeth.
When a single tooth needs to be rebuilt, your Dental Health Associates dentists may recommend a crown. A crown is a "cap" or covering that replaces missing tooth structure and restores strength. Crowns are also used to stabilize teeth that have large fillings, cracks, or have received root canal treatment.
In very basic terms, implants are artificial roots placed into the bone. Implants are used to replace one or more teeth that have been lost and the success of implants depends upon the general health of the patient.
Dentures provide a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Conventional dentures are removable and can be used for the upper or lower arch.
Tooth removal may be necessary for many reasons. Your Dental Health Associates dentist will ensure that you are comfortable in every way should you require an extraction.
Fillings may be recommended to repair cavities or decayed areas in your teeth. Fillings restore the tooth and prevent further destruction of the tooth by bacteria.
Bruxism is the word for grinding and clenching teeth. Most people do this unknowingly throughout the day or during their sleep. Dental Health Associates can make a custom fitted night guard for our patients with bruxism or TMJ issues to help prevent tooth destruction and jaw pain from excessive clenching and grinding.
We not only look after the oral health of our adult patients, but for their entire families as well! Your children should have their first dental visit by the age of 1.
The best way to treat decay is prevention. Good home care is essential for prevention through brushing and flossing after every meal and visiting us regularly for cleanings and checkups. Professional dental cleanings remove the plaque and buildup that you simply cannot remove at home. Your Dental Health Associates dentist will review updated x-rays and examine the teeth for any decay that may be starting. Avoiding these checkups can lead to cavities, which could lead to unintended visits to the dental office.
For those patients who want an alternative to implants or bridges, removable partial dentures could be the answer. Typically this type of appliance is used to replace multiple teeth. The denture is removable to aid in cleaning the surrounding teeth and the appliance itself.
A root canal is the actual space within the root of a tooth. A root canal procedure, also called endodontic therapy, is the process of creating an access to the unhealthy or injured tooth, cleaning and shaping, and restoration of the tooth with a filling and a crown.
You aren't alone! Many patients suffer from dental phobia, which is why we offer multiple options to help calm your nerves and make your dental visit as comfortable as possible. Speak with your Dental Health Associates dentist about different ways to reduce your anxiety in the dental chair.
Your dental team at Dental Health Associates will use state of the art technology to collect images of your mouth. These images can show tooth and bone structure and decay that might not be easy to view with a regular exam. Radiographs are extremely important to diagnose needed work and to catch decay and infection early.