Our Services

 

We accept most all insurance plans.

 

 

 

 

We treat each patient like family. Our compassionate, professional staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of care possible. Because we are dentist owned, we are patient driven. This means that we can focus more on providing excellent care, and less on the bottom line. We are not tied to any large dental corporation. We provide effective care that is responsive to the needs of the community of any town. Being independently owned means that we are able to focus on you! Oral Cancer Screening at every 6 month Apt.

 

  • Teeth whitening
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning and Hygiene
  • Periodic Examination
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
 

 

  • Dental Implants
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Endodontic Care
  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Zirconia Crowns & Bridges

 

 

 

CLEANING AND PREVENTION

One of the most valuable and cost-effective dental services that we offer to our patients is preventive care. By having a dental examination and cleaning performed at least twice each year, we can easily help you maintain your dental health and diagnose and treat any conditions before they become a major problem, helping you keep your teeth for life.
At each preventive maintenance visit, Dr. Turner and our Hygienist will perform an oral soft tissue cancer screening exam, update your medical history, take x-rays, and thoroughly check your teeth and gums for problems. Your teeth will also be gently cleaned and polished with our ultrasonic instruments.

Dental cleanings will include the removal of calculus (tartar), a hard plaque that is firmly attached to the tooth surface. This will help avoid gum inflammation and the onset of gum disease. Our teeth polishing will remove stains that are not otherwise removed during regular brushing.

 

PERIODONTAL TREATMENT

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” With periodontal disease, a pocket or space is formed between the tooth and the gums due to the accumulation of plaque which hardens, resulting in heavy, thick tartar.
Gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums, causes the gums to appear red and swollen and to bleed upon brushing. Tooth mobility and bad breath are also common side effects of gingivitis. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Periodontitis is a condition where there is bone loss involvement. Factors that may cause periodontal disease are smoking, medications, diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy, stress and genetics. Gingivitis and Periodontitis are reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care. Treatment choices may include both surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Scaling and root planning are the initial treatments for these types of gum disease. This non-surgical procedure removes tartar below the gum line, cleans and smoothes the root surface, and allows healing to begin. Scaling scrapes off plaque and tartar and root planning smoothes the root. A smooth, healthy root surface allows the gums to reattach to the teeth. Following the procedure, your gums will feel better and bleed less.

 

PORCELAIN CROWNS

When a tooth is fractured, severely damaged by decay, or has a large, old filling, a crown (also called a cap) is often placed. A crown strengthens the tooth, protects the tooth structure and improves appearance.
Sometimes teeth that need porcelain crowns may also need root canals because the nerve inside the tooth has been damaged. When back teeth have root canals performed, they need to have porcelain crowns placed to strengthen them because they can become brittle over time.
A porcelain crown restores a worn-down or fractured tooth to its original or ideal shade, size and shape. A porcelain crown replaces large fillings and protects teeth from further breakage and from the recurrence of decay.
To prepare the tooth for a crown, it is reduced, which allows the crown to fit over it. An impression of the teeth and gums is made and sent to the lab for the crown fabrication. A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. On the next visit, we remove the temporary crown and cement the permanent crown onto the tooth.
Our dental office uses all porcelain crowns to replace old metal crowns where gray lines may appear at the gum line. All porcelain crowns are metal-free and have a more translucent and life-like appearance. Crown procedures usually require two appointments.

 

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when an untreated cavity reaches all the way to this pulp.  Treatment may also be needed when deep restorations or trauma to a tooth cause nerve damage.  Once the pulp becomes infected, it can begin to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is known as an abscess).  If the pulp is infected, not only is it painful but it will require treatment as it cannot heal on its own.   Symptoms that indicate the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth.  However, sometimes no symptoms are apparent and you may be unaware of any problem until a checkup.

A root canal is performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth.  Alternate treatment would be to extract the tooth.  Once the infection is resolved, the canal is filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy.

 

PORCELAIN BRIDGES

If lost teeth are making chewing difficult for you, then a porcelain dental bridge could be the answer. A porcelain bridge can restore the shape of your face and alleviate stress caused by missing teeth.
A lost tooth can start a vicious cycle of further loss of opposing teeth, and the drifting of adjacent teeth, causing an imbalanced bite, poor chewing ability and compromised aesthetics.
Porcelain BridgesA dental fixed bridge is a non-removable appliance used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. The empty space is filled with artificial teeth, or porcelain crowns, that are connected to the teeth that are on both sides of the space. These “abutment teeth” are usually crowned, and serve as the anchoring teeth for the bridge.
Porcelain BridgesPorcelain bridges are highly durable and will last many years. They help maintain your facial shape and can prevent your remaining adjacent teeth from shifting out of position. The procedure usually requires two to three dental visits.

 

 

 

TEETH WHITENING
Tooth Whitening, or tooth bleaching, is a simple dental treatment used to lighten the shade of the natural tooth enamel. It will lighten the color of your teeth up to three shades. Tooth Whitening lightens discolorations caused by red wine, coffee, cigarettes, medication (tetracycline), or aging. It is a safe, non-invasive procedure.
Our dental office offers a choice of “In Office Express” - one hour bleaching with the option to use an at home bleaching gel kit with custom fitted soft trays for future whitening maintenance. Our “In Office Express” whitening treatment uses a high power LED light to accelerate the whitening process. Results are apparent within one hour.
The take-home teeth whitening option involves wearing custom made trays containing a special whitening solution which can be worn overnight or twice daily for 30 minutes. The treatment lasts for a period of weeks depending on the degree of staining and the desired level of whitening. The trays may be saved for future touch-ups.
Our tooth whitening system will keep your smile bright for years, and both options involve minimal or zero sensitivity. Tooth whitening techniques only work for tetracycline staining if the tooth discoloration is minor. Porcelain Laminate Veneers would be a better procedure for very severe tetracycline cases. Once you reach our office, Dr. Turner will let you know what the best solution is for you and your teeth.



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