General & Advanced Dental Care
At Tru Dental, we offer a wide variety of comprehensive and advanced dental care for children, teenagers and adults. Our highly trained and experienced dentists and team are well versed in all aspects of general dentistry utilizing the most advanced techniques and technology available to provide you with your best smile.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Dr. Garrett provides treatment for fillings under local anesthesia to avoid pain and discomfort. Once we are ready to begin treatment Dr. Garrett will use a drill to carefully remove the decayed area of the enamel. Then, Dr. Garrett will etch the tooth with an acid gel to help bond the filling material when it is placed. Resin is applied and hardened with a special light. Dr. Garrett will then polish and smooth the tooth with ta drill until the tooth feels natural and you can bite normally.
If you have been putting off going to the dentist or know you are in need of treatment to repair teeth infected with cavities call our office to schedule today. Remember it is important to take care of your dental concerns before they become more problematic. We are here to help!
Root Canal Therapy
One of the most important reasons to schedule a regular dental exam is so your dentist can catch problems, like dental cavities and tooth decay in their early stages. Tooth-colored fillings (also known as composite resin) will fill and seal the area of the tooth that has been infected with a cavity. Fillings can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth, as well as teeth that have become worn out from nail-biting, teeth grinding, and misuse. Fillings are often used to replace leaking amalgam or silver fillings that you may have had in the past. A filling is a quick, easy procedure and with proper care and regular cleaning visits, a filling can protect the treated tooth against further damage.
Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection present in the roots of the tooth. This treatment is often necessary in order to save a tooth that has been severely damaged or decayed. Once the infection has been removed from the nerve chamber the roots are filled and the tooth can then be prepared for a full coverage restoration. Our dentist will often complete your root canal and prepare your tooth for a crown in the same visit.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and Bridges are recommended by our dentists when a patient presents with cracked, missing, damaged or unstable tooth structure.
BENEFITS OF CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Both of these options are effective solutions for restoring form and function when suffering from damaged or missing teeth while also improving the appearance of your smile. The materials used are durable, feel and look natural and provide our patients with restored functionality that they were missing prior to treatment. Ultimately, these type of treatments will provide beautiful results while improving speaking, chewing and a variety of other issues that are associated with decay, broken or missing teeth. Remember, even though you have addressed this issues with full coverage restorations, it is important to maintain continued visits to the dentist for your dental checkup and teeth cleaning in order to maintain the health of the tooth structure underneath your restoration as well as the health of your gum tissue.
Bridge: Bridges are typically recommended to replace a missing tooth. Your surrounding teeth are used as anchors to provide stability when replacing a gap caused by missing or shifting teeth. In some cases, the surrounding teeth may also suffer from severe decay or wear resulting in treatment that addresses more of your needs in one procedure.
Crowns: If your natural tooth has severe decay, advanced wear or fractures it may be time to consider a full coverage restoration often referred to as a “cap” or crown. After decay is removed and the tooth is shaped, a crown is fitted to cover remaining tooth structure.