Full - Is used to replace your missing teeth which will improve your health as well as your appearance. Dentures can prevent sagging of facial muscles which can make a person look much older.
Partial - Is used to replace teeth when patients have a few sound remaining teeth left.
Immediate - When patients require single, multiple or full mouth extractions their denture is pre-made and delivered (placed) immediately after teeth are removed.
Valplast - Can be used to give patients added comfort and appearance due to it's metal free base (no unsightly metal clasps) and added comfort due to it's ability to flex (stretch or bend).
Stay Plates - Used as temporary healing appliances, especially popular when patient requires front teeth removed.
Crowns - A dental crown or cap covers a tooth that is decayed broken or worn down. A crown holds the remaining tooth structure and restores the tooth to its normal size and shape; it also improves the appearance of your smile. Crowns are normally needed for teeth that have had root canals; crowns are also placed on implants to replace missing teeth. With new technology crowns can be made entirely from high strength ceramic and porcelain for beautiful cosmetic results. Our lab both crown and bridge is on site. This allows for custom selection concerning shape, size, and color.
Bridges - A bridge replaces missing teeth, Bridges are glued to adjacent teeth or implants and resemble natural teeth. Patients can now replace teeth removed due to gum disease, root infection, or trauma with bridges that resemble natural teeth and can replace the gaps between teeth.
Implants - A dental implant is a device that serves as an artificial root. Implants can help restore your smile and they look and function just like a real tooth. Implants can be used to replace individual teeth with a porcelain crown on top of it or supporting a full or partial denture. Dental implants have been known to last 15 years or longer. Healthy older patients are good candidates for implants. Most patients can resume work or other activities within 1-2 days, once again a patient can have a beautiful smile and enjoy solid food.
Extractions - Primary/Permanent
When a tooth has been damaged, fractured or broken by decay the dentist will attempt to repair it by a filling, crown or other treatment, when a tooth is too badly damaged and cannot be repaired the tooth will need to be extracted. Loose teeth with low or no bone support will also need to be extracted.
SEDATION DENTISTRY - Dental work while you sleep
Types of sedation all provided by Horizon Dental Group
Conscious Sedation - Usually a pill or syrup
Nitrous Oxide - Known as laughing gas which is a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide.
Oral Sedation - These medicines are given by mouth by the dentist.
General Anesthesia - This type of sedation puts the patient to sleep, usually in more complicated procedures such as wisdom teeth or large amount of dental treatment done at once.
Conscious Sedation - Nitrous Oxide and oral sedation is ideal for many patients who have dental phobias or who have intense anxiety just thinking about the dental office!!! By the way this is a very common state of mind in most dental patients. Now your dentistry is done using a simple pill, syrup or gas during your appointment and you can rest in comfort while your dental work is completed.
Horizon Dental uses state of the art digital x-rays with low radiation to provide essential information about our patients oral health. Instead of using film a small sensor is used. Digital x-rays eliminate the need for film and film processing chemicals that generate waste.
PERIO means around and DONTAL refers to teeth. Periodontal disease is an infection of the structures around the teeth. Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are filled bacteria, if left untreated the infection can spread resulting in bone loss and your becoming loose requiring extraction.
The basis of good dental care is a daily oral routine of cleaning and maintenance which includes brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods and regular visits to the dentist.
BAD BREATH TREATMENT
Halitosis - foul smelling breath is usually caused by the breakdown of food. Other causes include poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, disease and infection. Let us help you find a program to eliminate this problem.
Home care is a daily recommendation for the mouth and teeth. Please brush twice a day for at least 3 minutes. This will help remove food particles that can cause damage to teeth and gum over time. Please use a toothpaste which contains fluoride.