General Dental Services
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General dentistry has multiple meanings at Bela Family Dentistry. It signifies that as general dentists we have the extensive education needed to treat a variety of conditions for people of all ages. It also indicates that we put a special focus on preemptive, preventive care instead of simply treating dental issues as they come up. This includes routine exams, screenings, and cleanings to avert problems or detect and resolve them early on before they advance. We’ll also show you how to preserve your teeth with home care. When additional treatment is required, our trusted dentists adapt it to your needs instead of resorting to a one-size-fits-all approach. In providing these services, our purpose is to develop a strong relationship that allows us to preserve your oral health for years to come. This will enable you to experience a quality of life that’s unreachable when your teeth are not healthy. Below are a few of the general dentistry services we offer.
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Dental exams provide us the chance to evaluate your current dental health and take action to keep it in excellent shape. This may include searching for cavities with DIAGNOdent™, non-invasive cavity detection equipment. We’ll help you avoid cavities with fluoride treatments and sealants, which fit over the teeth to prevent decay. Your visit may also include an oral cancer screening to catch warning signs early on. Routine examinations sometimes include x-rays to assess the condition of your teeth on the interior and below the gums. Our own low-radiation cone beam CT equipment enables us to perform imaging with a small portion of the radiation output of most x-ray equipment.
Do you have a chipped, cracked, worn down, or missing tooth? Would you just like to correct a small imperfection? We offer composite fillings and bonding as well as ceramic crowns and bridges in our office. While others may send their crowns and bridges to an outside lab, we custom craft each and every crown and bridge in our office with our own milling machine. No matter how much care your teeth need, we’ll offer a restorative solution to get your smile functioning and looking like new again.
TMJ disorders, often indicated by a popping sound in your jaws, can be a sign of jaw joint or teeth misalignment. We can rectify these with mouthguards, which we customize to fit you. These keep you from grinding and clenching your teeth and relax tense facial and jaw muscles. We also provide a selection of recognized orthodontic treatments to correct your bite, decrease grinding and clenching, and restore comfortable jaw movement. These include inconspicuous orthodontic solutions that are nearly invisible but provide the same consistent results as conventional metal braces.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea isn’t just snoring—it’s a serious condition that makes you stop breathing while you’re asleep, often many times each night. The reason is typically that soft tissues are blocking your airway. We correct this potentially harmful disorder with custom-made mouthguards that hold your mouth in a position that stops your soft tissues from hindering respiration. We use the six-step protocol established by acclaimed prosthodontist Dr. Jeff Rouse and taught by Spear® Education, distinguished leaders in dental education, to produce a customized solution for your sleep apnea. Using it, you can enjoy a better quality of sleep every night and more energy during the day!
Better dental health begins here!
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