A General Dentist Discusses His Services
A UKMC, the journey to practicing medicine successfully can be a long one. We decided to interview a dentist that, after that long road was over, the wait was well worth it. R. Anthony Matheny of St. Lucie Center For Cosmetic Dentistry contributed quite a bit of his time to outfits similar to Sojourner Clinic. His practice often discusses the cosmetic dentistry services that he provides, so he’s going to take some time to discuss general dentistry services offered in such clinics in his area of practice at his Port St Lucie, Florida dental office.
We suggest a professional dental exam at least once every six months. While most important for prevention, we can also stop existing problems from getting worse and also prevent development of dental problems in future. Here, your teeth are examined for signs of tartar, plaque, and tooth decay, as well as for gum disease symptoms like puffiness or discoloration of gums. The Dental Exam also includes a regular teeth cleaning.
Silver tooth fillings have been replaced by white fillings. White fillings match the natural color of your teeth and are made of composite resin and are considered an excellent option for mid-sized cavities.
One of the best solutions to teeth grinding at night that cause headaches, jaw soreness or fractured teeth is to be fitted with a mouth guard for the protection of teeth while sleeping.
Digital Dental X-ray
Today dental x-rays are faster, safer and more comfortable to use. Digital x-rays are the latest and more advanced dental technologies that provide a bigger, clearer and high-quality image of your teeth that can be easily viewed and diagnosed. It reduces the radiation up to 90% and provides exceptional diagnostic information so that problems can be easily diagnosed at earlier stages.
Cerec is an emerging and innovative technology that enables patient to receive crowns in just one visit. It avoids having to get temporary dental crowns, messy impressions, and to have multiple dental visits. CEREC crowns look like real teeth and are convenient, comfortable and look beautiful.
Dental bridges are considered to be durable, conservative and less expensive for bridging the gap between a missing tooth and surrounding teeth.
There are three fundamental types of dental bridges:
• Traditional bridges; have dental crowns or dental implants and a replacement tooth.
• Maryland bridges; is made up of a resin that is cemented to the enamel of surrounding teeth
• Cantilever dental bridges; are used in filling the gaps between the surrounding teeth and only on one side of the missing tooth.
These are just some general dentistry services we’ve provided locally for free that we thought we’d share with you. Good luck to all those involved at Sojourner Clinic!