PATIENT EDUCATION: Family Dental in Midland Michigan
Preventive dental care is a lifelong commitment. Regular scheduled dental visits, proper home care, and a balanced diet can give you a lifetime of healthy smiles. Preventive dental treatments include cleanings, periodic examinations, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and sealants.
Fillings – Amalgam or composite material is used to restore decayed or broken teeth.
Crowns – If the damage to a tooth is severe; a crown that is fabricated with gold, porcelain or ceramic is placed to protect the tooth from further damage.
Root Canal Therapy – is a dental procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of the tooth and sealing it with a filling material. A root canal is usually performed when the tooth cannot be filled or restored any other way because the decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected.
Bridges, Partials, Dentures – A bridge is a prosthetic that replaces one or more missing teeth in a row. Partial dentures replace many missing teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. A complete denture replaces all missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Cosmetic dental treatment is offered from teeth whitening, ceramic, composite, or porcelain veneers, to braces for people seeking to enhance their smile.
BRACES (clear and traditional)
Dental procedure of preventing and correcting irregular spacing and/or alignment of the teeth, this is achieved by the use of traditional braces, clear brackets, or clear removable trays.