Composite Tooth Fillings
Our dentist chooses to use tooth-colored composite tooth fillings, rather than amalgam. These restorations fill in areas of a tooth that have been destroyed by tooth decay. Unfortunately, cavities are often asymptomatic, so it is best to treat them when they are first diagnosed with the aid of an exam and X-ray.
Ceramic Dental Crowns
For the best aesthetics, a full porcelain crown offers pleasing results. Your crown encases the entire surface of a tooth up to the gum line. We use them to preserve as much tooth structure as possible. They can also be placed on top of dental implants.
To replace one or two missing teeth, a bridge can be anchored over healthy teeth on either side of the open area, thereby 'bridging' its way across the space. Bridges are also routinely used with dental implants to replace multiple teeth at one time.
Inlays & Onlays
These 'three-quarter crowns' are a unique restoration that we don't use as often as fillings or crowns. However, they have a special purpose for people with specific types of tooth damage and are in need of dental services.
Your comfort always comes first, especially during procedures that you may feel a bit concerned about, such as root canals. We understand this feeling, which is why each of our endodontic treatments is conducted in a gentle, patient manner.
Removable traditional dentures (sometimes referred to as 'plates') are an economical solution for full mouth tooth replacement. Partial denture options are also available to snap in place around healthy teeth that can be retained.
Implants are a long-lasting tooth replacement that can support anything from individual crowns to removable or fixed dentures. They offer stability to neighboring teeth and a minimally-invasive design that mimics the appearance of a real tooth.
It's vital to keep a child's teeth healthy; they can decay at an alarmingly rapid rate. As such, we try to intervene early, when problems are easier to correct. Some of the different pediatric dental treatments that our dentist office provides include fillings, cleanings, exams, pulpotomies, and crowns. Depending on your child's maturity, it may be easier and more affordable for your family to bring your children to our office for dental services, as opposed to finding a separate pediatric dentist across town.
Pediatric Orthodontic Consultations
We work closely with orthodontists in our area to provide treatments and interceptive orthodontics for children. In most cases, a child should have an orthodontic consultation by age seven. This allows us to perform space management and growth modification as appropriate before the adult teeth come in.
Diagnostic Imaging to Plan Your Treatment
Persimmon Dental Care has invested in high-resolution imaging and digital radiography equipment. This state-of-the-art technology lowers your exposure to radiation and enhances your access to information with our dental services. You see the same things that we do, allowing you to take a co-diagnostic approach to your dental care. It is our desire that you understand what all your family dentistry options are when it comes to keeping your smile healthy. Find out what options are available to enhance your smile and dental health.
Sometimes a preventive cleaning session isn't enough. In these cases, a deep teeth cleaning session is necessary. If gum disease is already active, we will schedule a series of deep cleanings to thoroughly cleanse the areas below your gums, along the root surfaces. This allows us to gain control over the periodontal infection and start the path to recovery. In certain cases, we may also recommend locally applied antibiotics (such as Arestin) or a prescription-strength rinse.
Professional-Strength ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
One of the first options that our dentist office recommends for people who want to enhance their smile is the Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening System. We offer two choices: in-office (chairside) treatments with complimentary take-home trays, or only take-home trays with a prescription strength gel. In most situations, we prefer chairside whitening treatments, as it allows us to apply the gel in an even manner and control exactly how white the teeth get. This establishes an optimal baseline for us to compare future aesthetic treatments. Most in-house whitening treatments take about 90 minutes to complete.