Adult Dentistry - All About Smiles MN

Adult Dentistry

Fillings

Fillings are done to remove decay, and replace the affected tooth structure. They are called fillings because new a material fills hole that decay left. Currently most teeth are treated with bonded tooth colored composite resin fillings. Caught early enough, cavities can be treated easily and painlessly. If not treated decay can lead to tooth pain and/or infection, and the tooth would need root canal treatment or an extraction.

Bonding

Bonding involves adhering composite resin material that is matched to the color of the tooth, to the front of the tooth. This is done to repair damage done to the tooth by decay, to alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between the teeth, or for cosmetic purposes. First the surface of the tooth is roughened in order to accept the bonding and hold it. A gel is applied to micro etch the tooth surface, and a primer/bond agent is applied so the material adheres to the surface. Then the material itself is placed on the tooth and hardened with intense light. The composite resin material is shaped and polished to get a lustrous finish as a last step.

Sealants

Sealants are used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. In some cases, the tooth structure has fine grooves or pits which accumulate plaque, not because the person doesn’t brush, but because they’re too narrow to allow even one bristle into them. These will develop cavities over time, and you don’t want that. So the dentist will brush on a coating that seals the grooves and pits, making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your teeth healthy.

Non-Surgical Treatment of Gum Disease

The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for ones teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy periodontium (gum disease) may be as follows: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Any of these signs may mean something is wrong. With the proper care, however, it may be possible to return them to a healthy state. This is where appropriate gum treatments come in. If you’re having a problem, come in and see us so we can take care of it right away.

To understand more about gum disease, please watch the video below.

Digital X-Rays

We use digital radiography in our own office to capture the image of your teeth. This means less radiation (up to 80%) exposure for you. X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process, and not to use them could lead to undiagnosed disease. Without an X-ray of the whole tooth, and supporting bone and gum tissues, there is no real way to detect infection or disease that requires attention.

 

Contact Us


All About Smiles, Inc.
1611 County Highway 10
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Phone (763) 717-3989
appointments@allaboutsmilesmn.com
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Registration Forms

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Pediatric Registration Form
Adult Registration Form
Information of Privacy Practices Notification

Payment & Insurance

You can pay for your office co-pays and any treatments by cash, check, credit or debit card at the time of treatment. We also accept most major dental insurances.

To discuss your payment options or insurance coverage, please call Luanne at
(763) 717-3989.

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