General Dentistry

General Dentistry

GENERAL DENTISTRY

A beautiful smile can increase your confidence and self-esteem, giving you an edge in your everyday activities by improving your professional and personal image. If your teeth are dark or worn and make you look older, if gaps or chips make you feel self-conscious, or if crooked or discolored teeth stop you from smiling fully, we can help.
After we understand your needs and goals, we consider the shape of your face, color of your eyes, shape and contour of lips. We evaluate factors like the symmetry of your eyes and nose to the other dimensions. Once you have your new smile, your confidence soars.
Dr. Suter’s and Dr Rominger’s experience, training and advanced in-office general dentistry technology can gently create a new smile that will make you look and feel better. All Smiles dental uses the latest techniques and technology to give you the beautiful healthy smile you deserve.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Inlays, onlays, and dental composites are tooth-colored restorations that are used in place of silver fillings on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Unlike silver fillings made from metals that may cause further damage to teeth, these cosmetic fillings look extremely natural and typically require that far less of the tooth be removed.

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Metal Free Crowns

Crowns, or caps, are used to restore broken or cracked teeth. The new metal-free crowns eliminate the ugly black line you may have seen next to the gum line on older crowns. For decades the standard in dentistry for crown and bridge restoration materials has been the PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal). The framework for the dental crown was produced in metal and then covered with a porcelain layer.
Now with the evolution of all ceramic materials and their higher esthetic qualities, dental patients have options. Metal free framework beneath the porcelain gives excellent aesthetic qualities to make the final restoration extremely natural looking.

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Dentures
Dentures come with huge benefits for patients and can greatly improve your quality of life. With today’s technology, dentures are created to look natural in appearance and give the impression of a beautiful smile. Additionally, dentures provide support for your facial muscles as well as assist with your ability to chew and eat food, and they also assist with your ability to speak clearly.
If your teeth have reached the point where you are considering dentures, we invite you to come in for a complimentary consultation. We will do an assessment of your condition and provide you with a list of options tailored to your individual needs. With the advances in dental implants and other techniques in the last twenty years, dentures can often be used in conjunction with implants for enhanced function and comfort. However, for many people dentures alone are a very cost effective solution to the problem of aging teeth and gum disease.

 

Partials
A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. It is supported by your existing teeth and fills in those unwanted gaps. It will help to regain the aesthetics and chewing and speaking functions that you require.
Full mouth denture treatments will involve the extraction of any remaining teeth, making impressions to give that perfect, snug fit, and a final fitting appointment. Partial dentures consist of appointments made to examine the health of remaining teeth, taking impressions, and custom fitting the partial appliance.

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Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is also known as endodontics. Root canal treatment is required when tooth decay has broken through the outer enamel and infected the heart or nerve of the tooth. When this occurs there are 2 modes of treatment. One is to extract tooth or simply remove the infected nerve which is called Root canal Treatment or Root canal Therapy.
The goal of All Smiles Dental is to try and save your natural teeth and avoid extractions. Sometimes extractions are the only mode of treatment when there is not enough tooth to save or restore. Root canal therapy should not be painful or scary. Even though everyone says they have always heard they were. The first step in root canal treatment is to make sure you are thoroughly numb. After that we simple remove the offending nerve, sterilizer the inside of the tooth and fill root with sterile plastic to fill space where nerve was. Some people get confused and think we remove the roots of the tooth. We do not, we only remove the pain causing nerve from inside the tooth and you get to keep your natural tooth, root and all. I would like to say root canal therapy is only 100% successful but because of the root morphology and different type of bacteria even the best performed root canals are only 80% successful. This is why restoring teeth before the infection gets to nerve is so important if you want to keep your teeth for life.
After Root canal therapy there may me some mild discomfort. There should not be significant pain. It is much more conservative and less painful to have a root canal treatment than an extraction. After a root canal therapy, the tooth usually needs to be covered with a crown to allow the tooth to return to normal form and function and long term success.

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Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, and wish to eat your favorite foods, increase your chewing ability, and improve your appearance, speech, and self-esteem, then you are a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Suter uses the latest implant technology so you can smile again with confidence. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.
All Smiles Dental thoroughly examines patients’ existing teeth and bones, upper and lower jaws and gum tissues before recommending implants. Implants replace the roots of lost teeth and are inserted under the gums. After 3-6 months, the bones grow around and adapt to implants as if they were natural roots. Once the implants are firmly in place and the surrounding gum tissue is strong, they are ready to support a crown or restored tooth. When the process is completed, the “new” teeth are often hard to tell apart from a patient’s original teeth. Dental implants are also used to stabilize dentures.

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