At Greenbrier Family Dental, we believe in using the newest technology in dental care to ensure our patients receive the highest level of service. We enjoy working with our patients to maintain and improve their dental health, so don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about your teeth. Some of our most common dental procedures include:
Routine, Preventative Cleanings
Implants, Bridges, and Dentures
General, Cosmetic, and Family Dentistry are technically considered micro-surgery. To perform these procedures and to help us maintain the highest level of care, our practice uses advanced technology that has been clinically proven to enhance results and improve patient care. Our patients often ask questions about the tools we use when performing our services, and we are always happy to keep them informed. These are some of our widely-used technologies:
Magnified Dental Loupes
Our practice uses magnified dental loupes to enhance the precision of patient care. Using magnified dental loupes enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
Our doctors carefully choose when and which x rays are taken. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our eyes, and they enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. Radiographs can also allow us to examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental Radiographs are essential for diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Our office uses Digital Imaging because it offers more precision. Also, the exposure time is 50% less than traditional x rays and that results in nearly 1/6th the radiation exposure to you. Our practice follows recommended ADA-FDA guidelines when deciding to take x rays.
An intraoral camera allows us to take clear, precise images of any oral condition that may be difficult to explain to patients. The photo helps the patient understand why treatment is needed because they can see why we are recommending treatments. The old saying that “seeing is believing” is true. This also helps us build trust with our patients because they can see many conditions that they otherwise would not know exist.
These are just a few of the technologies employed by our practice to help us achieve predictable results and longer lasting restorative outcomes. They are essential in providing quality service to our patients.
More detailed information about the dental services we provide to our clients:
Routine cleanings (every 6 months) and examinations.
Our office provides some periodontal therapy and maintenance cleanings. Most times, we work in conjunction with a Periodontist.
We offer amalgam “silver” and composite “tooth colored” restorations. The use of silver amalgam filling is supported by the American Dental Association and the F.D.A. has concluded that silver amalgam fillings are safe. Both materials have pros and cons, and we base our recommendations upon the clinical situation and which material we feel would give the patient the best long term success for adult or children’s dentistry.
Also known as “caps.” We offer all porcelain crowns, porcelain fused to metal, and all metal crowns. The all porcelain crowns are the most esthetic and natural looking crowns. Their strength and esthetics have improved greatly over the last few years making this a great option for Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dental Implant Restorations
Dental Implant crowns and Dental Implant supported Dentures. Dental Implants have enhanced and improved the lifestyle of many patients, and implants could be a great option to replace any missing tooth.
Thin, custom-made ceramic laminates that are bonded directly to the front surfaces of your teeth.
Literally “bridges the gap” around missing teeth. A bridge consists of crowns on the teeth surrounding the missing space that are connected to a crown that sits over the missing tooth. These are cemented and not removable.
The injured/infected pulp (nerve/blood supply to tooth) is removed, non-surgically. The canal system is cleaned and sealed. Usually a crown is needed after a root canal. Root canals, usually, are very simple procedures for patients, and, in most cases, patients do not experience the discomfort that patients often associate with a root canal.
Dentures are a treatment option to replace several (partial) or all (complete) missing teeth. This is removable.
Contributing factors are severe decay and Periodontal Disease. Periodontal Disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss.