General Dentistry – General dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures, but the bulk of what we do is maintain teeth that have broken down due to cavities, acid, or stress and cracks. These can be fixed with tooth-colored fillings or ceramic crowns (caps).
Gum Therapy – Without healthy gums and bone, your teeth won’t be around for chewing, smiling, etc. Sick gums also make it much easier for germs to spread from your mouth into your body. Celestial Dental strives for proper management of teeth and gums that need more than just a simple cleaning.
Tooth Removal and Bone Preservation – Teeth are removed for a variety of reasons, including infections and being broken beyond repair. After a tooth is removed, a hole is left behind. The loss of teeth promotes bone loss and can give an aged appearance in some cases. There are many ways to replace a tooth once it’s gone, and we can discuss these options prior to removing your tooth.
Bridges – The classic solution to replacing missing teeth, dental bridges are a non-removable way to improve the function and appearance of your smile. Adjacent teeth are modified in a similar fashion to crowns, and the missing tooth (the pontic) is replaced by the anchoring teeth. For more info on same-day crowns, contact us.
Implants – Dental implants are considered by many to be the premier option for replacing teeth. In the most basic sense, a screw (the implant) is gently loaded into the jawbone. It is given a chance to heal over several months, then a post (the abutment) is inserted into the implant to allow the crown to sit on top. Only the crown is visible. Implants can also be used to secure dentures so that chewing can be more effective. These are called overdentures.
Dentures – Dentures are a tooth replacement option for patients who are missing all or many of their teeth. Although it can take patients a while to get used to their dentures, they are a safe and affordable means of replacing multiple missing teeth. Dentures can allow patients to eat more comfortably and speak more easily, and they also help improve their appearance.
Partials – Practical yet cost-effective, partials are a great way to replace several missing teeth in a relatively short period of time. Dr. C will study your mouth extensively and make recommendations on the style of the partial to ensure maximum comfort. Partials can be made with metal for durability, and in some cases without metal for ideal aesthetics.
Root Canals – Once described to Dr. C as “nothing more than pipe cleaning,” root canals are performed to remove the infected or traumatized part of the tooth, while still maintaining the tooth’s function in chewing, smiling, and preserving bone. The infected part of the tooth includes the nerve (the pulp) and sometimes the decay surrounding it.
Sleep Apnea Management – Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. Even though this process can happen hundreds of times each night, most are not aware it is happening. As an alternative to CPAP, Dr. C makes custom mouth fitted appliances to help pull the jaw forward to allow for easier breathing. Patients are very carefully screened for treatment.
Pediatrics – Though not around for very long, baby teeth are extremely important for the proper development of a child’s smile and jaws. Children also require a significantly different approach when it comes to dentistry. Going to the dentist can be fun!
Teeth Whitening – Whitening your teeth is a sure way to look years younger and boost your self-confidence. Get same-day, visible results in only 1 hour right in our office. Then at home, use the same device we use, so you can continue whitening for the longest-lasting results.