Emmett Dental Group offers the full spectrum of dental services to help you keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. Our services and benefits are detailed on in this section of the site, but you can always Contact Us if you have any questions about what we offer.
Our initial exam includes: A complete review of your medical/dental history, including documentation of all current conditions and medications; oral cancer screening, both visually and digitally (using the fingers), checking lips, tongue and the insides of your mouth and cheeks; X-rays that provide a comprehensive view of your teeth and condition of the bone surrounding your teeth; checking for any signs of periodontal disease and gingivitis; checking for bite problems (underbite, overbite, crossbite), worn teeth, or jaw problems; a thorough tooth-by-tooth examination for cavities, cracks, chipped teeth, and evaluation of prior treatment and restorations, culminating with a plan for further treatment that is customized just for you.
Dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth loss. An implant will create an artificial root to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. They are titanium posts placed into your jawbone where teeth are missing. Your jawbone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. These replacement teeth look, feel and function like your natural teeth. They appear natural, help to preserve bone and help keep your facial contours preserved. Dental implants can change your life. They can enable you to rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Crowns and Bridges
Both crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Bridges are less invasive. So a bridge may be more appropriate if you have certain medical conditions preventing oral surgery. A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth.
Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which a shell or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite is placed over the front surfaces of your teeth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration, chips or cracks. Whatever it is that you’d like to change about your smile, it may be that applying dental veneers is a great option.
If your teeth are stained, dull or discolored, you may want to have a whitening procedure to recapture a dazzling smile. There are both in-office procedures and take-home solutions for you to consider. Virtually everyone who chooses this cosmetic treatment will see moderate to substantial improvement in the brightness and whiteness of their smile. However, teeth whitening is not a permanent solution and requires maintenance or “touch-ups” for a prolonged effect.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is the space within the root of your tooth. Each of your teeth have a small network of nerves and blood vessels inside of it. Root canals are the tiny passageways that contains these nerves, coursing their way until they reach the end of the root. When you want to avoid pulling a tooth after an infection that reaches the inner tooth, a root canal procedure is performed, which removes the contents of the canals, cleans them, seals them and fills them. Sometimes a crown is also added.
A toothache is painful! Fortunately, most toothaches can be prevented by visiting your dentist for regular check ups and maintaining good oral hygiene. Unfortunately, many people wait until they have a severe toothache before going to the dentist. The most common cause of a toothache is a cavity. The second most common cause is gum disease. It could also be caused by an exposed root or by a cracked or broken tooth. Sometimes a toothache originates somewhere else in your body. But no matter what the cause, you need to see your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation and the treatment that you need!
Our office is ready to assist you with any dental emergency. Please note: If you have a severe injury, dial 911, or go to your nearest emergency room. Be sure to call our office during regular office hours to seek guidance for your particular situation.