General Dentistry

General Dentistry

At Dental Studio Group

General dentistry is a wide range of treatment options and procedures fundamental to protecting and maintaining a good standard of oral health. Treatments are in place to keep your mouth, gums, and teeth healthy and free of pain. General dentistry is often viewed in a similar way to a GP, the ultimate goal is to prevent and diagnose disease.

The Dentists at Dental Studio Group have vast experience in General Dentistry and can help you achieve your goal of a healthy mouth and smile.

Dental Fillings are used to restore tooth damage caused by tooth decay. Our office uses primarily composite or tooth-colored fillings which are virtually undetectable. Composite fillings, in addition to being more aesthetically pleasing, bond directly to the tooth surface, unlike traditional amalgam or silver fillings. Amalgam is used only in the rare instances where composite would not have a good prognosis.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding:
Dental bonding is composed of a ceramic resin that is brushed onto the tooth and hardened with intense light. Prior to bonding application the tooth surface must be prepared to accept the bonding. This is accomplished by roughening the tooth surface and applying a gel to micro-etch the surface. A primer agent is then applied so the bond will adhere properly. Dental bonding is used:
Repairing tooth decay damage
To improve tooth alignment
To fill gaps between teeth
For cosmetic reasons (improve tooth appearance, including altering shade)

Dental Crowns:
Crowns are used to restore severely damaged teeth due to fracture or decay. After the tooth surface is cleaned and prepared, the crown is placed to cover the remainder of the tooth. The crown strengthens the tooth structure and helps prevent future decay. Crowns also improve the tooth’s look, shape, and alignment. Today’s crowns are stronger and more beautiful than ever! Crowns are used to:
Restore a fractured tooth
Restore a tooth severely damaged by decay
Protect a tooth from fracture
Cover a discolored or unattractive tooth
Cover a dental implant
Anchor a bridge

Root Canal:
A root canal becomes needed when tooth decay is so badly neglected it reaches the tooth pulp. Once the pulp is infected it cannot heal on its own. Sometimes tooth trauma such as a fracture can lead to the need for a root canal as well. In addition to being painful, untreated infections can reach the root tip and compromise the entire immune system. Symptoms of pulp infections may be:

Sensitivity to hot/cold
Sensitivity to sweets
Pain, especially when biting
Bad taste in the mouth

A root canal procedure includes cleaning out the infected pulp, disinfecting the canals and filling the void with a rubber like substance to prevent further infection. Sometimes a crown is recommended to restore the tooth shape, look, and to strengthen the tooth structure.

X-rays (Radiographs):
X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with X-rays before they become problems can save you money in the long run by preventing the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
Internal tooth decay
Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth)
Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
Impacted teeth
Teeth that are still coming in

Dental Bridges:
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth in both a cosmetic and functional fashion. A bridge structure is one or more artificial teeth anchored in place by natural teeth, crowns, or implants, on each side of the bridge. Using a bridge to fill the gap from missing teeth helps restore proper bite and prevent teeth from shifting to fill the gap (which may lead to additional bite and jaw joint issues). Bridges can be constructed from gold, porcelain and metal, or all ceramic. Ceramic bridge color is made to match your natural tooth color. Material choice will depend on structural requirements, wear, and esthetics. Bridges are used to:
Replace missing teeth
Prevent teeth from shifting
Correct bite issues due to missing teeth
Help prevent jaw joint problems from altered bite
Improve appearance (cosmetic reasons)

Porcelain Veneers:
Dental Veneers are custom crafted porcelain laminates fitted over the front of an existing tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth, dramatically enhancing or restoring its shape, color, and appearance. Veneers are:
Virtually undetectable
Very durable
An effective way to improve smile appearance
A quick and predictable way to achieve a smile makeover

Dental Implants:
Implants may be the best option for replacing a single or multiple missing teeth or to improve retention for a denture or partial. An implant is a metal post that is attached directly to the jawbone. After the bone and surrounding tissue has healed an artificial tooth can be attached to the implant. Implants provide additional benefits compared to bridgework as they do not depend on neighboring teeth for structural support and cannot get cavities. Implants are the closest dental structure in durability to natural teeth and may have greater cosmetic appeal. Implants are used to:
Replace missing teeth
Prevent teeth from shifting
Correct bite issues due to missing teeth
Help prevent jaw joint problems from altered bite
Improve appearance (cosmetic reasons)
Help retain a denture or partial.

Teeth Whitening:
Teeth whitening is a process for making your smile brighter and more attractive. The many methods of teeth whitening vary widely in time, effectiveness, cost, but all can help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease):
Gum disease accounts for approximately 70% of all tooth loss in adults. Early signs of gum disease include bleeding gums when flossing or brushing and gums that are red, inflamed, or swollen.

Gum disease and tooth decay are caused by the same bacteria. These bacteria form plaque beneath the gum-line, which eats away at the bond between tooth and gum. If deterioration is allowed to continue, “pockets” form in between the teeth and the gums. Pockets deeper than 3ml may require special treatment to remove the bacteria and plaque. Without treatment and continuous maintenance, gum disease will eventually weaken the bonds that hold the teeth in place.

There is no permanent treatment for gum disease. However, it can be kept under control with proper personal hygiene and regular visits to a trained dentist or hygienist.

Our General Dentistry Services


Dental Check Up's

Regular check up’s can help detect and prevent dental issues and help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants provide as a permanent foundation for fixed replacement teeth by acting as prosthetic tooth roots.

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Composite Fillings

A composite filling is made of a ceramic and plastic colored filling, that can be closely matched to the color of your teeth.

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Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration (fixed dental prosthesis) that joins an artificial tooth permanently to nearby teeth.

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Root Canal

Root canal therapy is the treatment to repair and save a tooth that has been badly damaged or possibly infected rather than having it extracting.

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Dental Crowns

If a tooth is weak, worn down, cracked/broken or a dental cavity endangers the health of a tooth, a crown may be necessary.
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