family dentistry

What Is Family Dentistry?

Family Dentistry

When looking for a family dentist, patients expect the very best. Family dentistry involves many of the same procedures and treatments as general dentistry, but with an emphasis on catering to the needs of the entire family, including very young children. The idea is to provide outstanding dental care in a comfortable and relaxing setting so that your child makes regular dental visits an ongoing part of their lives right through adulthood.

To better understand what is involved with family dentistry, it may be helpful to take a look at some common treatments and procedures provided by your family dentist.

Pediatric Dental Sealants

Are you worried about your young children developing cavities at an early age? If so, you should look into dental sealants. Sealants have been found to prevent up to 80% of cavities among the back molars, which are more difficult to reach and clean.

Sealants are placed by your dentist as a protective coating on teeth that are in hard-to-reach areas like the back molars. These teeth also tend to have crannies and crevices that allow bacteria to hide from cleaning efforts. Furthermore, most sealants are a type of safe plastic material that are quickly applied to the teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are spiking in popularity right now because they offer a superior solution for missing teeth. Unlike dentures, implants are firmly anchored within your mouth. Next, titanium metal post is placed within the jawbone, which fuses around it. Finally, a dental crown is placed on top to provide a chewing surface and aesthetic replacement for your original tooth.

Some patients do not have enough bone mass to support an implant, but they can still receive one by undergoing a bone graft procedure. Moreover, the only drawback is this will add some additional time and expense to the entire process.

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Strong and durable
  • Lasts decades longer than other options like dentures and bridges
  • Will not shift within your mouth

Porcelain Dental Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers are a great way to cover up minor imperfections in the teeth like cracks and chips. In short, they are thin coverings that are placed on the teeth during a couple of dental visits. At the first appointment, your dentist will create an impression of your teeth to be sent to a lab that will be creating your porcelain veneers, which will be placed at a follow-up appointment.

Porcelain is a material that closely matches the color of natural teeth, including their translucence. Likewise, it is strongly stain resistant. In addition, you get a bonus whitening effect to help you achieve that dazzling smile.

Scheduling Your Treatment

Having a family dentist for your entire family is a great way to have all of your dental records available under one roof.

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