At Sun Ridge Smiles, we provide a wide range of services across every field of dentistry — general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and other services. Our general dentistry services help you prevent dental issues and problems from occurring. Our cosmetic dentistry services aim to transform your smile and improve your self-confidence. Our restorative dentistry services aim to restore the normal appearance and function of your teeth. And our orthodontic procedures aim to straighten your misaligned or crooked teeth. Please continue reading for a brief overview of all our services.
- Preventive Dentistry: As the name suggests, these are dental services like teeth cleaning, scaling, and oral cancer screening — services that help you avoid dental problems and issues from occurring at all. They help you maintain optimal oral health.
- Teeth Cleaning: Professional teeth cleaning involves the use of special equipment to remove all of the accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth, remove all the food particles, and provide bacterial protection. This prevents dental decay and cavities from setting in. You should go for teeth cleaning appointments at least once every six months.
- Oral Cancer Screening: Oral cancer screening refers to a range of visual tests, physical tests, and screening tests to identify signs of oral cancer or other precancerous lesions. The dentist will look for signs like white patches, red patches, or lumps. Detecting oral cancer at an early stage is necessary for treatment.
- Scaling & Root Planing: Scaling is a procedure in which the dentist uses a scalar to remove all of the accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. This is necessary to prevent gum disease. Root planing is a procedure in which the dentist smoothens the tooth’s root surface and reattaches it to the gums if you’re already suffering from gum disease.
- Pediatric Dentistry: Pediatric dentistry refers to dental treatments provided by certified pediatric dentists who deal with the complications related to young teeth such as dental caries, gum disease, and problems associated with the transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth.
- Bruxism/ Teeth Grinding: Bruxism/ Teeth Grinding is a condition in which you keep clenching and grinding your teeth during the day, while sleeping, or both. This may happen for deeper medical conditions, misaligned teeth, or psychological reasons and it can severely damage your teeth. Our dentists identify the signs of bruxism, diagnose the root cause, and provide effective treatment include mouth guards.
- Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is a procedure in which the dentist applies a whitening gel to your teeth and uses a special light to activate the bleaching agent and remove surface stains from your enamel.
- Zoom In-Office Teeth Whitening: Zoom In-Office Teeth Whitening is an advanced teeth whitening procedure using a patented Zoom whitening gel and Zoom special light that removes the surface stains from your enamel and brighten your teeth by several shades.
- At-Home Whitening: With At-Home Whitening, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create dental trays and give you the necessary whitening gel. You can apply the whitening gel on the dental trays in your own time and wear them for a few hours every day. Your teeth will appear a lot brighter in a few weeks.
- Dental Veneers: Dental Veneers are porcelain, composite resin, or other tooth-colored materials attached to the surface of your teeth to mask all deformities and anomalies like cracks and stains. The dentist has to remove some of the surface enamel to accommodate the veneers.
- Gingivectomy: Gingivectomy is a procedure in which the dentist uses a scalpel or a laser to remove excess gum tissues or shape damaged tissues. This is done to improve the proportion of teeth and gums when you smile.
- Lumineers: Lumineers are extremely thin dental veneers attached to the surface of your teeth to mask all deformities and stains. This is a minimally-invasive procedure because the dentist doesn’t need to shave off any of your existing enamel.
- Cosmetic Bonding: This is also a non-invasive procedure in which the dentist applies a composite resin putty-like substance over your teeth and polishes it to improve your smile.
- Dental Crowns: These are caps or covers attached over existing teeth either to hide deformities, protect it from damage, or strengthen it after a root canal. Dental crowns may be made of porcelain, ceramic, silver amalgam, gold, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. The dentist has to file your existing teeth into a small stub to accommodate the crown.
- Dental Bridges: These are a series of fake teeth supported on either side by dental crowns or dental implants. They’re used to replace a series of missing teeth. However, the dentist has to attach implants at the corners of the missing teeth or attach crowns over the surrounding teeth to support them.
- Tooth Colored Fillings: These are composite resin tooth-colored materials used to fill up the gaps left behind by cavities, cracks, or dental decay. It prevents the spread of bacterial infection and protects your teeth.
- Root Canals: If bacterial infection or dental decay spreads past the enamel and into the pulp chamber, the dentist has to remove the infected pulp and nerves to protect the tooth from complete decay.
- Dental Implants & Dentures: Dental implants are metal frameworks or titanium posts screwed into the jawbone of a missing tooth to replace the root structure so that dental crowns, bridges, or dentures can be attached over them. Dentures are oral appliances you wear on your mouth to replace several or all of your teeth. They tend to come off easily so they can also be attached to your implants.
- Snap-On Smile: This refers to a complete set of removable and realistic fake teeth that you can attach over your existing teeth to transform your smile and cover up chipped teeth, stains, crooked teeth, and other problems.
- Gum Disease: Gum disease is a condition in which bacteria infect your teeth and gums, leading to bleeding gums, sensitive gums, gum recession, and other issues. We can identify gum disease and treat it with procedures like scaling and root planing, root canal, gingivectomy, and other procedures.
- Dental Bone Grafting: Dental bone grafting is a procedure in which the bone grafting material is attached inside the empty socket of a missing tooth next to the alveolar ridge. This is done immediately after tooth extraction to protect the jawbone from degeneration or to facilitate bone regeneration if you don’t have sufficient bone structure. Dental bone grafting is usually done to prepare your jaws for dental implants.
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- Clear Correct: Clear Correct refers to thermoplastic trays or transparent aligners that you wear over your teeth to apply gradual pressure and move them in the desired direction. This is done to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth without discernible metal brackets.
- Invisalign: Invisalign braces are the most effective invisible orthodontic appliances used to apply pressure on your teeth and move them in the correct direction to fix your bite and straighten your teeth. They’re removable and highly effective.
- Traditional Braces: Traditional braces are metallic braces in which archwires go around your teeth with metallic brackets over the forefront of your teeth. The dentist gradually tightens the wires so the brackets continue applying pressure to your teeth to move them in the correct direction. They’re highly visible and take longer to work than Invisalign but they’re also a lot more reasonable.
- Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration: This is a procedure in which the dentist uses grafting material and soft tissue membranes to facilitate bone regeneration and tissue regeneration, especially after you’ve suffered bone or tissue loss after gum disease.
- Osseous Surgery: This is a procedure in which the dentist eliminates gum pockets and removes infected bone tissues and gum tissues to prevent a bacterial infection from spreading.
- Wisdom Teeth Extraction: If you have impacted wisdom teeth, the dentist will remove it so it can’t affect your other teeth and cause dental issues. Wisdom teeth may be removed simply or surgically, deepening on whether it’s stuck inside the jawbone.
- Occlusal (Bite) Adjustment: Occlusal (bite) adjustment refers to a wide range of procedures and treatments to fix your bite and facilitate perfect alignment. This may be done through orthodontics, splints, or even mouth reconstruction.
- Ridge Preservation: This is a procedure in which the dentist plants bone grafting material inside the socket of the missing tooth to prevent bone loss. This is done to preserve the jawbone and ridge so you can get dental implants later. It also protects you from a dry socket.