General dentistry services encompass all routine, preventative, and treatment options that are designed to promote a healthy, long-lasting smile. Each of these service options is listed below, where you will also find additional details so that you are fully aware of your options when it comes time for you to visit us for your appointment. By doing so, you’ll feel in control and can make confident decisions about your oral health. Call our dental clinic in Oklahoma City, OK today to schedule!
General Dentistry Services We Offer in Oklahoma City
Cleanings & Exams
Cleanings and examinations are some of the most important services we provide to keep your smile healthy and strong. This routine maintenance visit gives us the opportunity to:
- Remove stubborn plaque and tartar buildup
- Make sure your teeth are exceptionally clean
- Offer feedback on areas that need more attention
- Conduct a thorough examination to identify needs for treatment
We recommend these appointments to be scheduled at least every six months, but more often if you have gum disease. This keeps our team ahead of whatever problem you’re facing so that together, we can improve your overall health and protect the health of your smile.
Are you behind on your bi-annual cleaning and examination? Don’t worry, we can take care of you and we will make sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire process. Call today to schedule your appointment with us!
Perhaps you’ve heard of dental crowns before; these are the prosthetic appliances that are designed to mimic the function and appearance of a natural tooth. The crown is created to precisely fit over a damaged or severely decayed natural tooth and protect it from further problems; they are usually applied following a root canal or used to restore a dental implant.
As you now know more about dental crowns, let us tell you about our CEREC technology and how it makes a difference. CEREC stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics; this technology uses computer-aided design and manufacturing to create a custom-made crown in just ONE office visit. No need for temporary crowns, multiple office visits, and additional associated costs when you have a CEREC crown! The utilization of this technology follows the below process:
- Your selected tooth is reshaped and prepared to fit the crown.
- Using an intraoral camera scanner, we develop a digital impression of the prepared tooth.
- This impression is uploaded to our computer, where your dentist will design the crown.
- Once completed, the design is sent to our CEREC milling machine where the crown is precisely cut, carved, and sculpted with ultimate precision.
- 20 minutes later, your new crown is cemented into position.
A dental bridge is a fixed appliance that is used to restore the function, appearance, and health of your smile when you’re missing one or more teeth in a sequence. The bridge is composed of multiple dental crowns that have been fused together, used to span the gap from one natural tooth to the next. Natural teeth on either side of the tooth gap must be reshaped and contoured prior to placement in order to accommodate the crown. The bridge uses the natural strength from those teeth and roots in order to hold the bridge securely in place. Benefits of a dental bridge include:
- Improved smile appearance
- Better chewing and speaking function
- Prevent teeth from shifting
Dental bridges can last between five to seven years when maintained properly. Proper maintenance and care include:
- Regular brushing and flossing
- Avoid chewing ice or hard candy
- Attend routine dental cleanings and exams
Our office is proud to offer pediatric dentistry for the children of our community! From the moment your child is born, their smile becomes an integral part of who they are; it’s a reflection of their personality, a source of self-confidence, as well as a responsibility. Protecting their smile whether they are a few months old or eighteen years old is always important, and our team serves as a support system for you and your child along the way.
Pediatric dentistry is a specialty that offers more for your child’s growing smile than a general dentist can provide. Receiving an additional two to three years of education following standard dental school, pediatric dentists are capable of doing more to secure your child’s smile; this includes:
- Using special tools specifically designed for smaller mouths
- Ability to teach you and your child about preventative care
- Being trained to care for both primary and permanent teeth
- Providing care for children and teens with special needs
Cold Sore Therapy
While some people may only get the occasional cold sore that doesn’t cause much trouble, others may get them more frequently and experience more pain, discomfort, and decreased confidence as a result. Doctors believe this frequency may be due to a genetic predisposition that affects the immune system, or perhaps could be a result of stress or hormonal changes; whatever the case may be, we have a solution to eliminating cold sores quickly, painlessly, and easily within our office.
For the low price of $87, we use the Biolase Epic X laser to treat cold sores. Through the activation of a healing response within the body, this treatment will reduce the severity and duration of the outbreak, and ultimately kill the virus. While the laser can not stop outbreaks before they happen or prevent them from occurring, it is a painless method for reducing the intensity of the virus’s symptoms.
For the best results, we recommend that you schedule an appointment as soon as you feel the tingling sensation of a developing cold sore. We strive to offer this quick, 30-minute treatment the same day you call, ensuring your next cold sore will be significantly much easier to manage.
Myobrace is a treatment utilized for growing children to properly align their jaws without the need for braces, wires, or other more intrusive options. The device looks like a standard mouthguard and is made from either silicone or polyurethane; these materials vary in flexibility and are custom-created to fit the degree of resilience needed for the particular child. These dependable factors include:
- The child’s age
- The severity of jaw misalignment
- Duration of the treatment plan
Myobrace is designed to be effective after being worn for only one hour each day. Through this approach, the facial muscles are given sufficient guidance to grow properly, restructure the positioning of the chin, and support facial symmetry.
Schedule a General Dentistry Appointment in Oklahoma City
General dentistry is an incredibly important part of quality dental care. It keeps your teeth strong, your gums healthy, and your smile beautiful; with all these great advantages, we want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy them.
We recognize that not all patients have been supported by this regular upkeep in the past and may be looking to improve their smile in the future. If this is the case for you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We wish no patient to feel fearful, anxious, or ashamed of missing dental appointments in the past; what’s important is that we work together and create an opportunity for your smile to thrive in the future! We want that for you and would love to hear from you today.
Call the general dental clinic in OKC and no matter how long it’s been since your last appointment, we’ll be ready to greet you with a friendly smile!
General Dentistry FAQs
Dental care is the practice of taking care of your teeth, gums, and mouth. It includes brushing, flossing, regular check-ups with a dentist, and treatments to prevent or fix dental conditions like cavities, gum disease, and other problems that can affect oral health. In the United States, general dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions related to the mouth.
The different types of dentistry include pediatric dentistry (oral health care for children), orthodontics (the correction of teeth and jaws), periodontics (the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease), endodontics (treating the inside of teeth), oral surgery (procedures in the mouth), and prosthodontics (the replacement of teeth with artificial ones).
General dentistry in the United States can help to improve overall oral health, prevent tooth decay and other diseases, reduce pain from existing dental problems, and provide cosmetic improvements to enhance smiles. Regular dental cleanings can also keep teeth healthy and white, while x-rays can detect any problems.
Yes, general dentists are fully trained in the procedures of root canals and crowns. Root canals involve the cleaning out of an infected tooth and the placement of a filling material within the root canals of the tooth. Crowns are then used to cover damaged teeth and/or fillings and provide protection from further decay.
General dentists in the United States are responsible for providing a wide range of services to keep their patients' teeth healthy and free from disease. Common procedures performed by general dentists include routine check-ups, cleanings, fillings, root canals, and crowns. They also offer preventive services, such as dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and nutrition counseling to help patients maintain a healthy mouth.
General dentists are responsible for providing comprehensive dental care to their patients. This includes performing examinations and diagnostic tests, diagnosing oral health conditions, and providing preventive care, such as sealants and fluoride treatments.
Yes, general dentists are qualified to provide cosmetic dentistry services, such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. However, some dentists specialize in this field and may be better suited to provide these services. At Reflections Dental Care, we have all the experience you need for all branches of dental care, so why not contact us today?
A healthy mouth is essential for overall health and wellbeing. Poor oral hygiene can lead to serious dental problems, such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay, which can have a significant impact on your physical health. Regular visits to the dentist are important to help maintain good oral hygiene and detect problems early.