General dentistry is the label we use for dentistry focused on maintaining your oral health. It includes preventive procedures that help you avoid oral health problems and restorative procedures that address damage to your teeth. Most commonly, general dentistry procedures that people seek out are basic cleanings and checkups, but also include many other needs, such as sealants, fillings, and more.
Preventive dentistry is your best investment in the health and beauty of your smile. And it pays dividends far beyond your mouth, since good oral health lays a firm foundation for overall health.
Cleanings and Checkups are your most important preventive dentistry procedure. Making regular visits to the dentist allows us to supplement your at-home oral hygiene. It also gives us a chance to check for any developing oral health conditions, from cavities to cancer. On average, people should see us for cleanings and checkups twice a year, but in some cases we might recommend more or fewer visits depending on your needs.
Dental Sealants are an important preventive dentistry procedure. They used to be recommended only for children, but as their effectiveness has been proven, they’ve become recommended for adults as well. Sealants coat cracks in your teeth where bacteria and food collect and it can be hard to clean. This prevents the development of cavities in sealed teeth, reducing cavities by up to 90%!
Family Dentistry is a very successful approach to ensuring everyone in your home gets the best dental care. It’s not just more convenient to have everyone see the same dentist, it can lead to better quality care for everyone.
Ideally, preventive dentistry should keep your teeth and gums healthy, but sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes you may experience oral health problems that need to be remedied. When that’s the case, we offer many restorative dentistry procedures that can help.
Gum Disease Treatment may be the most important treatment you can get at the dentist. Gum disease is a chronic infection that can seriously impact your health. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss, but also increases your risk of illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, even cancer.
Fillings are probably the most common restorative procedure. They are used to fill small cavities that develop in your teeth due to oral bacteria. We offer tooth-colored fillings to keep your smile looking its best despite decay. Inlays and onlays are also used as strong, beautiful restorations for damaged teeth.
Crowns are used to restore teeth that are more heavily damaged. A dental crown fits over the entire visible surface of a tooth, protecting and beautifying it at the same time.
Tooth Extractions are something we like to avoid, but sometimes they’re necessary and beneficial. Wisdom teeth extractions are the most common, but other teeth might need to be extracted if they’re badly damaged or unhealthy.
Bridges are a tooth replacement option that uses dental crowns over your natural teeth to support a replacement tooth. This is a fully functional and very attractive replacement tooth.
Dentures are removable tooth replacement options. They can replace anywhere from a single lost tooth to an entire arch of teeth.
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If you are looking for a dentist who can take care of your oral health and the oral health of your entire family, let Dr. Bob demonstrate his expertise, his compassion, and his experience in providing top dental care in Butler. For nearly 40 years, he has been a trusted dentist serving the community and building a tradition of excellence.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bob at Advanced Dentistry of Butler, please call (724) 282-4436 today for an appointment.