Emergency Dental Care
Here at Prospect Dental, we offer emergency dental care.
Our highly trained doctors and staff are ready to manage all of your concerns. We have methods to alleviate the pain and help you feel calm during your emergency dental visit.
If you are facing a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us immediately!
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning renders a preventive approach to dental care. These treatments help prevent problems with your teeth and gums, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our doctors will inform you of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.
Periodontal disease is very common in adults. It is caused by bacteria in our mouth that forms plaque on our teeth. Without routine brushing and flossing, it continues to build up, forming tartar.
People with periodontal disease can have red and swollen gums that often bleed quite easily. It may be hard to eat because their teeth are so sensitive. Some people with periodontal disease have very bad breath and they may be missing teeth.
We diagnose periodontal disease by examining your teeth and gums. We also use a probe to look for any problem areas. X-rays are also necessary to diagnose the disease.
Tooth Colored Fillings
A composite filling is a tooth colored resin used to restore decayed teeth. It’s a valuable alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Composite resins are also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are considered a conservative method of treating damaged teeth. They are used instead of placing a crown. Some dentists even use inlays and onlays to treat tooth decay. Dental inlays and onlays are made in a dental lab and fitted to your tooth. They are then bonded to your tooth.
Root canals are needed when bacteria and decay spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you feel pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.
Crowns and Bridge Work
Dental crowns are permanent prosthetics that cover a damaged tooth. A dentist might use a crown in place of a large filling or when a tooth is fractured. While you might have pain and difficulty eating with a current tooth problem, a crown provides a strong new tooth that will diminish your discomfort.
A fixed bridge is a non-surgical method of replacing one or more missing teeth.
During your appointment we will determine the option that’s best for you.
If you are missing teeth, dentures can provide a positive solution to improving your oral health. We are proud to provide dentures that are designed to fit your mouth for function and comfort. Following your appointment, we will provide you with information on at-home care for your dentures. We strongly recommend scheduling follow up appointments for periodic oral health evaluations and denture cleanings.
Oral surgery encompasses procedures treating a wide array of diseases, injuries, and defects in the oral cavity. It is an internationally recognized medical specialty.
Our surgeons are knowledgeable and have received extensive training and education. We practice the highest standards of care and we also utilize cutting edge medical technology for our patients.
Some of the many procedures that fall under the category of oral surgery are removal of impacted teeth, insertion of dental implants, and cosmetic surgeries. We are also able to diagnose and treat certain conditions through oral surgery.
When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. While dentures are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth.
A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after cosmetic features in the world. People from all backgrounds and professions want a bright, straight smile, and we are here to help turn that desire into reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major treatment plans, our cosmetic dentistry practice aims to improve your smile and help you build confidence in the way your teeth look.
Veneers & Bonding
Porcelain Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. We recommend this treatment to anyone experiencing discoloration that cannot be fixed with whitening or if your teeth are damaged. Porcelain veneers are an option if you’re unhappy with the shape or look of your natural teeth.
A common request we receive is how to make a smile whiter and brighter. This is a relatively simple and quick treatment option that can be performed periodically. Certain foods and beverages such as wine and coffee stain the teeth and contribute to discoloration. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth. Additionally, the process actually rids the teeth of plaque and tartar that tend to lead to dental problems.
We are proud to offer pediatric dentistry services. Our entire staff is very good with children. We know and understand how children think so that we can start them off right. We want them to think of the dentist’s office as a good place, instead of being scared. We take our time with each patient so that they have an enjoyable visit.
Our dentists and entire staff understand the importance of good oral health in young children. They are here to help protect and restore children’s teeth so that they can speak and eat easily, as well as having a wonderful smile.
We are also proud to offer dental sealants. A dental sealant is a plastic coating painted on your child’s teeth, smoothing the rough edges, depressions, and grooves. It gives your child’s teeth a protective coating, helping to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Sealants are usually placed on the back teeth since they are hard to reach and very irregular. Even if your child brushes and flosses properly, he or she may miss some areas. For this reason, sealants are a good preventative measure.
For most children, we also offer a fluoride treatment, which helps their teeth continue to be strong as well.