Dental Cleaning and Restorative Services in Dalton, GA
In order to provide our patients with excellence in dental care, we use state-of-the-art technology in all of our services. These new advancements in dentistry allow us to detect decay in very early stages, treat concerns with precision, and create beautiful custom restorations. Our premium dental software allows us to work efficiently within our office, as well as with other health care providers. Rest assured we value your time spent with us, and these technologies allow us to provide the efficiency and dental treatment you deserve.
Below is a description of common dental treatments Houston Robison Family Dentistry provides:
A crown, or a cap, is used to completely cover a damaged tooth.
A crown maybe used to: Replace a large filling, where little tooth structure is remaining.
- Protect a weak tooth from fracture
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Change the shape, color or alignment of natural teeth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal therapy
A bridge is a method to replace a missing tooth, or teeth. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth, using adjacent natural teeth for support, hence the name bridge.
A variety of materials can be used to make a bridge including, gold, porcelain bonded to metal, or all ceramic, depending on the requirements for strength, color, or wear.
A dental implant is a titanium post placed surgically in the jaw bone by a periodontist or oral surgeon. Implants are a good choice for people who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or any other reason. They are widely considered one of the greatest advancements in dentistry in the last 40 years, due to their strength, longevity, and they do not depend on surrounding teeth for support.
Our doctors, after implant post healing, will customize a crown using color, shape, and fit to match adjacent teeth.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay, back to normal function and shape. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and fill the cleaned out cavity with filling material.
The most common types of filling materials are composite (tooth colored), or amalgam. The doctor will discuss your options and recommend the best material based on size, location, and strength.
Amalgam advantages: Longevity of material
- Relatively inexpensive, compared to other options
- Strong and can withstand the force of chewing
Composite advantages: Tooth colored, blends in with other teeth
- Less drilling
- Material bonds directly to the tooth, making the tooth stronger
A dental cleaning is a procedure performed by a dental hygienist to remove plaque, and calculus (tarter) build-up from tooth surfaces. We use a variety of instruments and technology during professional cleanings, including hand scaling and ultrasonic scaling devises. Our goal is to remove all debris from the teeth, and root surfaces, to provide optimum gum health, and prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease.