Comprehensive Dental Care
What we do: The American Dental Association recommends children have their first dental visit six months after their first tooth, or at one year of age-whichever comes first. Therefore, we see patients from age one through adulthood. We provide many services to our patients, including preventative care, restorations, oral surgery, root canal therapy, and fixed/removable prosthesis.
Prevention is key to having healthy teeth and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing on a nightly basis. In addition, the ADA recommends getting professional tooth cleanings at regular intervals set forth by your dentist. At HCCH we offer the following preventive services: - Cleanings - Scaling and RootPlaning - Debridements - Fluoride - Sealants - Silver Diamine Fluoride - Xrays - Exams - Night guards and athletic guards
Sometimes teeth have no other option but to come out. If that is the case, we can help. We offer:
- Simple extractions
- Surgical extractions
- Removal of some partially erupted teeth
Restorative Services (Fillings, Crowns and Bridges)
When teeth decay, the cavity must be removed and the missing tooth structure replaced with a restoration (filling).
If a tooth is mostly filling material or is fractured, sometimes a crown is recommended. Bridges can be used to replace missing teeth if there are good abutments on either side of the space.
When teeth are missing, sometimes they can be replaced with a removable appliance. We offer a variety of replacement appliance options such as:
- Complete dentures
- Partial dentures (metal-based, acrylic, and flex-based)
Occasionally, decay is too deep to be filled and the tooth must receive a root canal. A root canal is designed to eliminate bacteria and prevent infection/reinfection of a tooth.