Regular dental exam and teeth cleanings are important to maintaining good oral health. These visits are important for patients of every age. During your appointment, we will remove any plaque buildup or tartar from your teeth, as well as check for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer, or irregularities.
Dental crowns can be used on both front and back teeth. This restoration is typically used on teeth that are broken or decayed, as well as those where a filling is no longer an option. Dental crowns are made out of a range of materials, including porcelain. This restores the tooth’s strength and provides a natural looking restoration that can last a lifetime.
For patients missing teeth due to decay, gum disease, or injury, a dental bridge can be used to restore your smile. This type of restoration is permanently fixed to adjacent teeth for support. It can help restore speaking and chewing ability. Dental bridges are made from a range of materials including alloys, gold, porcelains or a combination of these materials. In order for a dental bridge to be successful, it is important to maintain good oral health.
When removing a tooth is the best option for restoring your dental health, a dental extraction will be performed. Together with you, we will explore the available treatments, and well as replacement options for the tooth. It is important to replace the extracted tooth to prevent future problems with your oral health and surrounding teeth.
A filling is used to treat cavities and seal off spaces where bacteria can enter. Additionally, it can help prevent future tooth decay and restore tooth function. A variety of materials can be used for fillings including tooth-colored composite resin, porcelain, gold, silver, and more.
Dental Implant Restorations
A dental implant looks and feels just like natural teeth and provides patients with a permanent alternative to dentures. An Oral Surgeon will surgically insert the dental implant into the bone beneath the gums and then provide a solid foundation for replacement dentures or crowns. After a period of healing time, you will return to our office to have the implants restored with an implant crown, implant bridge, or implant supported denture. In order to be a good candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone structure.
Instead of using traditional film, digital x-rays use small sensors. Among the advantages of using digital x-rays are: it uses 80-90% less radiation, saves time, and allows our team to view enhanced images of your mouth and teeth. These images give us the clearest view of your tissues, while reducing the amount of radiation you are exposed to.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gums provide the foundation for your teeth, so it is important to keep them in good health. When your gums are unhealthy, it can causes greater problems for both your oral health and overall health. We will examine your gums during your routine exams. In addition, we will clean the pockets along the gum line, which helps prevent gingivitis and gum disease. If you are showing signs of gum disease, we will discuss with you the available treatment options. Our goal is to restore your dental health.
Emergency Dental Care
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, High Plains Dental provides a range of dental emergency services including denture repairs, fillings, and extractions. We are committed to providing you with the treatment you need and deserve. If you are a patient of record in need of emergency dental care, please contact our office immediately at (701) 483-4746 for care and after hour instructions.