DIAGNOSIS

COMMON SYMPTOMS

 

So, you are experiencing pain in your mouth and it keeps you up at night. You floss, brush & have a regular dental teeth cleaning. Even then, it's possible for dental problems to appear quickly. Teeth can be damaged at any age from decay, injury or infection. Make an appointment to get a full dental exam today and get a good night's rest again.

 
 

 
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REGULAR TEETH CLEANING

ORAL HYGIENE

Child Teeth Cleaning Illustration

Child Teeth Cleaning Illustration

For Adults 35 & over, gum disease or periodontal disease, cause more damage than cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some point in their life.

With a daily regimen, the best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is with a good toothbrush & floss technique. Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plague. Plague is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth commonly referred to as calculus. Thorough daily brushing and flossing can remove these germs and help prevent the build up of plaque.

Daily brushing and flossing will keep dental calculus to a minimum, whereas a professional cleaning will remove calculus in places a toothbrush and floss can’t reach. Schedule a regular professional teeth cleaning at Route 66 Smiles and prevent the chance for gum disease for life.

 
 

DENTAL VENEERS

WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?

Dental Milling Machine carving the shape of human teeth.

Dental Milling Machine carving the shape of human teeth.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

 
 
Dental Tools & Dentures

Dental Tools & Dentures

DENTAL CROWNS

TEETH RESTORATION

Our goal is to provide undetectable dentistry. Teeth damage sometimes can only be repaired with dental crowns. We use porcelain or “painted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear as new. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.

 

DENTAL BRIDGES

Tooth Loss Restoration

Dental Bridge Illustration

Dental Bridge Illustration

Our teeth serve many functions in speaking, chewing and help maintain proper alignment. If we lose a tooth, it needs to be replaced to maintain proper function. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.

Dental Bridge Options

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth with attached artificial teeth next to natural teeth called abutment teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached called fixed bridges or they can be removable. Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.

 
 

Non Surgical Root Canal

Root Canal Molar Illustration

Root Canal Molar Illustration

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. In the center of teeth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to grow teeth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the teeth & gums.

How is a root canal performed?

Usually involving local anesthesia, non surgical root canals are performed by removing the diseased pulp and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the study and the treatment of dental pulp. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Patients are able to drive after this procedure.

 
 

DENTAL IMPLANTS

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function naturally. The patient regains the ability to eat normally and can smile with confidence. The implants are titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium forming a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental Implants Illustration

Dental Implants Illustration

Dental implants are helping people get back to eating comfortably, smiling and enjoying life more! Many people have chosen implant dentistry after a thorough dental-radiographic examination.