Treatment

Complete Care Dental offers a wide range of treatment options.

Read below to learn more.

 

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our team have extensive amount of experience and training to improve your smile. We make sure to create a customized plan to cater to your priorities and needs. Treatment options include:
 

Veneers

Veneers are a quick and easy way to improve your smile. They can address many common cosmetic concerns such as gaps between teeth, chipped teeth, discolorations, and small alignment discrepancies. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth.

The treatment typically requires two visits. During the first visit, we make adjustments to your teeth and take an impression of them that is sent to a dental lab. We also verify the ideal shade and shape for your teeth. You may have temporary veneers between your first and second visit to maintain your smile and keep you comfortable.

A dental technician, in a dental lab, creates the custom made veneers working from the model of your teeth. After about two weeks, we will have your veneer fitted and checked. Once you approve of the appearance and fit of the veneer, we will permanently cement your veneers.

We may recommend that you wear a nightguard to avoid chipping or popping the veneer off at night and to avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine.

 

Whitening

Whitening is a simple and quick way to improve the color of your teeth. We offer three different options for whitening to fit your needs.

Our most economical option is our Reflection Whitening kit. It comes with two reusable plastic trays that cover your front teeth and two prescription strength gels. You would wear the trays with the gel for about 1 hour each day until you are comfortable with the results you get.

Our most popular option is our Custom Trays Whitening kit. We take molds of your teeth and have trays created that are custom fitted to your teeth. With these custom made trays, you will receive 4 syringes of prescription strength whitening gel. Depending on the instructions you are given, you may wear the trays with the gel for 15 to 30 minutes per day. You can keep the trays forever and purchase touch up gels as you need them.

 

Braces and Invisalign

Our orthodontist (braces specialist) can create a plan to realign your teeth to the smile you have always wanted. Braces are a great non-invasive way to improve the way your teeth fit together. Whether you are teenager or an adult, it’s never too late to get the smile you deserve.

 
 

Gum Disease and Periodontal Disease

Gum disease and periodontal disease are a couple of the most common undiagnosed diseases in adults. Gum disease (gingivitis) is the infection and inflammation of the gums surrounding the teeth. If untreated, this can lead to periodontal disease, which is the infection of the gum and bone surrounding the teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss.

Our office takes gum disease very seriously. During your first visit and each routine exam, we make sure to do a thorough exam to check for gum disease. There is no simple cure for periodontal disease, but we have many ways to control and manage the condition.

Signs and symptoms of gum disease include but are not limited to:

  • bad breath
  • bleeding gums while brushing and flossing
  • bad taste in mouth
  • loose teeth
  • red and swollen gums
  • shifting teeth

Treatment options include:
 

Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

Prior to the treatment, we make sure the affected areas are numb with local or topical anesthetic. Using special instruments and lot’s of water, we thoroughly clean below the gum line, along the root surface, and around the teeth to remove any bacteria, calculus, and plaque. This is not a surgical procedure. Depending on the severity of your case, we typically do this procedure in two visits to focus on specific areas in your mouth for each visit.

 

Local Antibiotics (Arestin)

We may recommend further therapy to address the bacteria affecting your gums. In addition to a deep cleaning, you may require an antibiotic to be placed in a few of the infected areas. This usually comes in the form of gelatinous powder that is squirted between the tooth and gum to further kill the bacteria that is attacking your gum and bone.

 

Periodontal Maintenance

After 6 to 12 week from your deep cleaning, we recommend you return for a follow up to check the healing of your gums, your oral hygiene and to touch up any areas with remaining plaque and bacteria. You will require routine follow up visits to maintain the health of your gums. Depending on how well your gums have healed and your oral hygiene habits and techniques, you will need to return either every 3, 4 or 6 months for follow up cleanings.

 

 

Replace Missing Teeth

Just like every organ in our body, each tooth has a specific function to help you with everyday functions such as eating, speaking and smiling. Even when you are missing only 1 tooth, you can cause further stress on all the other teeth in your mouth and your jaw. This additional stress can cause cracks, fractures, pain and swelling.

We offer several options to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing 1 tooth or all your teeth, we can provide customized treatment plan to address your needs. Treatment options include:

 

Implants

Implants are the new and most advanced treatment of choice to replacing teeth. Without affecting any of your other teeth, implants can replace 1 or multiple teeth. An implant acts an artificial tooth with a root portion that is placed by our oral surgeon and a crown portion that is placed by our general dentist. The entire process requires up to 4 appointments over a period of up to 4 months to ensure the best results. Your implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth possible.

Your first visit would be with our oral surgeon to discuss your case. The actual procedure is typically only 1 hour, and we make sure you are thoroughly numb with local anesthetic. He will place the biologically compatible root portion of your implant below the gum in the jaw and then cover it up with a healing cap. You will then return for evaluation to ensure proper healing and integration of the implant with your bone. After this has healed properly (from 2-4 months), our general dentist will have your implant fitted for a custom made crown. Just like a typical crown procedure, we will take molds of your teeth and have a lab create the crown to fit our bite and smile. This piece typically takes two weeks. At your final visit, you will have your crown checked and cemented in.

As with any new crown, filling, or appliance in your mouth, we strongly recommend routine visits to monitor and maintain the health of your mouth and new teeth.

 

Bridges

A bridge can replace 1 to a few teeth in your mouth. A bridge is not removable and typically requires 2 visits. A bridge requires at least 2 teeth that are healthy enough to support the weight of the replacement teeth. The bridge has at least two teeth crowned (abutments) with replacement teeth (pontics) attached to them. During your first visit, we will make sure you are thoroughly numb. We will shape the abutment teeth, verify the shade of your new teeth, and take molds of them. You will leave the office with a temporary bridge that will protect the shaped teeth and maintain the spacing for the new teeth. We will send the impression to a dental lab where they will custom make your new bridge. In about two weeks, you will return to have your new bridge fitted, checked and cemented.

As with any new crown, filling, or appliance in your mouth, we strongly recommend routine visits to monitor and maintain the health of your mouth and new teeth.

 

Dentures

If you are replacing all your teeth or more than half your teeth, an economical and non-invasive way to replace your missing teeth are dentures. Depending on how many teeth you are missing and the shape and alignment of your missing teeth, we will recommend either a partial denture or a full denture.

A partial denture uses your existing teeth for support and replaces your missing teeth. A full denture replaces all your missing teeth and can either be supported by your gum and bone, implants or 2-4 protected root tips. Dentures are removable and need to be taken out every night to allow your gums to breath.

When creating your custom made partial or full denture, we will need multiple short visits to properly fit them to your teeth and jaw. This process can take from 1 month to several months, depending on your case.

As with any new crown, filling, or denture in your mouth, we strongly recommend routine visits to monitor and maintain the health of your mouth and new teeth.

 

 

Fillings and Crowns

To properly restore and repair decayed or broken teeth, we may recommend either a composite filling or a crown. Treatment options include:
 

Fillings

A filling is done to repair a small hole, crack, or decayed area of your tooth. A filling is done in one visit. We ensure you are thoroughly numb before beginning with local anesthetic. We will clean out the affected area of your tooth and replace it with a tooth colored filling. After you leave, you will have a newly repaired tooth that you will be able to talk, eat and smile with like normal. Depending on the size and location of your filling, we may recommend you to avoid extra hard or chewy items to improve the long term prognosis of the tooth.

 

Crowns

A crown is done to repair a larger hole, crack or decayed area of your tooth. If the affected area of your tooth is over a third the size of your tooth, a crown is typically a better option. A crown covers the entire tooth and looks just like a natural tooth.

The treatment requires two visits. During your first visit, we will make sure you are thoroughly numb. We will shape the tooth to fit the crown, verify the shade of your new tooth, and take an impression of it. You will leave the office with a temporary crown that will protect the shaped tooth and maintain the spacing for the new tooth. We will send the impression to a dental lab where they will custom make your new crown. In about two weeks, you will return to have your new crown fitted, checked and cemented.

As with any new crown, filling, or denture in your mouth, we strongly recommend routine visits to monitor and maintain the health of your mouth and new teeth.