At Papania Dental, Routine care includes dental exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, X-rays, treatment planning and smile analysis. Routine dental care is critically important to maintaining the health of your teeth, gums and mouth...at every age!
Do you have dentures? Do you need them? Dentures can improve your smile and your whole facial appearance, as well as making it much easier to eat and speak. Many people don't realize that dentures are the partial or complete artificial replacement of natural teeth and the surrounding tissue, not just the teeth. If you have or need dentures, you'll find guidance, expertise and considerate support at Papania Dental.
One of the ways we fight against tooth decay in vulnerable teeth is by using a sealant. We apply a plastic resin to the chewing surfaces of your permanent teeth, bonding into the depressions and grooves of the premolars and molars. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from bacteria, plaque and acids.
Fillings are one of the simplest ways for us to repair worn, damaged or decayed teeth. We use various restorative options depending on what's best for you, including tooth-colored fillings.
At Papania Dental, we know that there are few dental procedures as scary as root canal therapy. The root canal is actually the soft core, or dental pulp, of the tooth. When there is disease or injury to the tooth's soft core, we have to find out what's wrong and figure out the best way to treat it. Usually, this means we have to remove diseased or damaged pulp, clean the pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth, and then seal it. With new, more potent anesthetics, virutally all root canals are performed with little or no pain involved. Patients that may be nervous about this procedure can take advantage of sedation dentistry.
Crowns serve many purposes, including strengthening and improving the appearance of discolored or badly shaped natural teeth, supporting a tooth with a large filling, aiding in attaching a bridge, protecting a weak tooth from breaking or restoring one that's already broken and covering a dental implant.
A bridge is a partial denture used to replace missing teeth. We literally bridge the gap between the missing teeth with artificial ones. We can make your bridge out of gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these. A fixed bridge is permenently cemented in place, and usually has to be removed by a dentist.
Custom Mouth Guards:
Mouth guards are devices that fit over the teeth to prevent injury to the teeth, mouth or lips. They are frequently used for athletes in a variety of sports, but mouth guards can also be used to prevent tooth grinding or treat temporomandibular disorders while sleeping.