Legends Family Dental
This is the space to introduce the Services section. Briefly describe the types of services offered and highlight any special benefits or features.
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A Composite filling is a white (tooth-colored) resin material that bonds to tooth structure, that is used now in place of amalgam ‘silver’ fillings to provide a strong and cosmetically pleasing tooth restoration.
The adhesive chemistry of white fillings allow bonding to teeth, no additional shape has to be drilled once access to the decay has been made. The end result is usually a much smaller filling and a stronger tooth because the bonding helps “glue” or reinforce the weak parts of the tooth.
A crown is a “cap”, shaped like a tooth, that’s placed over a damaged tooth to support and protect it. Dental crowns can be made of a variety of materials, including metal, zirconia, and even porcelain and ceramic options that look just like your real teeth.
A dental bridge spans the gap left behind when you’re missing one or more teeth. A dental bridge featuring a false tooth is typically attached to crowns, which are cemented onto the adjacent teeth on both sides of the missing tooth.
Crown & Bridges
Veneers are a very thin layer of porcelain that helps re-create the look of your natural teeth. Each veneer is custom-made to fit your individual teeth to ensure flawless results. Then, Dr. Ford bonds the veneers to your current teeth. Veneers cover blemishes such as cracks, gaps, stains, or misshapen teeth.
Although there are many treatments available to save a tooth, extraction is sometimes the only option.
An impacted wisdom tooth is a wisdom tooth that doesn’t have room to grow, which can cause pain, swelling, infection, and a host of other complications.
A root canal is a dental procedure intended to remove oral discomfort and restore your tooth. If your tooth becomes severely infected from inside, our experienced dentist removes the bacteria and any dying or dead tissue. Doing so lets them get rid of your pain and preserve your tooth.
If you wake up with a throbbing and tender jaw in the morning, you might grind your teeth or clench your jaw when you sleep. Some people also experience distressing headaches and toothaches, as well. This is a condition called bruxism, which affects both adults and children.
The hectic pace of today’s adult lifestyle often leaves little time for the daily oral health care routine needed to prevent cavities and periodontal disease. This is unfortunate since periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. An estimated 75% of Americans reportedly have some form of periodontal disease.
Dental cleaning is the removal of dental plaque (a soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (‘calculus’) from the teeth. Dental cleanings are necessary to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. If left untreated, severe gum disease can result in tooth loss. Cleaning and polishing of the teeth leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them.
Oral cancer typically appears as a sore or unexpected growth that doesn’t go away. This includes cancers of the floor of the mouth, cheeks, tongue, lips, sinuses, throat, and hard and soft palate. Many people experience no symptoms at all in the beginning stages of oral cancer, so it’s important to schedule routine visits with the Legends Dental team at least twice a year. An oral cancer screening is a physical exam in which the Fuller Smiles team analyzes your entire oral cavity.
Oral Cancer Screaning
Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.”
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth.
An emergency dentist treats dental and mouth injuries that need immediate attention. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Making it to Legends Family Dental as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.
Professional teeth whitening trays use a hydrogen peroxide bleaching solution to brighten your teeth and give you a more brilliant, attractive smile. Teeth whitening is available at Legends Family Dental for purchase to do at-home treatments after your appointment. Sometimes, the bleaching agent can make your teeth sensitive so ask one of our team members if you’re a good candidate for whitening. Keep in mind that all whitening systems will not whiten any dental work (crowns, veneers, fillings, etc.)
Many children have little or no problem with teething, while others may have significant discomfort. Usually, the pain with teething comes and goes and may seem to ease after several minutes.
Because teething is so common and other symptoms such as fever, fussiness, colds, and diarrhea are also common, both conditions may often occur at the same time. Teething may not be causing these symptoms. Other illnesses or disorders (for example, viral infections) are much more likely to be causing fever, fussiness, nasal congestion with cough, and diarrhea. It is important to contact your doctor if these or other symptoms seem concerning to you. Do not assume that they are just from the teething. Teething should not require emergency care. If there is concern that something other than teething may be causing symptoms, contact your health-care provider.