When it comes to treating teeth, a general dentist is the one who does most of the work to save and enhance them. People typically seek out general dentistry to maintain their oral health. Listed below are some of the treatments you can get at Valley Dental & Orthodontics.
A general dentist cares for most aspects of their patient’s teeth, starting with examinations, cleanings, and treatments to repair issues like cavities. Dental experts recommend that people see their general or family dentist in Clovis, CA, every six months for routine examinations and cleanings.
During the exam, our dentists near you will look for cracks, chips, or other problems like decay. They will also look for signs of oral cancer or medical conditions their patients may be developing. Taking care of minor issues keeps them from turning into major, more expensive dental problems.
General dentists also clean teeth to prevent the formation of decay by removing plaque and tartar on teeth before it can form bacteria that can cause cavities or gum disease.
Our general dentists can help their patients improve their appearance by restoring or replacing teeth so that they look and function better. Some of the procedures include:
Veneers, bonding, and crowns can hide problems with your teeth like cracks, chips, discolorations, or other superficial flaws. Crowns can also strengthen teeth with more severe cracks or chips in them and restore your teeth’s function as well.
Along with helping teeth look better, we also help straighten them to improve bite alignment, prevent overcrowding, and help them function better. It can be difficult for some people with misaligned bites to properly tear and chew food into pieces small enough to swallow. Also, crooked teeth can sometimes cause speech impediments that our dentists can correct.
If you need a dentist, call us for a consultation. We will be happy to meet and welcome you and your family to our practice.