- Cosmetic dentistry
- Zoom Advanced tooth whitening
- Bondings (white fillings)
- Porcelain veneers (overlays)
- Orthodontics for all ages
- All-porcelain crowns
- Before and after cosmetic imaging
- Air abrasion–the “no drill” drill
- Intraoral digital photography
- Digital radiography (x-rays)
- Sedation dentistry
Our office provides a full range of periodontal (gum) treatment, both non-surgical and surgical.
Treating gum disease involves a detailed, comprehensive periodontal examination. This is necessary to accurately determine the degree of periodontal damage present, and to determine an effective treatment plan to restore your gums to a healthy condition. Often an initial dental cleaning, called a ‘gross debridement’ will be performed. This allows the healing process to begin, and is sometimes necessary to do a proper examination.
If your condition is mild, a second, thorough dental cleaning may be all you need to restore health. This is usually the treatment for gingivitis, which is the early stage of gum disease. If your condition is more advanced, dental cleanings are set up over multiple appointments, concentrating on one area of the mouth at a time. Usually local anesthetic is used , as these are ‘deep’ cleanings. This treatment is termed: Scaling and root planing.
In addition to the non-surgical treatments discussed above, we have a Periodontist, a gum specialist, on staff here at Bluth Family Dental. Dr. Michael Hennessy is highly skilled in the latest surgical techniques such as grafting and regenerative procedures. Dr. Michael Hennessy routinely places dental implants for our patients, replacing missing teeth without compromising and stressing adjacent natural teeth.
To replace missing teeth, dental implant represent one of the most successful and longest lasting treatment options. Over the last 5 years, significant advances in technology have allowed us to place more implants than ever before, in a shorter amount of time. At the same time, having both the surgical placement and the restorative phase of dental implants completed in our office has kept the costs down considerably. Many times the cost to replace teeth with dental implants is similar to other options. If you factor in the significant longevity of dental implants, the long-term costs of dental implant restorations is lower than the cost of repairing and replacing other forms of dental prostheses. Caring for dental implants is usually easier, and dental implants cannot decay, as they are fabricated from medical grade titanium.
Routine and surgical extractions as well as impacted teeth are routinely treated here.
Endodontics (root canal) are routinely performed for most teeth. Molars are referred to an endodontic specialist for treatment.
Comprehensive dental treatment for children. We generally recommend a first dental visit at age 3. We do not sedate our very young patients. Should sedation be required, we can refer to a pediatric dental specialist.
In addition to providing Invisalign treatment, we offer conventional orthodontic treatment for our patients. Early (first phase) ‘interceptive’ orthodontic treatment can be beneficial in correcting cross bites, overbites, and eliminating harmful habits which may adversely effect a developing child’s smile. Conventional (second phase) orthodontic treatment is usually started in the 11-12 age range, though this can vary with the developmental stage of the child. Adults benefit as well from orthodontic correction, and often prior to undergoing a ‘smile makeover’, it is advantageous to correct crowded teeth to allow a better final result. Orthodontic consultations are provided at no cost, and having your orthodontic treatment in our office allows us to address all of your dental needs, especially preventative maintenance, during the course of orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment in our general practice also helps reduce the fees, as the cost for the diagnostic work up, treatment, and retainers, are all included in the case fee.