There are a lot of great aspects of visiting a general dentist versus one who is specialized in one area. For example, you can have most of your dental problems taken care of under the same roof. You can say goodbye to visiting multiple dental offices to have all of your work completed. Family and cosmetic dentistry is our specialty at Martin Implants. Bring your whole family in for a complete dental exam and any cosmetic work you would like to have done.
General Dentistry Visits to Our Dentist
One of the most common reasons one of our patients will pay us a visit at Martin Implants is for a general dentistry exam. This should be completed every 6 months and is recommended for all of our patients beginning with young children who have just sprouted their first teeth. To start your dental exam, we will give you an x-ray. Our digital x-rays give us an idea of what’s going on underneath your tooth’s surface in case we are unable to catch it by the naked eye. We can also see if there are any impacted teeth or other problems. From there, our dentist will examine each of your teeth to look for gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, plaque, tartar, and other potential problems. If there are any problems going on in your mouth, our dentist will recommend the correct treatment for you.
After the exam is complete, we will give you a dental cleaning. This is where our dentist removes any stuck on plaque and tartar followed by polishing and flossing from a dental hygienist. Once your teeth are sparkly clean, we will send you on your way. If treatment is needed, we may complete it after your cleaning or during another appointment. These visits are important because they allow us to treat problems early on as well as prevent future problems from happening.
Small General Dentistry Procedures to Protect Your Teeth
In addition to your dental exam and dental hygiene treatment we give you during your bi-annual exam, there are a few other procedures we recommend to protect your teeth. To start, we like to recommend a fluoride treatment for all of our patients after their dental cleaning. Unfortunately, after age 17, dental insurance decides not to cover fluoride treatments which means you will have to pay out of pocket. This out of pocket expense is inexpensive and will provide you with lots of benefits like giving you extra protection against cavities. In children, we also provide dental sealants on the molars to protect the teeth from cavities. Another preventive treatment our patients have regularly is a root scaling and planing. This treatment is used to prevent gum disease or treat gingivitis.
Not only do we offer preventive procedures, but we also offer preventive oral appliances. If you grind or clench your teeth when you sleep, we can have you fitted for a night guard to protect your teeth from damage. In addition, we can provide you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth when you play contact sports. The best part about preventive dentistry is that it is usually covered by your dental insurance! This is because insurance companies would rather pay to prevent problems than to treat them. Take advantage of our different preventive and general dentistry procedures in Stockton.
Cosmetic Dentistry Is Smart for Everyone
When you visit a general dentist, not only are you receiving dental care for the whole family but the ability to also receive cosmetic treatments. Most patients have something they might want to change about their smile that is actually easily doable with cosmetic dentistry treatments. Tell our dentist about the different aspects of your smile that you are unhappy with and we will do our best to find you a treatment that will solve all of your problems! With a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments available, our dentist will be able to give you the smile makeover of your dreams. There’s a cosmetic dentistry treatment for every patient.
Experience Teeth Whitening
One of our top cosmetic dentistry treatments at Martin Implants is simply a tooth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is the best way to subtly change your smile without doing anything major. If your teeth are already straight and basically symmetrical, teeth whitening is an easy way to enhance your smile so that it stands out more. One of our professional teeth whitening treatments can brighten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter! Teeth whitening can get rid of yellowed, stained or discolored teeth.
Perfect Your Teeth with Porcelain Veneers
Another cosmetic dentistry treatment available with general and cosmetic dentistry treatments at our dental office is porcelain veneers. Veneers can whiten your teeth while also reshaping them. Most minor flaws on your teeth can be perfected using porcelain veneers. If you want to obtain a celebrity smile, porcelain veneers are the easiest way to get yourself there.
Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Not only can we make your smile look beautiful, but we can also replace any missing teeth you have. You might have already guessed this, but we specialize in dental implants here at Martin Implants. No matter how many teeth you have lost or what shape your gums are in, our team is here to find the perfect dental implants solution for your smile. We want to give you back your ability to smile, chew and speak with a complete smile.
Visit Your Family and Cosmetic Dentist in Stockton Today
General and cosmetic dentistry offer so many different options you won’t be able to find at a specialized dental office. Our general dentist specializes in everything from cosmetic dentistry to dental implants. Visit Martin Implants for your next dental exam or to have some work done on your smile. You can schedule an appointment with us by visiting our contact form or by giving us a call.