General dentistry deals with addressing all types of common oral concerns. General dentists are trained to treat patients belonging to all age groups, making them quite versatile. Having a common dentist to treat all family members would be highly advantageous and convenient, which is why we also provide family dental services to our patients.
Healthy Smiles of Birmingham can help you halt the progression of tooth decay and gum disease with one or more of our general dentistry services described below. Schedule an appointment with us to learn more.
What treatment do general dentists offer?
Routine consultations: Routine dental appointments once every six months would be necessary for the dentist to keep a check on your oral health and determine the onset of any unforeseen dental conditions. During the consultation, we perform oral cleaning using an ultrasonic scaling device to eliminate the plaque and tartar deposits. If there are any specific concerns, we will address them accordingly.
Cavity treatment:Treating cavities is crucial in saving teeth from severe damage. Cavities are caused due to the erosion of the enamel and decay of the underlying tissues by the microbes in the mouth. Cavities are filled using dental fillings made from tooth-colored ceramic or composite resin. They offer excellent durability and sealing properties and can be customized to match the teeth' exact appearance.
Restorations: Dental restorations are used to bring the teeth back to their ideal contour, structural integrity, and functionality. Some of the major dental restorations are crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, etc. They are made from dental-grade ceramic, thereby offering excellent strength and life-like aesthetics.
Teeth replacement:Replacing missing teeth is essential to restore facial aesthetics and the functionality of the mouth. The most prominent options available are dental bridges, implants, and dentures. Bridges and implants are used to replace single missing teeth, and dentures replace a larger number of them.
Preventive treatment:Avoiding the occurrence of dental concerns is better than having them treated after they take a toll on your oral health. We offer various preventive treatment procedures such as oral cancer screening, dental sealants, cavity prevention, oral cleaning, orthodontic treatment, etc.
Sleep diagnosis:Sleep is a significant part of our routine and helps us relax and rejuvenate. Sleep disorders such as bruxism, snoring, sleep apnea, etc., could deny you sound sleep, thereby significantly affecting your sleep quality. We will conduct a thorough diagnosis and help you get rid of your sleep disorders with minimum complications.
Healthy Smiles of Birmingham wants to help you maintain a healthy smile. For more information about our general dentistry services, call us at (205) 991-9535, and please schedule an appointment for a dental exam with our dentist at our office in Birmingham, AL 35242.