Nothing beats prevention especially in dentistry. Our patients obtain optimal dental health because we help them build a healthy smile.
Regular cleanings and checkups are essential to prevent major treatment. We recommend seeing patients every 6 months to remove bacteria filled tarter which cause gingivitis and gum disease.
Dental sealants also serve an affordable physical barrier in the deep groves of teeth against small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria.
Broken or cracked teeth can easily be repaired by crowns or caps. Crowns can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improve the appearance of your teeth.
They may also be recommended after root canal therapy, as the tooth is more prone to fracture. Sometimes onlays or partial crowns are better suited for your needs. Onlays conserve tooth structure and last longer than traditional fillings.
We can also perform both procedures as same day services. No longer do you need temporaries that fall off and a second visit two weeks later.
Implants are a superior method to replace missing teeth without altering the adjacent teeth - as in bridges.
They also have a much greater longevity and success rate than bridges or partials. A small titanium post is surgically placed in the missing area. After time, bone fuses to the implant for maximum strength.
A small attachment is placed into the implant followed by a beautiful and functional crown.
For years amalgam or silver fillings have served us well. However, they can cause discoloration and cracking of existing teeth.
New bonding techniques along with durable resin or composite materials make these white fillings an attractive alternative.
A missing tooth can lead to bite problems and/or jaw problems. Periodontal disease can result from drifting teeth. Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
The most common type of bridge fits over existing teeth in front and behind the missing area with a filler crown in the middle.
Inside your teeth exists soft tissue that strengths and supports each tooth. Every tooth varies on the number of canals that contain soft tissue. A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can allow bacterial infection to injure and kill this tissue.
If this inflammation is left untreated, it can cause infection and pain. Root canals save these infected teeth without removing them. Dental technology has come a long way to treat the “painful root canal”.
A majority of root canals can be performed with little discomfort. We simply clean out the infection, fill the sterile canals, and seal the tooth off with a crown. Simple over the counter pain relievers often control any discomfort that can occur with treatment.
Address Highland Heights Dental
4046 S Highland Drive, Suite 115
Salt Lake City, Utah 84124
Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 2pm
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