Dental Exams and Cleaning
Regular dental cleanings and exams is the fundamental
treatment for keeping a beautiful and healthy smile. No
matter how often or thoroughly you brush; you can never
completely get rid of all the bacteria and food
particles that accumulate on the surface of your teeth.
Left untreated, this residue – commonly known as plaque
– can cause everything from cavities to gum disease.
Visits to Uptown Dental twice a year can help prevent
these and other dental problems. Working closely with
you, we can customize a professional cleaning plan that
takes into account your individual needs. Here at Uptown
Dental, our skilled hygienists are dedicated in
establishing a routine oral health program to insure a
life time of healthy smiles and overall good health. Our
caring hygienists are dedicated in establishing a
routine oral health program in insure a life time of
healthy smiles and happy patients.
Most patients understand that brushing, flossing and
regular dental checkups are a necessity but usually are
unaware of proper gum care. Uptown Dental provides a
full range of therapy and corrective treatment programs
for treating gum disease. A chronic infection caused by
an accumulation of plaque around the gum line,
periodontal or gum disease can lead to everything from
persistent bad breath to far more serious problems like
the loss of your teeth. It can even affect your overall
health and well-being, leaving you vulnerable to
diabetes and heart disease. While there are a number of
symptoms commonly associated with periodontal disease,
sometimes the warning signs are not readily apparent
until it’s too late. That’s why it’s important to have
your gums checked once every three to six months as part
of a comprehensive exam.
Regularly scheduled fluoride treatments can play an
important part in preventing cavities. You should also
use an American Dental Association-approved fluoride
toothpaste when brushing.
Because back teeth are harder to reach, they're more
difficult to clean, leaving them vulnerable to the
devastating effects of plaque buildup. A clear resin
applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth, sealants
serve as a kind of shield by preventing food particles
and acids from finding their way into the small crevices
where decay typically starts. While sealants are often
recommended for children and teenagers, they can provide
long-lasting protection for adults as well.
Need a new filling? Or just want to replace the
darker fillings you already have? By duplicating the
shade and texture of your teeth, tooth-colored filling
made of composite resins blend in with the rest of your
smile, making them much less noticeable than traditional
Porcelain veneers brighten your smile by improving
the appearance of teeth that are crooked, chipped,
broken, misshapen, discolored or unevenly spaced. This
is accomplished by applying a thin yet extremely durable
porcelain shell to the front of your teeth. Veneers
provide a long-lasting, natural look - a brilliant
solution for a beautiful smile. Porcelain Veneers are
resistant to staining from tea and coffee so your smile
will stay whiter longer.
Crowns serve as a protective cover for badly chipped
or cracked teeth that are in danger of breaking. We
offer you a number of attractive, affordable options,
including all ceramic crowns.
While your teeth are
marvels of natural engineering capable of withstanding
enormous pressure, they are not indestructible. That's
where crowns come in. We use them to repair everything
from chipped teeth to cracked enamel. Also called caps,
crowns can be used to restore damaged or decayed teeth
back to a healthy functional state as well as increase
the esthetics of a compromised tooth.
We begin by
fixing the underlying problem, returning your bite to
normal and repairing any cosmetic damage that may have
been done. To make sure your crown blends in seamlessly
with the rest of your smile, we'll select a shade that
matches the color of your teeth.
You can choose
from several different kinds of crowns, including ones
made entirely of ceramic. Like your real teeth, ceramic
crowns allow light to pass through them. By enabling the
color of the original tooth beneath to shine through and
eliminating any telltale metal edges, they blend in with
surrounding teeth, achieving a look that's remarkably
realistic – even with receding gums. They also tend to
be less sensitive to heat and cold.
Losing even one tooth can have a profound effect on
how you talk, eat and look. Fortunately, we can repair
your smile by replacing your missing teeth with acrylic
or cast metal.
Natural in appearance acrylic partials
Cast Metal Partials
Even though they are made of stronger materials, cast
metal partials are less bulky. So they fit better and
last longer, providing years of comfort.
Dentures are individually custom designed and molded
to provide a comfortable fit and a natural appearance.
Precision crafted for exceptional durability, they’re
personalized to match everything from your hair color to
your skin tone. You can choose the size, the shape, even
the coloration of the teeth.
In the most severe cases, the plaque that causes
tooth decay eats its way through the enamel that forms
the outer layer of your tooth and attacks the soft core
of tissue inside known as the pulp. If that happens, you
may need a root canal to save the tooth. The procedure
typically takes no more than three visits and is no more
painful than having a filling. After the infected pulp
is removed, the pulp chamber and root canals are
cleaned, shaped and sealed. With regular checkups and
proper care, your restored tooth should last for the
rest of your life.
Have a tooth that needs to be taken out? We can
remove it, and then provide a detailed series of steps
for you to follow to speed up the healing process.