There have been incredible advancements in the field of dentistry.
We have responded by expanding our range of dental services to meet your needs. A visit to the dentist’s office isn’t just about checking for cavities anymore. Dr. Cynthia Lehnertz and her staff are at the forefront of the latest research in dentistry and up-to-date methods and technology to help patients’ achieve their desired smiles. At Kalama Family Dental, we regularly deliver a wide variety of general dental procedures. With an arsenal of equipment and an expert multidisciplinary staff dedicated to your dental health, we are in a unique position to offer you the best-in-class dental care.
That’s why dentists recommend your teeth be cleaned professionally a minimum of twice a year. Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. The average dental cleaning is a routine procedure that takes 45 minutes to an hour and will leave your teeth feeling nice a smooth.
At Kalama Family Dental, Dr. Cynthia Lehnertz and her staff specialize in and frequently perform a variety of different cleaning procedures, from scaling the plaque to whitening your teeth. You can rest assured that your cleaning will be performed by a skilled and experienced dental professional.
Today, you can get your cavities, as well as any other smaller hollow areas in your teeth, filled with composite fillings. Composite fillings are made from resins that match your tooth’s natural color, so they are very difficult to see when you smile.
Composite fillings provide an excellent seal on the tooth, so that decay can be prevented. There are several things we consider when placing a filling:
- The size of the area that needs to be filled
- The location of the tooth in the mouth (i.e., a tooth that is heavily relied on for chewing)
- Allergies the patient might have
- The preference of the patient regarding the use of metals in the mouth
- Whether it is necessary cosmetically to have a tooth-colored filling
If a tooth is broken, cracked or extensively decayed it is sometimes necessary to remove it. Also, a tooth that is associated with advanced stages of periodontal disease should be removed, as well as teeth that are poorly positioned or non-functional.
Our commitment is to providing the highest quality of dental care for our patients, and we want to do the same for you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.