Our Elma dental office is devoted to provide the best general and family dentistry services. As your primary dental care provider, we are responsible for the general diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of a wide range of dental conditions, disorders, and diseases that affect the teeth, gums, jaw, and face. We provide the coordination of services related to the oral health needs for patients of all ages so everyone in your entire family can visit our practice in Elma.
General dentistry includes:
- Preventive care visits
- Restorative services like fillings, crowns, and bridges
- Fitting and placement of dentures
- Pediatric treatment
- Root canal therapy
With a highly educated, well-trained team, we will develop the best course of treatment for your complete dental needs. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!
Finding the Perfect Dentist
Selecting the right person to care for your family’s dental health takes careful consideration. A good dentist combines clinical expertise with warmth and a genuine concern for patients. Points to consider:
- Are your goals, concerns, and ultimate satisfaction seen as important?
- Can you count on the dentist to focus on keeping your teeth health and strong?
- Did the doctor obtain his degree from a well-respected school?
- Does the dentist explain things in detail and include you as part of the team?
- Has the dentist been in practice enough time for you to feel comfortable about your treatment?
- Have you heard positive feedback about this doctor and practice?
Questions about General Dentistry
Why do I need to visit every six months if I don’t have any problems?
Preventive care is less expensive than repairing damage. Certain problems, like gum disease and early signs of decay, offer few warning signs. Regular visits allow us to monitor your oral health and catch any issues before they become big trouble.
How is a filling different from a crown?
Made from composite resin, tooth-colored fillings replace decay that only impacts a portion of the tooth. With severe damage, your will likely need a dental crown, which fits securely over the remaining tooth structure and completely covers the tooth.
When should my child first visit the dentist?
Although the American Dental Association recommends starting visits when children get teeth, usually at age one, we often find that kids do best around three years old. At this time, the doctor can take a look to make sure everything is on target, and we can start to create positive feelings for your child so that he or she will look forward to visiting the dentist.
I have metal fillings. Should I replace them?
At one time, amalgam fillings were the standard for restoring teeth. Now, most dentists prefer composite fillings. These fillings match your natural tooth color, won’t leak over time, and don’t contain any metal. If your old fillings aren’t causing you problems, you can choose to leave them in place, but if you want more aesthetic restorations, talk with your doctor about composite fillings as a replacement option.