At Capital Dental Care, we offer a variety of services to care for your mouth. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your teeth and mouth, please contact us today.

Fillings:
Dental fillings (or restorations) are utilized to replace missing tooth structure when compromised by decay or to repair a broken or cracked tooth structure. Fillings are typically made of composite resin (white) or amalgam (silver) materials. Composite fillings are most commonly used and often require additional steps such as applying multiple layers and using a special light to cure and harden the filling material.

Crowns:
A crown is used to cover a tooth to reinforce strength, restore function and improve esthetics to an otherwise compromised tooth . Crowns are used to protect teeth that are weak, broken or at risk for breaking. Discolored and misaligned teeth can also be corrected by placing a crown .

Bridges:
A fixed bridge is a method used to replace a missing tooth or teeth with artificial teeth . To replace a missing tooth with a conventional three- unit bridge, the adjacent teeth next to the gap will be reduced and a custom- made bridge is placed over the prepared teeth . Bridges can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, gold and alloys.

Implants:
Implants are used to restore function, improve speech, aid in mastication (chewing) and improve one’s smile and often self esteem. Dental Implants are considered to be the best option available for replacing missing teeth in terms of comfort, longevity and appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry:
A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after features in cosmetic medicine. People from all backgrounds and professions want a white, straight smile, and we can help make it a reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major changes, cosmetic dentistry aims to help people feel good about the way their teeth look. There are many procedures that can improve your teeth and correct issues such as discoloration, chips, gaps, or irregularities. Common options include bonding, veneers, bleaching, reshaping, and crowns. In addition to cosmetic improvements, these procedures can help solve other oral problems as well.

Veneers:
A veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front side or visible part of the tooth to correct spacing, staining, chips, decay and other irregularities. Veneers are typically made from ceramic or composite resin materials and are considered permanent restorations. It is important to remember that veneers can stain, chip or crack so special precautions should be taken once this option is chosen . Overall, the results seen with veneers are worthwhile and people are thrilled with their new smile.

Teeth Whitening:
One of the most common desires patients have is whiter teeth. When considering your options it is important to consult your dentist to make sure you have all the facts and understand how they may affect your teeth and mouth. Options for teeth whitening usually include whitening toothpastes, at-home bleaching, and in-office bleaching. Of course effectiveness, safety, and results vary greatly between products, so consult with your dentist if you are considering these choices.

Cosmetic Dentistry:
A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after features in cosmetic medicine. People from all backgrounds and professions want a white, straight smile, and we can help make it a reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major changes, cosmetic dentistry aims to help people feel good about the way their teeth look. There are many procedures that can improve your teeth and correct issues such as discoloration, chips, gaps, or irregularities. Common options include bonding, veneers, bleaching, reshaping, and crowns. In addition to cosmetic improvements, these procedures can help solve other oral problems as well.

Gum Treatments:
Gum or Periodontal treatments address problems that occur in the tissues and bone that supports the teeth. Plaque and bacteria are the primary causes of gum disease (also known as Periodontal Disease .) Proper homecare and routine dental cleanings are imperative to prevent and treat gum disease. Warning signs of gum disease include: red, swollen and tender gums that bleed easily with brushing and/or flossing, gums that are pulling away from the teeth, bad breath, and loose or separating teeth . Periodontal disease may be present without warning signs.

We provide several options for cleanings based on each individual’s needs, ranging from basic, routine cleanings to deep periodontal cleanings. We will perform at detailed examination to decide which cleaning would best suit your needs.

Extractions:
Extractions are performed to remove teeth that are no longer salvageable . When an extraction is required, the dentist will administer local anesthetic and remove the tooth in office. Proper care for your mouth after an extraction is very important. Your dentist may advise you to avoid activities like smoking, drinking through straw or eating foods that may irritate the area. In some cases, complicated extractions will be referred to a specialist or Oral Surgeon’s office to complete treatment.

Root Canals:
The presence of an abscess or infection or detected in the mouth or radiographically usually indicates the need for root canal therapy. A root canal is performed in order to repair and save a traumatized, decayed, broken or infected tooth. The procedure includes the removal of the infected pulpal tissue by cleaning and re-shaping the pulp chambers. After the removal of the infected tissue, the pulpal chamber is filled . In some cases, a metal or plastic rod may be placed in the canal to ensure support of the restoration . The crown of the tooth is then restored to reinforce strength and stability.