Collins Road Family Dental
A perfect smile guaranteed.
Cleanings and Exams
The ADA recommends that patients receive at least a cleaning and an exam every 6 months. These routine appointments are preventative and allow the dentist to detect any cavities or gum disease in an earlier stage of the disease process. We may take x-rays during your appointment to help evaluate any other treatment that you may need. If you are at high risk for gum disease or cavities, we may recommend more frequent appointments.
We use white fillings to repair teeth that have mild to moderate damage from decay and wear. The damage may have been caused from cavities or wear. The filling is used to restore the tooth and your smile. Fillings can also be used to fix cosmetic issues with patients. Bonding can also mask discolored, misaligned, and misshaped teeth.
Scaling Root Planing
Do you have sore gums? Do you have bleeding gums? Do you have periodontal or gum disease? Scaling root planning is also known as a deep cleaning. It is used when you have deep gum pockets. The calculus/tartar and bacteria are debrided from under your gums to help stabilize your periodontal status. This procedure can reduce your gum pocketing and reduce bone loss to make your teeth more stable. After a deep cleaning we recommend that you come in more frequently for your cleanings to help maintain your periodontal health.
If you have gum disease or periodontal disease we may recommend that you come in for periodontal maintenance to keep your mouth stable. This cleaning will remove any bacteria and debris under your gums to help maintain a healthy smile.
Root Canal Therapy
If you have a toothache you may need a root canal. Root canals are performed when there is inflammation in the pulp which contains the nerve and blood supply of the tooth. During this procedure, the pulp is removed, the canals are disinfected, and an inert root filling is placed. After a root canal is performed, a crown is usually required to restore the tooth back to function.
Do you have a bad tooth? An extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. An extraction occurs when a tooth cannot be saved due to deep decay, periodontal disease, or having a severe crack. After the tooth is extracted we can plan for proper tooth replacement. Please call us at 860-589-4577 to see how we can help you!
Emergency Dental Care
Do you have severe dental pain? Are you swollen? If you are having an unexpected problem or dental emergency please call us at 860-589-4577 to be seen as soon as possible. We are here to help you!
Do you have a broken tooth? Crowns are placed on teeth to cover and protect large fillings, cracks, and root canals. Crowns can also be used to correct discolored, misaligned, and misshaped teeth. Please call us at 860-589-4577 for an appointment to see if this is the proper treatment for you.
Are you missing one or more teeth? A bridge is a fixed prosthesis that is anchored onto teeth or implants to restore your smile. They can help you eat and speak normally. Bridges can also prevent your teeth from shifting and improve your smile. They can replace the unwanted removable denture. Please call us at 860-589-4577 for an appointment to see if this is the proper treatment for you.
Are your teeth severely discolored? Do you want to improve your smile? Do you have spaces between your teeth? Veneers are partial coverage crowns that allow you to enhance your smile. Veneers can whiten your teeth, improve the position of misaligned teeth, and restore worn, broken, or chipped teeth.
Are you missing teeth? An implant is a screw that mimics the root of your tooth. It is placed in your jaw to be help replace your missing teeth. Implant restorations can be fixed such as single tooth crowns or bridges. Implant restorations can also be removable such as partial and complete removable dentures that use implants for anchorage. Please call us at 860-589-4577 to see if you are a candidate for implant supported restorations.
Are you missing several or all of your teeth? You may want to consider a denture which is a removable prosthesis. Dentures are placed into your mouth in the morning and are removed at night. Complete Dentures replace all of your teeth in your top or bottom jaw. If you have some natural teeth remaining, a Partial Denture is used to replace your other missing teeth. Partial dentures use your existing teeth as anchors.
Do you want to brighten your smile? Whitening products can help remove staining and discoloration. We provide take home whitening products that will help externally bleach your teeth. Please call us at 860-589-4577 for an appointment to see if this treatment is right for you!
Does your TMJ click or pop? Do you have pain in your jaw or around your ear? Do you catch yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? You may being suffering from TMD also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction. An occlusal guard is usually fabricated for your top or bottom jaw to help stabilize your jaw joints and muscles.
Are your teeth crooked? Do you have gaps between your teeth? Do you want to straighten your teeth? Invisalign is a clear plastic tray that is temporarily worn over your teeth to correct your bite and straighten your smile. It is much less visible than your typical metal braces. Children and adults are candidates for this treatment. Please call us at 860-589-4577 for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign!