Cleaning & Check-Up: Keeping Your Smile Healthy
Protecting and preserving the oral health of you and your family is important. No matter what your age, the care you take today can help reduce future problems. As the science behind dental care grows, the nature of your care must evolve, too.
Our professional staff stays abreast of the advances in our knowledge and applies this knowledge for you at every visit.
We see three major components to your dental care that work together to ensure the best outcome for your oral health: prevention, accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment.
Regular Dental Visits
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental visits, at least twice a year, in order to maintain proper oral health. At each periodic visit, we review the health of your teeth and gums. An oral cancer examination is completed at this visit, too.
Cleaning of your Teeth
Having your teeth cleaned by a licensed dental professional (a registered dental hygienist or a dentist) is a vital part of your oral health regimen. During your cleaning, any calculus (often called tartar) is removed, and your teeth are polished to remove stains and give you that smooth, fresh feeling.
Oral Health Instruction
The real key to your long-term dental health is your home care. And, current research is clear: the care of your teeth and gums at home is also key to your general health. Our staff is highly trained to help you manage your home care. We are never preachy and prefer a helpful E the end of this page to send us an appointment request and we will get you an appointment to sparkle up your smile.
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Accurate Examination & Diagnosis
Diagnosis involves the identification of a problem as well as its cause. A thorough examination is a foundation for an accurate diagnosis. Early detection (and treatment) can prevent advanced, costly problems. Dr. Ferrell has had extensive education on the diagnosis and understanding of dental disease. Armed with a correct diagnosis, treatment can be provided that not only corrects the problem but addresses the cause, dramatically reducing the need for future retreatment or treatment failure.
Not only have dentists enjoyed the advances in understanding the nature and causes of dental disease, but modern dentistry has been enhanced by innovations and improvements in the way we take care of teeth. We invite our patients to be involved in the decisions for their care because we help them understand their situations, the choices for treatment and the risks involved in treating or not treating. Every treatment plan is based on each patient’s goals and objectives, not necessarily every possible service that can be provided.
Dental treatments that are provided by Dr. Ferrell and her staff include periodontal (gum) disease treatments, dental fillings, dental restorations, and denture restorations.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatments
The defining factor in periodontal disease is the loss of the jawbone that holds your teeth in place. It can be identified in a person as young as 20. The incidence of periodontal disease increases with age so that by age 60, more than 70% of the population has evidence of the disease. We treat Periodontal Disease using our dental lasers along with conventional periodontal treatments.
An area of dental decay (a cavity), chips or small enamel breakage can be repaired with dental fillings. We use tooth-colored fillings that look invisible and natural in your smile. We utilize bio-mimetic principles to keep the fillings small and bonding principles to help your fillings last a long time.
Extensive decay, large old fillings, worn and broken teeth require more advanced solutions. Dr. Ferrell with the help of her staff provide crowns, veneers, and dental bridges. If you have lost one or more teeth Dr. Ferrell can place and restore single or multiple implants.
When a full set of teeth is required, Denture Restorations are the best option. Dr. Ferrell can design a denture that is retained conventionally or retained with snap-in attachments or with semi-permanent fixtures.
We are always pleased to discuss your treatment options. Call (303) 586-1036 today to reserve your appointment. We are looking forward to meeting you!