General dentistry includes all routine preventative care, as well as restorative care. At Ranieu Family Dental, we recommend our dentally healthy patients visit us at least twice a year for gentle cleanings and comprehensive oral health assessments. For patients who suffer from periodontitis, we advise more frequent appointments for scaling and root planing, in order to keep ahead of the progression of symptoms.
If necessary, we will complete X-rays during your appointment. If you are in pain or suspect that you have a cavity, our Vancouver dentist will thoroughly examine the tooth in question and show you exactly what we see. Our high definition intraoral photographs and digital x-rays allow you to “co-diagnose” and plan your therapy right alongside of us.
Depending on your current oral health condition, we may recommend a series of therapeutic or restorative treatments, such as:
Full Coverage Dental Crowns
A crown protects damaged, broken, or decaying teeth so that they can continue functioning properly. Without it, the tooth would continue to break apart or need to be pulled. We offer a variety of crown options to choose from, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and gold.
Fixed Dental Bridges
Missing teeth can cause embarrassment and changes in your facial profile. To replace several teeth at one time, a dental bridge can be anchored onto healthy teeth or even dental implants.
Tooth-colored composite fillings allow us to restore areas of decay without removing healthy tooth structure (which is necessary to hold a wedged metal filling in place.) Instead, they bond directly with your tooth’s surface. Plus, their color is custom matched to blend in with the shade of enamel around it.
Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth is abscessed or experiencing heightened levels of sensitivity, it is typically because of damage to the nerve inside of it. A root canal (endodontic therapy) involves removing the nerve, medicating the inside of the tooth, and sealing it off so that it does not erode from the inside-out. Consequently, you can maintain the health of the tooth for several more years.
Tooth Extractions (Including Wisdom Teeth)
Severe disease, decay, or even a poorly positioned wisdom tooth can predispose your smile to pain and spread of infection. Having the tooth removed may be the first step to gaining control over your total oral health.
Replacing all of your missing teeth at one time can seem stressful, but a partial or full denture is a viable solution. Our local lab specializes in denture fabrication for the perfect fit and appearance you’re hoping to achieve.
Dental Implant Restorations
We’re happy to work with your implant provider to design fixed restorations that give you brand new teeth and renewed self-confidence. Whether it’s a single implant crown, bridge, or even an implant supported denture – we can help!
We’ll Keep You Comfortable
Our Vancouver dentist has a special way of numbing your mouth, so that you don’t even realize you’re getting a shot. In fact, many of our patients tell us that they never even realized they were receiving an injection until it was over.
If you need a bit more help calming your nerves, we also offer Nitrous Oxide (“laughing gas”) and anti-anxiety medication as needed. Call our family-owned Vancouver dental practice today to schedule your first visit. We’re open on Saturdays! Se habla Español.