Diagnostic Assessment

Diagnostic Assessment

It is our belief that thorough dental diagnosis is the cornerstone to quality dental care. Dr. Bowers and his staff will carefully check for tooth decay, periodontal disease, malocclusions, excessive wear of the teeth, oral cancers (using ViziliteTM technology) and other soft tissue abnormalities.

Preventive dental treatment offered in our office includes fluoride treatments and sealants. Fluoride treatments may include rinses or gels and are recommended for children every six months. Sometimes fluoride treatments may be recommended for adults experiencing excessive tooth decay or sensitivity. Sealants are a colored coating that is bonded into the grooves of the permanent molar teeth as they erupt, sealing out decay-causing bacteria.


Periodontal Services

Periodontal Services

If a patient is determined to have periodontal disease, the treatment offered may include quadrant cleaning in which multiple appointments may be used and the teeth are cleaned in sections. The patient's home care is often the most important factor in successfully treating periodontal disease and the patient will be trained in the most effective home-care techniques.

Restorative Services

Restorative Services

Most of the fillings that we provide utilize the tooth-colored composite filling. Not only do these fillings offer great strength and longevity but they look great as well.

Teeth that are broken or cracked may need to be restored with a crown. We offer two types of crowns. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns are usually done on back teeth and provide outstanding strength as well as a natural tooth-like appearance.

On the front teeth the choice is often to use an all ceramic crown in order to achieve the best possible aesthetics.


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