At Covington Dental Care, we have a wealth of experience in providing a wide array of services, from routine cleanings and preventive care to restorative dentistry to cosmetic dentistry. Whatever your dental needs, we can meet them with up-to-date technology and a warm, welcoming team of dentists and staff members to put you at ease. The following is a list of services that we offer so that you can familiarize yourself with some common procedures. If you have any questions or wish to set up an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Routine Cleanings and Preventive Care
Several studies have demonstrated a clear link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. Proper dental care and maintenance are essential to your overall good health, and we can be an integral part of your wellness goals. We do regular cleanings, x-rays, and examinations in order to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. We also work with you to educate you in the best techniques for maintaining good dental-care habits at home.
Restorative dentistry is concerned with the restoration of teeth that have been decayed, damaged, or lost. We perform a number of restorative procedures, including the following:
We are pleased to provide tooth-colored fillings, which give patients a much more natural look than the old-fashioned amalgam fillings. Other benefits of this type of filling are that it bonds completely to the tooth and necessitates less removal of the tooth’s structure than silver fillings.
Natural-looking porcelain crowns
Crowns may be needed to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or discolored; they can also protect weak teeth from cracking, cover dental implants, and attach bridges. Crowns permanently cover teeth and usually require two visits to fit.
Bridges are artificial teeth that bond onto surrounding teeth in order to fill the space left by missing teeth. They help to retain the correct positioning of your natural teeth and make it easier to chew and speak.
Endodontics (Root canals)
Root canals can help to save teeth that might otherwise be lost due to infection. The tooth’s unhealthy pulp is removed, the root canal is cleaned and sealed, and the tooth is fortified with a crown. Endodontic procedures are routine, and nowadays they can be done with minimal discomfort.
Partial dentures offer an alternative to implants and fixed bridges. Like these other procedures, they close gaps in teeth, but they do so via artificial teeth that are attached to the natural teeth with precision attachments, which are practically invisible. To improve the fit of the partial, crowns may be placed on the remaining teeth.
Dentures are another solution to the problem of missing or decayed teeth. It takes more than one appointment to get fitted for dentures, but they can make a big difference in helping you to eat and speak. The dentist will extract any remaining teeth and make a model of your jaw during the first visit, and you may be given temporary dentures to wear while you heal. When your mouth is ready, your permanent dentures will be fitted.
The most current method for replacing missing teeth, implants are painless, and they look and feel entirely natural. Implants are done in two phases, placement and restoration. The placement phase requires several months for the implant to unify with the bone. A crown or bridge is placed over the implant in the second phase. We are proud to perform all phases of implantations right on site.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Lasers are used in conjunction with scaling to remove diseased tissue under the gums. This painless technique uses a laser to "decontaminate" the gumline by tracing the laser around the gumline of each tooth quickly, killing the bad (anaerobic) bacteria. It has been shown that laser decontamination is more effective than antibiotics.
Because they can greatly enhance your smile and general appearance and help to bolster your self-confidence, many restorative procedures are also considered to be cosmetic, including tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants. In addition, we offer the following cosmetic procedures:
Ultra-thin Lumineers are the painless way to bring out the beautiful, healthy, natural, permanently white smile in you. They are custom designed to give you the beautiful smile you've always dreamed of. There are no shots, no drilling of sensitive tooth structure, and no pain. They're even reversible, so you have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain.
Snap-On Smile is a patented, easy and painless way to obtain a beautiful smile. Its unique, proprietary formula of hi-tech dental resin make it very thin yet extremely strong. It fits right over your own teeth to give you a beautiful, natural looking smile—covering stains, chips, gaps or missing teeth. Snap-On Smile is an affordable and life-changing solution for people of all ages that requires two, short, painless visits with no drilling, no shots and no change in tooth structure.
Of the various types of dental caps, all-porcelain caps have the nicest appearance, almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. Thanks to the latest bonding technologies, they also adhere exceptionally well to your teeth.
Veneers are wafer-thin coverings for the front of the teeth and have the advantage of being able to preserve most of the tooth tissue. They are also long-lasting and natural looking. An effective way to alter the appearance of teeth that are discolored, chipped, worn, or misaligned, veneers are easy to maintain because they resist staining.
Our powerful, professional teeth-whitening options can brighten your smile in a minimal amount of time. You will love the dazzling results!
THE BLEACH CLUB: Whitening for Life!
Our doctors, hygienist and team know how important it is for you to have a healthy and bright smile. We feel that every patient in our practice deserves to have a smile they can be proud of. Our $99 Bleach Club Whitening for Life is an exciting new program we are offering to both new and existing patients! We would like to whiten your teeth and keep them white for life!
To learn more about how it works and to download the Bleach Club enrollment contract, down load the Bleach Club brochure: Bleach Club Whitening for Life Brochure (PDF)