General Treatment

General Treatment

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Our dental team is well versed in all areas of dentistry. We offer you restorative and cosmetic dental care, state-of-the-art dental techniques that involve the replacements or restoration of natural teeth for your general health and quality of life.

If you need or want to look better and feel better, we will share our knowledge about the advances in implant and cosmetic dentistry with you to help select the form of treatment that will restore your oral health. We will discuss the responsibilities you have for the daily care of your teeth.

Prevention  |   Restoring Damaged Teeth   |   Root Canal Therapy   |   Cosmetic Dentistry   |   Dentures   |   Implants   |   High-Tech Dentistry


Prevention

An integral part of maintaining your teeth for life is the removal of plaque and tarter on a regular basis. The frequency of your visits is based upon your individual needs and oral health. During your visit we will update your medical history, perform an oral cancer screening exam, check your teeth for cavities, review oral hygiene instructions, and monitor your periodontal (gum) condition. Fluoride treatments are provided for all patients.

Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves where decay is most likely to start.

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Restoring Damaged Teeth

A cap or crown will restore a broken, heavily filled or cracked tooth to its original size and shape. Sometimes, in fact, the result is better than the original tooth. This may also be recommended after root canal therapy to help strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improve the appearance of your teeth.

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including gold, all ceramic (porcelain) and porcelain fused to metal (PFM). We tailor the choice of material to the particular function a tooth has.

There are two ways to replace teeth: bridges, which are cemented, and partials, which are removable. As a rule, bridges are preferable but each case is different, and will discuss various treatment options for replacing missing teeth. Replacing a lost tooth will improve the entire health of your mouth by keeping the surrounding teeth in position and can also help maintain the structure of your face and jaw.

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Root Canal Therapy

If a tooth’s pulp (nerve and blood supply) becomes infected or inflamed, root canal treatment may be the only way to save the tooth. Root canal treatment consists of removing the nerve that lies within the root of the tooth and sealing the nerve space (the actual root canal) with a root sealer and filler to wall off any further infection of the area

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Cosmetic Dentistry

For the smile you have always wanted, cosmetic dentistry can include reshaping your teeth, veneers or bonding, natural-looking tooth-colored fillings and bleaching. To learn more about our services, please visit our Cosmetic Dentistry page.

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Dentures

Many people believe that once they have dentures, they no longer need regular dental care. Denture wearers require regular exams to ensure their health, comfort and appearance. Gum tissues are in a constant state of change. Periodic relining of the dentures may be necessary to ensure a tight and comfortable fit. Due to the changes in the jaws and gums, patients should be considering new dentures every 5-7 years.

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Implants

A remarkable procedure, implants can replace any or all of your teeth. The implant becomes integrated with the bone and acts like an “anchor” which will ultimately support a new tooth. The advantages of implants for patients with dentures are: denture stability, increased patient comfort and confidence. Implant dentistry requires close communication between the oral surgeon who places the implants, who will be choosing the appropriate type of implants for your case, and the dental lab who will actually fabricate your new smile.

 

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High-Tech Dentistry

Our office was the first practice in the Hanover-Gettysburg area to offer Computed Dental Radiography or CDR. With the CDR, we are able to capture X-ray images of your teeth using 95% less exposure to X-radiation, while at the same time being able to enhance, enlarge and manipulate the images for better diagnosis.

We are the only practice in our area to offer iTero digital impressions for crowns, bridges and veneers using a laser scanner to scan tooth contours directly to 3-D modelling software, thus eliminating the impression process for many procedures.

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OFFICE ADDRESS
250 Fame Ave Ste 206
Hanover, PA 17331
PHONE 717-637-0202
BUSINESS HOURS
Monday ............... 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday ............... 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday .......... 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday ............. 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday .................. 8:30 AM - 4 PM