Bonnie Doon Dental Associates offers a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures and treatments for all members of your family, regardless of age. Our services include general diagnoses and prevention techniques, as well as professional treatments designed to manage dental conditions, disorders, and diseases that affect the teeth, gums, and jaw. Services are performed by a general dentist.
General dentistry includes:
Finding a General Dentist
Choosing a general dentist to care for your family's dental health is an important decision. A general dentist combines clinical training with empathy and a genuine concern with your comfort to provide a stress-free atmosphere. Some factors to consider when choosing a general dentist include:
Questions about General Dentistry
Why do I need to visit every six months if I don't have any problems?
The primary reason for performing regular dental examinations is that preventive care is much less expensive than repairing damage after it has occurred. Problems such as gum disease and early signs of tooth decay offer few warning signs. Regular visits allow your general dentist to identify any issues before they become serious problems.
How is a filling different from a crown?
Made from composite resin, tooth-colored dental fillings provide a solution for decay that impacts only a portion of a tooth. Teeth that exhibit more severe damage can be repaired with the application of a dental crown, which is secured to the remaining tooth and covers it completely.
At what age should my child first visit the dentist?
Although the American Dental Association recommends starting visits as soon as teeth appear, usually at approximately one year of age, we find that many children do best when dental visits are delayed until they are about three years old. This is early enough that the general dentist can ensure that everything is proceeding as it should, while also providing the opportunity to create positive feelings in your child regarding subsequent dental visits.
I have metal fillings. Should I they be replaced?
In the past, amalgam fillings were the standard materials used for restoring teeth; however, most dentists nowadays prefer to use composite fillings. These fillings match your natural tooth color, contain no metal, and won't leak over time. If you are not experiencing problems with your current fillings they may be left in place, but if you desire a more aesthetic appearance composite fillings offer a more natural appearance.