General dentists are experts who provide dental treatments and services to patients. Visiting a general dental practice helps to undergo a complete dental checkup which helps to diagnose dental diseases
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone and acts as a replacement for a natural tooth root. Dental implants look and perform just like normal teeth. They allow you to eat whatever you want and clean your teeth normally. You can also speak clearly without worrying about your dentures slipping or falling out.
A bridge is a permanent dental restoration that replaces a missing tooth. It is made up of two dental crowns, which are bonded to abutments on either side. Patients who have missing teeth and wish to restore their smile’s appearance and function are often good candidates for bridges.
A crown is a cap that surrounds the entire tooth. Porcelain is a practical choice for a dental crown because it can be color-matched to your existing teeth.
Porcelain crowns are made to fit right over your existing tooth, providing support and stability. If you need a crown, your dentist will grind down your natural tooth to make room for the crown.
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontics, is a procedure designed to save a decaying tooth. The roots of the teeth contain blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. When a tooth has an infection, this tissue can become inflamed and infected. This inflammation can cause pain and difficulty chewing.
A root canal procedure removes the entire pulp, including the nerves, and replaces it with a filling. Once this is done, the tooth will no longer feel pain.
Orthodontics help patients achieve a beautiful, straight smile. Through the use of braces, retainers, or other appliances, an orthodontist shifts and straightens a patient’s teeth to achieve optimal alignment and bite. Everyone deserves to have a smile they’re proud of, so whether you’re self-conscious about crooked or crowded teeth or you’re just ready for a positive change, an orthodontist may be able to help.
Gum therapy involves treating periodontal disease and gum recession. During an examination, the gum tissue around your teeth will be evaluated for signs of disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis. If gum disease is present, deep cleaning or scaling and root planning will be performed.
Dr. Lisa Baker and her caring team want their Bloomington area patients to enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles. For more information on procedures under general dentistry, call us for a consultation at (812) 269-8230.