At the office of Dr. Ronald Carter and Dr. Jeffrey Carter, we understand the importance of high quality care. We provide a wide array of services, from routine exams and cleanings to more advanced procedures.
Our Services Include: Complete and comprehensive exams • Cosmetic tooth colored restorations, using CEREC CAD/CAM Technology. • Crowns, onlays, and veneers • Implant supported crowns and bridgework • Extractions • 3D Digital Radiation • Complete and partial dentures • Fixed bridges • Cleanings and periodontal care • Teeth whitening
It is suggested that to maintain a healthy smile, mouth, and gums, that patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months. During the appointment, we will clean your teeth by removing plaque and calculus leaving behind a bright and polished smile. We will show you the best ways to floss and brush, and if needed, we will administer a 3D look at your mouth to help detect possible cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your overall dental health. The tooth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and may even look unsightly. With bridges, our doctors will close those gaps in your mouth, stopping the pain and discomfort. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth and is permanently cemented to help maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.
Though your mouth may feel healthy and you may not have any symptoms, periodontal disease can progress without a patient knowing. If left untreated, periodontal disease can be very harmful and destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. Through routine exams our dentists will be able to find early signs of periodontal disease and develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
Crowns become necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be bonded or filled. Crowns will cover the remaining portion of the tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several crown material options are available and will be thoroughly discussed with you if the need should arise.
To get the most radiant and vibrant smile, we offer efficient and safe teeth whitening services. The effects of coffee, smoking, tea, and others like them can cause tooth discoloration. Our whitening will combat the discoloration and leave behind a beautiful white smile.
With CEREC Crowns your teeth can be beautifully restored in a single appointment. Most importantly, CEREC crowns look and feel like your natural teeth!
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that your dentist uses to improve the appearance of your smile. Your porcelain veneers are customized to create a perfect fit and natural appearance.
When in place, porcelain veneers can:
- Close spaces between the teeth
- Lighten and brighten teeth
- Improve your smile
- Repair chips, wear, or cracks
- Correct teeth that are misshapen, crooked, or uneven
Dental implants are an excellent alternative to traditional bridgework and dentures. Implants are not only safe, but they look and feel just like natural teeth. They are permanently anchored into the patient's jawbone and no preparation of the adjacent teeth is required. Replacing the missing teeth is important because if left with spaces, your teeth can shift and cause a variety of other medical problems. Implants do require several visits and can take months to complete.
A denture is a removable dental appliance that serves as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding gum tissue. A denture is made to resemble your natural teeth as closely as possible and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing and partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. This usually takes around 4 to 6 weeks, during which time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the multi-week healing process. Due to normal wear, dentures may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted.