DENTAL TREATMENTS AT GENTLE FAMILY DENTAL CARE
Whether you're looking for a teeth whitening treatment or dental veneers, we are a one-stop practice. Because we use white bonding material on all of the dental work we do, you're sure to be happy with filled cavities, gaps or cracks in your teeth. But it doesn't stop there.
Cosmetic dentistry offers teeth whitening, fillings, shaping teeth and veneers. We offer several aesthetic dental options for cosmetic dentistry to fix chipped, cracked, crooked or discolored teeth. Our dentist has a wide array of top of the line tools to assist in improving the look of your teeth. Before undergoing any cosmetic dentistry it is important to know the benefits and risks of each procedure. Our doctors will go over what to expect during and after the treatment and are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all of your teeth, chewing and eating can cause discomfort and destabilize your bite. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older.
Dental implants are an ideal way to replace missing teeth. An implant is a new tooth made of steel and porcelain that looks just like a natural tooth. It's composed of two parts that mimic a tooth’s root and crown. The implant’s “root” is a titanium steel rod placed into the jaw bone to act as a root. Once the rod is in place, a porcelain crown is attached to replace the top part of your tooth. Implants may also be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. Patients with removable partial dentures can replace missing teeth with an implant for a more natural-looking smile.
If you aren’t happy with the way your teeth look or function, braces are an excellent option--regardless of your age! We see more adults today than we ever have in the past!
If you just can’t bring yourself to live with a mouth full of metal, you’ll be glad to hear about how braces have advanced. We now offer an array of “invisible” options, like Invisalign, that will help you feel more comfortable about the process of restructuring your teeth!
Come in today for a consultation and let's talk about your options... and your beautiful smile!
In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, it would most likely be extracted. With a root canal, we may be able to save the tooth.
Inside each tooth is pulp and a nerve. The nerve is the vestige of the tissue that originally formed the tooth. Once the tooth has been in the mouth for a time, the functioning of the nerve is no longer necessary. If a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp. Germs and bacteria can cause an infection inside the tooth. Left without treatment, pus builds up at the root tip in the jawbone, forming a “pus-pocket” called an abscess. An abscess can cause the pulp tissue to die. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result and if left untreated, the infection can injure your jawbones and your overall health. With proper care, your tooth can be saved and you can avoid having it extracted.
Treatment often involves from one to three visits. During treatment, your dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in problems of the pulp) removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are cleaned and sealed. Often posterior teeth that have endodontic treatment should have a cast crown placed in order to strengthen the remaining structure.
As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, the root(s) of the restored tooth should be fine. Because it is still nourished by the surrounding tissues, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.
Most of the time a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort and it can save your tooth and your smile! Come in today and let's make a plan for your beautiful smile!
DENTAL HYGIENE AND GUM DISEASE
Even if you brush and floss every night, you are still prone to gum disease. The mouth is a perfect environment for bacteria and germs. Bi-annual cleaning are check up are vital for keeping these issues at bay.
With proper root planning and care, you will prevent later issues with decay caused by underlying plaque and tartar. We use special instruments to clean your teeth and with each visit, your dental hygiene will greatly improve--with proper home habits.
No temporary crown. No second visit. No goo in your mouth. The CEREC one-visit crown machine helps our highly trained assistants create a restoration for your tooth.
The 3D software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3-dimensional virtual model on the computer screen. Your dentist uses dental expertise to design the restoration using the 3D computer program. Within a few minutes, and a click of a button, the restoration design data is sent to a milling machine in the office where a ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine.
In about 20 minutes, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond in place. Your dentist fits the restoration in your mouth to ensure proper fit and bite. The restoration is then polished and bonded to the prepared tooth. Your tooth is restored with no “temporary” or return trip necessary. All of this is done in a single appointment!
SAME-DAY DENTAL EMERGENCY
When you need dental care, you need it NOW! We happily offer emergency dental care to all of the communities surrounding Cache Valley--Logan, UT, Smithfield, UT, Brigham City, UT, Tremonton, UT, Preston, ID and more. Just call us and we'll do our best to treat your emergency same-day.
If you have tooth pain, a broken or cracked tooth or an abscess, you want relief as soon as it's available. Our friendly staff is ready to serve you and your family needs whether you call in ahead of time of just walk in. Our office is located near downtown Logan to offer a convenient dental experience that will relieve the stress and worry that is associated with emergency dental care.
WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS
Wisdom teeth extractions are a fairly common procedure. Wisdom teeth often cause issues as they are emerge through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it means the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth can come in unevenly, or the tooth may only emerge partially. It can also cause the other teeth to move and become uneven.
When a wisdom tooth only emerges partially, a flap of skin, may form over the tooth. This can make the tooth hard to clean, and particles of food may be caught under the skin. This makes it easy for an infection, called pericoronitis, to develop which causes swelling and pain in the area.
Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that can potentially cause problems, such as infections, need to be removed. Extractions can range from a single tooth, to removing all four wisdom teeth at once.
If you would rather endure the pain of a toothache over the experience of visiting your dentist for a cleaning or a procedure, we may have the answer for you. Here at Gentle Family Dental Care, we use nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, to help our patients relax during their visit. This is minimal sedation, as opposed to heavy sedation, allows our dentist to be able to ask for important information during dental procedures. You will be awake for the entirety of your visit, but be spared from physical discomfort or stress that may come with dental work.
Nitrous sedation is entirely safe and has been proven to be an effective, useful tool in dentistry for decades.
If going to the dentist makes you nervous, ask us about sedation dentistry.
Gentle Family Dental Care
1260 N 200 E Suite #3
Logan, UT 84341
p. (435) 792-3255
Nestled in the picturesque Cache Valley, Gentle Family Dental Care is conveniently locate on 1260 N 200 E, #3 in Logan, Utah. Dr. Brett T. Skinner has created a dental office that services families with parents and children of all ages. With leading technology and hometown patient care, Gentle Family Dental Care is your dental practice of choice!
Call us today - (435) 792-3255