As general dentists, we are providers of primary dental care. Our focus is on ensuring the overall health of our patient's teeth, gums and mouth. By developing a long-term relationship with our patients, we are better able to spot minor issues before they turn into major problems.
We understand the terms describing dentists can sometimes get a bit confusing. General dentistry covers a wide range of procedures, including:
During a dental exam, we will inspect each side of each tooth, looking for any signs of damage or decay. We examine the gums and surfaces of the mouth for any signs of issues.
Fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of the tooth, which may have been caused by decay, wear or physical injury. The trouble spot of the tooth is removed and replaced with a synthetic material which closely matches the color and composition of the tooth.
Bonding is a process of using a synthetic enamel-like material to repair chips and cracks, or resculpt the shape of the tooth.
This restorative therapy removes painful, damaged tissue from within the core of the tooth and places a permanent cap over the tooth for long-term protection.
Dental crowns can repair severely decayed or damaged teeth with a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the problem tooth to improve strength, size and appearance. Dental Associates of Grand Junction also utilizes an advanced technology called CEREC to provide same-visit crowns.