Maintain a Strong, Healthy Smile with
General & Preventive Dentistry
The best way to maintain good oral health is by visiting the dentist regularly. Routine appointments help us catch any dental issues in their early stages, so we’re able to address them before they become bigger, more expensive problems. At Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant, we want to help you achieve and maintain optimum dental health.
Of Routine Visits To The Dentist
Seeing a dentist like Dr. Vinson for regular six-month oral exams and teeth cleanings has a number of benefits. First and foremost, it allows Dr. Vinson to track your oral health and ensure that your mouth is free of common issues like tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, a routine visit to the dentist keeps your teeth clean and bright. Our dental hygienists can remove plaque and tartar that is impossible to remove even with an electric toothbrush and floss.
Routine visits to the dentist can also save you money. A cleaning and an oral exam are much more affordable than restorative dental work, such as the placement of a crown or filling, or tooth extraction. Preventive care like cleanings and oral exams are also typically covered by dental insurance plans, so you most likely won’t have to pay anything out of pocket to take care of your pearly whites.
What to Expect
From Oral Exams to Teeth Cleanings
The process of an oral exam and cleaning begins with a quick examination by one of our dental hygienists at Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant. One of our team members will take a look at your mouth and keep an eye out for signs of issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Next, your hygienist will use specialized tools to remove any plaque and tartar around your gum line and between your teeth.
Once this is complete, your teeth will be cleaned with a special electric toothbrush and a gritty toothpaste, which helps buff and polish your teeth. Your teeth will be flossed by your hygienist to help ensure that your mouth is as clean as possible.
Restore Your Teeth with
Regular wear and tear on your teeth is normal, and we offer a wide range of services to quickly correct any minor dental issues that may come up. Dr. Vinson is skilled at placing composite fillings for patients with decay. These fillings offer a natural look while preventing further decay, keeping your smile strong and healthy for years to come.
Protect Your Smile with
We offer zirconia, porcelain, and ceramic crowns to strengthen and improve the appearance of teeth that are damaged, decayed, or severely stained. These natural-looking solutions are long-lasting and help to strengthen teeth, protecting them from further damage. Dr. Vinson can explain why crowns might be the right treatment option for you, so give us a call today.
HOw Dental Crowns Can help
The Benefits Of Dental Crowns
Choosing a dental crown has a number of great benefits. First and foremost, dental crowns are the best way to protect your remaining tooth enamel and keep your tooth structure in great shape. They are usually recommended when an oral health issue like tooth decay or an oral injury has damaged your natural enamel.
Crowns surround and cover up all of your remaining tooth structure, down to the gumline. This helps protect your tooth from further damage and ensures that it remains healthy after any damaged material is removed. Not only that, but crowns help restore the appearance of your tooth. Whether it has been damaged or cracked by an injury, or it is discolored due to tooth decay, a crown will restore it to its natural shape and color.
Another benefit of a dental crown is that it prevents your oral health issue from progressing further, which will save you money in the long run. A damaged or decayed tooth that is left untreated may fall out or need to be extracted, which will require replacement with a denture, dental bridge, or dental implant. Compared to these treatments, dental crowns are much less invasive and much more affordable.
Common Issues Dental Crowns Solve
Tooth decay is the issue that is most commonly treated with a dental crown. If your tooth has decayed significantly and can’t be repaired with a filling, a dental crown is a great option. The damaged enamel will be removed, and the remaining tooth structure will be covered up to prevent further decay.
Crowns may also be recommended after an oral injury that chips or cracks your tooth in order to restore its strength and shape. Dental crowns are also commonly used to protect teeth that have been restored with root canal therapy. Finally, crowns may sometimes be used for cosmetic purposes, such as to cover up a very small or misshapen tooth that can’t be fixed with a veneer or dental bonding.
Recovering From a Crown
The Healing Process
At Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant, we use the latest tools and technology to ensure that the crown placement process is minimally invasive. However, the placement of a crown does involve the removal of some natural enamel.
After your enamel is removed and your temporary crown is placed, you may experience some limited discomfort and sensitivity. It’s recommended that, for several days after the procedure, you eat mild and soft foods to ensure that you stay comfortable while you heal. You can use over-the-counter medicine like ibuprofen or topical gels to help mitigate this discomfort. You may also feel some bruising and inflammation around your jaw, where the needle was placed to numb your mouth. This is normal and may persist for several days.
If you are feeling pain and/or discomfort for a week or more after the tooth has been trimmed, consider scheduling a followup with Dr. Vinson to ensure that there are no complications or issues with your tooth or your crown.
Life-Changing Solutions for
TMD, and Sleep Apnea
We also offer options for patients that suffer from TMD, and sleep apnea. These fairly common dental issues can cause headaches, loud snoring, muscle soreness, or a clicking jaw, making everyday activities like chewing and sleeping seem difficult. At Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant, we get to the bottom of the issue and provide treatments and recommendations to help restore your quality of life. Learn more about your options and get comfortable again!
Understanding the Importance
Of Preventative Care
Preventive care is at the heart of everything that Dr. Vinson does at Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant. The best way to care for your mouth is to recognize, identify, and halt any dental issues before they become a more serious problem.
If you do not get routine teeth cleanings and preventive care, your risk of developing a serious issue like gum disease, cavity, or infection increases dramatically. Make preventive care a priority and visit us for teeth cleanings and oral exams every six months!
Our staff is prepared to answer any questions you may have about your dental health and the treatments we offer. We’d love to help keep your smile healthy and bright. Visit our office or give us a call today to learn about our services and discover how we can help you achieve and maintain optimal dental health.