Inspired Smiles provides patients with comprehensive dental care. This means that Dr.’s Daniel Yeager and Victoria Yeager look at the entire mouth, not just the troubled tooth or teeth. From soft tissue and gum examination, to your TMJ, everything is taken into account during a comprehensive dental examination in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Victoria Yeager and Dr. Daniel Yeager will carefully listen to your wants and desires, utilizing full face photos and trial smiles to show you what is possible before beginning treatment.
What is Comprehensive Dentistry?
During an oral examination in Richmond, VA, your entire mouth will be examined. Your dentist will look for decay in your teeth, decay under existing fillings and bite issues. If your teeth aren’t coming together as they should, it could have something to do with your other teeth or habits, such as grinding or clenching your teeth.
Inspired Smiles will also be checking your gums for signs of disease as studies suggest a direct link between periodontal disease and systemic illness like diabetes and heart disease.
Comprehensive dentistry also takes into account the whole person, not just the mouth. Studies indicate a real connection between oral and overall health. Inspired Smiles factors in general health, any medications you may be taking, your diet, and any stress you may be dealing with. Your mouth really is a window to the rest of your body.
Comprehensive Dentistry for a Beautiful Smile
Teeth work together to provide you with a healthy smile. If you are having a tooth extracted or a new restoration, Inspired Smiles will examine the impact the treatments will have on the rest of your mouth and teeth.
It could mean additional restorations or dental implants in the future to repair worn teeth or to fix a bad bite. Treating one tooth at a time is often not the best option for the future of your teeth and gums. Inspired Smiles will work with you to create an overall plan for your new smile.
At our Richmond dental clinic, comprehensive dentistry includes a variety of services that we provide to our patients so we can help them to achieve optimal oral health. They include:
Dental implants: Missing teeth can cause a variety of problems, not the least of which is low self-esteem. When we see patients with missing teeth, we usually recommend dental implants. Tooth implants are the best solution for missing teeth because the implant helps keep the jaw healthy and strong.
Dental implants are durable, last many years and look and function just like your natural teeth. They’re easy to take care of too — simply brush and floss them as you do your natural teeth.
Dentures: When you are missing a lot of teeth or you aren’t a good candidate for dental implants, our dentists recommend full or partial dentures. Today’s dentures are far superior to the ones your grandparents wore. They’re comfortable, they stay put and no one will know you’re wearing dentures if you don’t tell them.
Partial dentures are a great solution for people who are missing many, but not all, their teeth. Our dentists make each plate with only the teeth you are missing, and once you get them into place, you will have a full set of teeth again.
Patients come to our Richmond dental clinic because they know we have the highest-quality affordable dentures in the area.
Dental veneers: When you want the perfect smile, you want porcelain veneers. Whether your teeth are stained, misshapen or otherwise making you uncomfortable about your smile, our dentists can help with dental veneers.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover your natural teeth, so all people see are perfectly straight, white teeth. When treated gently, veneers can last for decades.
Crowns for Teeth: Whether you have a large cavity, a cracked tooth or a cosmetic issue, a crown might be the answer. For most cavities caught early, our dentists use a filling. Larger cavities may require an inlay or an onlay. Cavities too large for an onlay may require a crown.
To place a crown, our dentists remove the decay and also the edges of the tooth, because a crown is like a cap that covers the whole tooth. This is why crowns are used for cracked teeth as well — to hold them together and to protect the tooth’s root from becoming infected.
These are just some of the many comprehensive dental services we offer at our Richmond dental clinic. Call our dentist office today to make an appointment.
If you would like more information, call and schedule a comprehensive dental examination with Inspired Smiles today.
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10442 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238