Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Veneers
Julie O. Childers DMD, PA offers a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. You can read more on this page about specific services.
- Nitrous Oxide
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Crowns and Bridges
- Specialty Dentures
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Root Canal Therapy
- Teeth Cleaning
- Periodontal Therapy
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Oral ID: Oral Cancer Screening
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. X-rays will be taken to help us properly diagnose all of your dental needs.
OralID: Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer kills one American every hour. Oral Cancer is also the only cancer that has increased every year in the past six years, due to the rise in HPV related oral cancers. Similar to other cancers, early detection of Oral Cancer is critical.
Implants are the best option for tooth replacement in modern dentistry. Implants give you the longest lasting result and help preserve tooth-supporting bone that can deteriorate if teeth are removed and not replaced. Loss of bone is one of the major consequences of losing teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implants can make removable dentures more comfortable, effective, and give your dentures increased stability. Traditional dentures rest on the underlying bone. This accelerates bone loss, making the jaw shrink and the dentures slip, particularly on the bottom arch. With today's innovations in dentistry dentists can attach removable dentures onto implants which prevents the dentures from slipping and moving while you eat and speak. Having implants also helps to preserve the bone effectively giving the patient an excellent long term solution to tooth replacement.
Veneers are thin, custom made coverings that are permanently bonded to your tooth. They are less invasive than crowns as they only cover the front of the tooth and don't require the same preparation as a crown. Veneers can fix a wide range of issues such as chips, gaps, or damaged enamel.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Whitening is only an option for a healthy mouth.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue.
Routine dental care is the best way to avoid a dental emergency. You can't always predict when a dental emergency is going to happen. We are here to help you when or if you are experiencing dental pain. We can usually accommodate same day appointments.