At Dr. Araceli Silva Family Dentistry, we provide total-care general dentistry services that strive to take care of problems efficiently and thoroughly, so that you are not troubled with them further. With proper treatment and care, your dental issues can be resolved, to your good health! Our many services include:
Traditional fillings include materials such as silver, gold, and porcelain. Modern, more technologically advanced fillings can be made of ceramic and the latest composite materials. These materials are not only strong and durable, but they can be blended in to your natural teeth in color and style, making your smile as natural as ever!
When an extraction becomes necessary due to a broken tooth or unmitigable decay, the dentist will extract the tooth under local anesthesia.
Root canal procedure is indicated when a tooth’s nerve is invaded by decay or infection. This procedure can save your natural tooth and prevent a need for an implant or bridge to replace a tooth or teeth. Signs that you may have a root infection include acute tooth pain or sensitivity to hot, cold, or touch. If the dentist determines that a root canal procedure is warranted, she will remove the injured pulp and seal up the root canal system under local anesthesia.
Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown and a dental cap are the same thing. They are used to maintain a tooth’s function and appearance after a root canal or similar procedure. If decay has made a large portion of the tooth unusable, a crown may be used to restore the tooth. Crowns can also be used to cover implants, attach bridges, or to mend a cracked tooth. Crowns can even be used for strictly aesthetic reasons, covering up stained or discolored teeth. They are made of porcelain or state-of-the-art ceramic and fabricated to match your teeth as closely as possible.
Bridges may be used to replace missing teeth and can be made of gold, composites, alloys, or porcelain. They are bonded onto the surrounding teeth for support. Bridges can be fixed (permanent) or removable.
If you are missing a tooth due to extraction or some other reason, it is now possible to replace teeth using dental implants! An implant is fabricated from metal and porcelain to look as much like your natural tooth as possible. It has two primary parts: a titanium implant body that replaces the missing tooth root, and the tooth-colored crown that is cemented to the top of the implant. Implants may also be used to anchor dentures. Implants can replace missing teeth, negating the need for removable partial dentures.
If you need dentures, we can take all the molds and measurements for our lab to create dentures as much like your natural teeth as possible, for both full and partial removable dentures.
Repairs & Relines
We perform repairs and realigns to your dentures and other dental appliances and prostheses to keep them fitting and looking their best.
Periodontal treatment is for deep dental issues concerning your gums and jaw. Methods of treatment depend on the severity of the disease. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria, plaque, and tartar in the spaces between the teeth and gums that irritate the surrounding tissues and damage the gums. Eventually, the infection affects the bone that supports the teeth. If periodontal disease is arrested in the early stages of gingivitis, causing no permanent damage, then regular cleanings and improved oral hygiene likely will solve the problem. If the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage, scaling and root planning may be recommended. Periodontal surgery is a possibility if the disease continues to progress.
We offer a program for helping our patients stop smoking tobacco, to help restore and preserve your teeth from discoloration, staining, and smoking damage.
Tooth whitening treatments lighten your teeth for a brighter, healthier smile. Both take-home and in-office systems are possible. Discuss with Dr. Silva which is right for you.