Cleaning & Family Dentistry
Dental cleanings are an integral part of maintaining your natural and healthy smile for as long as possible. Professional dental cleanings are thorough and can access parts of your mouth regular brushing and flossing can not. Regular 6 month cleanings are a proactive way to deter oral disease. Regular dental check ups also provide our dentist, Eric Groeneveld, and our team with the opportunity to scan your mouth for any developing oral health concerns for early and conservative treatment.
Did you know many offices only allow 30 minutes for a normal dental cleaning appointment? In our office each adult patient is scheduled for a full hour. This allows us to better serve our patients and treat all the conditions that you might have.
The ADA recommends the following for good oral hygiene:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
- Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Tooth decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove the sticky film on teeth called plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
- Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
Schedule an appointment today to discuss with us what types of oral care products will be most effective for you.
There’s no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. Today a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile, it’s one of the options that cosmetic dentistry offers.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth.
Veneers are a great option that removes little to no tooth structure.
At Eric Groeneveld DDS, P.C. Family Dentistry, we specialize in creating stunning smiles using
Invisalign. Invisalign revolutionized the orthodontic community several years ago by creating orthodontic solutions without the use of traditional braces and wires. Treatment with Invisalign is performed using a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually shift your teeth into alignment with gentle forces. Guided by a custom treatment plan specifically created and designed for you by our dental team, Invisalign allows a more convenient and aesthetic option in orthodontics. With Invisalign, you can achieve the smile you always wanted discreetly and with minimal disruption to your every day life.
Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Over-the-counter and the whitening products advertised on instagram/facebook do not compare to the product we can offer.
Our office offers a wide variety of whitening options. Call today to learn about which option is right for you.
Thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, dentists have more ways to create pleasing, natural-looking smiles. Dental researchers are continuing their often decades-long work developing materials, such as ceramics and polymer compounds that look more like natural teeth. As a result, dentists and patients today have several choices when it comes to selecting materials to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth. Come in today to discuss your options.
CROWNS & BRIDGES
Crowns are a tooth-shaped cap that is cemented over your tooth. A crown is used to strengthen and protect your tooth that was decayed or damaged. Crowns can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
Dental bridges are used to cover gaps left by missing teeth. Upon removal, gaps left unattended to eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces. This usually leads to an imbalance bite, gum disease, and TMJ disorders.
Bridges are made up of two crowns, one on each tooth on both side of the gap.
In many cases, teeth that are broken or damaged by decay can be fixed with a filling, crown, or other dental treatment. Sometimes, though, the damage is too severe to repair, so we will recommend extraction. Having a tooth pulled may not be pleasant, but it’s often necessary–either to make way for a permanent tooth, or when a tooth becomes infected, decayed, or otherwise jeopardizes your health.
Here are few reasons that an extraction might be necessary:
- Decay has reached deep into the tooth
- Infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth or the surrounding bone
- There isn’t enough room for all the teeth in your mouth
- Extra teeth block other teeth from coming in
- Baby teeth don’t fall out in time for the permanent teeth to come in
- People getting braces or other orthodontic treatment may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that will be moved into place.
- Wisdom Teeth also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in during the late teens or early 20s.
If your tooth is removed for reasons other than to make way for a permanent tooth, your dentist may recommend a replacement. Otherwise, the teeth surrounding the now empty space may shift and lead to potential problems. There are many different replacement methods available. At Eric Groeneveld DDS Family Dentistry, we will discuss your options and recommend the best one based on your needs. It may be necessary to wait until your mouth has completely healed before having your tooth replaced.
Dentures and Partials
Denture and partial denture repairs and relines are common occurrences. In most cases our office is able to offer same day denture repairs and relines. If you are having a problem with your denture make an appointment today.
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. With dentures, you’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Implants & Root Canals
A dental implant involves three basic components, the titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone, the abutment and the dental implant restoration that is secured on top. The implant restoration acts as your prosthetic tooth or teeth. Therefore, we make it a priority to provide restorations that look, feel and function just like natural teeth. At Eric Groeneveld DDS Family Dentistry, we offer implant restorations such as crowns, bridges and dentures. Depending on your clinical needs and personal preferences, we will craft your restoration to the highest level of satisfaction.
When it comes to replacing numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive missing teeth with partial dentures or restoring a full arch of teeth with a full denture, implant-retained prosthetics offer longer lasting, better functioning, more natural looking and feeling results compared with traditional, removable prosthetics.
Call today to learn about which option is right for you.
Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy you may save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulpal tissue which provides nutrients and sensation to the tooth. It runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don’t remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. After our team removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then we place a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
Occlusal guards are a thin acrylic appliance that fits easily over your teeth and protects the teeth and jaws from future wear. There are many reasons to consider occlusal guards including jaw pain, excessive tooth wear, and clenching or grinding. Come in and see if an occlusal guard is right for you.
An athletic mouthguard helps protect your teeth, jaw, and supporting gum tissue from injury while participating in collision and/or contact sports. Participation in sports has steadily increased. At Eric Groeneveld DDS Family Dentistry, you can choose your teams color and protect your smile!