At Dental Arts of Cromwell in Cromwell, CT, we take great pride in serving our community by offering high-quality routine, preventative, restorative, and emergency dental care. Whether you need a cleaning, a cavity filled, or an emergency dental appointment, we’re here to help. Our skilled team looks forward to meeting you and invites you to call today to schedule an appointment or book one online!
Cleanings & Exams
Dental cleanings and exams are important preventive measures that can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. A dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar from your teeth, while a dental exam allows your dentist to check for problems such as cavities and gum disease.
If you don’t have regular dental cleanings and exams, you could be putting yourself at risk for tooth and gum disease. These conditions can cause discomfort and bad breath, and make it more likely that you’ll lose your teeth prematurely. They also increase your risk of developing serious medical problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
If it’s been a while since your last dental cleaning and exam, be sure to make an appointment with your dentist soon. We recommend scheduling a cleaning every six months or so.
Crowns & Bridges
Bridge (anterior Impression)
Dental crowns and bridges are dental prostheses that are used to restore the function and aesthetics of teeth. Crowns are used to cover a tooth that has been damaged or is severely decayed. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Dental crowns and bridges are made from a variety of materials, including gold, porcelain, metal alloys, and resin-based composites. A crown or bridge usually consists of a metal substructure (usually with threads to allow retention in the teeth) onto which the ceramic is built up.
Crowns and bridges are custom-made to fit the patient’s teeth. They are typically fitted in two appointments: a preliminary appointment to take impressions of the teeth, and a second appointment to fit and adjust each piece.
Crowns and bridges are very durable and can last for many years. However, they may eventually need to be replaced if they become worn or damaged.
Composite Filling (Anterior)
Dental fillings are a type of restoration that is used to replace missing tooth structure. There are many different types of dental fillings, but the most common type is made from composite resin. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that can be matched to the color of your teeth. Another type of dental filling that is commonly used is made from porcelain. Porcelain is a ceramic material that is tooth-colored and can also be matched to the color of your teeth.
Dental fillings are used to restore the function and aesthetics of a tooth that has been damaged by decay or fracture. They are also used to prevent further damage to the tooth. Dental fillings are placed in the tooth by a dentist. The dentist will remove the decay from the tooth and then place the dental filling in the tooth. Dental fillings can be used to restore a single tooth or a whole dental arch.
If you are considering getting dental fillings, make sure to talk to your dentist about which type of filling is best for you.
A dental emergency is a situation in which a person experiences pain or some other sudden serious problem with a tooth or teeth. A person can feel pain when hot, cold, sweet, sour, spicy foods come into contact with the mouth. If the pain does not go away on its own after one day has passed and it affects more than one tooth, then there is likely a dental emergency.
Some conditions that can lead to pain or discomfort in the teeth are: pulpitis (an infection of the dental pulp), exposed roots (which occur due to having lost enamel and/or fractured off pieces), and cracks. If you experience any of these symptoms it is important to visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Dental emergencies can also occur when a person has a foreign body lodged in between their teeth. This might happen if you accidentally bite down on something hard, like a coin. If this happens, try to gently remove the object with dental floss. If that doesn’t work, visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Other dental emergencies can include a knocked-out tooth, broken teeth, and severe toothache. If any of these occur, go to the emergency room or dentist as soon as possible for help. In some cases, a tooth that has been knocked out may be able to be reinserted if done quickly and correctly.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects your jaw to your skull. It allows you to move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can speak, chew your food, and perform basic mouth movements.
If you have a problem with your TMJ, it can cause pain in your jaw and face, as well as clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw. In some cases, it can even lead to headaches and migraines.
There are a number of different treatment options available for TMJ disorders, depending on the severity of your symptoms. At our office, we offer custom oral appliances that can help to relieve jaw tension and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders.
If you think you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to help you find the treatment that’s right for you.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase the risk of hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and other health problems.
While CPAP is one of the most popular treatments for sleep apnea, there are other options available. Our office offers custom appliances that are comfortable to wear and can be effective in alleviating sleep apnea symptoms. The appliance works by repositioning the jaw and tongue to keep the airway open during sleep.
If you think you may have sleep apnea, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in our water; it is also added to many toothpastes and mouthwashes. Fluoride helps to prevent cavities by making the tooth enamel stronger. It also helps to reverse early signs of tooth decay.
Our office offers fluoride treatments for patients to strengthen their enamel and prevent cavities. The fluoride is applied in a varnish that is brushed on the teeth. It only takes a few minutes for the fluoride to be absorbed by the enamel. After this treatment, patients should not eat or drink for 30 minutes to give the fluoride time to work.
Fluoride treatments are especially important for patients who are at a high risk for cavities. This includes patients who have a history of cavities, dry mouth, gum disease, or braces.
Dental sealants are a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This coating helps to prevent cavities by sealing out food and plaque. Sealants are most effective in protecting the grooves and pits of the molars, which are the teeth most susceptible to cavities. While most often recommended to children who are first learning to brush their teeth, sealants are also a good option for adults who are at risk for cavities. Sealants are quick and easy to apply, and they can last for several years with proper care.
Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth
At our office, our first goal is always to preserve the tooth. However, in some cases, the tooth may be too damaged to save, or it may be causing problems for the rest of your mouth. In these situations, tooth extraction may be the best solution.
Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure in which we remove a tooth from its socket. It is usually a quick and straightforward procedure with little to no discomfort for the patient. This is because we numb the area before starting the procedure and gently loosen the tooth prior to removal.
Compassionate Dental Care
Our friendly, compassionate team cares deeply about your dental health and looks forward to helping you brighten up your smile. Give us a call today or book online to get started!