General Dentistry

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

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.

Fillings

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.

Emergency Dentistry

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. 

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!

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