Eastbrook dental provides a wide range of dental services without having to refer you to specialists. This flexibility saves you time and keeps your dental care within one practice.

We also provide the highest quality services for restoring smiles that have been damaged by dental disease, injury or problems requiring cosmetic dental care.

Less dentistry is better dentistry, and for that reason we emphasize preventive care for our patients. That begins with regular professional cleanings, check-ups and consistent home oral health routines.

Teeth Cleanings | Fillings | Crowns & Bridges | Tooth Extractions


Professional Teeth Cleanings

We recommend scheduling a professional dental cleaning and exam twice each year for most dental patients. During this visit, one of our professional hygienists will remove plaque and calculus from your teeth, especially from areas where your brush cannot reach such as underneath the gums and in-between your teeth. We will then polish your teeth, and children or cavity prone adults will have fluoride applied to help protect their teeth from decay.

Fluoride is an important advancement in dental health. Studies show that a consistent exposure of teeth to fluoride helps strengthen and rebuild tooth structure to help prevent dental decay.

If you are due for your professional dental cleaning, please call our office to schedule an appointment.


Fillings

The concept of a “filling” is replacing and restoring tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture. We will replace old, broken-down metal silver (amalgam) fillings with white (composite) fillings to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural appearance.

With today’s advancements, no longer will you have to suffer the embarrassment of unsightly and unhealthy metal silver fillings or metal crown margins. Eliminate the dark, black appearance in your teeth with state-of-the-art tooth-colored resin or porcelain materials.


Crowns & Bridges

Crowns
A crown is a custom-made restoration that fits over a tooth that is severly decayed  or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials, such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance.

This process usually requires two visits over a three week period. Once the procedure is complete, daily brushing and flossing is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease and recurrent decay around the crown. Given proper care your crowns will last for many years.

Bridges
A bridge is a dental restoration that fills a space where a tooth was removed. A bridge may be necessary to:

  • Prevent shifting of the teeth that can cause bite (occlusion) or jaw problems.
  • Bridges restore chewing function compromised by missing teeth.
  • Bridges help restore a compromised smile to a healthy, vibrant smile.

Bridges

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Tooth Extractions

General Extractions
An extraction is the complete removal of a tooth. Extractions are sometimes necessary if a baby tooth is preventing the normal eruption of a permanent tooth, if the tooth has suffered extensive tooth decay or trauma that cannot be repaired, if the patient has irreversible bone loss due to gum disease, or if the tooth is impacted (usually the wisdom teeth) and jeopardizes the adjacent, more important teeth. Depending on the complexity of the case, the doctor may refer you to a specialist. A mild anesthesia is used to ensure you or your child is as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.

Wisdom Teeth
Your third molars are more commonly called "wisdom teeth." Usually erupting in the late teens or early 20s, third molars often lack the proper room in the jaw to erupt properly. This condition is called an impaction. Problems can arise when a tooth lacks the space to come through or simply develops in the wrong place in your jaw and becomes impacted. Specifically, damage to adjacent teeth, recurrent infection or crowding may occur.

A condition called "pericoronitis" occurs when a partially erupted wisdom tooth becomes swollen, red and sore under the gums and in the jawbone. Other times a cyst can form when a fluid-filled sac develops around the root of the unerupted tooth.  If either of these situations goes untreated, serious damage to the underlying bone and surrounding teeth and tissues can result.

To prevent or treat these problems, your dentist may recommend the extraction of one, several or all of the wisdom teeth.