Some of the services we provide include:
At Somerset Family Dentistry prevention is a cooperative effort by the patient, Dr Garica, and the dental team. Our goal is to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental disease and conditions.
Prevention includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.
Professional Dental Cleaning
During a typical checkup plaque and tartar is removed from above and below the gum line of all teeth. If you have some signs of gum disease, Dr Garcia may recommend professional dental cleanings more than twice-a-year.
Dr Garcia has invested in digital radiography. During your exam digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Most importantly less radiation is used to produce an image.
Oral Cancer Screening Exam
Dr Garcia screens for oral cancer during hygiene visits. She feels for lumps or irregular tissue changes in your neck, head, cheeks and oral cavity, and thoroughly examines the soft tissues in your mouth, specifically looking for any sores or discolored tissues.
Sealants & Fluoride
Dental Sealants are a thin, plastic film applied to the chewing surface of your molars. They are effective in preventing tooth decay (cavities). Fluoride Therapy is the delivery of fluoride to the teeth to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and replaces minerals that protect teeth from tooth decay.
Scaling and root planeing – This is a deep-cleaning, nonsurgical procedure, done under a local anesthetic, whereby plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line are removed (scaling) and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth (planing). Smoothing the rough spots removes bacteria and provides a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth.
Composite Restorations: tooth colored fillings
Crowns & Bridges: Single Appointment Dental Care
Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off and have a permanent restoration put on. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to? With CEREC®, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish.
Endodontic: Root Canal Therapy
Oral Surgery/Tooth Extractions
Tooth Replacement: Removable Partial Dentures
Dental Implants: are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Advantages: Improved appearance, Improved speech, Improved comfort, Easier eating,Improved self-esteem, Improved oral health, Durability, Convenience.
Bite Splints/Custom Mouthguards/Nightguards: Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports.
Snore Guards: Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but for the partner and other family members who live with the snorer. However, there is a dentist-prescribed solution for a more restful night’s sleep: Silent Nite® SL. This affordable device is flexible, thin and comfortable for your patients, and it exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
Tooth Whitening: in office and take home
Porcelain Veneers: is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damaged tooth surface.
Private kids play area complete with TV, toys and games. Did you have a cavity free visit? Join our cavity free club.
Dental Exams | Professional Dental Cleanings | Sealants & Flouride | Periodontal Treatments | Composite Restorations: tooth colored fillings | Crowns & Bridges: Cerec in office one day treatment | Endodontic: Root Canal Therapy | Extractions | Tooth Replacement: Removable Partial | Dentures | Dental Implants | Bite Splints | Snore Guards | Cosmetic: Smile design, Tooth Whitening: in office and take home | Porcelain Veneers