How Your Dentist Can Help You

By J. Michael Plyler, DDS, PA
July 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Here are just some of the many ways you should rely on your dentist for care.restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry

Since most people visit our Hot Springs, AR, dentist, Dr. J. Michael Plyler, regularly for checkups they often think that they know everything there is to know about what we do. Of course, dentists are there for so much more than just making sure your teeth are healthy every six months. Here are just some of the other ways that we can improve the aesthetics and function of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening

A white, radiant smile doesn’t have to be out of reach. While those at-home whitening strips may not be giving you the results you want, this doesn’t mean that whitening treatment just isn’t enough for you. No other system is as effective at removing dental stains than the in-office whitening system our Hot Springs general dentist offers. Blast away stains and get teeth multiple shades whiter in just one session. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll see results.

Root Canal Therapy

Dealing with a nagging toothache? If so, this definitely warrants an immediate trip to our office. While there are many reasons for a toothache, one of them could be that decay or an infection has spread into the inside of the tooth and affected the dental pulp.

Once this has happened the only option is to remove the pulp and clean out the tooth to prevent bacteria and other problems from spreading. If left untreated, the infection or decay may spread throughout the tooth and even into the bone. A root canal is designed to preserve the tooth and even prevent complications such as bone loss.

Dental Implants

Missing a permanent tooth can quickly affect your appearance and your self-esteem; fortunately, dental technology makes it possible to replace your missing teeth with a restoration that is designed to look and act just like a real tooth. It’s truly the second best thing to natural teeth.

Implants work in much the same way as tooth roots, and they are placed into the jawbone where they bond with bone and tissue to become a permanent foundation. A single implant can support a dental crown (to replace one missing tooth) or multiple implants can be placed to support partial or complete dentures.

If you are interested in improving your smile health then it’s time you called our Hot Springs, AR, restorative dentist today to schedule your no-risk consultation. Your new smile is waiting!