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Routine Cleanings

ROUTINE CLEANINGS are your first defense against cavities, gum disease, and more costly dental diseases! Don’t fall behind on your bi-yearly cleanings! Rinehart Dentistry will keep your smile looking healthy and beautiful. In addition to whitening teeth and the cosmetic benefits, a professional teeth cleaning can provide early diagnosis of other health problems. To help avoid dental problems,

 

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING:
  1. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
  2. Floss daily. Decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
  3. Visit your dentist twice a year for professional teeth cleanings and oral exams.

 

Teeth cleaning are important for children and the whole family, so don’t skip your regular cleaning appointment! Contact Rinehart Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.

 

Teeth Whitening – KoR
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Widely recognized as the world’s most effective teeth whitening system, KöR offers cost-effective solutions from phenomenal home whitening for average patients, to astonishing treatment of tetracycline cases and everything in-between.

A storybook wedding, an important job interview, a graduation, or easing a lifetime of embarrassment… people often have a special reason for whitening their teeth. The KoR Whitening System with its proprietary Dual-Activated, Tri-Barrel Hydremide Peroxide formulation and delivery system is the most effective treatment out there.

 

BENEFITS:
  • a thorough cleansing of debris from between enamel rods
  • rejuvenates your teeth’s enamel
  • delivers truly amazing whiteness!

 

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Clear Braces – Clear Correct
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Looking for an alternative to metal braces? ClearCorrect is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort—every reason to smile. With ClearCorrect, your dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.

 

How does it work?

 

You and your doctor will evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems or goals you have for your smile. Once you and your doctor establish ClearCorrect is the right treatment option for you, your doctor will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth that ClearCorrect uses in manufacturing your custom aligners. Then your doctor writes a prescription for your custom aligners and sends it to ClearCorrect.

 

What can it do?

 

ClearCorrect can treat a wide variety of issues that keep people from achieving their ideal smiles. Straighter teeth don’t just look better; they work better too. Poorly-aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear out quicker, and are more prone to cavities. Ask your doctor how ClearCorrect can help you.

 

Crowns & Bridges
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A CROWN is a type of dental restoration that permanently caps a tooth and is typically needed when a large cavity has threatened that tooth.

 

BENEFITS:
  • improve the strength or appearance of teeth
  • from a variety of materials including porcelain, acrylic resin, gold, or a mix of these materials
  • porcelain (most favorable) appears to look the most natural

 

STEPS:
  1.  A numbing agent is applied to the patient’s tooth to enable the doctor to remove decay in or around the tooth.
  2.  The doctor will then re-sculpture the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
  3.  An impression of the teeth are made to create a crown specifically crafted for that tooth (process takes up to 3 weeks & a temporary crown is fitted onto the tooth in the meantime.
  4.  The temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is fitted onto the tooth. The doctor may make adjustments to the crown to ensure that it has the proper fit and look. Then the crown is cemented into place.

 

It is important to maintain proper dental hygiene with the crown once the procedure is completed. This helps to prevent gum disease and any future infection with the tooth. Given proper care, your crown can last a lifetime.

 

A BRIDGE is a device that fills a space where a tooth previously occupied. They are typically warranted to prevent shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite or jaw problems or used to keep the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy smile.

 

Dental Extraction

A DENTAL EXTRACTION is the removal of a tooth. They are done for a variety of reasons from tooth decay that has rendered the tooth non-restorable to a routine extraction of third molars (or wisdom teeth). Extractions are also necessary to make space for orthodontic treatment.

 

Depending on the quality of the remaining tooth structure, extractions can range from simple and inexpensive to a surgical case that is slightly more expensive. Radiographs are necessary for all extractions for legal and diagnostic purposes to determine extraction treatment and price.

 

Veneers

A VENEER is a thin layer of material placed over the front surface of a tooth, which is typically used as protection or to improve the appearance of the tooth.  Veneers can be fabricated from various materials, including composite, porcelain, or monolithic ceramic.  A composite can either be directly placed or fabricated in a lab and later bonded to the tooth, whereas a porcelain or ceramic veneer must be fabricated in a lab.  Composite restorations are the cost effective option, but are not as aesthetic or permanent as porcelain or ceramic veneers.

 

Dentures
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DENTURES are prosthetic mouth-pieces constructed to replace missing teeth. They are commonly known as false teeth. As conventional dentures are removable, some other kinds of dentures rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or implants.

 

PARTIAL DENTURES are worn by patients who are only missing some teeth and can either be removable or fixed. Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing teeth on a particular arch.

 

Partials come in many different materials. Traditional partials have a metal substructure and silver colored clasps that allow the partial to use any remaining teeth for support. Valplast is a type of flexible partial that delivers superior aesthetics due to the lack of a metal substructure. The flexible material also places the silver clasps of a traditional partial with pink “gum tissue” colored clasps that improve the smile by doing away with the silver clasps that show in the smile. Valplast partials have a 5 year warranty.

 

Complete dentures are worn by patients who are missing all of their teeth on either the upper or lower arch.

 

DENTAL SEDATION
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DENTAL SEDATION  is the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental procedure.

 

 3 different levels of sedation:
  1. Minimal sedation refers to a patient who has reduced anxiety but is able to respond to verbal and physical stimulation.
  2. Moderate sedation causes the patient to be even more relaxed, while still  able to respond to purposeful stimulation.
  3. Deep sedation is a full state of unconsciousness without response to stimulation

 

Sedation techniques may be administered by two general routes. The enteral route includes medications that are either swallowed, absorbed through the mucosa of the oral cavity, or inserted rectally. The parenteral route includes intravenous, inhalation, intramuscular and submucosal administration.

 

DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT & RESTORATION 
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A DENTAL IMPLANT is a titanium “root” device used to support restorations to replace missing teeth. Typically all implants have a similar appearance to a tooth and are placed within the bone. The jaw bone accepts and fuses with the surface of the implant. Even though implants will fuse with the bone, they will feel different than regular teeth while chewing due to the lack of periodontal ligament.

 

Dental implants can be used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. They can also be used as anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement.

 

A dental restoration is material used to restore the function and integrity of missing tooth structure. It can be divided into two types – direct restorations and indirect restorations. All restorations can be further classified by their location and size.

 

operative dentistry
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OPERATIVE DENTISTRY is simply the treatment of missing or malformed portions of the teeth caused by tooth decay, trauma, discoloration or unusual development. There are several options for the material used to restore and correct these conditions – silver amalgam, tooth-colored composite resin or resin modified materials, porcelain, gold, etc.

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