Services Expert Dental Services in Rome, GA Comprehensive Dental Care You Can Trust Dental services we offer include, but are not limited to: Routine Dental Cleaning We encourage our patients to schedule a routine dental cleaning every six months. During the cleaning, our hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth and leave behind a bright and polished smile. X-rays may need to be taken to help us detect cavities or decay not visible by the naked eye. Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss but oftentimes goes undetected for quite some time. Symptoms of periodontal disease include tender, swollen or bleeding gums, loose teeth and bad breath. Treatment varies according to the severity of the disease. Gingivitis is periodontal disease in its early stage and can generally be corrected with regular cleanings. More advanced stages usually require numbing and involves deep scaling and root-planing, followed by more frequent follow-up cleanings. If we find you have a severe case of periodontal disease, our doctors will refer you to a periodontist. Crowns & Bridges Crowns are necessary when a tooth is badly damaged or decayed and cannot be fixed with bonded filling material. Crowns cover the remaining tooth and restore its function, strength and esthetics. There are several crown materials available and we will work with you to determine the best option depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored. Bridges are used for patients with missing teeth due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not corrected. The teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort and can look unsightly. Bridges allow us to close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth, is permanently cemented, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth. Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals) Endodontic therapy, or a root canal, is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth, causing it to become inflamed and infected. Regular checkups with your dentist helps to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. However, once an infected pulp is detected, it must be treated right away to prevent future issues. Signs of an infected pulp include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes patients are unaware a problem exists until they’re seen by a dentist. During endodontic therapy, our dentists will clean out the infected pulp and thoroughly disinfect the inside of the tooth. Once the area has been cleaned, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections and help the healing process. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to its normal function. Tooth-Colored Fillings In the past few years, most silver restorations have been replaced with tooth colored fillings, resulting in a smile you can be proud of, and which looks completely natural. Your dentist will discuss restorative options with you and recommend what is best for your individual situation. Dentures Complete or partial dentures are options for patients with missing teeth. Removable dentures are designed to restore the health, function and beauty of your smile. They are custom-made to fit your mouth comfortably. When in place, dentures can: Help restore your ability to eat and speak Replace your missing teeth Prevent facial sagging Improve the appearance of your smile Be attached to implants for added stability Our practice is equipped to create custom complete dentures in just a few visits. Your dentures will be made to look and feel like natural teeth so that you can feel confident in your smile. Call 3 Rivers Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry today to learn more about the benefits of dentures. Veneers Veneers are a thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth. They are an effective cosmetic dentistry treatment that can enhance the beauty of your smile. We provide porcelain veneers because they look and feel like natural teeth. Veneers can correct: Large gaps between teeth Chipped or cracked teeth Stains and discolorations on the teeth Teeth that are crooked, uneven, or misshapen Veneers typically require very little tooth preparation and can be placed in just two visits to our office. When your veneers are completed, you will be able to enjoy the bright and beautiful smile you have always wanted. Our practice is equipped to create custom complete dentures in just a few visits. Your dentures will be made to look and feel like natural teeth so that you can feel confident in your smile. Call 3 Rivers Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry today to learn more about the benefits of dentures. Teeth Whitening Soon after starting treatment at our office for teeth whitening, you will start to see a whiter and brighter smile. Our whitening services slowly remove the discoloration effects of coffee, smoking, tea, and more to reveal a beautiful white smile. Schedule a consultation with one of our doctors today to see if you’re a candidate for teeth whitening. Dental Implants Dental implants are one of the most effective and natural options for patients with missing teeth. Dental implants are used to replace the tooth at its root with an implant made of titanium. Your bone will naturally fuse to this implant, making it look and feel completely natural. Dental implants greatly improve the health and function of your mouth. Once the implants have healed, you will notice a complete difference in your lifestyle; from the way you eat to the way you speak. If you think dental implants are for you, call us today to schedule an appointment! Dental Emergencies Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. At 3 Rivers Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, we promptly treat all dental emergencies to best alleviate any pain and preserve your oral and overall health. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call us immediately at 706-235-1186 and we will see you as soon as possible. Should you call during after hours, call our regular number and our voicemail will inform you of how to get in touch with us. For more information about our general and cosmetic dentistry services, contact our office today at (706) 235-1186. Our friendly staff members are happy to answer all of questions!