Advantage Dental+ is a dentist office in Wilsonville AL that provides high-quality, comprehensive oral health care to people of all ages. We focus on better care, timely education and greater access to preventative dental treatments. This industry-leading approach is called Preventistry.
Our dentists can treat many common oral health problems, including periodontal (gum) cleanings.
Periodontal (Gum) Cleanings
Keeping your teeth and gums clean is an important part of good oral health. Without regular care, bacteria can build up and cause cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.
Periodontal (gum) cleanings are performed to remove plaque, tartar, and other bacterial deposits from below your gumline. This can help prevent gum disease, decay and loss of bone tissue underneath the gums.
The first part of the cleaning is scaling, where the dentist uses ultrasonic or manual hand instruments to remove hardened plaque and tartar above and below the gumline. Afterward, root planing smooths out the roots of your teeth to help your gums reattach to them.
Dental fillings are a time-tested way to repair tooth decay and cracks in your teeth. After your dentist removes the decayed area, he or she will add a filler material to restore your tooth.
Your Dentist Office in Wilsonville AL offers a wide variety of dental fillings to repair cavities and other minor tooth damage. They can be made from a variety of materials, from gold and silver amalgam to tooth-colored composite resin.
During your visit, your TLN Family Dental provider will numb your treatment area with anesthesia and clean out any damaged or decayed areas. Then they’ll fill your tooth with a composite resin that matches the color of your enamel. They’ll then shape and polish your filling to make it look natural.
Dental crowns are caps that fit over your tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and appearance. They are made of materials like porcelain, ceramic or zirconium.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal: This type of crown is a good choice for front teeth, as it can match the color of your natural teeth. However, they’re not as durable and may chip or break more easily than other types of crowns.
Pressed ceramic: This type of crown is also a good choice for front teeth, as they provide the best natural color match and are more long-lasting than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
They’re less likely to wear down and are more aesthetically pleasing than metal-alloy crowns, but they do require better oral hygiene habits. Brushing twice a day, flossing and avoiding hard foods like popcorn and ice can help keep your crowns looking their best.
Dental bridges fill in gaps left by missing teeth. They help restore function, prevent jaw bone deterioration, and enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
A bridge is typically made of crowns on either side of the missing tooth or teeth, and a pontic (false) tooth. They are bonded to the surrounding teeth for support, and can be long-lasting with proper care.
Before the bridge is placed, the abutment teeth are prepared by recontouring them and making an impression of them to send to the lab for fabrication. You may also be given a temporary bridge to wear while the permanent one is being made.
Dental implants are the most permanent and long-lasting tooth replacement option available. They are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the root part of a missing tooth; they are then topped with a lifelike crown to recreate an entire tooth.
Implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that will fuse with the jawbone. Over time, your body will grow more bone to attach the implant to and you will have a remarkably natural-looking result!
A broken tooth can be a painful experience to say the least. Luckily, our Wilsonville dental team is here to help you and your family get back on the road to a happy healthy smile. We have all the tools and gadgets to keep your mouth gummy and your smile gummy. The best part is our friendly staff will treat you like a rock star from your first appointment to the last. We are proud to offer a plethora of payment options including cash, credit, and insurance.