General Dentistry Services
About Our General Dentistry Services
Your general dentist is the health care provider you rely on most to maintain good oral and overall health and it’s really important that you find the right general dentist that you can trust. Dr. Duc “Nick” Nguyen at Traditions Dental in Hoschton, GA offers a variety of comprehensive general dentistry services at his office in that keep your teeth and gums in an ideal state of health.
If you’re looking for a reliable general dentist, call or schedule an in-office consultation online today and join the family at Traditions Dental. Our General Dentistry Services Include cleanings, exams, restorative procedures, emergencies, implants, cosmetic services and much more.
During your cleaning, we will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. Plaque is a sticky film that contains bacteria; if it isn’t removed regularly, it can harden into tartar (calculus), which is more difficult to remove.
Tartar can cause gum inflammation and lead to tooth decay or periodontal disease if not removed promptly by a professional cleaning.
Preventative Dental Care
Sealants & Fluorides
Preventative Dental Care
Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth, and means you need to have less dental treatment. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better you prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance you will have of keeping your teeth for life. When the dental team and patient work together, this can help to prevent the need for treatment - especially fillings and extractions. Your dental team may recommend a course of treatment to get your mouth into good condition, and then work out a ‘maintenance plan' to help you keep it that way.
X-rays, also known as radiographs, allow your dentist to see between and inside your teeth. Low radiation dental x-rays are important because they give your dentist the whole picture. They help dentists see the condition of your teeth and also the roots, jaw placement, and facial bone composition.
Fillings are used to repair cavities in the teeth caused by tooth decay. The filling material (usually amalgam or composite) fills the cavity and restores the tooth back to its original shape and function. Fillings work to seal a small hole that has developed inside a tooth. Fillings can help treat cavities or tooth decay and prevent further infection from spreading. There are two main types of fillings; metal fillings and tooth colored fillings. Each type may provide certain advantages and disadvantages in different situations. Metal fillings are generally made from amalgam metal. Tooth colored fillings have are generally composite or porcelain.
Types of Fillings
Amalgam: A classic silver filling that is made of mercury, silver, tin and copper. The combination of this metals creates a strong, stable and safe filling.
Composite: For those who want an invisible filling. Consists of a mixture of plastic and glass that bonds to the tooth itself.
Porcelain: Strong, high-tech dental ceramics that are more lifelike than other fillings and don't stain as composites can.
Restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure that repairs or replaces a tooth. Restorative procedures include cavity fillings, root canals, and even dental implants. There can be two goals in restorative dentistry: to restore the function of the teeth and to restore the appearance of the teeth.
Crowns (or caps) are placed over damaged or misshapen teeth to improve their appearance as well as their strength and function; they can also be used to support a bridge or cover an implant post.
Bridges span gaps created by missing teeth—similar to how a regular bridge spans water—and literally “bridge” the gap between two healthy adjacent teeth with artificial replacement teeth in between them.
Veneers provide cosmetic enhancements for patients who want whiter or straighter-looking smiles; they’re thin shells of porcelain that bond directly onto natural tooth surfaces.
Dental implants replace one or more missing natural teeth with artificial titanium roots that fuse with bone tissue over time; once healed, these posts support custom-made replacement crowns.
Extractions refer either removal of wisdom teeth, which generally erupt during late adolescence but may become impacted due to insufficient space available in jawbone, or any other baby or adult tooth pulled out because of irreparable damage (from trauma or decay).
Fluorides are used to help prevent decay from occurring on your permanent teeth. This is accomplished by applying a fluoride gel on your teeth to help prevent the development a cavities or other forms of decay.
There are numerous ways for dental implants to decay over time. Whether it be from poor oral hygiene, excessive grinding of teeth, or otherwise, a dental implant restoration may be the right choice for you. With this procedure, we can fix a single or multiple tooth implant crown or bridge that was used to replace a missing tooth or teeth - leaving your teeth rejuvenated and providing you with the confident smile you deserve.
If you're looking for high-quality dental care in the Hoschton and Braselton Georgia area look no further than Traditions Dental! As your primary care dental provider can offer a wide range of services to keep your smile healthy and sparkling, including gum disease treatment, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges and more. Plus, with regular checkups at least twice a year as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), you can catch small problems before they occur.
Contact us today to schedule your general dentistry appointment.