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General Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA

At the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, caring for your smile is our privilege. We offer a wide range of general dentistry services to maintain your oral health. Preventive care is a vital component to keeping a healthy smile, but most people will eventually need a repair or other dental care services.

As your primary dental care provider, the experienced, skilled dentists in our three office locations, will diagnose, treat, and help you manage your overall oral health care needs.

We offer the following general dentistry services to patients in the Chesapeake, VA, area:

Cleanings and Checkups

General dentists help with ongoing maintenance of your teeth through routine cleanings and checkups, as they are one of the best defenses against dental issues. At the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we like to see our patients come in at least twice a year for their general dental care. In many cases, you can maintain a healthy smile with professional cleanings twice a year and performing good oral hygiene at home…

Even if you are meticulous in your oral hygiene routine at home, professional cleanings are still needed to maintain excellent oral health. Brushing and flossing can remove almost all bacteria and plaque, but not all. Tartar can still form in tough to reach areas, creating a possibility for gum disease. Our hygienists can perform thorough cleanings to keep your gums healthy. If there are any signs of gum disease, we can begin treatment immediately to reverse the process and keep your smile healthy.

Comprehensive Dental Exams

The second part of general dentistry is preventive care and includes your routine exams. Catching dental issues early is the most effective way to reduce dental costs and to prevent major oral health problems. Small pockets of decay can be quickly and painlessly removed and repaired. If left to progress, a little tooth issue could lead to a need for extraction. To fix a damaged tooth, we fill cracks or place a dental crown on the tooth…

In most cases, you can avoid tooth loss if you come in for regular checkups and treatments as part of your preventive care plan.

The good news is that checkups and cleanings are usually covered under preventive care. Most dental plans offer 100% coverage for these routine visits. This makes it an affordable way to maintain your oral health and avoid costly dental treatments that may not be completely covered under insurance. Contact us today to schedule your next cleaning and checkup at one of the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry’s three offices. We have locations in Great Bridge, Greenbrier and Virginia Beach for your convenience.

Custom Nightguards for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Have you been told you grind your teeth while you sleep? This is a disorder called bruxism, and it can lead to serious tooth damage. Bruxism involves clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth. You may be able to control this behavior when you are awake, but you do it unconsciously while you sleep. Teeth grinding can be caused by stress or anxiety…

Regardless of the cause, if it is not controlled, you can have serious damage occur to your teeth. Your jaw muscles can put hundreds of pounds of pressure on your teeth when you clench your jaw or grind your teeth. This can fracture teeth or wear down the enamel, leaving your teeth in need of repair. In addition, this puts stress on your jaw joint and can cause damage, leading to TMD or jaw joint disorders. You can have jaw pain, headaches, earaches and problems moving your jaw from these disorders.

At the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we want to help you protect your smile with general dentistry. To minimize damage to your teeth and jaw, we can treat bruxism with customized night guards.

A customized night guard is created specifically for your teeth and bite, so it fits comfortably. Wearing this while you sleep protects your teeth and jaw by repositioning the jaw and putting a cushion between the lower and upper sets of teeth. This is a simple, yet effective, solution to prevent thousands of dollars of damage to your smile. It can also offer your sleep partner fewer interruptions to their sleep if your teeth grinding keeps them awake.

Protect your teeth and jaw from bruxism damage. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.

Oral Cancer Screening

Another aspect of general dentistry is protecting your oral and overall health. As part of our general dental care, we offer oral cancer screenings during checkups. As with most cancers, mouth cancer is most treatable when it is found early. Our dentists carefully inspect for any signs of cancer to give you a fighting chance against this deadly disease. Oral cancer can be deadly, but there can be early signs before it spreads to other areas of the body…

The following can be signs of cancer:

  • Abnormalities in the mouth
  • Sores that don’t heal
  • Red and white spots
  • Rough patches of tissue or lumps
  • Pain in the gums or throat

While these symptoms can also be from a benign cause, it is important to rule out cancer if they are persistent. During our oral cancer screenings, we will look for visual signs of oral cancer and alert you to have them checked by your physician.

Identify Mouth Cancer Early

Early detection of oral cancer improves your chance of effective treatment. We understand that the idea of cancer is scary, and some people would prefer not to ponder the possibility. However, ignoring symptoms or signs is the worst thing you can do when it comes to aggressive forms of cancer. Our job is to help our patients catch any oral issues early so they can be treated. This is whether it is a form of mouth cancer or a dental issue that needs attention.

Your health is important to us at the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. We strongly recommend our patients visit us at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups to catch dental problems and prevent gum disease. During your checkups, we can perform an oral cancer screening as part of our commitment to your continued overall health. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Root Canal Therapy

When the inner portion of the tooth is damaged due to decay, infection, or trauma, it can be very painful. The nerves inside the root canal can be affected, causing severe toothaches and sensitivity. Once the inner canal is affected, endodontic therapy, also known as root canal therapy, may be needed. As part of our general dentistry treatments, we offer gentle, effective root canals that can stop your tooth pain and protect your tooth from further damage…

Root canal therapy involves clearing the affected root canal of diseased or infected tooth material. Entering from the top of the canal, pulp and nerve roots are removed until all the disease is cleared from the tooth. The tooth is disinfected inside the canal and packed with a sterilized material before it is resealed. This procedure takes the expertise of one of our dentists trained in endodontic therapy, but it is one of the most effective ways to stop tooth pain and save an infected tooth.

Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth

Many people cringe at the thought of a root canal due to a perceived notion of the procedure. Years ago, root canals could require several trips to the dentist while the patient dealt with pain from the infection. The technology we use at the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry allows us to do most root canals in one visit. A secondary visit may be needed to cover the tooth with a dental crown, but the infection is removed during the first procedure. Once the nerve roots are removed, so is the source of the pain, giving you relief the day you come in for your treatment.

When you have severe tooth pain, contact the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. We offer effective treatments in a caring, soothing environment for infected or diseased teeth that are causing you pain, including root canal therapy.

TMJ/TMD Treatment

Does your jaw ache on a consistent basis, or do you have facial pain? You may be suffering from TMJ or TMD. Temporomandibular joint disorders involve the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles, causing pain and dysfunction in the jaw area. At the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we can help you treat TMJ and get relief with effective general dentistry options for remedying this condition. TMD can have many different symptoms…

Jaw and facial pain are just two of the common complaints from those that suffer from jaw joint disorders. Headaches, earaches, neck pain and locked jaw are also common. Many people experience a popping or clicking sound when they chew or open their jaw. TMD can be caused by many different issues, including the misalignment of the bite, teeth grinding or clenching and other factors. Treatment can depend on the exact cause of your disorder and your symptoms.

Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief

To get relief from TMJ symptoms like jaw or facial pain, an accurate diagnosis is vital. Come see our general dentistry oral health experts in Chesapeake, VA. We can find the source of your pain. If you do have TMJ, we can offer solutions. For many, a customized oral appliance you wear when sleeping can help relieve the pain, especially if nighttime teeth grinding is perpetuating the problem. We can help determine the best treatment for your specific jaw joint issues and help minimize the discomfort while protecting your oral health.

Your oral health and comfort are important to us. We offer a caring, relaxing atmosphere to receive stress-free dental care, including treatment for TMJ or TMD. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at one of our three offices in Greenbrier, Great Bridge or Virginia Beach. We are in-network for most area dental insurance plans.

Tooth Extractions

At the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we want to help you maintain your teeth for a lifetime with general dentistry, but that’s not always possible. While our focus is on preventive and proactive care whenever possible for your teeth, there are times when an extraction may be needed. We can fix many tooth problems through endodontics and general dentistry procedures. When that is not possible, we offer quick and painless tooth extractions…

We understand that none of our patients want to have teeth removed. When a tooth is damaged to the point where it cannot be repaired or restored, it can be painful and pose a risk to your oral health. When removal is the best or only option, our dentist will take the time to explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed before and during your tooth extraction.

Gentle Tooth Removal

While removing a tooth may sound painful, it is usually a quick and painless procedure. Many teeth only have one or two roots, making them simple to remove.

The procedure will be in a calm, soothing environment with caring dental experts that will help put you at ease. Our treatment rooms are built for your comfort with cozy blankets, pillows and a warm, scented towel for refreshing your face. You can watch a show on the flat-screen TV or listen to music, and your procedure will be over before you know it.

Tooth loss does not have to be the end of the world. At the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we can make it as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We can discuss tooth restoration options like dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges to give you back your complete smile. Contact us today to discuss your options.

Maintain a Healthy Smile

Make Us Your Primary Care Dental Provider

When you become part of our dental family, you can expect the best general dentistry services available from our team in the Chesapeake, VA area. Whether you just need preventive checkups and cleanings or want to explore cosmetic or implant services, we can take care of all your dentistry needs.

Our offices are convenient and full of amenities for your care. Choose from our Virginia Beach, Great Bridge or Greenbrier locations. All provide a full complement of dental services with comfortable amenities to make every visit enjoyable.

At the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we welcome patients of all ages and with every level of oral health. Even if you have neglected your smile, it is never too late to start improving your dental health. We are here to help, not judge. Our goal is to help every patient get their best smile, whether that means replacing lost teeth with dental implants or providing cleanings and checkups to maintain a healthy smile.

When you are ready to schedule your first visit, contact us. We offer convenient scheduling for general dentistry services in Chesapeake, VA at all three locations and accept most insurance plans. Make sure to ask about our new patient specials for extra savings.

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