A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve your oral health by giving your dentist an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention. During a dental cleaning, you’ll receive diagnostic and preventive services from your dentist as well as any needed educational information.

Your Exam and Cleaning May Include:

Oral cancer examination and screening

Evaluation of gum tissue

X-rays or examination of teeth to detect decay

Referral to specialists for specific treatment

Removal of plaque and tartar

Stain removal

Fluoride application

Sealants (for children)

Polishing teeth, including fillings and crowns

M ost dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Key Benefits

Replaces missing teeth

Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth

Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems.

What Is The Capability Of A Crown?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Materials used in these repairs are either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. The higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred resulting in lost teeth, or teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases, or wear and tear.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth that is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

D ental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.

W e are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and tooth-colored composite resins create fillings that are not only lifelike and beautiful, but add strength to weakened teeth.

Disadvantages of Silver Fillings

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and creates an environment where cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split. Traditional silver colored fillings can corrode, leak, and stain teeth and gums. Fortunately, silver fillings can safely and successfully be replaced with modern tooth-colored restorations.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin inlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger. Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums.

When a person’s gums extend too far onto the tooth surface, he or she is said to have a “gummy” smile. In just one painless office visit, we can gently sculpt the gum line into a more pleasing proportion, making teeth appear larger and the smile more brilliant.

At Genesis Dental we can literally change the quality of life of denture wearers. Using “mini” implants we secure and anchoring your dentures in place so that eating normal foods is a reality and not a dream.

Whether a youth or an adult we have an option for you. We have traditional metal or ceramic braces which are the common techniques used on adolescent cases and many adults. However, many adult patients with crooked or misaligned teeth are hesitant to deal with the hassle or appearance of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, Genesis Dental cosmetic dentists can fit most patients with a series of clear plastic, invisible Invisalign® aligners that gradually cause teeth to shift position. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® takes roughly the same amount of time as traditional braces, but is much more convenient, comfortable, and discreet.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign®

The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are used to cover stains or mask flaws such as cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can also be applied to straighten the appearance of a crooked smile.

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. At the center of your tooth is a collection of blood vessels called the pulp. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

How is a root canal performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.If this happens we will probably recommend seeing an Endodontist, who is a Root Canal specialist. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Common Reasons for Root Canal Treatment

Physical irritation caused by deep decay or a very large filling

Severe gum disease

Trauma, such as a physical blow to a tooth

constant striking of a tooth in the opposite jaw that traumatizes the tooth

Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves acting as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.

Both adults and children can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay. Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.

It is estimated that over 250,000 Utahns avoid the dentist. Some had traumatic experiences as children. Others suffered pain as adults. Still more are swayed by stereotypes in movies or parental horror stories. For others it’s a simple matter of time. No matter the reason, far too many simply stop seeking routine dental care because of fear or anxiety. Even when faced with warning signs such as pain in their mouths or gums they still stay away from the dentist. Now their overall health may be at risk. If this sounds like you, we want to help. Whether you’ve been postponing a simple dental checkup, restorative care or a brand-new smile, now’s the time to take care of yourself. Now’s the time to move forward into a healthier future. Modern dentistry offers many new tools and options that make necessary treatments not only tolerable but even comfortable using Sedation Dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry is Available for ALL Genesis Dental Services

Genesis Dental’s doctors have chosen to be specially trained to relax their patients creating a safe and comfortable dental experience. These doctors understand that for far too many people dental fear and anxiety complicate access to essential treatment. Called sedation dentists, our skilled practitioners use commonly prescribed sedation medications to calm people. These sedatives have been in use for many years and been subjected to rigorous study. Doctors understand a great deal about how they work and interact with other medications. Usually administered by mouth, the medication leaves people fully alert and able to respond to questions. (That’s why the process is called conscious sedation.) They all undertook hours of additional education in order to practice sedation to meet the needs of those for whom a visit to the dentist may be emotionally challenging.

Teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly sought cosmetic dentistry procedure at Genesis Dental. Even the most beautiful smile can appear unhealthy or dull when teeth are stained or yellowed. In as quickly as one brief session, our patients can enjoy smiles that are up to ten shades brighter.

Key Benefits

Corrects brown, yellow, and mottled tooth staining

Works on people of all ages

Restores brightness and brings a smile alive.

Dental x-rays provide a picture of what’s happening in areas we normally cannot see. Early decay, impacted teeth, abscesses and bone loss from gum disease are all things that dental x-rays reveal.