All the Dental Services You Need in Fort Smith
At New Smile Dental in Fort Smith, AR, Dr. Gilbert Lopez and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants are committed to providing you and each member of your family with exactly what your smile needs—services tailor made to ensure the health and beauty of your smile. That’s why we offer a wide variety of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures. No matter what your smile requires—from a routine dental checkup or composite filling to a more complex procedure such as tooth extractions or crown and bridge therapy—you will find the solution at your Forth Smith dentist.
General Dentistry in Fort Smith
The idea behind general dentistry is to help prevent oral health issues before they escalate. With this in mind, Dr. Gilbert encourages all of his patients from the youngest to the eldest to stick to a regimen of dental checkups every six months. At these regular visits, you’ll receive a thorough cleaning of your teeth that will leave your mouth refreshed and your teeth looking bright and shiny. In addition, we’ll carefully examine your teeth for the early signs of decay, structural damage such as cracks and loose fillings. Once a year, Dr. Gilbert will recommend digital x-rays so we can see if there is any decay or infection developing below the surface of a tooth or in between two teeth.
We’ll also assess the condition of your gums. More than 75 percent of adults in the United States have some degree of gum (periodontal) disease. Left untreated, the disease can advance and lead to swollen and bleeding gums; enlarged gum pockets around your teeth; deteriorating connective and bone tissue; loose teeth; and ultimately the need to extract teeth. To avoid all of this, we perform periodontal cleanings to remove the bacterial plaque and tartar that lead to gum disease in the first place.
The health of your mouth is important, of course, but no less important is the beauty of your smile. Your smile can speak volumes without your even speaking a single word. To ensure that you show you best smile to the world, Dr. Lopez can provide the cosmetic dentistry treatment you need.
Porcelain crowns may be the ideal solution if you have a tooth that is structurally damaged because of extreme decay, a fracture or a crack that threatens to split your tooth. After prepping the tooth, we’ll take a mold in order to fabricate a crown that fits seamlessly in your smile.
Porcelain veneers are the cosmetic treatment designed to cover teeth that detract from your smile because they are chipped, cracked or broken. Each veneer is custom crafted to correct the flaw of one specific tooth; in combination, porcelain veneers renew your beautiful smile.
For more information about any of the services offered by New Smile Dental to patients in Fort Smith and Van Buren, AR, please call 479-235-6713.