We’re Simsbury Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Simsbury, CT! Our friendly, experienced team is here to provide high-quality family dental services that cover everything from routine exams and cleanings to fillings, crowns, and even specialty treatments for TMJ and sleep apnea. Call today or schedule your appointment online!
Cleanings & Exams
Regular cleanings and exams are the bread and butter of successful dental treatment. We recommend scheduling one every six months. During your visit, we’ll do a thorough oral health exam and give your teeth a good cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar that build up over time.
However, if you’re having a dental emergency or noticing concerning new symptoms, we suggest scheduling an exam right away so we can help!
None of us want to have bad breath, right? That’s why we’re here to help. If you’re experiencing consistent bad breath, or halitosis, we suggest scheduling a dental exam so we can get to the bottom of what’s going on and help you fix it.
We use sealants to protect teeth that are in hard to brush areas from infection and decay. Sealants are a thin plastic coating that covers over narrow grooves in your teeth to prevent bacteria from breaking down the tooth enamel and preserve the tooth structure.
We offer a range of filling options to help protect your teeth. During a filling procedure, your dentist will gently remove any decayed tooth structure and fill in the hole using a material like dental composite, which restores the appearance of your tooth and helps prevent additional decay or infection.
Crowns & Bridges
We use crowns to restore heavily damaged teeth. Crowns are made from porcelain and look like your natural teeth, but can be used to cover damaged tooth structure and restore appearance and function. Crowns can also be fused together to form a bridge, or a row of crowns, which are used to fill in gaps in your smile.
Sometimes, a tooth just needs to go. Our team will make sure that you’re feeling comfortable and then gently remove the tooth in question. To help give you the smoothest experience we can, we offer sedation options.
Sleep Apnea Appliance
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may not have to settle for a bulky CPAP machine. We can create a small, custom-made dental appliance similar to a mouthguard that helps keep your airway unobstructed while you sleep without making it difficult for you to actually sleep.
If you suffer from TMJ, teeth grinding, or just play sports, you could probably use a mouthguard to help protect your teeth and relieve any symptoms of pain. Rather than buying one over the counter, let us make you a custom-designed dental-grade mouthguard that is built just for you. You’ll love the results!
Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the connecting point between your lower jaw and your skull. This joint allows you to move your jaw up and down and side to side, so it’s essential for eating, talking, and performing any other jaw-related tasks! Unfortunately, due to stress, teeth grinding, or other factors, your TMJ can become irritated and inflamed, causing a whole host of problems like pain, clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw, and even difficulty opening your mouth.
If you’re dealing with any of these issues, you might be wondering what your treatment options are. At our office, we offer TMJ treatment in the form of a custom-made mouthguard, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy. If these methods prove ineffective, we may also recommend occlusal adjustment, which changes the way your teeth come together when you bite down.
If you suffer from tooth sensitivity due to gum recession or weakened enamel, we may suggest a fluoride treatment. This involves the application of a fluoride gel or foam to your teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to harden tooth enamel and prevent cavities. Naturally found in water and minerals, fluoride can also be found in some toothpaste and mouthwashes. A fluoride treatment at the dentist’s office is much stronger than what you would find in these products.
The fluoride gel or foam is applied to your teeth with a brush or tray. The treatment usually takes just a few minutes. You may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes afterward so that the fluoride has time to be fully absorbed by your teeth.
Fluoride treatment can not only prevent your teeth from forming cavities but can also help to reverse early signs of tooth decay. If you are at risk for cavities or have sensitive teeth, we may recommend that you receive a fluoride treatment every three, six, or twelve months.
All-in-One Dental Care!
We’re your one-stop-shop for family dental care. Our friendly team can cover (almost) anything that you need, so rest easy knowing that you won’t have to worry about working with a half dozen specialists just to get your teeth taken care of properly. Call today or book your appointment online!