Services

Wynn Dentistry

Our General Dental Services

Bridges & Dentures

A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. 

Crowns & Caps

Crowns typically restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal.

Extractions

When tooth removal is necessary, we can perform simple extractions using local anesthesia.

Gum Treatment

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. 

Initial Oral Examination

Your first visit to our office is very
important in establishing your oral
health baseline.

Preventive Dentistry

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained.

Root Canals

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. 

Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous oxide — otherwise known as “laughing gas” — combined with oxygen is dispensed through a mask that’s placed over your nose. 

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite.

Bridges & Dentures

A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. There are two basic types of bridges. A fixed bridge that remains in your mouth at all times and is supported by your natural teeth. Removable bridges (partials and full dentures) are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning and rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced.

Crowns & Caps

The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, or prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made either of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.

Dental Extractions

Dental extractions may seem intimidating at first, but they play a crucial role in maintaining oral health and restoring smiles. There are two main types of dental extractions: simple extractions, which involve removing a fully erupted tooth, and surgical extractions, which are more complex and involve removing a partially or fully impacted tooth. Dental extractions require carefully navigating through a delicate network of roots, using precision and finesse to extract a tooth that may be causing pain, infection, or overcrowding. While it may sound intense, dental extractions are not a defeat; rather, they are a strategic procedure that paves the way for a healthier, more vibrant smile. So, embrace the transformative power of dental extractions as it sets you on the path toward renewed oral health and the promise of a brighter, more confident smile.

Gum Treatment

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar, irritating the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and, eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis and no permanent damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings. If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths.

Initial Oral Examination

Your first visit to our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite), and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures, and of the oral anatomy.

Preventive Dentistry

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored, and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and reinforced at subsequent recall visits.

Root Canals

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. Symptoms of the infection are generally acute dental pain or sensitivity to hot, cold, or percussion. If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend root canal therapy 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.

Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous oxide — otherwise known as “laughing gas” — combined with oxygen is dispensible through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax and feel more comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Wynn can control the amount of sedation you receive according to how you feel. The gas tends to wear off quickly and is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite. With the advent of the newest technologies in dental science, today’s state-of-the-art restorative materials include ceramic and the latest composite materials. These materials are not only strong and durable, but restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing.