We offer our patients many options for their dental care. Lexington Dental Associates’ comprehensive dental services include cleanings and preventive care; a wide range of treatments for periodontal disease, including dental surgery; cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening, crowns, bridges and veneers; dentures, dental implants and more. Whether you need a simple cleaning, a full mouth restoration or anything in between, we’re dedicated to providing you with the personalized care you deserve.
Preventive and Diagnostic
Sealants are applied in one visit.
Pre-formed, ready-to-wear mouth guards can be purchased inexpensively at many sporting stores, but they do not always fit well. They can be uncomfortable and interfere with talking and even breathing.
Sporting goods stores also offer semi-custom mouth guards, in which the plastic is heated and then the athlete bites on it while still warm to provide some level of custom fit.
Your dentist can make a custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. A custom fitted mouthguard can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces.
Be sure to bring your mouthguard to your dental appointments so your doctor can be sure it still fits you well.
Complete (Full) Dentures are made after all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. The denture includes an acrylic base that is custom made in the dental laboratory and is made to look like natural gums. The denture sits over the gums or can be anchored to dental implants.
Removable Partial Dentures are made when only a few teeth need to be replaced. Removable partial dentures either attach to crowns on either side of the denture or to a metal framework that is then attached to the teeth on both sides of the partial denture. When worn during the day, removable partial implants can also be supported in place by dental implants. As opposed to being removable, partial dentures can also be anchored in place by being attached to dental implants.
Using either method provides faster results in a shorter amount of time without sensitivity. Speak with one of our team members for more information about GLO™ Whitening can provide you with a whiter smile.
With the ClearCorrect aligner system, patients can straighten their teeth without wires and brackets, and without drawing attention to a smile they’re already self conscious about, by applying pressure to gradually move the teeth and reshape the surrounding bone.
The process is easy and affordable. The doctor takes an impression, or scan, of the mouth, and a set of custom correcting aligners is created. The patient wears the aligners day and night, only removing them to brush and eat. The trays are changed at intervals as teeth move until treatment is complete.
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The procedures performed with dental lasers are minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery.
Other benefits of laser dentistry over traditional methods can include:
- Reduced heat and vibration
- Little or no need for anesthetic
- Faster treatment time
- Increased rate of retention
- Less post-operative complications
Lasers can be used to:
- Reshape gum tissue
- Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
- Eliminate pockets of infected gum tissue
- Correct ankyloglossia (tongue-tied)
To treat TMJ disorders, first the cause has to be identified. In less severe cases TMJ disorders can be treated with self-managed care (eating soft foods, using ice packs, avoiding extreme jaw movement) or nonsurgical treatments (anti-inflammatory medications, Botox® injections, stabilization splints).