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Fulton MO Root Canal

Importance of oral hygiene following a root canal in Fulton MO

If you have a tooth that has damaged or infected pulp in its center, the only way it can be saved is with a root canal treatment. At our St. George Family Dental, practice, you can receive a Fulton MO root canal treatment which will save your tooth.

When a tooth has damaged or infected pulp, a Fulton MO root canal is necessary to save the tooth. The good news is the root canal treatments are effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. However, following a root canal procedure, it is important to have excellent oral hygiene to help ensure that the tooth remains healthy. When a tooth has a root canal treatment, all infected and damaged pulp is removed from the center of the tooth. The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent reinfection. However, if you do not practice excellent oral hygiene, reinfection can occur. Sometimes a seal may crack, and infection will reenter the tooth through this area. It is usually recommended that a person has a porcelain crown to cover the tooth after the root canal treatment is completed. If bacteria is allowed to gather at the base of the crown, it is more likely that the bacteria will be able to reenter the tooth. Additionally, the tooth is still able to get dental cavities. If you do not have excellent oral hygiene, it makes it more likely that dental cavities will occur. Should this happen, you will not be aware of any tooth pain due to the root canal procedure. However, the infection from the dental decay can reenter the tooth and cause the tooth to fail. For all these reasons, it is important to have excellent oral hygiene following a root canal treatment. You will also want to do this to make sure that your gums remain healthy, so that the tooth will be able to always remain firmly in place.

For an appointment to see our dentist, Dr. St George, for a Fulton MO root canal, contact us today.

603 Nicholas Street
Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 227-4097

Kingdom City Orthodontics

Orthodontic office in Kingdom City

Do you happen to be in the market for Kingdom City orthodontics? Are you interested in receiving orthodontic services from a team of well established professionals who are eager to meet your every orthodontic need? You are in luck, because St. George Family Dental is here to provide you with solutions to all of your orthodontic needs. We pride ourselves in serving many members of the Kingdom City community and its surrounding areas, and we work hard to maintain our already stalwart reputation. No matter what your orthodontic needs are, we can provide the expert advice and service you need to get things moving!

We know that while you are shopping around for the right Kingdom City orthodontics office, it is important to know exactly what you are getting yourself in to. This is part of the reason why we here at St. George Family Dental make it a point to educate our patients before they undergo any new procedure. The overall goal of orthodontics is to correct the bite of your teeth, and this can be done through a series of different devices that help move your teeth into the position desired. The number of orthodontic devices available is larger than ever, making the possibilities for bite correction seemingly endless.

With all of the Kingdom City orthodontics options our there, you need to know for certain that you have chosen the team that provides the highest quality of care. That team is here at St. George Family Dental, where we will have you smiling after every visit to our office. Feel free to drop by in person, or make an appointment over the phone by calling our front desk during business hours. You can find even more valuable information, along with a smile gallery and some glowing reviews from our patients all on our full website.

603 Nicholas Street
Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 227-4097

Kingdom City Teeth Bleaching

Teeth whitening in Kingdom City

Kingdom City teeth bleaching

Kingdom City teeth bleaching

If you are interested in having your teeth whitened, you should come to St. George Family Dental. At our dental practice, our dentist, Dr. Matthew P. St. George, will be able to provide you with Kingdom City teeth bleaching so that you can have a whiter and brighter smile.

When patients come to our dental practice, we are very pleased to be able to provide them with two different types of Kingdom City teeth bleaching; this means that if they want to have whiter and brighter teeth you have a great choice of two systems at our office. First of all, we offer our in-office state-of-the-art teeth bleaching system which will make your teeth whiter while you relax and our dentist chair’s. This generally will take only one office visit. Our patients are also able to purchase our take-home teeth whitening system so that they can achieve a brighter smile in the comfort of their own home. Our dentist will be happy to talk to you about the benefits of each type of teeth whitening system, and help you to determine which will be best for you. Our dentist will also want to meet with you to make sure that you do not have any tooth-colored fillings on front teeth, or porcelain restorations, which may appear different in color after your teeth whitening is performed. This occurs because teeth bleaching systems only work on natural tooth enamel; they will have no effect on man-made dental materials such as porcelain. Our dentist will be able to come up with a treatment plan which will allow these dental items in your mouth to be replaced after the tooth whitening is completed so that you will once again have a uniformly-colored smile.

For an appointment to meet with our dentist for Kingdom City teeth bleaching, simply contact our office today for an appointment.

603 Nicholas Street
Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 227-4097

Dental Crowns in Fulton

Fulton cosmetic dentist

Dental crowns in Fulton

Dental crowns in Fulton

Our dental crowns in Fulton are used for many different purposes. They can reinforce a tooth that has been weakened by tooth decay or is cracked or chipped. When root canal therapy is necessary, a crown is used to restore your tooth back to its full size after the top of it is drilled away to gain access to the pulp. They can even be used strictly cosmetically, to cover a tooth that is discolored, stained, misshapen, or crooked. We at St. George Family Dental will help you to have a more attractive smile and stronger teeth with the use of crowns.

Materials used for our dental crowns in Fulton vary depending on your personal situation as well as the location of the tooth in your mouth. Porcelain or ceramic are often preferred for the teeth that are visible when you smile. Those materials look very much like your other teeth and blend in very well. For back teeth, which take the brunt of chewing force, porcelain baked to metal might be the most ideal solution. Our cosmetic dentist will gov over your options with you and help you to find the one that is best for your circumstances.

You will typically need two visits to our office in order to get our dental crowns in Fulton. The first session will involve taking impressions that are sent off to the dental lab so that your crown can be crafted to the most precise measurements. When you come back for the second time, the crown will be fitted to you, adjusted as necessary, and then cemented into place for a long-lasting solution.

In addition to the uses already discussed, our dental crowns in Fulton are also used as part of full-tooth restorations. When you get a fixed bridge, the neighboring tooth on each side needs to anchor the bridge. This requires that those teeth are drilled down and a crown is put on top to secure the anchor in place. And with a dental implant, the tooth portion that is cemented to the titanium post is also a crown. In all cases, you will have a tooth that is made better, fuller, and more reliable as the result of adding a crown.

603 Nicholas Street
Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 227-4097