At Bluebird Dentistry in Sandy, Oregon, we know the conﬁdence that comes with having a beautiful smile. We also know that life is hectic, and the unexpected happens. At some point in our busy lives, our natural smile may be altered due to the loss of teeth.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
The purpose of a dental implant is to replace your missing tooth or teeth with natural-looking, long-lasting replacement teeth. The structure of a dental implant is very similar to the structure of your natural teeth. The implant itself is a small, titanium screw which is inserted into your jawbone, acting as a tooth root. A replacement tooth is then attached to it.
If you are missing consecutive teeth or multiple teeth, a dental bridge or dentures may be a better option for you.
WHAT IS DENTAL ORAL SURGERY?
Dental surgical treatments are quite common and address a variety of concerns. Treatments are considered “surgery” when they are more complex, and anesthetics are needed.
Oral surgery can be considered major or minor, and the recovery process is typically quite quick. If surgery is necessary, your dentist will refer you to a qualiﬁed oral surgeon at our Sandy, Oregon clinic for the treatment.
DENTAL ORAL SURGERY
Problems with your oral health can have a major impact on your daily life. Tooth, jaw, or mouth pain, diﬃculty eating, trouble speaking; all of these can deeply aﬀect you. Some dental problems even rob you of self-conﬁdence or sleep.
Luckily, we have easy access to dental treatments like regular teeth cleaning, getting our gum tissue checked, ﬁlling cavities, or getting braces.
Sometimes though, these options are not enough, and oral surgery is necessary. This is where oral and maxillofacial surgeons come in.
At Bluebird Emergency Dentistry, we care about your dental emergency and we can take care of your needs when you need to visit an emergency dentist. Our qualified staff at our dental office can take care of everything from a broken tooth, to pain relief medication.
We know that dental emergency services can require immediate help and we make sure that our patients get the urgent care they need when they have suffered a dental accident or an emergency.
WHAT IS EMERGENCY DENTISTRY?
We can provide emergency dental treatment but we cannot assist with emergency facial injuries or other kinds of medical emergency care.
A dental professional might see you and then refer you to the nearest hospital Emergency Room for care that is not related to your mouth or your teeth.
WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Sedation dentistry is a treatment process involving the use of different drugs or medications to help alleviate a patient’s fear or anxiety. The type of sedatives used and sedation techniques vary based on the extent of the patient’s emotional and/or physical distress, and the type of dental procedure he or she is having.
It’s a good bet no one actually likes going to the dentist. For one thing, the dentist has to invade your personal space in order to do his or her job. Most dental chairs aren’t exactly comfortable. And even the simplest procedures like cleanings, x-rays and fillings can sometimes be taxing. While many people going to the dentist is unpleasant, they can usually get through it with minimal stress or discomfort.
Experts generally agree that good oral health is the key to good overall health. Accordingly, dentists use several techniques to evaluate and treat their patients. One way they do so is by taking digital dental impressions.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPRESSIONS?
A digital dental impression is a modern alternative to a traditional or “physical” dental impression. The old-school dental impressions, which are still taken in some circumstances, are made using goopy impression material. Dentists or dental assistants pour this mixture into a fitted tray, which is then inserted into the patient’s mouth. Once the material sets, it is removed and inspected. If the outcome is acceptable, the impression is poured to create a conventional model of the patient’s mouth or scanned to make a 3D model.
WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
Cosmetic Dentistry can be considered major or minor, and the recovery process is typically quite quick. If surgery is necessary, your dentist will refer you to a qualiﬁed oral surgeon at our Sandy, Oregon clinic for the treatment.
Cosmetic Dentistry is key for complex cases.
Our office aims to be able to provide top notch and state of the art services for the most difficult situations. We provide a product that can fully restore your smile back to brand new.