In addition to cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry services, Dr. Bass offers general dentistry treatments to help patients maintain a healthy smile. At the office of Terry Bass, D.D.S., we provide state-of-the-art general dentistry services and encourage our patients to be proactive about their dental health through regular visits.
Separate from cosmetic dentistry (the area of dentistry concerned with improving smile appearance), general dentistry is focused primarily on the functionality and health of teeth and gums. Healthy teeth and gums not only look great, but also help prevent extensive and costly dental work. Maintaining good oral hygiene at home is also a key factor in keeping your smile in great shape. For a consultation with our Oklahoma City dentist, please call 405-848-7780 today.
What Is General Dentistry?
Regular dental exams are the cornerstone of prevention, and Dr. Bass and his Team use the latest decay-finding technology to detect potential problems. Since the effects of decay and bacteria build-up are often progressive, the sooner these areas are found, the easier they are to remove and treat. The key is to find decay before it causes damage to your teeth, gum tissue, or tooth roots.
In the majority of cavity cases, Dr. Bass is able to remove the decay and place porcelain fillings or other restorations to strengthen and protect teeth. Waiting too long to treat a smaller cavity could mean you may require a larger restoration, such as a dental crown, to restore the tooth’s original strength. Preventing major dental problems is often as simple as staying on track with dental checkups. Most patients are encouraged to visit us once every six months, but if you have certain issues that require close monitoring, Dr. Bass may ask you to come in more frequently.
General Dentistry Services
As part of the general dentistry services, we offer:
If you have questions about general dentistry, set up your next visit today to ensure you stay on the road to a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Terry Bass and his Team would like to invite you to visit for a personalized consultation. If you are in Edmond, Lawton, Norman, or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, please contact Terry Bass, D.D.S. online or call 405-848-7780 today to schedule your appointment.