GENERAL & FAMILY DENTISTRY
Dr. Nate Lewis DDS provides his guests in Sandy, UT, Draper, UT and the surrounding areas with a broad range of dental services to improve and maintain your smile. Dr. Lewis offers cosmetic procedures and other general dentistry procedures that are designed to preserve the smile you already have or give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Cleaning and examination visits with Dr. Lewis is the starting place of our quality dental care. Preserving your teeth through preventative care requires preemptive action to protect the teeth from complications that arise from neglect or undetected issues.
Dr. Nate Lewis DDS firmly believes in preventative maintenance for preserving a healthy smile without the consequences and financial expenditures that accompany tooth repair procedures. Our practice offers guests a full range of general dentistry services, including fillings, tooth colored fillings, treatment of gum disease, crowns, bridges, extractions and root canals. We also offer single visit crowns using a cerec machine and dentures. Our goal is to provide the quality dentistry that looks great, feels great, and will last a long time.
The key to a healthy, vibrant smile? General Dentistry by Dr. Nate Lewis DDS will help you get on the right track with treatments that are designed to improve or maintain the naturally healthy state of your teeth and gums. These treatments include regular exams, cleanings, repairs, disease prevention, and education for proper oral hygiene. When you visit his office on a regular basis, you ensure the best care and condition of your teeth for years to come.
Since it requires more than just brushing and flossing to have strong teeth and gums, Dr. Nate Lewis DDS offers general dentistry treatments that help take care of mouth diseases and teeth in need of repair. If you or someone in your family is faced with a painful infection or cavity, you can be sure Dr. Lewis will provide you with the right solution to your problem. Gum disease prevention and care is also part of his practice, which is always addressed as part of your total dental health evaluation and preventive care maintenance plan.
Coming in to the office regularly for a check up and dental cleaning will not only prevent and remove plaque and decay, but it will also give you the peace of mind that comes along with proper dental care. Dr. Nate Lewis DDS will help you eliminate any problems you may have and prepare you for better health in the future with his treatments.
Dental Examination and Cleanings
Absolutely essential to dental and overall health, dental exams and cleanings are recommended at least every 6 months for people of all ages. Having a routine exam can help you avoid the burden you may face when neglecting to care for your teeth and gums, as many problems that arise are costly and painful to endure. Prevention is one of the most important aspects of what your dentist provides, helping you avoid those unnecessary expenses and symptoms.
If you schedule dental cleanings twice a year, your dentist should be able to detect and address any problems that arise before they become too severe. That’s why Dr. Nate Lewis DDS’ goal is to thoroughly inspect the teeth, gums, and cheeks during a dental exam, as well as completely clean them from debris. Removing plaque and tartar will aid in prevention and detecting problems that are related to buildup.
An important dental procedure for some is crown and bridge work, which is designed to repair or replace teeth that may have been damaged or lost. This is an unfortunate situation, but it is one that can be remedied under the right guidance. An example of prosthetic dentistry, placing crowns and bridges is a specialized skill of dentistry that Dr. Nate Lewis DDS can provide to you when needed.
The difference between crowns and bridges is simple – a crown is used when a specific tooth or series of teeth has sustained damage. This means each tooth can be repaired individually, such as when a tooth is chipped. A bridge is used alternatively when an entire tooth needs replaced.
Fillings are done when a tooth has been damaged by decay and needs to be repaired. A decayed tooth may require a filling but not present any symptoms in the form of sensitivity, pain, or discomfort. That’s why we emphasize the importance of having a regular dental exam every 6 months.
An excellent way to repair teeth while maintaining or improving their appearance is to provide tooth colored fillings. The repair is blended into the natural color of the tooth, which makes it less noticeable than the traditional metal fillings people are familiar with seeing.
Unfortunately there are times when it is better to extract a tooth than it is to keep it and attempt repair. When a tooth is damaged beyond the point of proper repair, then tooth extraction is performed to maintain overall dental health. Damage to teeth can result from oral neglect or an accident, requiring timely care.
Another reason for tooth extraction may be wisdom tooth pain or misalignment. These “third molars” are the last teeth to surface from beneath the gums, usually making an appearance during the teenage years. Sometimes they become impacted or entrapped, causing significant pain or misalignment. Extracting them is the best option for anyone suffering from this.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is the process of gums receding from the teeth due to improper care or other infectious disease. If left untreated, gum disease may lead to loss of bone density and eventual tooth loss.
Brushing and flossing irregularly, as well as avoiding regular exams and cleaning, can contribute to the development of gum disease. By letting plaque and tartar to build up, calculus can develop and become difficult to remove. This is often what causes gum disease, but it can be prevented and treated with proper oral hygiene and regular dental office visits.
Root canals are endodontic treatments that clean out the pulp chamber, or root area, removing infection and repairing damage that has come from oral neglect or injury. The pulp contains nerves and blood vessels, which comprise the root of the tooth. This delicate area must be treated in a timely manner when it has been infected or damaged.
We look forward to your call to begin a lasting relationship with your smile!
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