Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
Bridges use neighboring teeth to hold a tooth replacement in the space created by the missing tooth. A fixed bridge replaces a missing tooth without an implant and helps to maintain a stable bite and provide a beautiful smile. It also helps to prevent teeth shifting, loss of bone, difficulty chewing, grinding, and pain.
Crowns cover a tooth and protect it from further damage by providing strength and shape. They are can be needed after a root canal, tooth crack, failed filling, large cavity, and margin decay. Crowns can prevent infection, breaking, further cavities, and more which improves the future health of your smile.
Dentures help to replace both full and partial sections of missing teeth. They improve eating, speech, and restore your natural smile. Dentures can prevent the problems that significant teeth loss has on jaw joint use, muscle function, and alignment while also filling out you lips and cheeks to improve your appearance.
A filling is used to repair a tooth after the decayed or affected portion of the tooth has been removed. A filling helps prevent further decay by closing off any space or cracks where bacteria can enter.
Fluoride is an important cavity preventer in both children and adults. Cavities are commonly caused from weakened enamel that has been damaged by plaque releasing acid. Children from 6 months to 16 years old are especially vulnerable to this type of cavity and need enough fluoride to protect their teeth. The fluoride will strengthen the enamel and protect against the acid. In some cases, fluoride has even reversed damage to teeth by adding the minerals back.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is an infection in the gums that surround your teeth. Gum disease needs to be taken very seriously because it is one of the primary causes of tooth loss in adults. Many people do not realize they have the disease as it can be pain free. To ensure early detection, we will check for signs and symptoms at your regular exams.
Implants are great treatment options for everything from a single missing tooth to a full arch denture. There are many ways you may come to have this missing teeth and your dentist can help you decide if an implant is right for you. Factors such as your health history and your desired outcome will be used in this decision as additional procedures may be needed. There are many types of implants that may help you get back the dental health and smile you deserve. Implants are generally the preferred choice rather than a bridge or a denture as they reduce the bone loss that normally occurs when a tooth is extracted. They also have a longer life expectancy than a bridge.
Teeth whitening is a process in which your teeth will be treated with the latest technology to improve your smile while maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces. The Invisalign system uses a set of clear, removable aligners to gradually reposition teeth. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing; and you can still eat and drink what you want. Removable aligners allow you to brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Also, there are no wires, metal or brackets to irritate your gums, cheek or tongue.
Many of our patients had never considered traditional braces but are now happily and comfortably improving their smiles with Invisalign.
The goal of orthodontic treatment is a correct bite. A correct bite means straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw. This makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. Orthodontics can enhance your dental health and may improve self-esteem.
Orthodontic treatment is often part of a comprehensive dental health care plan. With good care, including orthodontic treatment when needed, teeth can last a lifetime.
It is important to have your children and teenagers evaluated early, while they are still growing. Early treatment may yield results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have stopped growing.
Here are Granby Dental, we are proud to offer the services of the ONLY Pediatric Dentist in Granby, CT.
We have found great value in the practice of behavior modification to ensure all children will have a possitive attitude toward dentistry, one which will be with them for a lifetime. We want your kids to have a great experience and feel comfortable in our care.
With over 20 years of experience, you can ensure that not only will your children enjoy their visit, but they'll also get top-notch care each and every time.
Root canals can help to save a tooth when the inner pulp layer has become infected. A cracked tooth, deep cavity, and more can cause damage to the pulp of the tooth which becomes inflamed and painful. While symptoms including temperature sensitivity, pain with biting, throbbing pain, swelling, and a bad taste can occur, you may not show any of these symptoms so your dentist can help you with diagnosis. An infected tooth can’t heal without intervention and a root canal can help you save the tooth from a needed extraction.
Every six months there is a recommended check-up. From unhealthy gums to plaque buildup that can become tooth decay this exam can help to prevent costly future treatments. X-rays may also be done at this check-up. So the aspects that can’t be checked visibly are monitored.
Sealants are a special coating that fill and protect the pits and fissures on the back teeth. The deep groves on these teeth are hard to properly clean and plaque build ups can form. These plaque build ups can lead to cavities from the acid produced by the plaque. Cavity prevention is much better than cavity treatment and sealants do just that.
At Granby Dental, we have the doctors and specialists to help meet the needs of seniors. We have customized treatment plants and affordable options, a 10% senior discount and extended payment plans. We offer a wide variety of treatment options for dry mouth, bad breath, loose / ill fitting / sore dentures and/or partials, medication induced decay, and solutions for periodontal problems.
Other options include oral cancer screening, complete and partial dentures, relines and repairs. We also have implant retained dentures. No more messy adhesives, prevents rubbing and soreness, helps improve speech, digestion and self-image.
The TMJ (temporal-mandibular joint) is where the head meets the jaw. TMD (temporomandibular disorder) is the repeated occurrence of pain, muscle spasms, and joint imbalance that occurs in this joint. The balance of these bones, cartilage, and muscles can be lost causing headaches, earaches, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, clicking in the joint, an aching pain that spreads from ear to face, and sore jaw muscles. TMD can be triggered by clenching, grinding, a bad bite from missing or poorly aligned teeth, an impact to the joint, arthritis, or emotional stress.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. These improve the overall appearance of your smile from whitening to evening out your teeth with a very natural appearance.
Here at Granby Dental we can’t wait to meet new patients at their first visit! Give us a call at (860) 653-7596 and we can help walk you through the process whether you’re new to the area or just to us. We pride ourselves in having both specialists and general dentist under one roof so every patient receives the treatment they need and want here. Our dentist and hygienist work as a team to give you the friendliest and best care possible so you can look forward to your next visit.
There are several reasons a tooth may need to be removed for your health. Tooth decay, tooth fracturing, advanced periodontal disease, and lingering baby teeth all can cause for a necessary extraction as determined by the dentist. Severe tooth decay can compromise the tooth structure above the jawbone so crowns and other alternatives are no longer possible and extraction is needed to avoid further pain and infection. A tooth fracture that has extended to the root may not be able to be treated by root canals or crowns successfully. When periodontitis has advanced and caused bone loss around the tooth the stability is lost and the tooth can’t be saved. Primary (baby) teeth may not always fall out properly and can cause later on orthodontic problems if left to interact with the permanent teeth. In all these cases, your dentist will likely recommend extraction to avoid further complications and pain.
Wisdom teeth are your last molars and come in during your teens or early twenties. It is common for them to not fit properly in your jaw and cause issues as they grow from becoming impacted. From tooth decay to gum disease, the pain and complications that can arise may affect people throughout their lives. Your dentist can examine you and take an x-ray to determine if your wisdom teeth need treatment. Early extraction of wisdom teeth allows them to be removed before any damage can be done with a faster healing process.
If you’re looking to improve your smile and dental health, Granby Dental can help! Good orthodontic health helps prevent tooth decay, tooth wear, periodontal disease, headaches, sore neck and shoulders, and pain. Your first visit will be a thorough examination and discussion of future treatment options. This initial appointment will be 30 minutes and sometimes we can also do an exam for diagnostic purposes directly after. This may include X-rays, photos, and impressions so your teeth current state can be fully evaluated and modeled. This appointment will be an additional hour and is needed for an appropriate treatment plan to be made. At the time of your first visit, provide any panoramic X-ray from the last 6 months and your insurance card if you have orthodontic coverage.