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General Dentistry

Comprehensive dental care, often referred to as general dentistry, encompasses the most routine dental services that we provide for patients. The majority of these treatments involve eliminating tooth decay and rectifying the damage it has caused to your smile.


This category includes procedures that are familiar to many people, even if they haven't personally undergone them. These include dental crowns (also known as caps), fillings, and root canal therapy. Comprehensive dental care also encompasses the repair of minor tooth damage resulting from accidents, such as chipping a tooth while eating. It even covers treatment for halitosis or bad breath!


Our Comprehensive Dental Services & Treatments Include:



  • Bridges

  • Crowns

  • Dentures

  • Fillings

  • Fluoride Applications

  • Inlays & Onlays

  • Nightguards

  • Sealants

  • Sports Mouthguards

  • Teeth Cleanings

  • Therapy for TMD (Jaw Pain)

Accessible, Customized, and Cost-Effective

As these treatments are quite common, many dental insurance plans cover a significant portion of the cost. As such, you'll often find them prominently displayed in your insurance plan's list of benefits. If you have insurance, the coverage of comprehensive dental procedures can be reassuring and encourage you to seek the care you require. Insurance companies realize that addressing a dental issue promptly can prevent it from becoming more expensive down the line.

The Intersection of Comprehensive Dentistry with Other Areas of Dentistry

Although our comprehensive dental services don't necessarily encompass cosmetic or restorative treatments, there is often overlap between these areas. For instance, a complete smile makeover might involve changing your teeth's alignment with aligners and improving their shape with bonding. As everyone's dental situation and goals are unique, many comprehensive dentistry treatments seem to cross over into other areas of dentistry.


All dentists receive training in comprehensive dentistry during their time in dental school, regardless of whether they later specialize in a specific area such as cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics. Depending on their location and certifications, some dental hygienists may perform certain aspects of a comprehensive dental procedure, such as assisting with sizing crowns.

Your Oral Health and Its Impact on Your General Health

There is a significant link between your oral health and your overall well-being. Comprehensive dentistry can address issues that may be related to other health conditions. For example, dentists can diagnose problems with your jaw joint (TMD) or even detect potential signs of sleep apnea or possible triggers for migraines. So, don't be surprised if we ask about more than just your teeth and gums!

Non-Invasive Procedures in Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry also covers non-invasive actions taken by our team to maintain your health and comfort. Many diagnostic scans or examinations, such as those analyzing your bite and the fit of your teeth (referred to as occlusion by dentists), fall under this category. Local anesthesia and light sedation, which are common and apply to various dental care situations, are also included in this category.

Non-Invasive Procedures in Comprehensive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry focuses on averting dental issues before they become painful or expensive. A significant aspect of preventive dentistry is patient education, which involves learning proper at-home dental care, nutrition, and more. Regular dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, mouthguards, and other measures also fall under the umbrella of preventive dentistry.

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