General Dentistry

Dental Implant Institute

Board Certified Periodontist & Dental Implant Expert located in Las Vegas, NV

General dentistry services like oral exams, teeth cleanings, and digital X-rays help preserve the health of your teeth, gums, and smile. At Dental Implant Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jennifer Cha, DMD, MS, and the team provide a full suite of general dentistry services onsite. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office today.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry diagnoses, treats, and prevents common oral health problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. It also repairs tooth decay and other forms of damage using custom oral prosthetics like crowns, bridges, and dental implants. 

By regularly participating in general dentistry, you can preserve your smile for years to come. Because many oral health problems don’t present obvious symptoms early on, general dentistry can alert you when they respond best to treatment. 

At Dental Implant Institute, the team consists of highly trained dentists and dental staff. Using advanced technologies, they can help you achieve the smile of your dreams while significantly reducing the amount of time each procedure requires.

What services does general dentistry include?

Dental Implant Institute offers various general dentistry services, including:

Exams and cleanings

An oral exam is a screening procedure used to detect problems like cavities and gum disease. During an exam, your Dental Implant Institute provider uses a small handheld mirror to look for signs of inflammation or decay.

Afterward, they conduct a thorough oral cleaning. During a cleaning, your provider removes tartar and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth and underneath your gum line. They then floss and polish your teeth, and administer a fluoride treatment if necessary.

Oral X-rays

Oral X-rays use small doses of radiation to take detailed images of your tooth roots and jawbones. Your Dental Implant Institute provider uses X-rays to diagnose problems like impacted wisdom teeth, tooth decay, and jaw misalignments. X-rays also guide treatment during the 5-in-1 technique, sinus lifts, and bone grafts.

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®

If you have crooked or overcrowded teeth, you might benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. 

Instead of brackets, rubber bands, and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign transforms your smile using clear plastic mouthpieces. Invisalign treatment is discreet and convenient, helping patients achieve healthy, confident smiles in just 6-12 months. 

Crowns, bridges, and veneers

The team at Dental Implant Institute also offers oral prosthetics, including crowns, bridges, and veneers. 

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps used to protect damaged or decaying molars and premolars. 

Bridges are a type of prosthetic used to replace a single missing tooth. Veneers are tailor-made facades made of porcelain or ceramic that are bonded to the front of your natural teeth. They restore balance to your smile and cover up stains or discoloration that won’t respond to teeth whitening.

How often should I make a general dentistry appointment?

To keep your teeth and gums healthy, try to schedule a general dentistry appointment every six months. Maintaining a regular treatment schedule is one of the easiest ways to preserve your oral health for years to come.

Schedule your general dentistry appointment at Dental Implant Institute. Book a consultation online, or call the office today.