Even as an adult, many patients drag their feet when it comes to upcoming appointments at the dentist’s office. At Safari Dental, our team would like to change that outlook by treating our older patients to comfortable and satisfying care that leaves them with a smile they can take pride in. We provide checkups and cleanings for quality prevention, advanced surgical procedures for combating serious dental damage, and pretty much everything in-between that you may need. To get started, just give our Bryan practice a call today!
Our team will always do their best to treat dental problems at their earliest, most harmless stages with the help of quality preventive care. This way, we can potentially save our patients from serious cost, time, and dental damage down the road. Not only will we treat your smile here in-office, but we’ll also teach you how to properly take care of your smile at home with brushing, flossing, and other oral hygiene techniques.
Cleanings & Exams
Are you attending a checkup and cleaning at your dentist’s office every six months on average? If not, your oral health may be at risk. At Safari Dental, our doctors are excellent when it comes to giving your smile plenty of thorough attention. We’ll review your teeth, your gum tissue, your bite, your jaw, existing restorations, and more, keeping our eyes peeled for any damage or decay. Additionally, our talented hygienist will remove harmful plaque and tartar from your tooth enamel.
Dental sealants are excellent at protecting the chewing surfaces of your teeth, particularly the ones located in the back of the mouth. These thin, plastic coatings are painted directly onto the enamel and sealed in place so that their tough nature can block out food particles and infectious bacteria from taking root. As a result, our patients will have a reduced risk of cavities in these areas!
X-rays are an essential part of quality dentistry, and digital radiography is leaps and bounds ahead of the traditional film. For instance, our team no longer needs to develop images in a darkroom; instead, these high-resolution X-rays of your smile will be ready to view in seconds, and they can be color-coded and magnified too! Also, any radiation exposure is dramatically reduced by up to 80% for optimal patient safety.
If you’re an athlete, you know how important it is to protect your head, your knees, and your elbows from injury while you’re out on the court or field – but what about your mouth? Sports injuries make up a big percentage of overall dental emergencies; thankfully, a custom-made mouthguard from our practice can go a long way in protecting your smile from harm. These appliances are more comfortable, more flexible, and more secure than what you’d find at your local athletics store.
If you regularly wake up with a headache or suffer from chronic jaw pain, bruxism (teeth grinding) may be the culprit. Many patients don’t even realize they have this condition because it only occurs while they’re asleep and unaware. Thankfully, our capable dentists can provide a personalized nightguard as a solution, which creates a thick barrier between the teeth and prevents them from meeting in harmful ways.
Dental crowns are a highly versatile restorative option that can improve injured teeth, decayed teeth, weakened teeth, cosmetically imperfect teeth, and more. They’re designed to cover the visible surface of a single tooth, protecting the remaining structure while also replenishing its appearance and strength. Crowns are also often used in conjunction with root canal therapy and dental implants in order to leave patients with the most successful and attractive results possible.
Have you lost one or more natural teeth that appear next to each other in your smile? A sturdy dental bridge can work wonders in rebuilding their appearance and function. These restorations are designed to be anchored in place with dental crowns that fit over teeth on either side of the empty gap. Once in place, bridges will feel seamlessly permanent and prevent nearby teeth from shifting out of position as well.
Complete & Partial Dentures
If you’ve lost a large number of natural teeth, you can still regain a complete and confident smile! Just ask our dentists about having a customized denture created for your one-of-a-kind mouth. Safari Dental offers partial and full models, depending on your unique needs, and both models are conveniently removable. This means that patients can take them out for cleaning and storage during sleep.
Root Canal Treatment
When a tooth is suffering from severe pain and/or sensitivity, it’s likely experiencing an advanced infection. In order to rescue the tooth from the threat of extraction, our team will most likely recommend root canal therapy as the last line of defense. During this procedure, we’ll eliminate diseased pulp from within the tooth so that it can continue to remain as a happy and healthy part of your smile!
Instead of having to spend time traveling to a specialist for advanced dental care, patients can undergo these services right here in-office for maximum convenience and comfort! As needed, our doctors can perform tooth extraction, bone grafts, jaw surgery, and other valuable services that are meant to improve not just your oral health, but your overall quality of life as well.
While oral health is always our team’s top priority, we also understand how important it is for our patients that they maintain an attractive and flaw-free smile. After all, studies have shown that people with brighter, straighter teeth are perceived as more confident, more successful, and even younger than their counterparts. Thankfully, our accomplished team of dentists has several cosmetic services up their sleeves upon request.