General Dentistry Services in Corning, CA
The dental practice of Richard B. Dunbar, DDS offers a wide range of general dentistry services for patients of all ages. Our family-oriented office strives to make every experience with us a positive one. We will help you find an affordable treatment option that also leaves you with a smile you can be proud of.
Our general dentistry services include:
Routine dental cleanings are important for maintaining your dental and oral health. Our experienced hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar buildup to prevent cavities. Throughout the cleaning, we check for signs of periodontal disease, oral cancer or anything irregular. We finish our cleanings by polishing and flossing your teeth.
Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities and to prevent future decay by closing off spaces where bacteria can enter. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, tooth-colored composite resin, silver and more. Fillings restore the form and function of your teeth and will ultimately help you maintain a healthy mouth.
Tooth extractions involve removing a tooth from its socket in the bone. If you have a broken or damaged tooth, we will first try to resolve it with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. However, if the tooth is beyond repair, we will extract it from your mouth. The healing period following a tooth extraction is typically about one to two weeks but any pain should subside after three days. Our staff will be available to you throughout the entire process and help you prevent an infection.
If a tooth becomes seriously diseased or inflamed, a root canal may be necessary. Root canals repair and save teeth that have been badly damaged due to a large cavity or major trauma. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and cleaning out and disinfecting the tooth’s interior. The tooth is then sealed with a rubber-like material and restored with a crown or filling to prevent future infections.
Dental x-rays provide us with detailed pictures of the teeth, bones and soft tissues in your mouth. They allow us to find cavities, check on developing teeth and wisdom teeth, monitor your overall oral health and accurately diagnose any problems. X-rays are important for identifying sources of pain not visible during a regular examination.
Fluoride treatments helps fight tooth decay in patients of all ages, not just children. Fluoride is important for good oral health because it makes your teeth more resistant to the effects of bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Fluoride treatments can also reverse early signs of decay.
Dentures are removable or fixed replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are custom made to comfortably fit your mouth and give you the look and function of natural teeth. We offer a variety of full or partial dentures and will work with you to determine the best option.
Our office is equipped to fit you for a custom night guard that will protect your teeth from grinding and clenching while you sleep. Night guards are placed over the top of your teeth and act as a protective layer between your top and bottom teeth. We will make sure your night guard fits comfortable and gives you the proper protection.
Dr. Dunbar and his team have the tools and experience to perform all types of cosmetic dental procedures. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry improves the appearance of a patient’s teeth, gums or bite. To learn how we can help you enhance your smile, visit our cosmetic dentistry page or call us today.