We provide a comprehensive oral health plan through dental cleanings and dental examinations.
Dental Cleanings: We recommend you visit twice a year so our general dentists can provide a professional cleaning to help prevent cavities and to maintain your overall dental health. Dental cleanings also give us the opportunity to identify any health issues before they become a major problem.
What to expect: Your dental hygienist will provide a deep cleaning of your teeth by scraping away excess plaque to prevent the breakdown of tooth enamel and the formation of cavities. Your hygienist will also polish your teeth to leave the surface clean and smooth to prevent the buildup of tartar.
Comprehensive Dental Examinations: As part of your dental examination, we take x-rays to determine the health of your teeth and gums. We are able to assess oral problems before they lead to gum disease or tooth decay.
Fillings are used to treat cavities or to repair cracked or broken teeth. By removing the decayed material of the tooth and filling the area with a composite, porcelain, silver amalgam or gold material, the fillings are applied to prevent further decay of the tooth. Dr. Erwin will assess your teeth for cavities and determine if a filling is the appropriate solution for your oral care.
Crowns are a regular solution to restoring your mouth to a healthy state when you’ve either lost a tooth, have a damaged tooth or to save a tooth that has been severely damaged and a filling is not an option. At Gateway Family Dentistry,
Dental bridge replace a gap between 2 or more missing teeth. A bridge is made of two crowns and a false tooth or teeth between.
Root canals are used to repair or save an infected or decaying tooth. The tooth’s nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is sealed to prevent the spread of infection.
Dentures, also known as “false teeth,” are used to replace rotten teeth or teeth that have fallen out. Dentures are form-fitted to the mouth and come in a variety of types. Partial dentures and complete dentures are the main types of dentures.
If you’ve ever had a tooth pulled by a dentist, then you’ve experience an oral extraction. Whether you have crowded teeth, an infection or risk of infection or periodontal disease, your dentist may recommend a dental extraction to keep the rest of your teeth safe and healthy.
Cosmetic veneers are made of thin pieces of porcelain that are attached to your permanent teeth to give you a beautiful, new smile. If your teeth are discolored, worn down, chipped or broken or have excessive gaps between teeth, cosmetic veneers may be an option for your cosmetic dental needs.
Professional Teeth Whitening
If your teeth are discolored and you want the beautiful, white smile you once had, visit Gateway Family Dentistry for a professional teeth whitening. Don’t waste your time with whitening stips or other teeth-whitening products. Regain your beautiful smile and self-esteem with a professional teeth whitening.
Sealants are a thin, plastic coating applied to surfaces of the teeth to prevent cavities from forming. Children and teenagers are prime candidates for sealants, since kids ages 6 to 15 are highly prone to cavities.
Digital 2D and 3D X-rays
At Gateway Family Dentistry, we believe that using up-to-date technology is vital to your overall oral health. That’s why we use both 2D and 3D X-rays to diagnose your oral health.
Dental implants are a strong, stable repair option whether you have a damaged or missing tooth. They look, feel and function like a natural tooth. The dental implants we can give you at our Murfreesboro office can help you keep your smile and are more reliable and comfortable than dentures or bridgework.
If you have been putting off a dental visit or procedure due to anxiety or fear of pain or discomfort, Gateway Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro has a solution for you.
Our sedation dentistry services allow you to relax while we perform the needed dental procedures. From relaxation and comfort to movement control and controlling the gag reflex, sedation dentistry has a number of benefits for both the patient and dentist.
Call today for a sedation dentistry consultation so that we can better understand your fears of visiting the dentist.
Serving Children of All Ages!
At Gateway Family Dentistry, we believe that a lifetime of good dental health begins during childhood. That’s why we put such an emphasis on our serving children’s dental needs in Murfreesboro. Our hygienists are trained to make sure your child is comfortable and has no fear during their dental visits, both today and for years to come.