It’s important to maintain good dental health. While an optimal dental care routine can strengthen your dental wellness, there may be some circumstances that call for additional treatment. Dr. Hogan provides general dentistry care for those experiencing a compromise to their dental health and wellness.
Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dentistry First is led by Dr. Hogan who offers a multitude of dental services. Dr. Hogan and his team of dental experts offer a wide variety of general dentistry services and can help restore and enhance your smile. Contact us today and schedule your consultation appointment to learn which of our general dentistry procedures may be right for you!
What general dentistry services do we offer?
- Dental filling
- Bonding (Composite resin fillings)
- Root canal
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Full and partial dentures
- Precision-attachment partial dentures
- Cad-cam dentistry
It can be common for a tooth to accrue damage as a result of decay, age, or trauma from an injury. Dr. Hogan uses dental fillings to repair the structure of a tooth composed of materials such as porcelain, gold, amalgam, or composite resin. During your consultation, Dr. Hogan can help you decide which dental filling material may be right for you.
Bonding (Composite Resin Fillings)
Bonding is the process of utilizing composite resins to repair a crack or chip in the exterior of the tooth. The composite is applied to the surface of the tooth, where it will be sculpted to resemble its shape. Once contoured, this filling will be polished to make it flush with the color of your teeth for a natural look.
In essence, a root canal is an ordinary dental filling, only within the root of the tooth. Root canals today are much faster and more comfortable than they were in the past. During a root canal, infected pulp tissue within the root of the tooth is extracted and filled with an antibacterial filling. Once the tooth has been filled, a crown will be applied for optimal protection.
For severely damaged or decayed teeth, a dental crown is applied when a regular filling is not sufficient enough to restore them. Dr. Hogan recommends dental crowns to prevent fracture of a tooth. Like dental fillings, there are several different materials Dr. Hogan uses for dental crowns and can help you decide which material may be right for you during your appointment.
Dental bridges are applied to one or two missing teeth in addition to crowning those adjacent. Dr. Hogan is a board-certified dental implantologist and can help you determine if a bridge may be appropriate for you.
One of the most effective means for dental replacement, dental implants can fill in slots of one or more missing teeth. By using a root, Dr. Hogan can replace a missing tooth for a natural-looking substitute. Dental implantation is a minimally-invasive procedure that is easy and relatively painless.
Full and Partial Dentures
The difference between full and partial dentures is that full dentures replace all missing teeth in an arch, while partial dentures only replace several. Dentures can be removed and can be more affordable than dental fixtures such as bridges. Dental implants can be used to complement full or partial dentures to enhance your comfort and functionality.
Precision-Attachment Partial Dentures
This type of denture is similar to standard partial dentures, sans any visible metal clasps. For precision-attachment partial dentures, the clasps are well hidden behind your teeth, enabling you to feel more confident about your smile.
Through the advanced technology of a CEREC CAM-CAM computer, Dr. Hogan can create lustrous white porcelain fillings for a stronger and brighter smile! These filings can be created and applied to the needed teeth in a single visit!
Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment to find out which of our general dentistry approaches can enhance your dental wellness!