in the Kamuela area can expect a variety of services from their
dentists. Examples include routine dental cleanings, restorations,
and periodontal disease treatment.
What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Include?
Dentists in Kamuela can provide cosmetic services like tooth whitening, veneers, and dental implants. Many cosmetic procedures, such as crowns, inlays, and onlays are also types of restorations. They can replace missing teeth or repair damaged teeth.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is the formal name for gum disease. It has two stages. The early stage, which is confined to the gums, is called gingivitis. Late-stage gum disease, which has spread to other tissues, is called periodontitis.
The dentist can treat gingivitis with regular dental cleaning. A patient with periodontitis, however, will need a more intensive type of cleaning called scaling and planing. In this procedure, the dentist will work below the gum line to clean the roots of the patient’s teeth.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a type of restoration used to replace a lost tooth or several missing teeth. The dentist can also use implants to secure a denture or bridge. Dental implants can fuse with bone, so they remain as securely in the jaw as natural teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that looks like a screw and is made from titanium. If it is replacing just one tooth, the dentist will cap it with a crown to make the artificial tooth look natural.
Contact Brian S. Kubo, DDS, Inc. or visit us to schedule an appointment with dentists in Kamuela.