Overview of General Dentistry
There are many areas of dentistry that range from quite basic to very complex, and general dentistry is the one that tends to be used as a sort of umbrella term for a long list of basic treatments. Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center in Springfield, MO offers many treatments within our general dentistry services.
As your preferred dentist in Springfield, MO, you can visit our offices to obtain preventative dentistry and other care, and our goal is to provide comprehensive treatment that does not require us to send you anywhere else for specialized care. When you require general dentistry, we offer:
- Dental cleanings and exams (including digital x-rays)
- Crowns and bridges
- Root canals
- Dental Implants
Clearly, our offerings go well beyond dental exams and dental cleanings. Our goal for patients is to see them with the healthiest teeth and gums, and this may mean offering far more than general dentistry. If your exam and x-rays prove that you are in need of a dental implant or bridge in order to improve the function of the mouth, we’ll provide this sort of restorative dentistry.
However, we cannot emphasize enough the need for what so many call basic general dentistry. This is the regular cleanings and checkups that catch problems before they become more serious or difficult. There is an old-fashioned saying about the value of prevention over the value of “cure”. We agree, and we encourage our patients to commit to regular, general dental care in order to proactively overcome costlier, painful, and harmful problems.
Of course, we include the remedies to many general issues as part of our preventative and general dentistry treatments.
For example, your regular cleaning and exam may reveal that a missing tooth has allowed other teeth to shift out of position. This has left one or more tooth open to decay and also caused uneven wear to occur. Our general dentistry solutions would provide you with the treatment needed to halt any damage or decay in its tracks. We can handle the implants required or the fillings needed.
If you have additional questions about general dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Springfield, MO office at 417-888-0771. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.