Everybody needs healthy teeth and each set is unique. Here at Klement Family Dental, we offer a wide selection of dental services so that everyone in the family can get the dental care that their unique teeth need. Preventative care is a great start and through your regular oral care, we can prepare for any individual needs on the horizon like orthodonture (braces) or wisdom tooth removal.
You can count on the Klement Family Dental team if your family ever needs emergency dental services from unfortunate accidents or even exciting misadventure. Damaged teeth can be repaired or replaced with implants and if you decide that cosmetic dentistry will improve your life, we can help you find your perfect smile.
Family dentistry is all about preparing for the normal stages of a person’s life – in terms of their teeth. From young children to grandparents, we can help you at every stage of your oral care. General and restorative dentistry includes the services we expect all or most of our patients will need.
General dentistry services cover your regular family cleanings, cavity treatment, and mouth disease prevention plans. Restorative dentistry goes beyond cleanings and minor dental surgery to include treatments like crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, fillings, and oral reconstruction.
Orthodontia is the art of straightening teeth with braces and retainers. Most people do not have perfectly straight teeth, and the alignment between baby teeth and adult teeth can also change your line-up. Children who have all their adult teeth often go through orthodonture in the form of corrective braces. Braces help a child align their teeth – correcting early troubles before they have a chance to cause long-term troubles.
Adults also have the option to seek orthodontic care. Traditional braces are an option if you’re feeling stylish, or invisible plastic aligners are available for professionals who need to maintain an ivory-only smile. We offer a range of ClearCorrect aligners for the latest in invisible orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontia also includes dental orthotics – which help to treat clenching and grinding. Dental orthotics are worn at night to protect your teeth and relieve jaw pain.
Dental emergencies happen. Car accidents, falls, and otherwise-awesome bicycle tricks can all lead to tooth trauma that may need to be repaired immediately by your family dentist. Likewise, severe tooth pain can indicate an emergency-grade gravity or abscess that should be seen to immediately. Lost fillings and crowns can even happen without trauma or misadventure, from something as simple as an apple at the wrong moment, and emergency services will get those reattached or replaced.
As a family dentistry practice, we are ready to be there for you when accident, misadventure, or illness results in a dental emergency. We can help you to quickly treat, protect, and begin healing from oral trauma and to extract cavities as soon as they are identified. We will repair your teeth, replace your fillings, and get your teeth back into ship-shape as soon as possible.
Sedation can be called for in dentistry for two reasons. Oral surgery is often done with light to deep sedation so that pain and time in the chair do not bother you during the surgical procedure. It’s important to work with a dentist who offers sedation services so that you don’t have to go somewhere new for serious procedures.
Light sedation may also be available for patients who have trouble with dentistry. It’s not unusual for someone to have a dentist office phobia or to panic during some procedures. Patients are welcome to ask about light sedation if they are worried about becoming upset during dental work and we will be glad to discuss your options.
Cosmetic dental services are a necessary part of any family practice. Cosmetic services allow today’s professionals to correct dental concerns caused by age, lifestyle, and misadventure. Cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry are closely aligned, as the procedures that correct a smile are the same procedures that repair a damaged smile.
Whitening and veneers allow you to reverse yellowing that occurs over years and many cups of coffee. Crowns and bridges help to repair or reshape teeth that don’t quite form a straight line. Implants permanently and reliably replace missing teeth or fill in gaps where teeth never grew.
Cosmetic teeth shaping is when a tooth that is too large or oddly shaped is reshaped to fit neatly into your bite-line. Tooth bonding can help you repair chips or natural divets in your teeth.
Implants are an important part of restorative oral surgery. Implants replace missing teeth by rooting them to the jawbone. Dental implants replace missing teeth completely, more solidly connected than a crown or bridge. Implants are often used as the stabilizing points for a bridge to create a solid smile. Once finished, a tooth implant serves as a base for a crown, perfecting a permanent improvement to your smile.
Implants are installed in three sessions. The first session implants the root directly into your jawbone, just like a tooth root. After your jawbone has time to close around the implant and adopt it, an extension is added to the base of the implent. Then your gum tissue is given time to heal as the extension becomes like the center post of your new tooth. Finally, a crown – an artificial tooth – is attached to the implant post ensuring that this new tooth will set and stay perfectly aligned, as stable as any of your other teeth.
When this is done, your implants can sit independently or become the foundation of a dental bridge.
Preventative dental care is designed to help keep your teeth, gums, and mouth in good shape before cavities or gingivitis can occur. Regular cleanings are a big part of prevention care, every 6 months, to ensure that all oral concerns are spotted early and a prevention treatment plan is made. Routine X-rays, especially for growing children, will confirm that your teeth are aligned, cavity-free, and in good shape.
Klement Family Dental is dedicated to helping you and your family enjoy a happy life of healthy teeth. From general dentistry to emergency dental care, we are proud to serve the St Petersburg, FL community. Contact us today to book an appointment or find out more about our family dental services.