As a family dentist, Dr. Scammahorn and his dental team at Westmoore Dental Studio offer a wide range of services for patients of all ages.
In addition to providing you and your family with regular cleanings, our routine check-ups help spot and treat any potential teeth, gum, and mouth issues, so you can rest assured that all your preventive dental concerns are being addressed.
We’d love to have your whole family as patients at our dental practice. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding family dental care or what next steps you should talk to maintain, improve, or repair your smile. For your convenience, we offer block appointments to make it easier than ever for your whole family to see the dentist in one go. Ask us about this option when booking your next appointment!
Getting regular professional cleanings and exams at least twice a year is the only way to remove plaque that has hardened into tarter. You may not be aware that this has occurred.
Your dental professional will need to evaluate and clean or “scale” your teeth to remove the tarter above and below the gum line.
Educational tools may be given to patients that need assistance in those hard to reach areas. Also, gentle measurements of the bone are done once a year to diagnose advanced gum disease.
A head, neck, and soft tissue evaluation are also performed to rule out any signs of oral cancer. All the above measures are done at your cleaning appointment to help you maintain a healthy smile.
Ready to make over your smile?
From simple whitening treatments that add the finishing touch to your teeth to more intensive treatments that grant you the new smile you’ve always wanted, Westmoore Dental Studio offers a variety of cosmetic dental services. With our range of financing options, dazzling teeth are within reach.
Even though full braces are not done in our office, you will need a referral to an orthodontic office. The staff at Westmoore Dental Studio will be more than happy to assist you in finding the best orthodontist that fits your needs.
There are several ways to “bleach” your teeth. Professional white strips are an inexpensive way for young people just getting out of braces to enhance the beautiful straight smile. In-office bleaching is also available as well as custom trays and at-home whitening programs.
Bonding is usually done on a small space that needs to be closed. A white composite material is matched to your existing shade and bonded to your natural tooth. There are both pros and cons of bonding.
Bonding is very affordable compared to veneers. Though your results will look great at the time of the procedure, over time the bonding will collect stain and can discolor.
A veneer is a total cosmetic procedure and is used to whiten, straighten, or repair broken or small teeth. A veneer is a thin, translucent coating made out of porcelain.
The tooth is slightly roughened and the veneer is bonded to the existing tooth. The results can be life changing. Your dental professional can advise you if you are a candidate for veneers.
FULL PORCELAIN CROWN
A full porcelain crown is similar in all usages compared to a veneer. The differences may be that the anterior teeth that have large fillings are not a candidate for a veneer due to lack of supporting tooth structure.
A porcelain crown is a non-metal crown that has lifelike characteristics and enhances a beautiful smile.
Hopefully this subject will not be looked at by many people. Our job as dental professionals is to help you maintain a healthy mouth, therefore not extracting any teeth.
Worse case a tooth may become fractured and need to come out, Dr. Hendrick and staff have all the necessary tools to make this procedure as painless as possible.
MISSING TOOTH OPTIONS
Missing teeth can lead to all kinds of problems if not replaced: malocclusion, super-eruption of opposing teeth, TMJ issues, biting cheeks, and the “sunken face” look.
Several procedures can be performed to help with this. One, already mentioned, was a fixed bridge. Others consist of implants, removable partials, and dentures.
Dental Implants are a great way to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Implants are screws that are positioned into the jaw bone, on top of which a crown is placed, making the tooth ready for function.
With an implant, there is a healing phase that sometimes can take up to six months before the final restoration is placed. Still, this is the best way to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.
If several teeth on both sides to the jaws are missing then a removable partial may be the way to go. The metal-based appliance is removable; it comes in and out of your mouth. These are very affordable and a good alternative, as opposed to having nothing.
Sometimes if care has not been a high priority throughout life, our teeth may be lost to decay, periodontal disease, or an accident. Dentures are false teeth and replace your natural teeth. They will certainly improve your function and your appearance but they will never replace your natural teeth.
No matter how bad you think your teeth are, only a thorough examination from your dental professional can prepare you for this procedure.
At Westmoore Dental Studio, Dr. Jeffrey Scammahorn and Dr. Janet Hendrick are excited to offer restorative dentistry in south Oklahoma City! This branch of dentistry is focused around restoring the function and appearance of your smile by giving you long lasting solutions. This is especially true if you have experienced tooth damage, decay or even a total loss of your one or more teeth. If you are looking to restore a healthy and strong smile to your face, we happily offer the following services:
We begin by carefully and thoroughly examining your smile with our advanced dental technology, obtaining an accurate picture of your mouth. After discussing with you what your goals are for your smile, we can then point out areas where we can recommend specific procedures or treatments. You can be sure that each one of our treatment options are designed around your comfort, as well as getting results.
To take your first steps to restoring your happy smile, give us a call today at 405-692-5800!