Helping patients achieve a healthy comfortable smile that they feel proud of is at the heart of general dentistry.
Encompassing all aspects of preventive, restorative, emergency procedures, and teeth-replacement, the general dentistry we provide at Affordable Dental Center of Wellington is customized based on the personal needs of each patient.
Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry
Dr. Steven Bussell and our entire team strive to provide patients with preventive dentistry that helps them avoid many common dental conditions for better overall health and a comfortable smile.
Preventive dentistry includes:
Dental exams – Each patient receives a comprehensive exam that includes teeth, gums, jaw joints, and bone health. We also discuss any cosmetic dentistry treatments you might like to improve your smile.
Cleanings and periodontal treatment – Dental cleanings are different based on your needs. From simple six-month cleanings to periodontal maintenance, our hygienists are gentle, thorough, and knowledgeable. They always enjoy sharing information that supports healthy gums and teeth. When treating periodontal disease, we use laser dentistry for accurate and comfortable treatment. Removing diseased tissue with laser energy improves healing time and promotes the regeneration of healthy tissue.
Dental x-rays – Because your teeth are covered in protective enamel, we can’t always see what lies beneath the surface. X-rays promote early diagnosis, helping Dr. Bussell identify decay or bone conditions when they are smaller and easier to treat.
Fluoride treatments – Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens enamel. It can benefit both adults and kids.
Sealant application – Deep grooves in the chewing surfaces of the teeth are common places for decay to develop. A sealant is a barrier between the chewing surfaces of your teeth and the bacteria that cause decay. Dr. Bussell paints them into the grooves, and they can last up to five years.
Nightguards – Clenching and grinding your teeth can wear them prematurely in addition to causing fractures and jaw problems. A custom nightguard is a barrier between upper and lower teeth as you sleep. For patients with TMJ (jaw joint) disorders, we offer treatment with NTIs – small nightguards that fit over front teeth and help jaws relax.
Athletic mouthguards – Sports build character, but they can also put your teeth at risk. A custom mouthguard adds protection when a stray hockey stick or stray ball comes your way.
Based on your dental history, we can design a preventive treatment plan to help you maintain excellent oral health and keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Tooth-Colored Restorative Dentistry
When teeth develop decay, wear, or fractures, the appropriate dental restoration can add comfort and protection from continued damage.
A dental exam will give Dr. Bussell a chance to determine which restorations will work best for you. He will discuss your options and help you make a choice you feel confident about.
Dental emergencies can be alarming! If you have a toothache or sudden change in your oral health, we welcome you to contact us immediately. Our skilled and friendly team will help you get back on track with a healthy smile. We even offer comfortable root canal treatment and extractions for the convenience of our patients.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Missing teeth complicate daily life by making it difficult to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dr. Bussell offers teeth replacement for single missing teeth and for patients who need to replace all of their teeth:
- Dental implants
- Partial dentures
- Full dentures
- Implant-supported bridges and dentures
We look forward to discussing your goals for your smile.
Contact Us for Your Next Dental Exam
If you are looking for a Royal Palm Beach dentist who can provide most dental services under one roof, give us a call! Our dental office is small and personal while still providing the leading-edge dentistry that will keep your family healthy.