There is no doubt that dental technology has made considerable strides in recent years, but even so, prevention is still your best route to a healthy mouth.
One of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to visit your dentist twice a year for examinations and cleanings. With regular checkups, problems that do arise can be treated more efficiently and less invasively.
Protect your dental health by visiting Downtown Dental every six months. Dr. Richard Rathke and his team provide the dental treatments you need to keep your smile healthy.
In addition to preventive care such as routine examinations and cleanings, Downtown Dental offers a full range of general services, from fillings to root canals. During your visits, we will look for issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, both of which are best treated in their early stages.
For those issues that are not yet able to be detected with a visual exam, we will take a set of digital x-rays—usually once a year—to find problems while they are still small and easy to treat. We offer tooth-colored fillings to take care of dental decay, and we treat gum disease with scaling and root planing when needed.
We perform most root canals and extractions in office. However, if needed, we will refer to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Dental emergencies happen, and they usually do so at the most inopportune times. We try to leave time in our schedule open for emergency cases, so we can often see you on the same day.
When teeth are damaged, such as with a crack or a chip, chances are they are not functioning correctly. These issues can also impact your appearance and make you self-conscious. We can fix many problems with bonding, cosmetic fillings, or dental crowns—saving your tooth and giving you back full chewing function.
When teeth are missing, there are several options to replace them. We can talk to you about dental bridges, implants, or dentures depending on your individual needs.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If yours isn’t all it could be, cosmetic dentistry can take it from dull to dazzling.
We offer cosmetic dentistry procedures that can give you the beautiful smile you should have been born with. Procedures such as tooth whitening, veneers, crowns, and bonding can give you your dream smile.
Don’t underestimate the importance of a healthy mouth and how it can impact your overall health. Dr. Rathke and the team at Downtown Dental look forward to taking care of your dental needs now and in the years ahead to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles!