General Dentistry in Warren, OH - Snelson & Snelson, DDS
In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body. Even though general dentists primarily provide preventative care and minor restorative therapy, they are often able to perform a wide array of other dental procedures, including some minor cosmetic treatments.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit their general dentist at least once every six months to ensure proper oral health and functionality. Regular oral health check-ups and maintenance help to prevent the development of serious dental problems that may require more extensive and costly treatments. General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including:
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment
- Root canal therapy
- Teeth cleanings
- Dental fillings
General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral.
Preventive care for everyone
Your general dentists at Snelson & Snelson, DDS's office provides preventive dental care for patients of all ages. His goal is to encourage and support your home oral hygiene habits--a nutritious diet, twice a day brushing and once a day flossing. He sees patients every six months for check-ups which include:
- Hygienic cleanings
- Cone Beam CT imaging as needed
- Plastic sealants
- Fluoride treatments
- Mouth guards for athletics
Rest assured your general dentist gets to know your oral health needs well and treats you as an individual with specific goals.
Your general dentist delivers the right restorative services if the need arises. From tooth-colored fillings to dental implants to laser periodontal therapy, Snelson & Snelson, DDS does everything possible to bring your smile back to full health. Treatments are conservative, and tooth extraction is always a last resort.
Restorative treatments include:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Same-day crowns
- Inlays and onlays (partial crowns)
- Removable dentures
- Dental implant restorations
- Gum disease therapy
- Root canal therapy
- TMJ (jaw joint dysfunction) treatment
Going beyond basic health needs, your dentist also offers aesthetic services to put the finishing touches on your smile. Snelson & Snelson, DDS consults with his patients to fully understand how they want their teeth to appear. Then, he recommends one or more treatments to enhance the color, shape and alignment of your smile.
Offered services include:
- Tooth-contouring and reshaping
- Porcelain veneers
- Composite resin bonding
- Professional teeth whitening
- Complete smile makeovers