Comprehensive Dental Care
We aim to help our patients achieve the healthiest, most beautiful smiles possible while delivering unparalleled comfort and professionalism.
Our dental procedures range from simple cleanings to more complex therapies such as dental implants, laser dentistry, and an array of other custom, comprehensive treatments.
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What Does Comprehensive Dental Care Mean?
Sometimes we’re asked what it means when we say we provide comprehensive dental care for our patients. It’s a great question and one that involves more than just the dictionary.
Nothing in the human body exists or functions in isolation. In comprehensive care, we look at the mouth as more than teeth and gums – we include the soft tissues of the surrounding oral cavity and the muscles used for chewing and movement, including those around the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
In fact, these muscles that help create your “bite” or occlusion are often a source of problems that show up as jaw pain, neck or head aches, tooth wear and stress, failure of dental restorations, and which further can affect the health of your gums and jaw bones.
Why Comprehensive Dental Care?
Many times patients are surprised when a comprehensive exam reveals problems with their occlusion. Usually the uneven wear patterns and the way the teeth fit together become apparent when your dentist helps you explore what you can feel and see in the mirror. Our dentists have advanced training in examining and treating occlusion problems so that with corrective care, stress can be reduced and equalized, pain can often be alleviated and dental restorations can last longer.
Your teeth do not function in isolation either. Looking at your mouth comprehensively, if a new restoration is recommended to repair a tooth, or a tooth cannot be saved and extraction is an option, the impact of those treatments on the other teeth in your mouth is best to be explored. It may mean that restorations or extractions are planned in a way to protect your other teeth from additional problems by maintaining optimum occlusion, or aid in correcting a malocclusion, or bad bite. It means looking at tooth replacement as a part of the solution of extracting a tooth. Treating “just one tooth” is often not in your best interest for long-term dental health. It sounds complicated, but because of their additional advanced training, our restorative dentists and specialists can help you create a plan of care that takes all of this into consideration.
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With more than three decades of experience, and expertise in treating a wide range of dental issues, Dr. Sutton and his team are prepared to help you achieve your restorative and cosmetic goals. Whether you need a minor correction or more comprehensive dental treatment, we will work with you to make your vision a reality.
To learn more about our procedures, please contact us today to schedule your consultation, and begin your journey towards achieving a renewed smile and an enhanced quality of life.
As part of your comprehensive examination, we also use visual and manual processes to examine the soft tissues of the oral cavity and surrounding muscles for changes and abnormalities. If suspicious areas are discovered, your dentist is able to provide further testing, up to and including soft tissue biopsies right here in our office for your comfort and convenience.
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Newport Family Dental Care, P.C. • 164 Old Cosby Rd Newport • TN 37821
Phone: (423) 415-4747
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