Root Canals: What Are They and How Can They Help Me?

March 12, 2020 | Kensington

Root canals are a very effective form of treatment for a tooth infection. They are a quality alternative to unnecessarily extracting a tooth. At Alpine Dental and Denture Center, we provide professional and efficient care for tooth infections of all kinds. We want our patients to be fully informed of the various treatments we perform. Keep reading to learn more about root canal therapy and how it can improve your oral health.What Is a Root Canal?A root canal is an effective treatment for an infected tooth. It works well because it eliminates the infection while keeping the actual tooth. If the decayed tooth is allowed to remain in your mouth without being treated, the infection can spread to the rest of the body. In order to keep the tooth and stop the infection, a root canal must be completed.How Is a Root Canal Performed?Root canals can be performed by a … Continued

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Dental Problems That Require Oral Surgery or Tooth Extractions

January 19, 2020 | Gaithersburg

Are you wondering if you need oral surgery in the near future? When you choose Alpine Dental and Denture Center, you will be cared for by our professional dental team. From simple tooth extractions to root canal therapy to full-mouth rehabilitation, our dentists make safe, comfortable, and expert tooth extractions a priority. If you find yourself in these situations, contact our office to find out how our oral surgery services can help.Tooth InfectionsIf a tooth becomes infected and cannot be saved through conventional means, such as root canal therapy, our dentists can provide simple or complex tooth extractions. Teeth become infected through a variety of ways:Undetected gum diseaseMissing routine cleanings and checkupsPoor oral hygieneBroken, chipped, or cracked teethWisdom TeethAs wisdom teeth begin to erupt, they can grow in crooked, sideways, or not at all. When they grow in crooked, they can cause pain in the mouth and jaw as well … Continued

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3 Types of Tooth Restorations to Repair or Replace Damaged Teeth

November 9, 2019 | Maryland

Restoring damaged or missing teeth can be done with several types of tooth restorations. At Alpine Dental and Denture Center, the most common type of tooth restorations we provide are onlays and inlays, dental crowns, and tooth bridges. Learn more about these dental implants by reading below. 1. Onlays & Inlays Onlays and inlays are tooth restorations that repair cracked teeth or teeth with mild decay. Inlays fill a cracked or decayed area between the cusps of the teeth. Onlays actually cover one or more cusps of a tooth. These permanent ceramic restorations work well for a single tooth that needs minor repairs. When your specific tooth injury does not require a bridge or crown, onlays and inlays are an effective option. 2. Dental Crowns A dental crown is a cover that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth. It restores the tooth to its original appearance and also … Continued

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Affordable Dentures with Our Professional On-Site Dental Lab

September 8, 2019 | Dentures

Have you been thinking it may be time to consider dental dentures for your personal oral care? Are you worried about the expense associated with owning dentures? At Alpine Dental & Denture Center, we provide affordable dentures to residents across the Kensington, MD, area. Our on-site denture lab, where we can fabricate, repair, correct, and adjust our patient’s dentures as needed, sets us apart from our competitors. Learn more about our denture care process and procedure below.Create Dental DenturesDental dentures can often be a lengthy process. There are several steps involved, from tooth extractions to gum impressions to final fittings. We have the ability to create rigid dentures, flexible partial plates, and full dentures, with our on-site denture lab. Our methodical denture process includes:Impression of gums.Establish proper fit and orientation.Mock-up of dentures.Final denture fitting.Fix & Repair DenturesWith typical denture repairs, dentures need to be shipped away to an off-site denture … Continued

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4 Reasons to Choose Alpine Dental for Your Family’s Dental Needs

July 28, 2019 | Family Dental Services

At Alpine Dental & Denture Center, our dental services were designed with your entire family in mind. As a result, we cater to all ages and all possible dental care needs, including preventative cleanings, tooth extractions, and tooth restorations. Below are four reasons you should take advantage of our family dental clinic in the Gaithersburg, MD, area.1. Preventative ServicesOur family dentist practice sees patients of all ages, ranging from young children to senior citizens. Our full-service teeth cleanings include:Dental plaque removalPolish and floss of teethTopical fluoride applicationOral cancer screeningX-rays as necessaryRecommendations for improved dental care between regular check-ups2. In-House Denture LabOur team is proud of our on-site denture lab. This makes it possible to perform tooth extractions and provide dental dentures all on the same visit. You can walk out of our dental clinic with a set of dentures immediately. No need to be without teeth while your mouth is … Continued

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