Comprehensive Dental Care You Can Trust for the Whole Family
At Arrow Dental Center, we offer a wide range of personalized dental care services to help patients of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Johnston has the expertise and knowledge needed to provide every patient with the care they deserve. With a warm and welcoming environment, our patients feel comfortable and can ask any questions they may have about their dental treatment.
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
Routine Dental Cleaning
We suggest that every patient should come in for a dental cleaning every 6 months or as recommended by Dr. Johnston. During the cleaning, our registered dental hygienist will remove plaque and tarter build up from your teeth leaving behind a bright and polished smile. In addition, our hygienist will educate you on how to maintain your smile and therefore your oral health between visits.
We offer a wide range of cosmetic dental services that allow our patients to achieve the smile they have always dreamed about. we are able to enhance your smile in a variety of ways; including veneers, natural-looking tooth colored fillings, and teeth whitening.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be fixed with bonded filling material. Crowns cover the remaining tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several crown material options are available including non-metal crowns. Dr. Johnston will discuss these on an individual basis depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored.
Bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not corrected. The teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and can look unsightly. With bridges, our doctors will close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth, is permanently cemented, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.
In the past few years, most silver restorations have been replaced with tooth colored fillings, resulting in a smile you can be proud of, and which looks completely natural. Dr. Johnston will discuss restorative options with you and recommend what is best for your individual situation.
Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)
Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. Regular checkups with your dentist helps to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. But once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. For some patients no symptoms are obvious and they are unaware a problem even exists until they are seen by their dentist for an exam.
When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections, and help in the healing of the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.
Do you wish you had a brighter, more radiant smile? Then professional teeth whitening may be right for you! Teeth whitening can remove certain stains from:
- Tea, coffee, wine, and soda
- Certain medications
- The natural aging process
- Tobacco use
Soon after starting treatment you will start to see a whiter and brighter smile. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Johnston to see if you're a candidate for teeth whitening!
Dental Implants are fast becoming the preferred way to replace a natural tooth. With a dental implant, there are two parts: a titanium post and a crown (or cap). The titanium post fuses to your jaw bone with the healing process, this post becomes part of your jaw, creating a anchor for the crown. Once your new implant is fully healed and crown is placed it will function and feel like the original tooth.
Removable Dental Prosthesis
Complete dentures are used to replace a person's teeth when they are all missing. Removable dentures are designed to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile. They are crafted to fit your individual mouth comfortably and snugly. When in place, dentures can:
- Help restore your ability to eat and speak
- Replace your missing teeth
- Prevent facial sagging
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Dentures can be attached to implants for added stability
We can create and place your custom complete dentures in just a few visits. Your dentures will be made to look and feel like natural teeth so that you can feel confident every time you smile. We invite you to call our office today if you are missing teeth to learn more about the benefits of dentures.
Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays, or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, multiple procedures and a great deal of waiting time in-between was expected. CEREC creates quality ceramic restorations within minutes right at our dental office! This means that many treatments can be completed in just a single visit. CEREC is comprised of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorative devices. This is of great benefit to nervous patients, and also reduces the cost of treatment.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that straightens teeth without the use of traditional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners provides a comfortable invisible way to have teeth aligned and your smile restored.
Invisalign is recommended for most orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. The aligners are virtually undetectable, easy to use, and comfortable to wear.
Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient's oral and overall health. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 318-361-0381 and we will schedule you in as soon as possible. Should you call during after hours, call our regular number and our voicemail will inform you of how to get in touch with us.