Dental Services


At Clark Family Dental, you will find we offer a variety of dental services to meet your healthcare needs. Our staff is highly trained and professional, and keeps informed of the latest techniques and technologies through continuing education.

Preventive Dentistry Redmond, OR


Preventive Dental Care in Redmond with Clark Family DentalAt Clark Family Dental, Dr. Clark believes in preventing oral health issues before they happen. With education and the tools you need to succeed, we can help you maintain a healthy, clean mouth that can last your entire life. Dr. Clark provides exceptional care for your oral health.

Below are some of the preventive services offered through our practice to help you maintain a healthy mouth.

DENTAL CLEANINGS, EXAMS AND X-RAYS

Following the guideline set up by the American Dental Association, we like to see our patients for dental cleanings and checkups every 6 months. We believe that this will help you have and keep a healthy mouth. We may ask to see you more frequently, about every 3-4 months if you are being treated for periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.

A thorough dental exam should occur at least once a year. This process will depend on your past history of cavities, decay, disease, and more. Along with your appointment, we will examine your oral cavity with digital x-rays between every 6 months to 3 years. Dr. Clark will examine these images depending on your past history of restorations and how regularly you visit the dentist for exams. Your oral health is our concern.

GUM AND PERIODONTAL DISEASE

During your dental cleaning, our hygienist will look for signs indicating gum disease. This occurs when plaque has built up below the gum line and the bacteria has inflamed and infected your gums. As this disease progresses, your gums will pull away from the roots of your teeth, causing much more serious problems if it continues. Gum disease can be a building problem, besides severe tooth problems, gum disease has been linked to more serious problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

DENTAL SEALANTS

As a preventative measure, Dr. Clark is able to apply a resin material to the surfaces of your teeth that are most susceptible to decay. Dental sealants bond in the deep grooves and surfaces of your back teeth, molars, and work as a shield between your teeth and debris, this bond prevents tooth decay. We recommend that all of our young minor patients receive dental sealants, and our adult patients who have had continuous problems with decay.

TOOTH EXTRACTION

Sometimes tooth extraction is needed as a preventative measure, We only recommend extraction for teeth that cannot otherwise be saved. Many times we can save teeth that have been damaged by trauma or decay with a crown or a root canal. No matter what your situation, at Clark Family Dental, we will have your mouth on the road to recovery in no time!

PREVENTION

Preventative measures will extend the life of your teeth. We provide preventive care to protect our patients against more painful and expensive restorative care, so many of our patients are simply not taking advantage of our services and the education that we offer. Together, we can make a difference in the health of your teeth. Contact our office if you are experiencing anxiety or unsure how to fit our services into your schedule.

For more information on how you can keep your teeth healthier, longer, contact Edward L. Clark, DMD, at our Redmond, OR 97756, office at (541) 604-2900.

Restorative Dentistry Redmond, OR


Restorative Dental Care in Redmond with Clark Family DentalOver the years we have seen a significant decrease in the incidence of tooth decay thanks to the use of fluoride and an increased patient awareness about the dangers of periodontal disease. However, regardless of our every effort to maintain optimal oral health, tooth decay can still ensue. Not only that, but things like infection and injury can also damage the teeth and thus require treatment. Restorative dentistry is aimed at restoring full function and aesthetic appeal to the natural smile.

Thanks to much improved techniques and technological advancements in the practice of restorative dentistry there are now more options than ever for restoring your smile back to its original beauty. If you require restorative dentistry to restore the appearance, shape and function of a missing tooth or teeth you can rest assured that Dr. Clark will present all relevant restoration options available to you; and further take his time in helping you to choose the solution that is best for you.

At Clark Family Dental, care and comfort are our priorities and we will always recommend the treatment options that offer you the best of both.

Restorative Dental Treatment Options

Thanks to modern advancements in the area of restorative dentistry we know have many treatment options available to you. Some of these options include:

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are used to restore decayed or cracked teeth. A crown is a sort of cap that is used to encase the damaged tooth, restoring it to its natural size and shape.

Dental bridges

A dental bridge is a non-removable dental appliance used to restore function and appearance to the mouth. Dental bridges offer a sturdy, durable, comfortable and economical solution to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.

Dentures

Dentures come in either full or partial sets. They are a removable appliance that is held into place by way of existing healthy teeth, most often with the help of wires or clasps. Partial dentures are used if only a few teeth are missing and a full denture is used when all of the teeth are missing. A full (or complete) denture is a removable prosthesis that contains white plastic teeth and a pink gum-colored plastic base. The prosthesis rests on the gum ridge. In order to wear a full or complete denture all of the teeth must be removed.

Dental implants

A dental implant is a metal device that is surgically inserted directly into the jaw bone. The metal device acts as a root (or post) to which a dental crown is then added. Dental implants offer the most natural looking and feeling restoration option available, but are also the priciest.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure where a tooth-colored composite material is applied to the tooth in an effort to shape it and disguise it as a natural tooth. In order to make the tooth look more natural it will be shaped and polished. On occasion, dental bonding may be used to correct a tooth or teeth that have been stained or otherwise damaged. Dental bonding is generally used for minor repairs.

Tooth colored fillings

Tooth colored fillings are fillings that are tinted to blend with the remaining natural tooth.

Root canal therapy

Root canals are performed in an effort to save a tooth that has become infected and that would otherwise require extraction.

Tooth Extraction

Teeth extractions are a fairly common dental procedure and are nothing to be scared of. One thing that we like to make our patients aware of when they are faced with losing a tooth is our tooth replacement options.



Cosmetic Dentistry Redmond, OR

Cosmetic Dental Care in Redmond with Clark Family DentalWhen your goal is to have a gorgeous, confident smile, sometimes you need a little help getting there. Here at Clark Family Dental, we offer a wide array of cosmetic procedures that can help improve your smile and give you the confidence to show it off to the world. From minor imperfections to discoloration to filling in gaps, cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you have always dreamed of. We offer simple fixes that provide you with dramatic results. Contact us today, and see what options are going to best suit your mouth.

TOOTH VENEERS

Do your front teeth often get hidden instead of being shown off? Perhaps they have chips or stains, maybe a gap between them? If that is the case, dental veneers may be the right answer for you. They can give you a larger or smaller smile, depending on what you need, plus they can cover gaps and give your teeth a straighter appearance.

Dental veneers are a sheet of incredibly thin porcelain that Dr. Clark bonds to your teeth. Veneers are incredibly durable, and should last you anywhere from 5-15 years with proper care and safe activity. They are designed to fit your specific teeth, allowing you to create the look you want with the design. We will help you during the entire process, and create the veneers you want to give you the perfect smile. They are the perfect solution for small gaps, chipped teeth, cracks, and other minor imperfections that keep your smile hidden.

TOOTH WHITENING

We use our teeth for every meal and drink we ever have. This exposes our teeth to stains, and causes discoloration over time. Sometimes your teeth can wind up stained from medications, while other times they become discolored because of the foods and beverages we consume, or the activities we partake in. If you are struggling with a stained smile, tooth whitening can be the perfect solution.

In order to remove those stains, you need to know how deep the stains run. If your staining is only superficial, then we can typically remove them with a peroxide-based option that is non-invasive, and totally controlled by Dr. Clark, to help keep your teeth safe. These types of tooth whitening systems are much less likely to have any type of negative side-effects because the dentist is in control of all of the chemicals at any given time. You can be sure of better results than anything you can buy at the drug store, as the process lightens the natural color of your enamel. This will naturally enhance your smile in very little time.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are quickly growing on the list of cosmetic procedures for the fact that they can enhance your smile’s natural beauty very quickly. When your smile struggles due to a missing tooth, the fastest and best method of repairing that imperfection is to get a dental implant. It allows you to show off a natural-looking smile, plus it keeps your mouth healthy. To find out if this would be a good cosmetic procedure for you to get, come in and see us today!

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that is performed for both restorative and cosmetic reasons. During the procedure, Dr. Clark removes a portion of gum tissue, bone, or both to expose more of the tooth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Procedures can range from being incredibly simple to being overly complex when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. What we have come to find out and share with our patients is that most of the procedures that cause the largest impact, actually stem from some of the simplest changes. If you want to feel more confident and enjoy your smile more, then give us a call. We have the ability to boost your confidence in very little time. Contact us here at (541) 604-2900 today!





CLARK FAMILY DENTISTRY
2727 SW 17th Pl.
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: (541) 604-2900
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