Good oral health begins with exceptional general dental care. Our Dentistry for Life team in Center City is focused on keeping your teeth and gums healthy, strong, and beautiful. We help you achieve your very best personal dental health with comprehensive general dentistry administered with care, understanding, and modern dental innovations. Our office is open seven days a week to make dental care convenient for you.
It’s nice to know that you can depend on one dental office for your entire family’s oral health care. We serve adults, seniors, teens, and children, addressing every person’s unique dental needs and performing dental cleanings and exams every six months.
If you have a damaged tooth, a misshapen tooth, a large cavity, or root canal therapy, a porcelain dental crown can cover the problem and make your tooth look natural.
A dental bridge takes the place of a missing tooth or teeth. Bridging the gap between two teeth, this prosthetic prevents neighboring teeth from moving around and supports overall oral health. Every bridge is anchored by porcelain crowns to keep it firmly in place.
Modern dentures are more discreet and more comfortable to wear. Should you need to replace an entire arch of teeth and dental implants are not an option, we will fit you for custom-made dentures with teeth that are the right size, shape, and color to complement your appearance and look natural.
Oral Cancer Screenings
We can see problems in your mouth that you’ll never notice or be able to identify. An oral cancer screening is part of every routine dental visit. We examine your tongue, lips, cheeks, palate, tonsils, and neck, looking for lumps, patchy areas, or any spots that look suspicious.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, but treatment for periodontitis has evolved significantly. We use a high-powered dental laser to target inflammation, infection, and disease in the gums with less discomfort and in a much gentler way, giving you a healthy foundation for restorative dentistry like dental implants.
Teeth Grinding/Night Guards
Teeth grinding is also referred to as sleep bruxism. Not only can grinding your teeth – usually at night – interrupt your sleep, it is incredibly damaging to your oral health. A customized night guard helps give you a mores restful night while protecting against worn enamel, gum recession, cracked teeth, broken teeth, or damaged tooth restorations or cosmetic dentistry.
TMJ Pain and Migraines
The temporomandibular joint – TMJ – controls many jaw functions. If the joint is out of alignment or if you clench and grind your teeth, you can suffer pain and migraines. Treatment for TMJ pain often includes a night guard and bite guard that protects your teeth and helps your muscles relax so you can retrain your mouth to eliminate pain.
For patients who are incredibly anxious about visiting our dental office, sedation dentistry provides relief and relaxation during stressful times. Oral sedation is also beneficial for patients who are undergoing multiple procedures – being in a sleep state allows us to complete more dental work in one visit, maximizing your personal time and minimizing your time at the dentist.
Your teeth and gums don’t act independently of the rest of your body, they contribute to your overall health and wellness and show signs when something isn’t right in your system. We also adhere to dental practices that keep our patients as healthy as possible, like using tooth-colored composite fillings that are mercury free.
General Dentistry in Center City, Philadelphia
Contact our Philadelphia dental office, conveniently located in the Medical Arts Building in Center City, to make an appointment to discuss all your oral health needs. At Dentistry for Life, we are dedicated to keeping your teeth and gums – and you – happy and in good health.