Please look below to see many of the services that we offer. Click on each listing to learn more about each one. If you have any questions or need a service that you can’t find below, please contact us.
Initial Oral Examination
During your initial oral examination, we will complete a visual examination, take x-rays of your teeth, and record any problem areas we see. Then, with the aid of intraoral cameras and advanced x-ray software, we will diagnosis any problems, educate you about your mouth, discuss treatment options, and decide on the optimal treatment together.
Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are performed by our Registered Dental Hygienists. During your cleaning, we remove plaque and calculus (or tartar) from your teeth and beneath your gums to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. We also polish your teeth to remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay. The benefits of fluoride have been well known for over 50 years and are supported by many health and professional organizations. At Neal Wallace Dental, we use and prescribe fluoride products for decalcified teeth in an attempt to avoid the need for fillings in the future. But Remember, fluoride alone will not prevent tooth decay! It is important to brush at least twice a day, floss regularly, reduce sugary snacks, and visit your dentist on a regular basis.
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the biting surface of molars, premolars with deep grooves. Studies have shown that more than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are thus susceptible to decay. A sealant protects the tooth by sealing deep grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface.
At Neal Wallace Dental, we use electronic sensors (instead of x-ray film) that capture and store the digital image on a computer. This image can then be viewed and enlarged, helping us detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays. These x-rays are essential, preventative, and a diagnostic tool that provides valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.
Your personal home care plays an important role in maintaining a healthy smile. Your personal home care starts by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of snacks you eat, and brushing and flossing your teeth.
We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day with an ADA approved soft bristle or electric brush and toothpaste. We also recommend flossing daily as it is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gums. Flossing not only helps clean these spaces, it disrupts plaque colonies from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth, and bone.
For patients with gum disease (periodontal disease), a normal cleaning is not effective enough. Periodontal disease results in deep gum pockets that cannot be adequately cleaned with a toothbrush and floss. For these patients, we provide local numbing of the teeth and gum so that your hygienist can completely clean your gums and teeth while ensuring maximum comfort. With correct periodontal treatment combined with routine homecare, we strive to return your gums to a healthy state.
A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and restored with a filling. There are several types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Neal and Dr. Wallace will discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.
If you have cracked, broken or decayed teeth, a dental crown can give you a brand new smile. Dental crowns look and act just like natural teeth. The dental crown will be fit onto your damaged tooth and protect what is left of your natural tooth.
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 and discomfort. Additionally, the loss of teeth can result in diminished chewing function and can result in the progressive breakdown of the existing teeth. With bridges, Dr. Neal and Dr. Wallace can close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge will look and act just like natural teeth, is permanently cemented, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.
If you are unhappy with the shade of your teeth, Dr. Neal and Dr. Wallace can help you achieve a brighter smile. With our whitening services, the effects of coffee, smoking, tea, and other causes for tooth discoloration will gradually disappear leaving a beautiful whiter smile.
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable porcelain that are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful smile. Veneers provide a very conservative way to completely reshape your teeth and smile.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution for you. Dental implants are natural looking and permanently anchored into the patient’s jawbone. It is important to replace missing teeth, because if left with spaces, your teeth can shift and cause a variety of dental problems. At Neal Wallace Dental, we work very closely with periodontists and oral surgeons who specialize in implant placement, so that we can ensure optimum predictability in esthetics and function when replacing missing teeth with implants.
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – Partial and Complete dentures. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally always required to alleviate pain and to ensure your teeth have the best chance of survival. If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately and we will attend to your emergency immediately as either Dr. Neal or Dr. Wallace is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our State of the Art Technology
At Neal Wallace Dental, we make it a point to stay at the leading edge of dental technology. We use only premium dental materials when it comes to restorations so that your smile not only looks good, but will also last for years to come.
- Intraoral Cameras allow you to view the inside of your mouth and see what we see on a convenient chairside monitor.
- Digital X-rays emit 80-90% less radiation and provide an instant view of teeth roots and bone.
- Logicon is a computer program designed to analyze your x-rays so as to provide a more accurate diagnosis regarding the health of your teeth.
- Sterilization is completed on all of our reusable instruments for maximum patient protection.
- Continuing Education is an essential aspect of training at Neal Wallace Dental. Our entire team attends lectures and reads current research routinely to keep up with the ever-changing world of dentistry.