At Northstar Dental we provide a variety of dental services to meet your needs. These include family dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and breathing and sleep dentistry. A healthy mouth is important. Our team at Northstar Dental will examine and then create a treatment plan specific to your needs.
Dental Exams and Cleanings
Regular dental checkups allow us to assess whether or not you are at risk of developing oral health issues. Regular dental exams and cleanings help us keep an eye on the health of your mouth.
Oral Cancer Screening
When you come in for your regular dental checkups, the dentist will do an oral cancer screening to detect any oral health issues. The dentist will do a physical examination on your neck, jaw, mouth, and face, checking for any abnormalities or lumps.
Dentistry for Kids
Teeth need extra care and attention at every age, but during childhood, teeth are all the more sensitive and vulnerable. Hence they require the attention and expertise of our professionals here at Northstar Dental that also specialize in children’s dentistry.
Periodontal Care and Maintenance
Gum disease is an active bacterial infection of the gum tissue that supports our teeth. Gum disease treatment begins with a deep cleaning using an ultrasonic scaler, depending on the severity of infection, we can then discuss the next steps.
Mouthguards and Nightguards
If you suffer from grinding or clenching your teeth at night, we can create a custom fit nightguard for you. Clenching and grinding your teeth can cause unnecessary wear and tear, as well as cause you to awaken with headaches, neck aches, and sometimes even ear aches.
If you participate in contact sports, mouthguards should be part of your uniform and safety gear. Let us create a specialized mold of your mouth so that you can protect your teeth while you enjoy your favorite sport.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a crucial joint in your mouth. When it is irritated, all functions of your mouth can be impacted, and you can experience severe pain. This is known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMJ therapy is designed to alleviate that pain by discovering the cause of your joint pain and treating that cause.
Crowns and Bridges
When teeth are in danger of failure due to structural losses we are often able to save them with dental crowns. When one to several teeth are missing we can permanently replace them with a dental bridge. These tooth restorations are essentially caps that are made to look and function just like your normal teeth.
CEREC Same Day Crowns
Here at Northstar Dental, we offer CEREC crowns to ensure you do not have to wait days for your crowns. These are made at the dental clinic and inserted on the same day. CEREC crowns are generally used when the tooth is heavily damaged, but there is still enough healthy root for the tooth to remain in place.
We can not only restore, but rebuild a missing tooth with a post that is surgically stabilized in the jawbone. Dental implants provide a way to retain dental prosthetics including a dental crown, bridge, or even a full denture.
Bone grafts are performed when there is not enough bone density to hold a dental implant in place. When we lose teeth, the bone tissues shrink, because there is nothing there to support it. Bone grafts help develop the alveolar ridge so your mouth can support dental implants, dentures, or bridges.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partial dentures offer our patients a great way to replace teeth with a low cost, high quality, removable prosthesis. A denture is a removable appliance that consists of prosthetic teeth set in a flesh-colored acrylic base. If you are missing several teeth, we may recommend a partial denture, which uses metal clasps to attach to the surrounding teeth.
When teeth need to be removed due to trauma or decay we will often perform a tooth extraction. This is a straightforward procedure where we remove a tooth and suture the gums shut to allow the healing process to begin.
Root Canal Therapy
We recommend root canal treatment when the inner pulp of a tooth has become infected. This procedure involves gaining access inside the tooth and removing the infection, the area is then cleaned and filled.
We also provide other restorative dental services at Northstar Dental including [[[Page:38655|fillings, inlays and onlays, and full mouth reconstruction.
Teeth whitening offers our patients a way to dramatically alter their smile in a way that people will notice. Our professional teeth whitening options allow us to whiten your teeth by any number of shades quickly and precisely.
Dental veneers are made of thin strips of porcelain that we place over the front of your teeth. With dental veneers, we can straighten your teeth, fix imperfections, and make them appear larger or smaller.
If you have a tooth with a crack, chip, or severe discoloration, a tooth bonding treatment could be of help. Our staff uses a composite resin that is the same shade as your tooth to restore the damage done to your teeth.
Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made removable aligners that are independently attached to each tooth that needs to be repositioned. Unlike braces, they are not connected with wires. The aligners are invisible and removable.
Breathing and Sleep
When you sleep, your body goes through two cycles. These cycles repeat several times, allowing your body to rest and repair itself. If you have sleep apnea, your breathing stops for several seconds several times during the course of the night. At Northstar Dental we offer sleep apnea treatments.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Sleep appliance dentistry aims to correct issues caused by sleep apnea with an oral appliance. An oral appliance is often used as an alternative to the C-PAP machine. It is meant to hold your jaw in proper alignment so that you can get the uninterrupted sleep you need to stay healthy.
At Northstar Dental we provide myofunctional therapy. This involves exercises of the head and neck, to help correct muscle issues with the tongue and face. These exercises help improve your breathing and bite, among other things.
When breakage, decay or other problems arise, Northstar Dental has the knowledge and ability to restore your teeth to health. We can remove decay-causing bacteria along with infection and restore your teeth to their natural size and shape, even if they are missing altogether! Contact us today at (303) 481-3901 for all of your Lakewood dental needs!