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Welcome to Gentle Dentistry of Lancaster.

About Us

What services can you benefit from?

If you live in Depew,NY, locating a provider who can take care of general and urgent dental health issues may be, at times, difficult. We are Gentle Dentistry of Lancaster Depew,NY and we are proud purveyors of comprehensive and emergency dental care. Below is a summary of our areas of expertise.

 

  • Teeth Cleaning

For many people, their mouths are separate from the rest of their bodies. The truth is, that problems in your mouth can cause, or even act, as an indicator of disease in other parts of your body. This is why teeth cleanings are an essential part of keeping your mouth, and the rest of your body, disease-free.

We need teeth cleanings for two reasons: to prevent tooth loss and diseases in the rest of the body. Teeth cleanings remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. While this buildup is, for the most part natural, too much of it leads to gum disease. Teeth cleanings serve to level the playing field by keeping things in check.

 

  • Invisalign

To achieve your best smile, even if there are gaps between your teeth or if they protrude, there is an advanced and effective system to straighten your teeth: Invisalign. This innovative teeth straightening method consists of custom-fitting, virtually invisible, removable, clear plastic aligners that will straighten your teeth, allow you to enjoy all the foods and activities you love, and easily brush and floss.

 

  • Braces

If Invisalign is not appropriate for you, traditional metal braces may be a better alternative. This type of braces is more affordable, but needs more care. At present, there are various other teeth straightening devices to consider, such as:

    • Ceramic braces: They function just like traditional braces, but instead of metal brackets, these have clear or tooth-colored ones, making them much less obvious and often working much faster than Invisalign.

    • Traditional braces: These are the more commonly used, yet most effective braces, the ones with metal wires and brackets.

    • Palatal expanders: This appliance expands the upper jaw so that it easily aligns with the lower one. This treatment is often followed with the application of traditional braces to straighten the teeth.

    • Forsus appliances: This device is used to correct the jawline of patients whose upper jaw protrudes over the lower one, align the teeth, and significantly reduce an overbite, thus promoting healthy jaw growth.

  • Crowns

Crowns, also known as caps, are tooth-shaped covers placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. Instead of a filling, crowns may be applied on a tooth that has been broken or severely damaged by decay to strengthen or replace enough of said tooth. A crown may hold together parts of a cracked tooth and hold a bridge in place. Crowns may also be used to improve appearance by covering misshapen or badly discolored teeth.

Notwithstanding, it is important to keep in mind that, when it comes to cleaning crowns, you will need our dentist to do it for you. Crowns have to be removed to clean the teeth and the caps themselves.

 

When would you require emergency dental services?

Any dental emergency, like an injury to the teeth or gums, can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Not paying attention to a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment later on.

While not totally uncommon, abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums and require emergency dental care as they can damage tissue and surrounding teeth, with the infection possibly spreading to other parts of the body if left untreated. Because of the serious oral and general health problems that can result from an abscess, see our dentist as soon as possible. To cure an abscess, our dentist will clean the area, drain the pus, and treat the infection with antibiotics. In acute cases, drainage, a root canal, an extraction, or surgery may be necessary.

 

Why choose us?

As hard as this may be to believe, your overall health and your lifestyle habits can affect your dental health. Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your general health, breath, and teeth.

The first step in this process is to find a dentist with whom you feel comfortable, and then schedule an appointment. Keep in mind that most dental visits are checkups and regular checkups, combined with a professional cleaning, will help your teeth and gums stay cleaner, last longer, and prevent painful problems from developing. When you select our clinic in , we will guide you through the entire dental care process and provide emergency dental care whenever necessary.

For your greater convenience, all our services are carried out with utmost precision and care. Call us for an appointment or visit our clinic in and speak to our dentist. We will be happy to help you.

 

Nine Types of Dental Imaging Techniques

When visiting our dentist, the visit will consist of testing and evaluation of dental issues that you may be experiencing. In most cases, the type of x ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment. There are different types of x rays techniques available for dental imaging. Our dentist will evaluate your needs to provide you with best possible outcome. Few x ray techniques are more adequate than others based on the symptoms you have.

 

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