At Bachtell Dentistry, we are excited to serve our patients. Our entire staff is dedicated to making sure you have a happy and healthy smile.
For this reason, we offer the following services:
Cleanings – Dental cleanings and exams for children and adults are one of the most basic yet important preventive treatments we provide at Bachtell Dentistry. Routine exams are recommended for your first visit and at least every year afterwards. Cleanings are typically recommended every six months in order to maintain good oral health and to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Your appointment with us will include a comprehensive exam, x-rays, cleaning and polishing of the teeth. We strive to make your visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible, offering pillows, blankets, and wireless headphones for your use while viewing your favorite show on the ceiling-mounted televisions above each chair. We know your time is valuable. It is our mission to treat you and your time with respect, seeing you on time for your scheduled appointment.
Crowns – A tooth can lose its normal shape and size for a variety of reasons. A crown covers your tooth to help restore its original shape and size. Crowns can also be used to prevent fracture or to make a tooth more esthetic. Crowns have a variety of indications.
Cosmetic Dentistry – A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after features in cosmetic medicine. People from all backgrounds desire a white, straight smile, and we can help make it a reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major changes, cosmetic dentistry aims to help patients achieve confidence in their smile. There are many procedures that can improve your teeth and correct issues such as discoloration, chips, gaps, or irregularities. Common options include bonding, veneers, bleaching, reshaping, and crowns. In addition to cosmetic improvements, these procedures can help solve other oral problems as well.
Bridges – Bridges can help solve the issue of missing teeth. Bridges replace gaps in your smile with artificial teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, gold and alloys. Bridges are fixed. They are designed to replace a missing tooth or several teeth and are cemented to adjacent teeth. There are many bridge styles and designs. Dr. Bachtell will be happy to discuss this treatment option with you.
Implants – Dental implants are “roots” placed in your mouth for either permanent teeth to be placed on or to secure a removable partial or denture. Dental implants are done to improve a patient’s smile and ability to chew. Many people find it easier to eat with dental implants. Their speech can also be improved. Dental implants are also more comfortable because they are designed to be permanent.
Fillings – Dental fillings are used to fill cavities and repair cracked or broken teeth. Dr. Bachtell uses both tooth-colored composite resin and silver amalgam fillings based on your specific restoration. She will always discuss with you the filling options prior to your treatment.
Dentures – Dentures are a common service that we provide for our patients. We provide both complete dentures (for when all teeth are missing) and partial dentures (for when some teeth are missing). There are both conventional and immediate dentures. Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and are placed 8 to 12 weeks after removal. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. There are benefits to each type of denture. Dr. Bachtell will be happy to discuss your individual plan.
Cosmetic Dentistry – A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after features in cosmetic medicine. People from all backgrounds and professions want a white, straight smile, and we can help make it a reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major changes, cosmetic dentistry aims to help people feel good about the way their teeth look. There are many procedures that can improve your teeth and correct issues such as discoloration, chips, gaps, or irregularities. Common options include bonding, veneers, bleaching, reshaping, and crowns. In addition to cosmetic improvements, these procedures can help solve other oral problems as well.
Veneers – Veneers are thin shells intended to cover the front side of teeth to correct stains, chips, decay, or irregularities. A dental technician uses a model created by a dentist to make a custom shell out of special materials. Most commonly veneers are fabricated out of porcelain but may also be tooth-colored composite. If interested, discuss your smile improvement options at your next visit.
Teeth Whitening – One of the most common desires patients have is for whiter teeth. When considering your options it is important to consult your dentist to make sure you have all the facts and understand how they may affect your teeth and mouth. Bachtell Dentistry’s options for teeth whitening include at-home bleaching with Opalescence Go trays or custom bleaching trays. Of course effectiveness, safety, and results vary greatly between products, so consult with your dentist if you are considering these choices.
Extractions – An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area. Caring for your mouth after an extraction is very important. We will discuss with you and give you printed instructions for how you should care for the area of the extraction. It is important to allow your mouth time to heal, so avoid activities like smoking, drinking through a straw, or eating food that may aggravate the area.
Gum Treatment – Gums are the tissue that surround and support your teeth. Gum disease is when this tissue becomes infected and bone that supports the teeth starts to recede. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease, which is also called periodontal disease. Plaque (the bacteria on teeth) is constantly forming, so regular dental care is important to preventing buildup that affects the gums. If you experience bleeding or swollen gums, gums that are pulled away from your teeth, bad breath or taste, or loose or changing teeth, you may have signs of gum disease.
Root Canal – A root canal is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Although normal tooth decay can become increasingly worse and eventually lead to a root canal, often times blunt trauma can cause the tooth to die as well. Your dentist will remove the dead or infected nerve from the tooth and then seal it off to prevent another infection or abscess from forming around the tooth. If the nerve is not removed the infection will continue to climb deeper into your gums, often causing swelling, pain, and discomfort.
Sedation – Sedation is unique to each individual. We are committed to making your dental appointment as comfortable and safe as possible. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral and IV sedation.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (318) 701-8240 if you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your teeth and mouth.