We are pleased to offer comprehensive general dentistry services for the entire family at Fletcher Heights Dental Care, PC.
It was by far the most accommodating and informative dental visit I have ever experienced... I would refer anyone to your practice. I appreciate the information I was given about my dental situation and will be sure to follow up on your recommendations.
- Ryan N.
We are pleased to offer comprehensive general dentistry services for the entire family at Fletcher Heights Dental Care. Whether you are in need of a regular cleaning and exam every six months, have a toothache, or are in need of dentures, we have the skills and expertise to provide you and your family with quality care. We strive to provide every patient with personalized care and our full attention each time you visit our office.
We are proud to offer the following dental services as part of our comprehensive general and family dentistry:
A bridge is a kind of dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth. There are several types of dental bridges available, and our dentist will help you determine which kind is best for meeting your personal dental needs and desires.
The most common type of dental bridge in Peoria, Arizona, is known as a traditional bridge. Traditional dental bridges consist of a custom-made fake tooth, called a Pontic, that is attached to two dental crowns. These crowns are then anchored over the existing teeth or dental implants next to the gap. In general, a bridge is used to replace either a single missing tooth or a couple of missing teeth (usually a maximum of three) in a row.
Dental bridges can add function and attractiveness to your smile in as little as two visits to Fletcher Heights Dental Care. A bridge can also improve your smile by preventing the remaining natural teeth from shifting into the space left by the missing tooth, which could disrupt the alignment of the teeth and result in excess wear and stress on your bite.
When you come in for an appointment at Fletcher Heights Dental Care, we will provide you with a thorough oral health exam and dental cleaning. Our gentle and skilled dentist will explain the state of your dental health and answer all questions you may have while removing any plaque buildup and enhancing the health and beauty of your smile. Even with excellent dental hygiene habits, it is important to visit the dentist at least twice a year in order to have a professional cleaning and to check for any signs of oral health concerns.
During a regular checkup, Dr. Michael A. Prost and our team can look for oral health issues such as gingivitis (the earliest stage of gum disease), oral cancer, and fractured or weakened teeth. There are many factors that can lead to cavities and periodontal disease, and it is important to catch signs of these conditions early in order to provide proper prevention and treatment. It is also an excellent idea to make sure your smile is in top form with a teeth cleaning before important events such as weddings or family portraits so that you can be confident in your smile.
A dental crown is a restoration used to restore a badly damaged tooth in order to improve its function and aesthetics. A crown completely caps the natural tooth and provides strength, support, and protection to prevent further damage to the tooth. Dental crowns from Fletcher Heights Dental Care are custom made to suit your individual needs, and we work carefully with you to ensure a comfortable and beautiful fit.
Dr. Michael A. Prost may suggest that a crown is a good option if you have teeth that are discolored, chipped, or have wide gaps between them; a crown can provide an aesthetic restoration to improve the appearance of your smile. Crowns are also used to restore teeth after root canal therapy or to complete a dental implant. Our dentist may recommend a dental crown in Peoria, Arizona, for a number of other purposes as well, such as to attach a bridge, to protect a weakened or fractured tooth, or to support a large filling. Crowns are very versatile restorations, and we will help you determine whether a crown is the best available restoration for your smile. No matter the reason you need a crown, we will make certain it provides an effective restoration and blends in beautifully with your natural smile. To learn more about dental crowns and their uses, we welcome you to call us today!
If you are missing several or all of your teeth, dentures may be an excellent option for restoring your smile. Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and tissue. Based on your individual needs, Dr. Michael A. Prost may suggest one of two types of dentures at Fletcher Heights Dental Care: full dentures and partial dentures.
Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth when all the natural teeth are missing. Dentures can be worn on the upper arch, lower arch, or both. A complete set of dentures will restore your ability to eat and speak naturally, as well as restore your facial structure and improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Partial dentures are a great option if you are missing one or several teeth but still have other natural teeth remaining. Typically, a partial denture will have replacement teeth attached to a natural-looking base that is carefully matched to the color of your gums. This partial denture is then anchored to the remaining teeth with a metal framework.
When you first acquire dentures, it may take several weeks for you to practice and train your mouth to wear dentures. However, you should soon grow accustomed to your new dentures and learn how to use them with ease. A good set of dentures will help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence again. With proper care, any of the high-quality dentures from our dentist will last for many years or a lifetime.
Over 90% of adults will develop a dental cavity at some point in their life, so even with proper hygiene habits, it is likely that you will need to have a filling eventually. Timely detection of a cavity usually means that the cavity can be effectively treated with a dental filling. If Dr. Michael A. Prost determines that you have a cavity, he will discuss the recommended treatment options with you and explain the process of filling a cavity. First, the dentist will clean out the damage and decay from the tooth, and then he will fill the cavity with a special material to provide protection.
At Fletcher Heights Dental Care, dental fillings can be completed quickly and comfortably thanks to the skill of our dentist and the modern, state-of-the-art equipment and techniques that we use. The fillings we provide are high quality and long lasting, so you can rest assured that your tooth will be protected and healthy for years to come. We also take pride in placing fillings that look great so that you can be confident in your attractive smile.
At Fletcher Heights Dental Care, we provide genuine care for your complete dental health, which includes your gums and soft tissues. Periodontal disease is an infectious and inflammatory disease that affects 80% of adults. Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone in your mouth that support your teeth. This disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and has also been linked to many serious conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.
When you come in for a visit, Dr. Michael A. Prost will provide a thorough examination and will look for signs of gum disease. Periodontal disease can affect your mouth without causing pain in the early stages, so you may not be aware that you have it. Signs of periodontal disease include sensitive gums, inflamed tissue, and gums that bleed easily. With timely detection and treatment, periodontal disease can be controlled and remedied. If we detect signs of damage and disease to your tissues, we will discuss the treatment options that are best for your unique needs.
One possible gum treatment option we may recommend is scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing works by eliminating plaque and tartar that is trapped below the gum line, and it cleans the roots of any damage and disease. Root planing allows the gums to heal and recover, and protects them from further damage and infection.
If you have severe or lasting pain in a tooth, it may be the result of damage and decay inside of the tooth. If this is the case, Dr. Michael A. Prost might suggest that a root canal is necessary to save the tooth. At Fletcher Heights Dental Care, we make every effort to save and maintain your natural teeth whenever possible, and a root canal is one treatment that can keep your tooth from dying and requiring extraction.
During root canal therapy, our skilled dentist will carefully remove the dead and diseased tissue from your tooth and fill the area with a medicated material to help restore and strengthen the tooth. After the root canal therapy is completed, Dr. Michael A. Prost may recommend a dental crown to give the tooth extra support and protection going forward.
It is a common myth that getting a root canal has to hurt and cause pain, but the truth is that modern techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and the gentle hands of our dentist has made root canal therapy relatively painless. Typically, this treatment causes no more discomfort than a simple filling does. Although you may feel slight soreness after a root canal in Peoria, Arizona, the pain relief from removing the damaged tissue will be immediate.
In order to ensure that your mouth stays healthy and happy, we encourage you to visit the dentist at least every six months. These regular checkups will help us to detect any concerns early and provide the best quality treatment possible. Based upon your individual needs, Dr. Michael A. Prost may recommend that you make more regular appointments. We always welcome dental emergencies, and we encourage you to call or visit our office right away if there is a true emergency.
If you want to achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams, or if you would like to correct a cosmetic imperfection, cosmetic dental services from Fletcher Heights Dental Care can help you reach all of your smile goals. Dr. Michael A. Prost strives to help every patient achieve an attractive smile they will be able to wear with confidence.
We are proud to offer the following dental services as part of our comprehensive cosmetic dentistry:
If you have one or more missing teeth, Dr. Michael A. Prost may suggest that you are a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace any teeth that you are missing and restore the function and beauty of your smile. The first step is to place titanium screws into your jaw and allow the bone to fuse to the implant. Then, a restoration in the form of dental crown, bridge, or denture will be attached to the implant to provide the function and appearance of a natural tooth.
Dental implants can also be used as an anchor to support partial or full dentures and provide stability for these restorations. Implants can make dentures feel more natural in your mouth and allow you to eat, speak, and smile with more confidence.
Dental restorations are used to complete dental implants by placing natural-looking fake teeth over the titanium implants. These restorations can be crowns, bridges, or dentures, based on your individual needs. When you receive an implant restoration from Fletcher Heights Dental Care, we will work with you to make sure the restoration is custom made according to your desired smile goals.
Invisalign® is a method for correcting your smile that has revolutionized orthodontics. No longer does repositioning your teeth require unsightly metal brackets and wires that stay on your teeth for years at a time. With Invisalign, you can obtain a straight, beautiful smile without anyone even knowing that you are correcting your teeth. Invisalign uses special, thin plastic aligners to shift your teeth into the desired position. Invisalign aligners are so clear and thin that they are virtually invisible. The natural aesthetic, combined with the excellent quality of Invisalign, has made it the choice orthodontic treatment of many of your favorite stars and celebrities. The invisible quality also makes it an ideal solution for adults who want to maintain a professional appearance while correcting their teeth.
There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign over traditional braces. The Invisalign system provides a quicker and less noticeable method for correcting your smile at a cost that is comparable to that of traditional braces. Invisalign is also comfortable to wear, with only slight discomfort that might occur at the beginning of each new stage of aligners. Also, the solid plastic material of Invisalign means that you will not have brackets or wires that can cause sores or discomfort and risk breaking.
Do you wish that your teeth had a bright white shine like the ones that you see on TV? If you want to stop people in their tracks with your dazzling white smile, teeth whitening may be the treatment for you. We offer a state-of-the-art Power Bleaching system that can remarkably improve the appearance of your smile instantly.
While over-the-counter whitening systems can take weeks or even months to show results, our in-office whitening system takes just an hour to complete, and you will love the results. Our Power Bleaching system is also administered by a trained dental professional so you can rest assured it is performed safely and correctly.
Our dentist also offers professional-quality home whitening kits that will show dramatic results within two weeks. For those wishing to have the best, longest lasting results, Dr. Michael A. Prost may suggest combining the two whitening treatments.
If you would want to enhance the shape, color, or feel of one or more of your teeth, dental veneers could be an excellent solution. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are permanently placed over the front of your natural teeth in order to improve the aesthetics of your smile. The porcelain material that veneers are made of is translucent and very closely mimics the appearance of natural teeth. With a set of dental veneers, you can have a perfect smile that will look bright and natural.
One advantage to dental veneers is that they can be precisely designed to appear any shade of white that you desire. Dr. Michael A. Prost may suggest dental veneers as an option whether you have one tooth that is damaged or discolored, or if you are looking to receive a complete smile makeover.
When you have a consultation for dental veneers, the dentist will thoroughly go over all the options available for your smile, make sure you have a complete understanding of the process, and answer any of your questions. Once you have decided upon your smile goals, placing dental veneers can usually be completed in just two easy visits to our dental office. After receiving veneers, you can resume your normal habits. If dental veneers are given proper care, you will have an amazing smile that should last for many years.
Cosmetic dentistry may be a good option for you if you have any of the following cosmetic dental flaws:
When you come in for an appointment or cosmetic consultation, our dentist may recommend one of these services to achieve your personal goals. A beautiful, straight smile can improve your confidence and self-esteem. Whether you want a complete smile makeover that will be guaranteed to catch people’s attention or you want to whiten your teeth for that special moment, we are certain to provide the treatment plan that is right for you.