Your initial dental visit begins with an examination of your entire mouth, The “Four Part Tour”. Providing you the best dental care is our main goal and our caring staff want you to be comfortable.
Condition of Your Teeth
Structural issues can range from the need for a simple filling to replacing multiple missing teeth, or repairing severely worn or damaged teeth. Dr. Larsen approaches restoring the structural health of the teeth with both esthetics and function in mind, so the end result will look beautiful and natural. With Dr. Larsen’s skills, training and artistry you will smile, speak and eat with ease.
Dr. Larsen offers restorative procedures such as:
• Tooth Colored Fillings
• Metal-Free Crowns and Onlays
Health of Your Gums
Gum disease can result in the loss of teeth and a patient’s ability to smile and eat confidently. Untreated, gum disease is also associated with many medical conditions. A simple exam can find the early signs and allow treatment to eliminate the infection. As part of a comprehensive exam Dr. Larsen will diagnose the signs and symptoms of gum disease. Our office is ready to provide treatment to return your mouth to health. An attractive smile is about the teeth and the appearance of the gum tissue.
Dr. Larsen offers periodontal procedures such as:
• Laser Treatment
• Periodontal Therapy
Plaque & Calculus buildup on your teeth are the target of our Dental Hygiene team:
Plaque and Calculus (Tartar) are the buildup of materials on the external surface of the teeth. Plaque is the soft material that can typically be removed by brushing & flossing. Calculus occurs when the Plaque is hardened and cannot be removed by simple brushing; a Dental Hygiene appointment is required to remove this hard buildup.
Left untreated, this buildup results in the gum infection known as Gingivitis
Gingivitis is caused by a buildup of tartar and plaque that occurs under the gum line. Although daily brushing may control the visible buildup on the visible portion of the tooth, below the gum-line there will be bacteria and other materials that will irritate and infect the gums. Regular flossing will help control this buildup, but only a thorough hygiene appointment with your dentist will be able to thoroughly clean these surfaces. Uncontrolled gingivitis infection can lead to bone loss and eventual tooth loss.
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The Function of Your Bite
Dr. Larsen’s practice works with patients who suffer from headaches, facial pain and problems related to their jaw joints (TMJ). She has focused her post-graduate education in the area of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and bite issues, in order to work with patients who are experiencing pain or functional limitations, to restore their comfort, function and health.
Dr. Larsen offers functional procedures such as:
• TMJ Exam & Therapy
Appearance of Your Smile
Having confidence and pride in your smile affects all aspects of your life, from professional confidence to self esteem. Dr. Larsen offers her patients a variety of options to improve the appearance of their smile and bring this level of ease and confidence into their lives. Cosmetic dentistry offers patients a wide range of possibilities from whitening to replacing missing teeth, and can completely alter the appearance of your smile.