Weekend Dental Care Services

Weekend Dental Care Services

September 1, 2020

Going for a visit to a dental clinic is a weekday thing for most people, but sometimes one may be too occupied on the weekdays to make time for the visit. If you are caught in such a scenario, you’ll have to see a dentist open on Saturday. Thankfully, Greenway Pediatric Dentistry is a dental clinic that’s open on Saturdays.

Dental Services Offered by Greenway Weekend Dentists

Below are the services that our weekend dentists provide:

  • Regular cleanings and dental exams

Regular dental exams will help in maintaining ideal oral health. During the exam, your dental practitioner will look for signs of cavities and tooth decay, which indicate you have an oral problem. Your gums and teeth will also be inspected for periodontal disease and gingivitis.

The exam is expected to last for 45 minutes, and then the teeth cleaning exercise will begin. It will involve the cleaning, polishing, and rinsing of your teeth to get rid of plaque and tartar on your teeth’s surface.

  • Bridges

A dental bridge is used to alleviate the biting stress brought about by missing a tooth. It serves as a replacement for missing teeth and is made from different materials such as porcelain, gold, or alloys. The foundation of the bridge and the condition of your gums, teeth, and the jawbone is bonded to determine how long it will last.

  • Bonding

Bonding is one of the most conservative ways that dentists use to restore a slightly chipped, crooked, or discolored tooth. In teeth bonding, white fillings are attached on your teeth’s surface to improve their appearance.

One advantage of this procedure is that it is cheaper compared to other cosmetic procedures, and it only takes a single-day visit to have them placed. The bonding, however, is prone to stains and fractures.

  • Dental crowns

Crowns are recommended if a patient’s tooth strength is not sufficient enough to support a filling. This mostly occurs when a tooth is either broken or worn out by decay. A crown can be defined as a ‘cap’ cemented on top of a tooth to cover its outer surface.

They are of different types, but those made of porcelain are the most preferred. The reason is that they are durable and resemble natural teeth.

  • Extractions

If a tooth suffers from extensive damage such that it cannot be saved, the alternative solution left is to remove it. A tooth’s root is enclosed within the jawbone inside a socket and to remove it; the socket has to be expanded to enable the practitioner to separate it from the muscle ligament that’s holding it.

Once the tooth is extracted, your neighboring teeth are likely to shift, causing chewing difficulties. These complications can, however, be avoided by replacing the tooth.

  • Dentures

Dentures are removable sets of teeth used in teeth replacement. They are of two types; partial and full dentures. Patients who have lost all their natural teeth are given full dentures while the latter is used by those who have a tooth missing. Dentures have to be cared for properly, just like the natural teeth.

  • Tooth fillings

Silver amalgam is the material used in the making of most dental restoratives. This is due to its durability and strength, which enables it to withstand the extreme forces produced from chewing activities.

Fillings provide a solution to dental cavities, and they are of two kinds; direct fillings and indirect. The direct ones are those put into prepared cavities in one visit, and they include glass ionomers, silver amalgam, resin ionomers and composite fillings. Veneers, inlays, and onlays are examples of indirect fillings which are used when a tooth is too damaged to hold a filling.

  • Fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatment is an effective way of preventing tooth decay, cavities, and the build-up of plaque. The procedure will take just some few minutes. Your dentist will schedule your treatment visits depending on the condition of your teeth.

Other forms of service you’ll receive at our facility include:

  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental sealants
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguards
  • Implant restoration

Why Go to the Dentist on Weekends?

  • Dental emergencies are unexpected occurrences and can occur on the weekend, forcing you to seek medical attention.
  • Some people are busy on weekdays due to school or work demands, making it impossible to go to the dentist.
  • Dental offices open on weekends offer the same services and treatment plans as those open on regular days.