Complete and Partial Dentures
A conventional denture is a removable appliance that can replace missing teeth. At the office of Dr. Van Sicklen in Stockton, we offer both conventional complete dentures as well as dentures supported in various ways by dental implants. For those missing a few teeth, we also restore mouths with partial dentures attached to the remaining teeth. When missing any teeth, dentures play an important role in keeping the mouth healthy and adding quality of life. Once in place, dentures will restore function and beauty to your smile. If you are missing teeth, call our office today to learn how dentures and restorative dentistry can benefit you!
Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
For teeth that have minor flaws, such as small cracks, chips, or decay, Dr. Van Sicklen will place a composite or tooth-colored filling. We provide composite or tooth-colored fillings because they offer the best aesthetic and functional results for your smile. Your tooth-colored filling can be placed in a single appointment at the office of Dr. Van Sicklen in Stockton, where Dr. Van Sicklen will remove the compromised portion of the tooth, clean the remaining tooth, and then place your custom, tooth-colored filling. If you would like to learn more about tooth-colored fillings or family and general dentistry, please call us today.
The office of Dr. Van Sicklen in Stockton is equipped with digital radiography, the latest in dental X-ray technology. Digital X-rays are a safe and effective diagnostic tool, emitting significantly less radiation than the already-safe traditional film X-rays. In addition, the digital X-rays can be viewed instantly, which means that we can detect, diagnose, and treat a potential problem faster than ever before. If you would like to learn more about digital radiography and how we use it to enhance your dental experience, we invite you to call or visit our office soon.
To help protect you against the harmful effects of periodontal (gum) disease, the office of Dr. Van Sicklen in Stockton offers scaling and root planing, two deep cleaning procedures. Scaling involves having dental tartar removed from the surface of the teeth, while root planing will entail smoothing the root surfaces and removing any present infected tooth structure. Scaling and root planing are used to help fight against gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease. In many cases, gingivitis can be reversed through scaling and root planing as well as a good oral hygiene routine at home. For more information regarding periodontal disease and how to avoid it, please call our office soon.
If a tooth becomes significantly decayed or infected, Dr. Van Sicklen may perform a root canal to restore the tooth’s health and function. Root canals usually require just one appointment at the office of Dr. Van Sicklen in Stockton, although additional appointments may be necessary if a crown is to be placed over the treated tooth for protection and aesthetics. Following the pain-free root canal procedure, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy, functional mouth once again. If you are interested in learning more about root canals and restorative dentistry, feel free to call or visit us soon. If you notice any pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums, please contact our office immediately to receive the experienced care you need.