General Family Dentistry
Are you looking for a friendly, welcoming dental office that offers general dentistry services in Columbia, SC? West Vista Dental is your go-to provider for all of your family’s dental health needs. Our patient-focused care includes the following services:
Dental Cleaning & Exams
Regular dental exams help protect your oral health. Our routine care includes x-rays, teeth cleaning, and a thorough exam to check for gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues. We also perform an oral cancer screening at every visit to evaluate your total oral health.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Many advances have been made with tooth colored fillings. Composite resin fillings are durable, long-lasting, and bond to tooth structure. They’re resistant to cracking and can stand up to regular chewing. Because they are natural-looking and match your teeth, they can go in front teeth or back. Prevention is the first choice, but if you have a cavity, we can use tooth-colored fillings to repair it.
Crowns and Bridges
If you have a broken, damaged, or missing tooth, we can repair it and have your smile looking like new. A fractured, damaged, or heavily repaired tooth often requires a crown. A crown is a protective “covering” or cap that covers the old tooth. It looks like your old tooth and will protect it from further damage.
A bridge is a prosthetic put in the place of a missing tooth. We use your existing teeth on either side of the gap as anchors for the prosthetic, making it look natural and giving you back your original smile.
Let our dental professionals fit you with dentures, both partial and full. Dentures are prosthetic devices that take the place of missing teeth. They help to improve chewing and the appearance of your teeth and mouth after losing teeth due to age, illness, or injury. Supported by the tissue in your mouth or dental implants, dentures stay in place and help with speech and pronunciation. Dentures support your cheeks and lips, and improve the aesthetics of your mouth while boosting your self-esteem.
Using the most advanced techniques, we perform tooth removal with the smallest amount of discomfort possible.
When a tooth becomes painful, it could be an indication that the pulp, (nerves inside the root), is inflamed or infected. A root canal removes the bacteria and saves the tooth. Once our dentists remove the damaged or infected part of the tooth, they fill and seal it to prevent reinfection.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, occurs when bacteria builds up between the teeth and the gums. The bacteria finds a home in plaque buildup and can cause bleeding, inflammation, and discomfort. Left untreated, it can lead to loss of your teeth and even health issues. Periodontal therapy works to control and remove the plaque and bacteria to stop the progression of the disease while restoring your comfort and saving your teeth.
Contact West Vista Dental today to schedule an an appointment.