Dentistry is a wide umbrella for a plethora of specialties, from general and family dentistry to highly specific needs like tooth replacements and oral surgery.
As a local, full-service dental care provider, Bright Now! Dental is proud to offer a full complement of dental specialties all under one roof, making it easy for everyone in your family to get the treatment they need. Our highly visible retail locations feature extended office hours and accept a wide range of major insurance plans, making quality dental care affordable and accessible. At Bright Now! Dental, patients receive more one-on-one time with a provider, more options for financing and payments, and a greater level of care.
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the dental pulp of teeth. Dental pulp is the jelly-like interior of a tooth and consists of cells, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. Dental pulp helps keep the tooth alive and healthy by providing it with nutrients, moisture, and blood flow.
An endodontist has special training and expertise in treating issues with the dental pulp, including infection, tooth pain, and disease, and is often considered “in the business of saving teeth.” Endodontists use specialized techniques and advanced procedures to help preserve teeth that would otherwise be in danger of dying. This is most commonly done through root canals, and endodontists can perform up to 25 root canal procedures or more per week.
Endodontics also includes treatments and procedures like:
Like a general dentist, a family dentist has a broad range of experience in many areas of dental care, but a family dentist is better prepared to treat patients of all ages and at all stages of life, from children and teenagers to adults.
Family dentists can provide most of the basic services everyone in your family needs, such as:
Bright Now! Dental offers individualized care for everyone in your family, no matter how old they are or what stage of life they’re in.
Pediatric dentists specialize in working with kids and teens through the myriad change and growth cycles they will undergo before the age of 18. In addition to an extensive understanding of the dental development in children and teens, pediatric dentists also have special training and experience in child behavior. This allows them to adjust their approach and techniques to help make kids comfortable, create a positive environment, and encourage them to be active in their dental health, all for better outcomes and a better experience. Pediatric dentists also know how to manage anxious or rowdy kids and have a unique set of skill sets, resources, and capabilities to help deliver effective care. This includes:
A lifetime of good oral health begins with a positive experience, and choosing a pediatric dentist to care for your child’s teeth is a good way to make sure they start off on the right foot.
Oral surgery refers to any kind of surgical procedure performed on the jaw, gums, or teeth, as well as on the surrounding facial and oral structures. Oral surgery can be performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist, certified dentists with advanced, specialized training in certain procedures. A periodontist typically performs surgery on the gums and bones that support the teeth, while an oral and maxillofacial surgeon will usually perform more complex procedures on the jaw, mouth, and face.
Oral surgery procedures can include:
Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting dental and facial irregularities like misaligned teeth and jaws. This is done with the use of orthodontic appliances like braces and clear aligners, which apply gentle, constant pressure to the jaws, teeth, and gums to slowly reposition them into the correct alignment, or occlusion.
Orthodontic treatment can be supervised by a certified orthodontist or a dentist who is specially trained in correcting alignment issues. In addition to completing a certified dental program, these specialists also receive training in dentofacial orthopedics—such as facial development and jaw alignment—and in the planning, administration, and supervision of orthodontic treatment.
Bright Now! Dental offers both traditional metal and clear braces as well as clear aligners for orthodontic treatment.
A periodontist is a certified dentist specially trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease. Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that erodes the gums and supporting structures that support the teeth.
In addition to treating everything from mild gingivitis to severe gum disease, periodontists can also perform:
Periodontists are also trained in the placement of dental implants, small titanium screws that are inserted into the gums to support dentures, bridges, or other prostheses to replace missing teeth.
Prosthodontists have extensive training in treating complex facial and dental problems, primarily through the restoration and/or replacement of damaged or missing teeth with prostheses like crowns, bridges, dental implants, and dentures. Prosthodontists can also work with patients with jaw disorders or head and neck deformities.
By restoring the proper appearance and function of the mouth, jaw, and teeth, prosthodontists can dramatically improve a person’s quality of life, self-confidence, and overall health.
Prosthodontic treatment areas can include:
Because of their unique understanding of the aesthetics, function, and preservation of a healthy smile, prosthodontists are also adept at cosmetic dentistry.
When you need quality, affordable specialty dentistry services, Bright Now! Dental is here to help with convenient retail locations, flexible financing and payment options, and expanded scheduling options, including evenings and weekends at some offices. Visit us here to find the location nearest you or contact us to schedule an appointment.