Dental Loft in St George, UT offers cosmetic, general, and specialty dental services. Unlike your typical dentist’s office, you won’t see stark white walls and old magazines at our practice. We keep the ambiance at our practice warm and inviting for both our patients and our team members.
We also offer advanced treatments, including minor surgeries and denture services. Whether you’re coming in for a routine cleaning or a set of dental implants, we strive to make your experience enjoyable and stress-free.
Cosmetic and Specialty Dentistry
Our Staff performs many of our specialized dental procedures, including:
Composite fillings are made from a combination of powdered glass and acrylic resin. They can be made to match your existing teeth’s tooth color and shape. Many people prefer composite fillings over other types, such as amalgam, because they look more natural.
A dental crown resembles a hollow tooth and is placed over your existing tooth or dental implant. Once permanently cemented into place, the dental crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns are used to:
Repair and strengthen damaged teeth
Improve the appearance of stained teeth
Correct the tooth’s alignment and bite
If you want a bright, white smile with minimal downtime, consider veneers. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They are held in place with a strong adhesive.
Veneers are used to correct several aesthetic issues. They mask discoloration, make short teeth appear longer, and fill in gaps between teeth. Having veneers bonded to your teeth is a quick and easy way to improve your smile.
Apart from making it difficult to eat or speak, having a gap in your smile can make the remaining teeth shift positions to fill in the space. Missing teeth can also cause your jawbone to deteriorate. As a result, your face may appear shrunken in and your lips thinner.
Dental implants and restorations prevent these problems by taking the place of your missing teeth. A dental implant is a small, metal dental prosthetic that is surgically placed in your jawbone. The implant will fuse to the bone in a process called osseointegration.
We will then attach a custom-designed dental prosthetic called a restoration to the implant. In some cases, we may attach more than 1 dental restoration to an implant.
Dental implants and restorations are recommended for patients who want a permanent solution to missing teeth. They do not move around, and they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
Unlike conventional dentures that rest on your gums, implant dentures are connected to implants that have been surgically placed into your jaw. This treatment is for people who are missing most or all of their teeth but have enough bone density in their jaw to support implants.
Like implants and restorations, implant dentures help maintain your facial structure by preserving the bone in your jaw. They don’t move around like regular dentures, allowing you to speak, bite, and chew more naturally.
Cleaning or Prophylaxis
A teeth cleaning or prophylaxis helps preserve the health of your teeth and gums, and it is an essential part of good oral hygiene. A teeth cleaning or prophylaxis removes plaque and tartar buildup even in places your toothbrush or dental floss can’t reach.
Teeth get stained and discolored due to many reasons, including tobacco use, coffee drinking, and poor oral hygiene. Dental bleaching removes stains from your teeth and makes it up to several shades lighter.
We also offer a variety of preventative services, including routine cleaning. Regular preventative care can help you avoid dental problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay.
If you’re coming in for a general dental procedure, such as a dental cleaning, you can trust our staff to do an excellent job. He welcomes new and established patients alike, and he sees both adults and children. Our general dental services include:
Contrary to popular belief, root canals don’t hurt. They actually make the pain of having an infected or damaged tooth go away for good.
The pulp in your tooth is composed of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. It is located in the center of your tooth and travels down to the canals or “legs” of your tooth.
The pulp serves no function other than to provide sensation, and a fully developed tooth can survive without it. When your tooth becomes damaged, the pulp may become infected, resulting in severe pain.
During a root canal, Dr. Josh will administer an anesthetic to numb the area. He will use special tools to clean out the inflamed tissue and debris from the inside of your tooth. The canals will be filled with a material that prevents future infection. This procedure saves your natural tooth and stops the pain caused by pulp inflammation.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, give us a call at 435-414-8787. We look forward to hearing from you!