A Complete Suite of Dental Services
Trust us for an impressive range of general and cosmetic dental services in Cheyenne, WY, including:
Preventative Care (Dental Cleanings)
We suggest that patients receive a dental cleaning and routine exam every six months or as recommended by Dr. Cutler. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus are removed from your teeth, leaving behind a bright and polished smile. X-rays may need to be taken to help detect possible cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Children of all ages are welcome at our practice! A child's first dental visit should happen when they turn one. A good rule of thumb is to bring them in as soon as the first tooth erupts. This way, your child will have a positive first experience at a young age, and you can receive valuable advice concerning your child's oral health.
Dental x-rays are great preventive diagnostic tools that provide important information that can't be seen during a standard oral exam. Our dental team utilizes this information to safely and accurately detect any dental abnormalities, allowing us to create an effective treatment plan.
Periodontal disease can progress without your knowledge, even if your mouth feels healthy and you're not exhibiting any symptoms. If left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. This is why early treatment and prevention are so important.
Fluoride is a mineral that is applied to your teeth to help prevent tooth decay. It strengthens your teeth's enamel so your smile will be as strong as ever. Periodically, we suggest a fluoride treatment for your teeth. It's a simple and quick process that can be done during your routine exam—no extra appointment is necessary.
Sealants are an efficient and successful method for preventing decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are primarily placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child's mouth. The sealants are maintained throughout childhood and can last well into adulthood. Sealants are made of a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth, thereby protecting them from harmful acids and plaque build-up commonly found in the mouth. The application of sealants is a simple procedure requiring only a short appointment.
Dental fillings are needed to restore teeth when they are affected by decay, fractures, or cracks. In only a single dental appointment, we remove the decayed or injured tooth before cleaning and filling the area. Composite fillings can even be matched to the color of your existing teeth. Because the color is the same as your original tooth, no one will be able to tell the difference.
When your permanent teeth are significantly damaged, extraction of the compromised teeth can help restore your oral health. After discussing the various treatment options, we perform the extraction in the comfort of our office. Your treatment will be gentle, comfortable, and completed in one visit. Following the extraction, it is crucial to replace the tooth to prevent problems with the surrounding teeth. Discuss your tooth replacement options with us during your initial consultation.
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or suffering from advanced decay that cannot be fixed with bonded filling material. Crowns work by covering the remaining tooth and restoring its function, strength, and aesthetics. We offer a variety of crown materials, including non-metal options. We'll discuss your options on an individual basis, depending on the area of the mouth to be restored.
Bridges are used when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of a tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not promptly corrected. The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and an unsightly appearance. A bridge looks just like your natural teeth and closes any gaps in your mouth. By permanently cementing the bridge to your mouth, the position of your teeth will be maintained.
Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)
Root canal therapy is needed after severe dental trauma or when a cavity reaches the pulp of a tooth, causing an infection of the nerve. Regular checkups with your dentist help to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. But once the pulp has been infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues as it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. However, some patients don't exhibit any symptoms and are unaware of a problem until they are seen by their dentist for an exam.
During endodontic therapy, we clean out the infected pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent further infections and help heal the tooth. Sometimes, a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are all necessary for restoring a tooth to its proper function.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that we use to improve the appearance of your smile. At New Image Dental, we customize your veneers for a perfect fit and natural appearance. Over the course of two visits, veneers are bonded to the surface of your teeth in order to:
- Close Gaps Between Teeth
- Lighten & Brighten Teeth
- Improve the Beauty of Your Smile
- Repair Chips, Wear, or Cracks in Teeth
- Correct Misshapen, Crooked, & Uneven Teeth
Dentures & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance used to replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. There are two common types of dentures: complete and partial. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Partial dentures not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth; they also prevent other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either 'conventional' or 'immediate.' The conventional variety is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed—usually four to six weeks. During this time, the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thereby preventing the patient from being without teeth during the healing process. Adjustments are then made when the tissues shrink and heal.
Remember, dentures are durable appliances that last many years, but they may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.