A crown is a tooth shaped cap used to cover the tooth. It is used to restore the size, shape and strength of the tooth and to improve its appearance. Once it is cemented in place, it will cover the entire tooth from the gum line.
In some cases a root canal will be required first, especially if the tooth is badly decayed or infected. During the root canal, the nerve and the pulp are removed and the inside the tooth is cleaned and sealed which will prepare it for the crown.
At Brogdon Dental we offer crowns that can be made in one visit. With innovative CEREC technology, we can create custom crowns, inlays, and onlays in about an hour. This means that in just one visit, you can get a custom-made, all-white, reliable restoration. No temporary. No follow-up visit. It’s that simple.
Braces are used to treat malocclusion (where your teeth are crowded or crooked) or if you have a bad bite. In some case your teeth are not crooked but your upper and lower jaw doesn’t line up correctly. Whatever the problem, braces may be a good alternative for you.
Many people get braces when they are young. It’s a good idea for your child to get a dental evaluation by the age of 7 when the adult teeth begin to come in. The best results are had when started at an early age, but the process usually begins between the ages of 8 and 14.
Even as an adult is is not too late to achieve a better smile. It may take a little longer, but will be worth the time in the long run.
While you have braces it’s important to eat healthy. By avoiding too much sugary food, you can avoid plaque build-up around your braces that could permanently stain or damage your teeth. Also, foods such as popcorn, corn on the cob, chewing gum, whole apples, and other sticky foods like caramel and candies should not be eaten.
Its’ never too late to achieve the best smile possible. Call us today to find out more about what braces can do for you or your child.
When you go to the Dentist you may be assisted by one of our RDA’s or Registered dental assistants. Registered dental assistants work alongside dentists to provide dental care for patients. Some of their tasks include setting up and sterilizing instruments, handing instruments to the dentist, preparing the patient for treatment, and educating patients on proper dental care.
At Brogdon Dental we have 2 Registered Dental Assistants that are here to assist Dr. Brogdon during his dental procedures, Lisa Teague and Brandi Arnold.
Lisa Teague has worked with Dr. Brogdon since 2007. This is what she says about working with Dr. Brogdon.
I have total confidence in him as a Dentist. I enjoy working with him and enjoy building relationships with our great patients.
Brandi Arnold has been with Brogdon Dental since 2008. Here are her comments about the practice.
I have been with Dr. Brogdon’s office since 2008. I was a patient of his when I was a child! I enjoy the family atmosphere and it’s just like being at home.
We have a great Staff. Here is another one of our Hygienist. Since our Hygienist have been with us for so long, you can be sure that you will see the same one every time you come and they will create a relationship with you that you can depend on.
Hello my name is Angela Trantham and I am a Dental Hygienist. I have worked for Dr. Brogdon since 2001 and he is awesome to work for! I enjoy the opportunity to educate and improve our patients oral health. It is a challenging but rewarding job.
An important part of our team is our Hygienist. One of our Hygienist have been with us for 25 years. In fact she has been with us for longer that anyone. Here’s her story…
Hello my name is Bethany Sewell and I am Dental Hygienist. I have been with Dr. Brogdon since 1993. The part I love best about my job is seeing people improve their dental health. I love all my patients, co-workers and my boss and I enjoy coming to work everyday.
What more can we say? Our Hygienists love their jobs!
A Dental Hygienist is an important part of any dental team. They provide full oral health care, focusing on the prevention and treatment of oral disease and work closely with the Dentist.
Some of the duties they perform include:
- Patient screening and intake procedures
- Taking and developing x-rays of your teeth
- Basic cleaning of your teeth
- Applying sealants, fluorides, or other substances for preventing tooth decay
- Assisting with procedures in cosmetic dentistry
- Helping educate patients on proper oral care
One of the most important things to look at when choosing a Dental Practice is how long the Hygienist have been with the office. At Brogdon Dental our hygienist have been with us for many years. We will spotlight some of them in future blogs.
Behind any good dental practice is a great staff and at Brogdon Dental we have some of the best people that are here to help you.
One of our most important people is our Financial Coordinator, Tina Davidson. Tina has been with our office over 18 years and helps to keep everything running smoothly. She is our go to girl for all things financial.
Here is a little that she has to say about working for Brogdon Dental.
My name is Tina Davidson. I have been with Dr. Brogdon’s office since 2000. I totally love my job. We have a great family of patients of which I look forward to seeing on their visits. Our office has such a warm atmosphere, it’s not like going to the dentist at all. We use a team approach in taking care of our patients and come together to teach and educate the patient in the role oral health plays in our overall health. My position as financial coordinator allows me to work with our patients on an individual basis to get the best benefit from their insurance company and other financial establishments for needed dental care. We try to make it easy for our patients, after all they are part of our family!
Give us a call at 423-870-5698 and let Tina work with you to get you the best care possible.