Smile Today

AT PUTNAM DENTAL ARTS

Your smile today may not be as brilliant as it once was. Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Putnam Dental Arts changes lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!

Smile Today

AT PUTNAM DENTAL ARTS

Your smile today may not be as brilliant as it once was. Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Putnam Dental Arts changes lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!

Periodontal Therapy

Most of the conditions that negatively affect your smile can be avoided with regular care. The team at Putnam Dental Arts is committed to answering your questions about proper hygiene and to providing you with the most advanced preventive dentistry available.

Root Canals

Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. Despite the tales you may have heard regarding the procedure, most root canals are minimally uncomfortable―especially when compared to the pain and discomfort you may be feeling before the procedure. Putnam Dental Arts takes advantage of advances in technology and in dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective, while also taking less time.

A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth (the pulp) when it has become infected and inflamed. Your doctor will gently file the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth (where the procedure gets its name) and will fill the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a filling or, in some cases, a crown.

Tooth Extractions

Sometimes injury or decay extensively damages a tooth. And, in certain cases, extraction is the proper treatment option to start you on the path toward complete dental health. Our doctor will gently extract your troublesome tooth, giving you the treatment options for replacing that tooth and for completing your beautiful smile once again.

Fillings

Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth? If so, you may be a good candidate for composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings or restorations. When the decay has been removed from the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. The new tooth-colored material is bonded to the teeth for a stronger restoration. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned-out portion of the tooth. However, with new advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings, resulting in a longer-lasting, brighter, whiter smile.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer affects tens of thousands of Americans every year, and one out of four cases is fatal. As with most cancers, the key to beating the disease is catching it before it progresses to a later stage. With early detection from a routine oral cancer screening, there is a 90% success rate of healing after diagnosis. A trusted dental practice like Putnam Dental Arts is truly your only line of defense against oral cancer. Our team of dental professionals is the only one to regularly evaluate your oral health and to notice any potential abnormalities. Gain the peace of mind that comes with a regular oral cancer screening. With the help of the latest dental technology, even a diagnosis of oral cancer can be successfully treated through early detection.

Nightguards

A nightguard is a simple solution that protects your teeth and jaw from the harmful results of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. Putnam Dental Arts provides a custom-molded, plastic mouthguard to comfortably fit over your upper or lower teeth, creating a barrier between your teeth. The cushion of the nightguard between the teeth absorbs the force of teeth grinding. A nightguard reduces teeth clenching and grinding, as well as TMJ problems, by helping the jaw muscles to relax. Finally, you may rest comfortably again!

Mouthguards

If your child plays sports or other similar activities, mouthguards are a great way to protect their teeth from potential injury. Mouthguards are easy to clean, come in many color combinations, and are custom made to fit comfortably in your child’s mouth.

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

You can look good and have a healthy smile! Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth do not realize the numerous ways that cosmetic dentistry can heal a smile.

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