Dental Services

Not only do you receive first-class dental care at Grove & Platt Dental Associates, P.L.C. but we pamper you with spa-like ammenities as soon as you arrive for your appointment! Enjoy our complimentary coffee & water bar, parrafin hand dips, relaxing music and your own personal television! Enjoy your visit! We hope you look forward to coming back for routine check-ups. And, you are in good hands if you need follow-up treatment!

- Routine hygiene                    - Periodontal therapy                    - Restorative                          - Crowns & Bridges

- Veneers                                   - Implants                                       - Dentures & Partials            - Full mouth reconstructions

- Dental care for children       - Orthodontics                                - Endodontic therapy           - Extractions

 

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Routine Dental
Hygiene Treatment

This dental service is by far, the most common reason you would come to see us at Grove & Platt Dental Associates, P.L.C.. Your dentist will recommend how often to have routine checkups. Many people should see their dentists once or twice a year (every 6 months). Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other health problems.

 

  • Your dental hygienist will begin to clean your teeth by scraping hard mineral buildup (tartar) off of your teeth with a small metal tool. Then the hygienist will floss your teeth, use a polishing compound, and apply fluoride. Cleanings usually aren't painful.

 

  • Occasionally your dentist will want to take X-rays. The X-rays take only a few minutes. 

    • Your technician will have you put on a heavy apron to shield your body from X-rays. Everyone else in the room will either wear a protective apron or step behind a protective shield.

    • Your technician will have you bite down on a small piece of plastic. This will help align the teeth properly for the machine. Your dentist or technician will repeat this process several times to get pictures of all your teeth.

  • Your hygienist may apply a fluoride solution directly to your teeth to help prevent tooth decay. Your dentist may recommend a series of fluoride applications.

  • If you have active tooth decay or gum disease, your dentist will talk to you about changing your brushing or flossing habits. In severe cases, he or she may recommend antibiotics, special mouthwashes, or other dental treatments. If your teeth and gums appear healthy, your dentist will recommend that you continue your usual brushing and flossing.

Restorative Dentistry

Tooth restorations are the various ways your dentist can replace missing teeth or repair missing parts of the tooth structure. Tooth structure can be missing due to decay, deterioration of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of a tooth. Examples of restorations include the following:

  • Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration. Teeth can be filled with gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-colored plastic materials called composite resin fillings.

  • Crowns are a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, appearance, to hold a bridge in place or cover a dental implant.

  • Bridges are false teeth that are designed to "bridge" the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be anchored on either side by crowns and cemented permanently into place.

  • Implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants are actually a small post made of metal that are placed into the bone socket where teeth are missing. The implant is covered with a replacement tooth called a crown.

  • Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are made of acrylic resin sometimes combined with metal attachments. Complete dentures replace all the teeth; partial dentures are considered when some natural teeth remain and are retained by metal clasps attached to the natural teeth.

Pediatric Dental Care

We love kids! And, we love teaching them the proper way to brush and floss, so they have a lifetime of healthy teeth!

It is good to plan your childs' first dental visit by his or her first birthday, or 6 months after the first primary teeth appear, whichever comes first. After your first visit, schedule regular visits every 6 months or as your dentist recommends.  However, babies with dental problems caused by injury, disease, or a developmental problem should be seen by a dentist right away. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have stained, broken or uneven teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. Cosmetic dentistry is different from orthodontic treatment, which can straighten your teeth with braces or other devices.

 

Cosmetic dental procedures include

  • Bleaching to make teeth whiter

  • Repairing chips or rough spots with fillings that match your teeth 

  • Filling cavities with tooth-colored materials 

  • Reshaping teeth that don't match the others

  • Closing gaps between teeth 

  • Covering broken teeth with porcelain crowns

Orthodontics

The top reason for seeing an orthodontist is the same for adults and kids - to treat malocclusion, or a “bad bite.”

 

Orthodontists help straighten teeth and improve your bite by correcting how your teeth fit together and how your jaws line up. They use braces, trays (also known as aligners), and other appliances -- such as headgear, which attach around the head or neck to add more force to help make teeth move. They also use retainers to hold teeth in position.

 

General dentists often refer patients to orthodontists and sometimes medical doctors such as pediatricians do, too. 

 

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1541 SE 3rd Street, Suite 300

Grimes, IA 50111

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