Comprehensive Examination: The comprehensive examination is a process in which Dr. Shumway takes necessary records to provide a thorough diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan. This examination will include an Oral Cancer Screening, Periodontal Examination, Occlusal Examination, and Caries Exam.
During this visual examination Dr. Shumway locates areas of decay on chewing surfaces and between the teeth. Dr. Shumway uses both a clinical exam and x-ray (radiographic) findings to determine the most conservative treatment plan for your oral needs.
DIAGNOSTIC AND PREVENTIVE SERVICES
Regular Prophylaxis, Sealants, and Fluoride Treatments: These important appointments allow Dr. Shumway and his hygienist to monitor your oral health.
Periodontal Maintenance: Once your mouth is restored to health, it is important that you make a commitment to maintain regular check-up appointments with the hygienist as maintenance.
Nightguards: Are used as a treatment option to prevent damage to the chewing surfaces of the teeth associated with grinding and clenching.
White/Composite fillings: Made of tooth-colored material, composite fillings restore the teeth’s natural beauty. Composite fillings can be matched very closely to your natural tooth color and are virtually indistinguishable from non-restored teeth.
Crown: A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth in order to strengthen it as well as restore it to its normal shape and size.
Bridge: A fixed bridge is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge helps to create a normal bite, prevent stress on the dental arch, prevent the drifting and tilt of adjacent teeth.
Implants: Dental implants replace teeth that have been missing since birth or have been lost due to gum disease, infection, trauma, or decay.
Full and Partial Dentures: Provides form and functional replacement for missing teeth.
Tooth Whitening: Tooth-whitening procedures offer patients with stained, discolored, or dull teeth an opportunity to have a whiter, brighter smile.
Veneers: Usually customized from porcelain, veneers are thin, semi-translucent facings bonded to the fronts of teeth. Veneers are durable stain resistant and natural looking.
Invisalign & 6 Month Smiles: Dr. Shumway is proud to offer two orthodontic alternatives. This enables you to receive orthodontic treatment without having to go to another dentist or specialist! We can comfortably straighten your teeth and give you the attractive, pleasant smile that you have always wanted.