Restoration Dentistry in Kaysville, Utah
Dr. Dan Jensen has a license for general dentistry, so that is exactly what he does. We are not a “one-stop dental shop” because we firmly believe that there are specialists for a reason. Specialists have years of extra training and education and can provide you with more expertise and comfort for certain situations in your mouth. You can feel confident that we are not doing any procedures in our office that need to be done by a specialist. There are some that want Dr. Dan Jensen to be the only one that works in their mouth and they would like to see a dentist that does everything in office; however, after explaining why we do not do every dental procedure in-house, they understand and trust that we will be sending them to a specialist that provides care that is of excellent quality. We have done our research and work only with a few select specialists in the area that have proven to take excellent care of our patients.
Cleanings and Oral Hygiene Care
What type of dental office would we be if we didn’t offer a cleaning? Dental cleanings are such a small thing to most, but are such an integral part to maintaining your overall health! Our Kaysville, Utah dental practice offers regular cleanings and oral hygiene care. Our phenomenal hygienists will remove plaque and calculus with specialized tools so that you can enjoy the benefits of good oral health, which in turn affects the rest of your body. We are big believers in preventative dentistry, which will save you time (and money) in the dental chair. Call us today to schedule your next dental check-up—we will not disappoint!
Non-Surgical Gum Treatment (Scaling and Root Planing)
Been a while since you’ve had your teeth cleaned? If you haven’t had your teeth professionally cleaned for a while and your home care is less than great, you could have something called periodontal disease and not even know it! It is a painless and often times unnoticeable disease until it is severely progressed and your teeth start to become mobile. According to new research from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Over 47 percent of the U.S. adult population aged 30 years and older have mild, moderate, or severe periodontitis. Here at Denali Dental in Kaysville, UT, we can get your mouth back in shape with non-surgical gum treatment to help protect
your teeth, gums, tissues, and bones. To help protect your mouth, we offer deep cleaning services, including scaling and root planing. With these measures, we can help get you back to optimal oral health. For more information on preventive dentistry, gum disease, or scaling and root planing, give our office a call today!
One way that our dentist in Kaysville, Utah, helps protect your teeth is by placing dental sealants. A sealant is a tooth-colored material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where tooth decay is most prevalent. Sealants help to prevent decay by creating a protective shield over the tooth that prevents decay-causing food and germs from getting caught in the grooves. If you would like to learn more about preventive dentistry and dental sealants, contact our Kaysville dental office.
Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
Here at Denali Dental in Kaysville, Utah, we only place tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Dan Jensen hasn’t placed an amalgam (silver filling) for over 10 years! We use a bonding system that has been scientifically tested and proven to be one of the most long-term, successful systems around. Dr. Dan Jensen can also remove old, unattractive silver fillings (amalgams) and replace them with a white filling instead. For more information on amalgam removal, please visit our amalgam replacement page.
Our dentist in Kaysville, UT, uses crowns for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Although we like to be as conservative as possible, there are situations when a crown is required to ensure optimal strength of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when the structural integrity of the tooth is compromised or weakened.
It is almost always recommended that you have a crown placed after a root canal. Why? Because during a root canal procedure, all of the live nerve tissue is removed so there is no more active blood supply to the tooth. Because there is no more blood supply to the tooth, it becomes non-vital, which leaves it very brittle and susceptible to fracture. A crown is placed over the tooth to provide a protective cap that fully encases the tooth and holds it all together.
There are many choices in materials to use for crowns and we have tried MANY…but our favorite is BruxZir®! The aesthetics and durability of the BruxZir material are unmatched by anything else out there. Watch the video below for an awesome demonstration that shows that something can be beautiful and strong at the same time.
The traditional PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crown vs. the BruxZir crown:
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Denali Dental in Kaysville, Utah, offers wisdom teeth extractions to help improve your oral health. Wisdom teeth (or third molars) may need to be removed if they cause pain, decay, gum disease, infection, cysts, tumors, or damage to surrounding teeth. Just because you have wisdom teeth doesn’t mean we are going to recommend having them extracted. We take this on a case by case basis with your best interest in mind. Give us a call today to learn more about wisdom teeth removal or to schedule your free wisdom teeth consultation with our dentist in Kaysville, UT.
Missing Teeth – Bridge vs. Implant
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Years ago, a bridge was the only way to restore missing teeth. However, since the success of dental implants, bridges are not typically our first option (or our only option) to restore missing teeth. Bridges definitely still have a place in the dental field, but rest assured that together we will come up with a treatment plan that will be in your best interest. Fixed bridges are permanent appliances that restore the function of your mouth and give you a natural-looking smile. To learn more about fixed bridges or your other options for replacing missing teeth, please call Denali Dental to schedule your consultation with our dentist.
In most cases, implants are a GREAT option for restoring missing teeth. The greatest thing about them is that you don’t have to work on any other teeth in order for the implant to stay in place. An implant is a lot easier than a bridge to maintain and keep clean because it is not attached to teeth on either side. Flossing an implant is as easy as flossing a natural tooth.