Family & General Dentistry

Below is a list of some of the dental services we provide. Please click on each service to read more.

Tooth fillings of the past used to be composed of a mixture of metals and were very obvious, but today's fillings can be virtually undetectable using composite resin. If you need a filling, we can color match the resin to your existing teeth to make your smile appear natural.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, stregth, and improve its appearance. This procedure can be used when your tooth is extremely worn-down, weak or decayed, cracked, to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover an implant or a discolored tooth. A crown is prepared by taking an impression of your tooth in our office. On your second visit, we will securely fit your new crown.
A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.
dental bridge
A dental implant is a natural-looking artificial tooth that is placed in your mouth to hold a replacement tooth or dental bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to a sports-related injury, tooth decay, excessive wear and tear or periodontal disease.
An implant crown isused to cover a dental implant and acts as a replacement tooth. They will work and look like your natural tooth.
Also known as Endodontic therapy, root canal therapy treats an unhealthy or injured tooth. A root canal eliminates infection and contamination in the hollows of your tooth. Your tooth will be shaped and filled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha and a sealer paste to prevent future problems. Although root canals are feared, at Trappe Family Dental, we take every effort to make sure your procedure is comfortable and painless.
root canal
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. We can create a natural appearance and a comfortable fit.
denture example
A pediatric sealant provides your child with a barrier that prevents bacteria in the developing molars. Usually around 6-12 years of age is when the fist and second permanent molars begin to erupt. If a sealant is applied, it is extremely effective in preventing future cavities. Fluoride treatments can be applied to your child's teeth as well to further minimize future cavities from forming. Preventative care is our priority.
A fluoride varnish treatment is an extremely concentrated fluoride which is applied to an adult's tooth. It is applied to the surface of the tooth and can help to prevent tooth decay and/or treat extreme tooth sensitivity.
Periodontal Therapy is a non-surgical deep cleaning or scaling of a tooth's surface. This therapy reduces plaque buildup on your teeth and eliminates the inflammation that can lead to periodontal disease or "periodontitis".
Arestin is a powerful gel that we use to treat gum disease. It is FDA approved and acts as an antibiotic to directly fight infection, instead of an oral pill form. We usually prescribe Arestin Placement in conjunction with periodontal therapy when indicated.
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
We offer two different types of nightguards and we can help you choose the best one for your needs. Bruxism can be caused by clenching or grinding your teeth. Most people do this but the effects are mild where some people can actually wear down the surface of their teeth, gums, or worse, crack or loosen a tooth. Because most bruxism occurs during sleep, and can be the result of a sleep disorder, we suggest nightguards that protect your teeth.
mouthguards for teeth clenching
Athletes should take extra care in preventing dental trauma. By simply using a mouthguard, an athlete or other person who is involved in a high-risk activity, can reduce the risk of injury. We will custom fit a mouthguard to make sure that it is comfortable and correctly aligned.