Northern Kentucky Dentist Providing Top Dental Care
If you ever stop to think about all of the doctors you need to keep your family in top health, then you’ll realize how specialized medicine has become. In contrast, dentistry is predominantly an industry of generalization—and that’s good for you. Your general dentist is educated and trained to provide just about all of the dental and oral health care your family could ever possibly need.
Dr. Danny Nakhla at Independence Family Dentistry is the dentist Northern Kentucky turns to for family and children’s dentistry, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. With this comprehensive menu of services, you can be certain that we are fully dedicated and prepared to give each member of your family a dental treatment plan that uniquely meets their needs. Our office environment is modern yet comfortable and up-to-date in the latest in dental technology.
Family and Children’s Dentistry
For patients young and old, Dr. Nakhla recommends twice yearly dental cleanings and checkups in order to prevent oral health concerns. Yes, your little ones are susceptible to the same dental problems as you are, so visits to the Independence dentist kids love should begin somewhere between the ages of two and three.
At a cleaning, one of our dental hygienists will clean and polish each individual tooth and remove any buildup of plaque, which can lead to the start of periodontal disease. When necessary, we’ll take digital x-rays to find any problems that might be invisible to the naked eye. In addition, Dr. Nakhla, the Northern Kentucky dentist, will carefully examine your teeth looking for signs of tooth decay, tooth injury and gum disease. For added protection, we may also recommend:
- Dental Sealants
- Fluoride supplements
- Athletic mouthguards
- Nightguards for bruxism
- An oral appliance to treat symptoms of TMJ dysfunction
If we should happen to find a problem during a dental exam, then rest assured we have the restorative dentistry treatment to renew your healthy smile. Perhaps one of the most commonly found dental maladies is a cavity. Filling a cavity today, however, is nothing like the procedure of yesteryear with metal amalgam fillings. Now there are tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin materials. Dr. Nakhla blends these strong and durable materials to perfectly match the natural color of your tooth. And unlike an amalgam filling that requires a fair amount of tooth preparation—that means drilling—a tooth-colored filling necessitates less prep. Some of the other restorative dentistry treatments your Independence dentist offers include:
- Onlays and inlays for more severe tooth decay
- Crowns to cover a highly decayed or damaged tooth
- Root Canals for an infected tooth
- Dental implants, dentures and partials, crown and bridgework for patients who are missing one or more teeth
As your general dentist, Dr. Nakhla is primarily concerned with the health of your teeth. But coming in a close second is the appearance of your smile. That’s why general dentist Dr. Nakhla offers a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures. No matter what imperfections are marring your teeth, Dr. Nakhla can give you the smile you want with a convenient and affordable cosmetic treatment. For a whiter smile, we have take-home whitening kits that come with two custom-fitted mouth trays and professional strength whitening gel. With cosmetic bonding, Dr. Nakhla uses composite resin materials to repair a minor flaw, such as a chipped tooth, misshaped tooth or a tooth that is too short.
For teeth that are cracked or broken, misshaped, misaligned or irregularly spaced, there are porcelain veneers. Also called dental veneers, these are super thin layers of dental porcelain that are bonded to the facial side of teeth in order to cover flaws and reveal a beautiful new smile.