General dentists, much like general physicians, are trained and experienced to provide treatment for almost all types of dental conditions. They treat patients belonging to all age groups - from infants to the elderly. Most general dentists also offer family dentistry - a service where one dentist treats all members of a family. Having a family dentist has various advantages as it eliminates the need to visit different dentists to treat different dental conditions.
Dr. Larry Leonakis is one of the most preferred dentists in Carson City, NV, owing to excellent service and a dental practice equipped with state-of-the-art technology. We have been providing highly rated dental services to patients in this region for many years now.
What services do we offer?
Cosmetic dental services mainly aim at improving the aesthetics of one's smile. We achieve this by providing dental restorations or making subtle changes to the teeth' structure and surrounding tissues. Some of the popular cosmetic services are:
Veneers: Dental veneers are made from porcelain and are wafer-thin. By bonding them to the teeth' frontal surface, we can treat issues like cracks, chipping, excessive spacing, severe discoloration, etc.
Composite bonding: Bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite resin on the teeth in many layers to restore its shape and size. Further, the resin will be hardened using a curing light and polished to match the exact appearance of the adjoining teeth.
Teeth whitening:Dull and discolored teeth can leave a displeasing appearance on the teeth. The teeth can be whitened by teeth whitening techniques using a hydrogen peroxide gel.
Restorations are used to bring back the teeth to their ideal functionality and appearance. Earlier, restorations were made from metals such as silver, gold, or amalgam. But, now, they have been replaced by tooth-colored restorations made from composite or ceramic. Some of the major dental restorations are:
Dental bridges: Bridges are the simplest means of replacing missing teeth. They are usually composed of a ceramic prosthetic tooth coupled with crowns on either side to hold the tooth firmly in position.
Dental implants:Implants are the closest alternative for natural teeth. They are composed of a metal implant stud and a ceramic prosthetic tooth, which act as the tooth root and crown, respectively. Since they are placed directly in the jawbone, they offer excellent stability, longevity, and strength.
Dentures:Although bridges and implants are highly preferred for tooth replacement, they wouldn't be ideal for multiple teeth restoration. In that case, dentures would be the most suitable option as they are removable and made from a combination of ceramic and acrylic.
Fillings:Fillings are the go-to restorations to treat cavity-infected teeth. They are made from tooth-colored ceramic or composite and can be customized to mimic the exact appearance of the enamel.
Along with these services, we also offer routine dental consultations, orthodontic treatment, root canal therapy, oral cleaning, TMJ therapy, dental sealants, extractions, bone grafts, etc.
Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at (775) 882-0635, and we'll assist you further.