The beautiful smile you have always desired is just a few treatments away! No matter what you want for your smile, Old Town General Dentistry can help. Whether you want to whiten stained teeth or fix chips, cracks or gaps, Dr. Blair and his team can help you achieve your unique smile goals.
Tooth Whitening - At Home
Nothing boosts your self-esteem like a bright, white smile. Even if you love the shape and alignment of your teeth, the finishing touch for your smile could be a dentist directed home whitening treatment from Old Town General Dentistry. Your home kit will include prescription whitening gel and a tray for application. The tray will be custom designed by Dr. Blair for a perfect fit. In just a few short weeks, your safe, long-lasting whitening treatment will give you a dazzling white smile. Ask an Old Town General Dentistry team member to learn more about home whitening treatments, how they work, and what results you can expect.
Don't let decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth keep you from smiling! With tooth-colored fillings - also known as composite resins, Dr. Blair and his team can repair your smile and leave you with a natural-looking restoration. After the dentist removes the decayed portion of your existing tooth, he will fill the space with an inert material, colored to match your surrounding teeth. Unlike traditional fillings made from precious metals, your new tooth colored fillings will be virtually invisible to the naked eye. Enjoy a lasting restoration that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. Ask the Old Town General Dentistry team about tooth colored fillings today.
Bonding is a conservative treatment to help correct chips and cracks in your teeth, or to fix broken or discolored teeth. Dr. Blair will apply the bonding material - colored to match your existing tooth structure - and adhere it to the surface of your tooth. Dr. Blair is able to sculpt the material so that it resembles natural tooth material. One benefit of bonding is that more of your existing tooth structure can be saved because there is less tooth preparation than other treatments. Ask an Old Town General Dentistry team member if bonding is right for you.
Everyone's smile goes through wear and tear. If your smile is in need of rejuvenation due to injury, poor care, or any other reason, Dr. Blair and his team can help improve the look and function of your teeth with restorative treatments. Don't wait! The Old Town Dentistry team can change your life through restorative care and help you get your old smile back!
If you are missing one or multiple teeth, or suffering from ill-fitting dentures, Dr. Blair may have a great solution in dental implant restorations. Dental implants are unique in that their design closely resembles the form and function of a healthy, natural bite. By fusing to your existing bone structure, dental implants effectively mimic your teeth's roots, creating a solid foundation for dental prostheses like dentures. Say goodbye to the perils of ill-fitting dentures, like difficulty speaking or chewing, and painful mouth sores. Ask Dr. Blair today if you are a candidate.
Implant Supported Denture
Are you tired of loose dentures and having to use sticky adhesives to hold them in place? You can leave these issues behind with implant supported dentures from Old Town General Dentistry. Because they fasten into the strong foundation of implants, your implant supported dentures stay firmly in place, evenly distributing your biting pressure like natural teeth, and stimulating your supportive structures to help keep the bone and soft tissues of your jaw from shrinking away. Ask about the benefits of implant supported dentures today.
When it comes to dentures, nothing is more important than a good fit. At Old Town General Dentistry, Dr. Blair and his team take pride in providing you with a denture that restores your form and function and fits well into your natural smile. With the help of his Dental Lab Technician, Robert, Dr. Blair will custom-design and manufacture your dentures in Old Town General Dentistry's in-house denture lab. With this special attention to your dental prosthesis, you will be sure to enjoy a restoration that will keep you looking and feeling healthy.
If you have several teeth missing and a dental bridge is not an option, Dr. Blair and his team may be able to solve your problem with a partial denture. This removable dental prosthesis will be custom designed and manufactured in Old Town General Dentistry's in-house denture lab, so it will fit comfortably and blend in with any remaining teeth. Not only will your partial denture blend in to your natural smile, it will help prevent the many complications that can result from having larger gaps in your bite.
Crowns can restore your tooth after injury, deterioration or general wear and tear. Made from nickel-free and mercury-free precious metals and/or porcelain, including the newer all-ceramic zirconia materials, they are the tried and true restoration for tooth repair of all kinds. After minimal preparation of your existing tooth structure, Dr. Blair places the crown, allowing you to get back your tooth function and rejuvenating your smile.
If you've lost a tooth, it's important to correct the gap before unwanted changes occur in your bite. Over time, your bite may naturally change in compensation for the missing tooth, which can lead to an inability to chew properly, tooth pain, and other dental problems. With a bridge, Dr. Blair can fix a gap and restore your healthy bite. By fusing one or more false teeth in between crowns, the dentist can bridge the gaps. If you've lost a tooth recently, or have been living with a gap in your smile, talk to the dentist about a bridge today.
Same Day Denture relines/repairs
Don't let denture problems slow you down! You have a busy life, and you have better places to be than the dentist's office. Thanks to Old Town General Dentistry's in-house denture lab, you can enjoy same day service when you need repair or relining of your dentures. Having a dentist with their own in-house lab means you can get the care you need even faster, and get back to your life!
Prevention is the best defense against problems in your smile, just as it is in the rest of your body. By seeing your dentist regularly for evaluations and cleanings, as well as practicing excellent home care, you can stop oral health problems before they start. Make a regular visit to Old Town General Dentistry a part of your routine to keep your smile healthy.
Periodontal disease - the leading cause of adult tooth loss – affects half of all adults in some form, often undetected. While everyone should be aware of the dangers of periodontal disease and its common symptoms, it is easily prevented with proper hygiene, home care and professional treatment at a dental practice like Old Town General Dentistry. If Dr. Blair diagnoses you with periodontal disease while it is still in its early stages, your treatment will be much more effective. With this in mind, your regular visits to Old Town General Dentistry include a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gum tissue for signs of periodontal disease.
In the meantime, you should always keep watch for the following symptoms and signs:
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Pus around teeth
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
Your dentist will always make an attempt to preserve your existing tooth structure when providing restorative care, but in some cases, injury or decay damages a tooth extensively and an extraction is the proper treatment option to start you on the path toward complete dental health. Dr. Blair uses modern tools and techniques to ensure that your tooth extraction will be as comfortable as possible.
Don't let decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth keep you from smiling! With fillings made from precious metals or composite resins, Dr. Blair and his team can repair your smile so you can get back to your life. After the dentist removes the decayed portion of your existing tooth, he will fill the space with an inert material for a lasting restoration.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is diagnosed in 41,000 Americans per year, leading to 12,500 deaths. Your dentist is the only health care provider in a position to routinely evaluate your oral health and potentially catch this devastating disease. As with all forms of cancer, early diagnosis is paramount. A patient who does not seek regular continuous care from a dental professional is putting their health at risk by delaying a diagnosis in the early stages of oral cancer. Old Town General Dentistry is dedicated to providing this potentially life-saving procedure for you.
We now offer the Identafi ® system, a revolutionary new medical device that uses multi-spectral light technology to detect changes in the cells of the mouth, throat, tongue and tonsils. Subtle changes in tissue color under different wavelengths of light can be a sign of oral cancer and other diseases.
Oral Cancer Statistics:
- Deaths due to oral cancer equal 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day
- Death rate is high not due to difficulty of diagnosis but due to late diagnosis
- 90% success rate if detected early
- Three times more common than cervical cancer
Do you wake up with unexplained tooth damage? What about headaches? Many people who notice chipped or cracked teeth, but don't remember when the injury occurred, damaged their teeth while they were sleeping. Grinding or clenching your teeth during the night will cause your teeth to chip, crack and even break. To protect your smile from the damage of nighttime grinding, Dr. Blair recommends a night guard. This custom-fit appliance is worn while you sleep at night to protect your smile. Ask your Old Town General Dentistry team about having a night guard made for you.
Quality dental care and modern technology go hand in hand. Old Town General Dentistry's brand new office offers advanced tools, techniques and procedures for your comfort and convenience.
Digital radiographs are a technological advancement that results in substantially less exposure to radiation for our patients and an almost instantaneous picture for Dr. Blair. You'll appreciate a more comfortable visit as well as faster treatment, so you can be on your way.
Intra Oral Camera
You see what Dr. Blair sees! With an intra oral camera, you can follow along on a screen while the dentist walks you through both treatment planning and dental procedures. High-tech tools such as these can help you better understand your dental care and better equip you to make care-related decisions.
In-House Denture Lab (for complete or partial dentures)
Enjoy the convenience of a dental lab, built into to your family dentist's office. Old Town General Dentistry has the unique feature of an in-house denture lab to fabricate dental prostheses right on site. Dr. Blair and his Dental Lab Technician, Robert, create your custom dentures to fit your specific needs. With your dental team and a denture lab under one roof, you can enjoy your dentures even faster.