Services

Dental Care for the Entire Family

services_photoDr. Gentling and BA-dentist believe in providing affordable dental care to patients of all ages! Meeting a variety of people in our Broken Arrow dental office makes things much more fun and interesting. That’s why we offer such a wide range of dental care services including:

 

FAMILY DENTISTRY

The cornerstone of family dentistry is the regular dental checkup and exam. We recommend that most people get a dental checkup and dental hygiene cleaning every six months. This allows us to keep tartar and plaque buildup to a minimum and reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease. Coming to see us every six months also allows us to intervene early should problems arise. We have two experienced registered dental hygienists on our dental care team, and they will help you understand how to best care for your teeth and gums during your time in our Broken Arrow dental office.

Do you have children? Our family dentistry practice is truly family-oriented, and we offer children’s dentistry services specifically for the kids. We also offer services to target TMJ problems such as nightguards for bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding) as well as custom athletic mouthguards for family members who are active in sports.

Should we discover gum disease during your family dentistry exams, we provide periodontal therapy. You may not realize how common and damaging gum disease is, but this oral health problem can have serious ramifications for your health. We want to identify and treat your gum disease problem early, before it becomes painful and expensive to fix, which is why we offer periodontal therapy including scaling and root planing as part of our family dentistry practice.

CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY

Some dentists are reluctant to see children, but BA-dentist understands your child’s dental care needs and truly enjoys having kids in our Broken Arrow dental office. When your child comes in for his or her first children’s dentistry visit around age three, we will provide him or her with a “Happy Visit,” taking him or her for a ride in the dental chair, counting teeth, and gently cleaning his or her teeth. We want your child to have fun so they want to come back!

Dr. Gentling uses his playful demeanor to relate to the kids, making them comfortable in the dentist’s office and keeping fears at bay. We welcome you to sit with your child in the exam room during his or her children’s dentistry visit, allowing you to see what we’re doing and giving your child that added level of comfort. They can watch cartoons on the televisions in our treatment rooms during their visits, and when we’re done, we provide your child with stickers and toys!

Most of our staff members, including Dr. Gentling, have kids at home, so we understand the special touch children’s dentistry requires.

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

BA-dentist provides an array of affordable restorative dentistry solutions in our Broken Arrow dental office. Whether you’re in need of a root canal to help save a tooth or have lost a tooth and need to have it replaced, we can rebuild your mouth and make it look like new.

Do you have a cavity, decay, or an infection that has spread to the nerve that runs through the root of your tooth? We offer composite fillings, crowns, and root canals to handle each of these problems. Dr. Gentling only uses tooth-colored, composite resin fillings because traditional amalgam fillings contain mercury and are possibly harmful to your health. They can also cause further damage to teeth when they expand or contract based on temperature. Composite fillings aren’t just better for your health; they’re more cosmetically pleasing as well. We also provide you with crowns, inlays, and onlays to help strengthen teeth when damage has taken hold.

When teeth become infected, we might need to perform either root canal therapy or a tooth extraction to counteract the problem and prevent the infection from spreading further. When it’s possible, root canal therapy can allow us to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. We clean out the canal that runs through the tooth root and fill it with a biocompatible material. Sometimes, however, problems require extraction, and BA-dentist can perform extractions for you, including third molar (wisdom tooth) extraction.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

When you look at your smile, does it make you frown? Stains, cracks, chips or unwanted gaps… all of these things take their toll on your smile and your confidence. But you can get that confidence back and start smiling again with cosmetic dentistry care from BA-dentist.

If you’re unhappy with the shape, size, color, or spacing of your teeth, Dr. Gentling can combine a number of cosmetic dentistry services into one smile makeover to completely rejuvenate your whole look. Dr. Gentling will work to fit your cosmetic dentistry makeover into your budget, because everyone should have access to a more beautiful smile!

CROWNS, INLAYS AND ONLAYS

If you have a broken tooth, fractures, or significant decay, crowns are often used to help restore teeth and provide added strength. The majority of crowns placed by Dr. Gentling in his Broken Arrow dental office are metal-free ceramic. Did you know that today’s Zirconia ceramic is stronger than many metals while providing a much more natural look?

In general terms, an inlay is a filling, and an onlay is a filling that also covers damage that might have occurred beyond the chewing surface of a tooth. Our inlays and onlays are made from tooth-colored composite resin, maximizing the health benefits of these restorative dental care procedures and giving you a more aesthetically pleasing look. All of our crowns, inlays, and onlays are designed with your oral health, comfort, and confidence in mind.

PORCELAIN VENEERS

Porcelain veneers are a thin shell of ceramic that is bonded to the front side of your teeth. They are commonly used to minimize gaps, discoloration, chipped or broken teeth, and they’re an excellent way to handle a number of cosmetic issues with one procedure.

The process usually takes two appointments. During the initial consultation, Dr. Gentling will modify your existing teeth slightly and make impressions, working with you to determine the optimal color, shape, and size of your new porcelain veneers. It will take the dental lab about three weeks to create your custom porcelain veneers, during which time you’ll wear temporary veneers to cover your prepared teeth. When your veneers are ready, Dr. Gentling will then place them, and your new smile will be complete!

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers as an option for updating your smile, contact us to schedule a free consultation.

CROWNS AND BRIDGES

If you’re missing one, two, three, or several teeth in a row, a crown or a bridge is an easy and affordable dental restoration option to replace those missing teeth. A crown or bridge will look natural, feel comfortable, and provide you with a full and complete smile for years to come.

A row of teeth, or a bridge, is fabricated from tooth-colored ceramics or porcelain. The bridge is then attached to teeth on either side of the gap with crown restorations. A crown and bridge literally bridges the gap between your remaining teeth!

Dr. Gentling is so confident in his work that he will warranty* crowns and bridges for five years. Contact us for details! Interested in exploring other tooth replacement options offered by BA-dentist in Broken Arrow? We also offer partial dentures and dental implants, so finding the right option for you is easy!

* This warranty does not cover damage caused by accidents, neglect or improper use; offer is void if your recommended cleaning, exam and x-ray schedule is not kept.

PARTIAL DENTURES

The tooth replacement options at BA-dentist include partial dentures, a removable dental appliance that can replace various missing teeth in the mouth when a few teeth still remain. A partial denture uses special clasps that hold it in place by attaching to your remaining teeth, allowing you to speak and eat freely without fear of the partial denture coming loose.

Dr. Gentling can outfit you with a traditional metal-framed partial or one of the newer, flexible all-plastic partial dentures. Why offer two different types of partial dentures? Everyone is different, and Dr. Gentling wants to make sure you get the dental care that’s right for your specific case.

While dentists have relied upon partial dentures for a long time and this tooth replacement option is reliable, partial dentures may not be right for everyone. If you gag easily, for instance, you might be more comfortable with dental implants or a crown and bridge.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Are you looking for a more permanent form of tooth replacement? Dr. Gentling offers dental implant restorations, offering Broken Arrow dental patients a sturdy, durable, and long-lasting option for replacing missing teeth. Titanium screws are placed in the jawbone by an oral surgeon or periodontist. Then Dr. Gentling will place a dental implant crown on the titanium post.

Why might you choose dental implants? Beyond their more permanent nature and greater stability, they also help support optimum oral health. When tooth roots are lost, the bone that once supported them begins to deteriorate. After being placed, the titanium posts act as “tooth roots,” fusing with the bone and preventing this deterioration.

Want to learn more about this or any of the other tooth replacement options offered by BA-dentist in Broken Arrow? Contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Gentling!

SEDATION DENTISTRY

Do you have dental fear or anxiety that has been keeping you from visiting the dentist? You can relax, because at BA-dentist we offer oral sedation to help calm our uneasy, nervous patients. Oral sedation is extremely safe and incredibly effective at allowing you to relax while we perform your dental treatment.

Dr. Gentling prescribes you a sedative, which you take the night before your appointment. This allows you to get a good night’s sleep, waking refreshed, rested, and relaxed. Make sure you have someone available to drive you to our Broken Arrow dental office, as the sedative impairs driving safety. Then, 30 minutes before your appointment, you take additional medication to help set you at ease for the procedure. If necessary, Dr. Gentling may also use nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to reinforce the effects of the sedation, but typically patients find that the usual round of oral sedatives provides such relaxation that they hardly have any memory of their appointment! Before you know it, you’re on your way home.

Don’t let dental fear and anxiety keep you from having the healthy mouth you need and deserve. Visit BA-dentist in Broken Arrow and let Dr. Gentling help you discover the freedom of dental care enhanced with sedation dentistry.

ZOOM! WHITENING

Whether it’s due to medication, genetics, or that extra cup of coffee in the morning, brushing and flossing diligently sometimes just isn’t enough to get rid of stains and discoloration that can form on many patients’ pearly whites. If you’ve been searching for a method that can brighten your smile and restore your self-confidence, Zoom! Whitening could be the transformative solution for you!

The in-office process is simple – after you’ve made yourself comfy in our operatory chair, we’ll place protective coverings over your lips and gums and then apply the Zoom! Whitening gel to your teeth. Then, the special low-heat light will activate it, penetrating even the most stubborn stains and removing them seamlessly. The entire procedure only takes about an hour to complete, and you’ll be sure to leave our Broken Arrow office with teeth that are anywhere from six to ten shades whiter!

It’s even been reported that some patients who undergo Zoom! Whitening notice their smile becoming even brighter days after the appointment. Better yet, the results last for years! We also offer take-home trays and whitening gel for patients who would prefer to improve their smile in the comfort of their own home.

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