General Treatment

General Treatment

At West Gate Dental, we’re passionate about creating healthy, beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. While brushing and flossing are vital to your oral health, this routine is never complete without regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings—and as your general dentist in Lincoln, we're here to help.

What is General Dentistry?

The term “general dentistry” is a catch-all term for a variety of different procedures and treatments, but each one shares a common goal: keeping your natural teeth healthy, beautiful, and strong to ensure your smile for a lifetime. Daily brushing and flossing are critical to a healthy smile, and we always recommend that parents start these habits as early as possible with their children to set them up for a lifetime of good dental health. West Gate Dental can supplement your at-home dental care with regular examinations, cleanings, and other services. Keep reading to learn more about each treatment!

General Dentistry Treatments

While there are a variety of different procedures involved in general dentistry, they all share the same purpose: to help you maintain the healthiest smile possible. As your general dentist in Lincoln, we’ll work with you to determine your dental needs and customize a treatment plan designed specifically for your unique situation. This treatment plan may include any of the following procedures:

  • Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings: During an exam, we'll check your teeth and mouth for signs of decay or any oral health problems, and during a cleaning, we'll thoroughly clean every surface of your teeth to leave them sparkling and new.
  • Crowns & Bridges: These restorative procedures can help repair a tooth after a cavity or provide a strong, natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth.
  • Dental Implants: As one of the most effective restorative procedures in dentistry, dental implants provide a strong, natural-looking replacement tooth that can last a lifetime. Dental implants can boost your confidence and greatly improve the appearance of your smile.
  • Extractions: While we try to avoid extractions, sometimes it’s just not possible to save a decayed or broken tooth. If an extraction is needed, we'll replace the tooth using a procedure like a bridge or a dental implant.
  • Fillings: Fillings help us treat cavities and prevent the progression of dental decay.
  • Oral Cancer Screening: The best way to fight cancer is early detection, so we'll regularly and thoroughly examine your mouth, face, and neck for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Removable Dentures: If you need an entire dental arch replaced, we can use removable dentures to offer a convenient, natural-looking smile repair solution.
  • Root Canals: Root canals can actually help prevent a lot of pain down the road! If you have a seriously decayed tooth, a root canal treatment can save the tooth and keep it strong for years to come.
  • Tooth Decay Prevention: We'll work closely with you to supplement your at-home oral care routine, developing a comprehensive, robust plan to help you prevent tooth decay.

Contact Your General Dentist in Lincoln Today!

At West Gate Dental, we’re committed to helping you achieve optimal dental health and a beautiful smile for life. If you have any questions about the procedures on this page or anything related to dental health, give us a call at 402-475-8710, or reach out to us at our contact page. You can also request an appointment using our easy online form. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles!