Dental Services from a Team that Cares

At Smiles By Design, we offer a range of advanced comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages. Our dentist Dr. Bartlett, has the skills and knowledge necessary to provide every patient with the care they need. With a warm and welcoming environment, our patients feel comfortable and can ask any questions they may have about their dental treatments.

Services we offer include, but are not limited to:

Routine Dental Cleaning

It is suggested that patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months or as recommended by Dr. Bartlett. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth leaving behind a bright and polished smile. X-rays may need to be taken to help detect possible cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.

Digital X-rays

Dental x-rays are a great preventative, diagnostic tool that provides important information not visible during a regular dental exam. Our dental team will utilize this important information to safely and accurately detect any dental abnormalities and then create an accurate treatment plan.

Teeth Whitening

Do you wish you had a brighter, more radiant smile? Then professional teeth whitening may be right for you! Teeth whitening can remove certain stains from:

  • Tea, coffee, wine, and soda
  • Certain medications
  • The natural aging process
  • Tobacco use
  • Fluorosis

Soon after starting treatment at our office for teeth whitening, you will start to see a whiter and brighter smile. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with our doctors to see if you're a candidate for teeth whitening!

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be fixed with bonded filling material. Crowns cover the remaining tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several crown material options are available and our doctors will discuss these on an individual basis depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored.

Bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not corrected. The teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and can look unsightly. With bridges, our doctors will close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth, is permanently cemented, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.

TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular Disorder is fairly common in the population and symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Clicking/popping/grating sound from either joint
  • Ringing or fullness in either ear
  • Sore facial, chewing or neck muscles
  • Headaches of unknown
  • Difficulty staying asleep at nigh
  • Grinding of teeth during the day and/or at night time

Our doctors will evaluate your condition using a physical examination, radiographs and/or diagnostic models of your teeth.

Treatment may include:

  • Occlusal (bite) Splint Therapy
  • Selective bite adjustment (even out tooth contacts)
  • Restoration of teeth to adjust or support bite
  • Replacement of missing teeth to adjust or support bite

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great alternative to traditional bridgework, and dentures. They are safe and look and feel just like natural teeth. Implants are permanently anchored into the patient's jawbone and no preparation of adjacent teeth is required.

It is important to replace missing teeth, because if left with spaces, your teeth can shift and cause a variety of other dental and medical problems. Dr. Bartlett and Edgerly have extensive experience in treatment planning and designing implant solutions that are custom tailored for each individual patient. When your dental implants are placed, your jaw will bond and attach to the implant making them very strong and functional. All surgical implant services are completed in-house, so our patients don't have to rush around to a specialist's office.

What are the benefits of implant dentistry?

Dental implants offer a range of benefits including:

  • Allows you to keep the rest of your teeth healthy.
    Dental implants help to prevent the deterioration of your jawbone and keeps your face structure in place, and keeps your still existing teeth from shifting.
  • Helps to maintain anatomy.
    When you have missing teeth, you run the risk of the bones in your face shrinking. Bone loss can lead to your jaw line receding and changes in your facial structure.
  • Security.
    Expertly placed dental implants will not move around, which means the problems that dentures usually have is completely eliminated.

Implant Restoration

When it comes to the restoration of implants, our team is the one to trust to get the job done right and help maintain your beautiful smile. At Smiles By Design, we specialize in implant restoration which allows us to restore your old implants and make them look like new again. Your dental implant will once again look and acts just like a natural tooth.

Dentures

Complete dentures are used to replace a person's teeth when they are all missing. Removable dentures are designed to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile. They are crafted to fit your individual mouth comfortably and snugly. When in place, dentures can:

  • Help restore your ability to eat and speak
  • Replace your missing teeth
  • Prevent facial sagging
  • Improve the appearance of your smile

We can create and place your complete dentures in just a few visits. Your dentures will be made to look and feel like natural teeth so that you can feel confident every time you smile. We invite you to call our office today if you are missing teeth to learn more about the benefits of dentures.

Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)

Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. Regular checkups with your dentist helps to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. But once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. For some patients no symptoms are obvious and they are unaware a problem even exists until they are seen by their dentist for an exam.

When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections, and help in the healing of the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.

Invisalign®

Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and adolescents. We use a series of custom fabricated trays to straighten the teeth. No one will know that you are wearing them.

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient's oral and overall health. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 409-727-2164 and we will schedule you in as soon as possible. Should you call during after hours, call our regular number and our voicemail will inform you of how to get in touch with us.