Yardley PA Dental Care

301 Oxford Valley Road Suite 404-A, Yardley, PA, 19067

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Dr. Jared Kenwood:
Dr Kenwood recognizes that all the skill and artistry in the world still cannot replace the human touch. Dr. Kenwood and Yardley Dental Care understands the fear many feel when going to the dentist.

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Give us a call today and schedule your orthodontic consultation!

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities (malocclusions*). Orthodontic treatment is provided by an oral health care provider known as an Orthodontist......

Frequently Asked Question of Yardley Dental Care Dentist Office

Why are my teeth sensitive?

Sensitive teeth often come from the fact that your gums have slightly receded. This recession of the gum line allows the underlying dentin to show through which allows water and food easier access to the sensi-tive nerve. To manage this, there are a number of toothpastes, gels and even some dental procedures that can be applied. Speak to Yard-ley PA Dental Care for information on what can be done to eliminate sensitivity, provide us with more detail if you have very sensitive teeth.

What should I do to prevent gum disease and tooth decay?

Great teeth and gum care start at home. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums on a continual basis. By keeping to a daily routine you will greatly minimize the risk of gingivitis or tooth decay as you age.

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a condition caused when bacteria surrounds the teeth and enters the gums. The gums can become irritated, inflamed and often bleed. In order to prevent the condition from worsening, regular hy-giene visits are highly recommended. During your visit, Yardley PA Dental Cares Hygiene team will teach you the proper flossing tech-niques and Oral Hygiene protocol for Home Care will prevent the Pe-riodontal Disease.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease is a quiet disease that begins with little or no symptoms. It is caused by bacteria that surrounds the teeth and enters the gums. The immediate condition is known as 'gingivitis'. The gums become irritated, inflamed and often bleed. If not properly treated, the condition worsens. Noticeable symptoms now appear. They include:
  • Bad Breath
  • Gum Recession
  • Gum Sensitivity to Acidic Foods
  • Abscesses
  • Tooth Pain
  • Tooth Loss
  • Do You Treat Periodontal Disease?

    Periodontal Disease is a chronic condition that needs immediate at-tention. Through a series of Periodontal Cleanings, Root Planing & Scaling, Laser Therapy and Local Antibiotics, this condition can be controlled. Periodontal Surgery is only necessary for severe cases. Yardley Pennsylvania Dental care will help in planning the next steps.

    What is the Difference Between a White Filling and a Silver Filling?

    Silver Fillings known as Amalgam have been around for decades. Made from a metal alloy, it was the best restoration for fillings. The metal expands and contracts with the heat and cold placed in the mouth. This allowed for little bacteria to enter a tooth once filled; keeping the tooth healthy and strong.

    White Fillings, also known as composites are often made of plastic or glass polymers. These cosmetic fillings allow us to fill a cavity with a substance that will look and feel just like your existing tooth structure. This restoration is created with a resin material and fits tightly into a tooth to prevent decay. Rather than a gray or silver material in your mouth, the composite color will match the tooth color. Your Yardley, PA Dentist Dr. Jared Kenwood will discuss the alternatives in detail.

    How Can I Improve My Smile?

    There are several ways in today's Dental World to enhance your smile. Certain procedures include:

  • Tooth Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Yardley Pennsylvania Dental Carehasstate of the art dental equipment and knowledge making us a reliable and capable PS source to im-prove your smile using all or some of these procedures. For an exact consultation, please contact our office so that we may provide you with a customized treatment plan.

    What is Tooth Whitening?

    Tooth Whitening is a cost effective and safe procedure to create a beautiful, healthy smile. Over the years, fluoride is has been added to the whitening product. This reduces the risk of tooth and gum sensi-tivity.

    Tooth Whitening must be monitored by your PS dentist and only done after a comprehensive exam and hygiene cleaning.

    The whitening process can last for a number of years if maintained properly. Beverages such as coffee, tea, cola and wine will reduce the lasting effect. Remember, if it could stain a white shirt, it will stain your smile!

    What is Bonding?

    Bonding is a cost effective procedure used to fill gaps in front teeth and to change a tooth's color. The immediate results are amazing. Within a few hours, you will have a great smile! Bonding like Tooth Whitening may change color over time due to coffee, tea, cola and wine.

    What are Porcelain Veneers?

    Porcelain Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that go directly on your natural teeth. This entire procedure can take as few as two visits. Ve-neers change the size, shape and color of a patient's teeth. This pro-cedure is used to repair fractured teeth, teeth darkened by age or me-dication, or a crooked smile. Many times, patients ask our PA Dentist for Porcelain Veneers to simply feel and look younger with a straigh-ter, whiter smile!

    What are Crowns?

    Crowns are a permanent cosmetic procedure that covers the entire tooth. It will change the size, shape and color of the teeth in as few as 2 visits to our Yardley Dentist office..

    What is a Dental Implant?

    A Dental Implant is a "man-made" replacement for a missing tooth or tooth root. Made from titanium, this screw-like object is inserted under the gum and directly into the upper or lower jaw bone. There is usually minimal discomfort involved with this procedure. After a period of a few months, the Dental Implant and the bone fuse together. This creates an anchor for the new tooth to be placed onto the dental im-plant.

    What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

  • Dental Implants look and function like your natural tooth.
  • Dental Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth.
  • Dental Implants are maintained by routine hygiene visits to your dental office.
  • Dental Implants decrease the possibility of bone loss, peri-odontal disease, tooth movement, and further tooth loss.
  • Dental Implants replace the need for a Removable Full or Partial Denture.
  • Dental Implants focus only on the tooth or teeth that are missing. A traditional bridge would involve the two or more adjacent
  • teeth being compromised to create a false tooth in between.
  • Who is a candidate for Dental Implants?

    With major advancements in Dentistry and Dental Implants, most people are candidates for Dental Implants. There may be exceptions due to chronic illness, heart disease, and severe osteoporosis.

    What does the Dental Implant Procedure Involve?

    The average Dental Implant Procedure takes 3 - 4 visits. The first visit is to x-ray the area and take an impression for a surgical guide and a temporary prosthesis to cover the Implant.

    The next visit is to place the Implant. A local anesthesia is applied to the area. (Any additional sedation is no longer necessary unless deemed by the dentist). The dentist will then make a minor incision to place the implant. The implant is placed into the jaw bone. The area will then be covered with sutures. The procedure is usually completed with minor pain.

    You will next return to Yardley Dental Care's PA office in approximate-ly 3 months to begin creating the Porcelain Crown to place over the Implant.

    How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?

    Fees from Dental Implants vary from dentist to dentist. Always sche-dule an Implant Consultation to discuss the procedure and all fees in-volved.

    How long does a Dental Implant last?

    With routine dental hygiene scheduled and proper home care, A Den-tal Implant can last approximately 30 years to a lifetime.

    Does your office offer financing for services provided?

    Please contact us to discuss the options us at our Yardley PA dental office, we have available to make your perfect smile today!