From routine cleanings and fillings to impalnt restorations and bruxism devices, Pope Family Dentistry is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our services on this page. Because we want the best care for you, as we would have for our own family members, we work closely with and rely upon the expert skill of other dental specailists in our community. If your dental needs require the services of a specialist, we will carefully select the appropriate provider, refer you to him or her, and maintain close communication with the specialist, working together to give you the best possible clinical results.
Initial Comprehensive Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination will be performed by Dr. Michael Pope or Dr. Lindsay Pope. It is a full hour long appointment during which the doctor will get to know you, your dental expectations, and perform a detailed evaluation of your oral health. The exam includes a head and neck exam, TMJ screening evaluation, and a comprehensive intra-oral exam oral cancer screening. During this exam the doctor will evaluate existing intra-oral conditions of the hard and soft tissues or the oral environment, perform a periodontal exam, and evaluate your occlusion (how your teeth fit together and function). We will also take a full series of x-rays which is necessary for proper diagnosis of the pathology involving the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth. These x-rays are also important tool for diagnosing periodontal disease and other pathology. Following the exam, you will be informed of any diagnosis and treatment recommendations and options as well as preventive measures which may be beneficial to you. A customized treatment plan will be developed based on your needs and the course of treatment you and Dr. Pope decide upon together. After this comprehensive exam, you will be eligable for an appropriately prescribed dental prophylaxis (cleaning) with one of our Registered Dental Hygienists.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Read More...
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read More...
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amont of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...