Dr. Hawkins has the expertise needed to ensure your family’s dental health plan. From regular check-ups to bridges and mini dental implants, our caring professionals will treat your family’s dental health needs throughout your lives.
This is a systematic process where the dental hygienist and the dentist investigates your overall oral health in order to identify any areas of concern. The Oral evaluation will consist of your medical history, a view of your oral supporting structures, gum measurements, and radiographs (x-rays).
After the oral evaluation the dentist may choose to create a treatment plan to address the areas of concern. In many cases a filling, root canal, crown, bridge, or mini dental implants are used to restore your smile to its original luster. Usually impressions are taken on the first visit to help the laboratory create your new teeth. Crown preparations are made or a mini implant is placed in the area of concern. A temporary crown may be placed until your next visit.
On your final visit to the dentist your final restoration will be placed or your prosthetic denture will be delivered. The dentist will make adjustments to your bite so that the crown or denture is seated in the proper location. Most patients who have missing teeth leave the office smiling after only two visits.