Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry is a family and general dentist office near Norfolk, VA area. Led by Dr. Cappy Sinclair, we offer a full range of general dentistry services. Preventive care and general dentistry are the foundation of our dental office. Dr. Sinclair is also a cosmetic dentist and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Dr. Sinclair helps patients address their cosmetic goals and dental health concerns with modern techniques and treatment options using quality materials.
Our General Dental Services
Children’s dentistry is a specialty dentistry that focuses on the oral health of children from birth to adolescence. We provide preventive and therapeutic dental care to help maintain your child’s oral health and show you how to best support their oral development. We can fill cavities in primary teeth, provide dental sealants and fluoride treatments. To learn more, see Children’s Dentistry.
Dental cleanings are a vital part of maintaining your oral health. They are the best way to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria that builds up on teeth. It is important to get a dental cleaning every six months because this will help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
Our hygienist typically provides a thorough dental cleaning. They will use an ultrasonic tool or a scaler to loosen the debris from teeth and then use a water jet to rinse out the debris. The dentist will then use an air polisher or hand instruments to polish your teeth. To learn more, see Dental Cleanings.
We use dental fillings to repair and restore the tooth structure that has damage due to decay. They can also protect your teeth from further decay. The most common types of dental fillings are amalgam and composite materials. Amalgams consist of mercury, silver, copper, tin and other metals. Composite materials are made of glass or plastic reinforced with a polymer resin. There is no evidence that dental fillings affect your overall health in any way. To learn more, see Dental Fillings.
Laser dentistry is a type of dental surgery that uses lasers to treat dental problems. It is a non-invasive treatment which means that it does not require any incisions or stitches. We can use dental lasers for many different procedures such as teeth whitening, gum disease treatments, cavities, and periodontal disease.
The laser helps to eliminate the need for anesthesia and numbing injections because it doesn’t cause any pain during treatment. It also helps to eliminate the need for drilling and filing because it can remove the tartar from teeth without damaging the enamel. It also reduces bleeding in patients who have sensitive gums or who are on blood thinners. To learn more, see Laser Dentistry.
Root Canal Procedure
A root canal is a procedure to remove the nerve and pulp from inside a tooth. We provide this procedure when there is an infection or a deep decay in the tooth. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems. A root canal procedure involves removing the nerve and pulp tissue from inside the tooth in order to save the tooth.
Dentists call the process of removing these tissues debridement. Once we remove all traces of infection, our dentist will fill up this space with a filling or dental crown, that will help seal off any remaining bacteria that could cause future problems for your mouth and teeth. To learn more, see Root Canals.
Importance of Routine Dental Care
We believe that routine visits with dental cleanings are essential to maintaining optimal health. Our hygienists stay up to date with the latest techniques and dental information to keep your smile in the best health as possible. At each visit, Dr. Sinclair will carefully screen for early signs of decay, instability, and disease to reduce the need for extensive treatment.
If problems do exist, it’s imperative to catch them early. If issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, TMJ disorder or even oral cancer are left untreated, they can cause serious damage to your overall health. Dr. Sinclair also offers dentistry for children starting at age 4 as well as restorative dentistry procedures to treat complex dental concerns such as missing teeth.
Your First Appointment with Norfolk Dentist
Every mouth is different with individual needs and varying looks and issues. Virginia Beach VA dentist, Dr. Sinclair, offers each new patient a comprehensive dental exam during their first visit. He will check your teeth and any dental restorations, as well as your gums and jaw joints. He will check for oral cancer and request any x-rays to thoroughly update your dental records.
Most patients will also receive a hygiene visit on their first appointment which includes a dental cleaning. If you have complex issues or signs of gum disease, we may reschedule you for a follow-up hygiene visit to accommodate your needs. If you require a more intensive gum disease treatment, Dr. Sinclair offers laser dentistry. The Waterlase dental laser enables Dr. Sinclair to treat and repair damaged or diseased gum tissue that may have previously required oral surgery.
Cosmetic Dentistry near Norfolk
Dr. Sinclair also provides cosmetic dentistry near Norfolk, VA. He offers many cosmetic services that are both highly effective and affordable that will transform your smile. Having a beautiful smile is as important as having a healthy smile. Just as the health of the mouth is key to the overall health of the body, the appearance of the smile is important to a person’s overall look and self-confidence.
The cosmetic dental services that we provide include: