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Preventative & Restorative Dental Services at David S. Humerickhouse, DDS

Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.  Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results.  Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.  We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

Find Out What Dentistry Can Do for You

Dentistry has evolved so much over the past ten years that many people are surprised to learn all that can be done to help them with the health and attractiveness of their smile. In fact, even fewer people are aware of the extent to which dental health affects overall health, and vice versa. So at our office, we take the time to provide both the education and the proactive care needed to help you obtain and then maintain a healthy, lifetime smile. We concern ourselves with each patient's overall well-being, talk with them about the details of their health and oral situation, and then help them determine the most conservative, appropriate long-term plan for their particular needs.

So go ahead and browse through the services we offer. We think you'll be very comfortable with our approach to dentistry, and with our resources for helping you take care of your teeth.

Preventive Services

You may not realize it, but there's an invisible but serious battle against gum disease and tooth decay going on right inside your mouth. Around the clock, 24/7. And what's worse-- there's no neutral ground. You're either fighting it offensively, or you're losing. Only a few hours after you brush and floss, those native oral bacteria are back at it again, repopulating their favorite hideout, your mouth. Our approach to the battle includes not only the cleanings that we provide here, but careful patient education so that you can continue to fight effectively at home.

Of course, our preventive care isn't just about brushing and flossing information. During your check-up, we'll do a comprehensive series of assessments, listening and observing to uncover health factors you may not think to mention. We'll ask you about things you may not think to mention-like your bite alignment, the wear patterns on your teeth, your unconscious biting and clenching habit, or your tendency to snore at night. Why so thorough? We're convinced that if we pay attention now, you won't have to pay for these problems now. For example, few parents realize that snoring in children can indicate an airway constriction which, left unattended, can have serious adverse affects on speech and jaw development, and on jaw alignment. We can help correct the source of the snoring problem, creating restful nights and proper facial/jaw growth for life.

Our preventive services include:

  • Cleaning & Hygiene
  • Regular Check Ups
  • Dental Sealants
  • Patient Education
  • Dental Sealants
  • Nightguards to protect against Bruxism
  • Snoreguards
  • Breath Treatment

Restorative Services

Unfortunately, life can really take a toll on your teeth. Aging, accidents, unchecked gum disease, and just plain wear and tear can lead to cracked, broken, discolored, or missing teeth. all of which can lead to further problems if not caught and corrected. And while correction is good, quick fixes and reactive restoration won't help for long.

That's why we practice proactive, conservative dentistry. We pay attention to details so that we can catch and repair problems while they're still small; and we choose materials and methods designed to conserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.

Our restorative services include:

  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Crowns, Onlays, & Inlays
  • Bridges
  • Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Dental Implants Restoration

Cosmetic Services

You're probably so familiar with your own smile, that it would never occur to you to change it. But you may not realize how easy today's materials and advanced technology have made it to improve the health and attractiveness of your smile! In fact, we see time and again how making a few minor changes makes a positive difference on a person's perspective on life. From filling replacements, whitening, straightening, and shaping procedures, to more extensive reconstruction, we think you'll find that Dr. Humerickhouse is experienced and skilled with whatever's required to help you look your best.

  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • All-Porcelain Crowns, Onlays, & Inlays

Gum Disease

We take your periodontal (gum) care seriously, because we're convinced that gum disease is both silent and dangerous. Since it's relatively painless and asymptomatic in the early stages, it can progress pretty far before the victim realizes what's going on. Which may mean tooth damage, tooth loss, bone loss, and extensive dental work.

Our solution is to offer the best preventive education we can--- we'll probably tell you more than you wanted to know about which 'gum pocket' we're measuring, how it scores, and how you can help prevent any further problems. Then, we'll keep a vigilant watch over any suspicious areas, chart everything, and offer you the latest in in-office therapy methods for any areas of concern.

  • Charting
  • Diagnostic Services
  • In-Office Therapy: Scaling & Irrigation

Contact Us.We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form.