Family Dentistry

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Exceptional Dentistry in Springfield Tailored to Every Member of Your Family

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Dr. Ryan D. Taylor is your trusted family dentist, ready to provide you and everyone in your family with the excellent dental care you deserve. Our practice offers custom-tailored services to all members of your family throughout all stages of their lives. This includes children, seniors, and all ages in between.

There are numerous benefits to having a family dentist care for all your loved ones. In addition to convenient scheduling, Dr. Taylor will be aware of your family history and dental records, which helps in early detection of inherited dental diseases with the possibility of prevention or early care. Contact us today to have all your needs met at our family dental practice.


Stunning Smiles with Excellent Dental Services

Healthy gums and teeth are essential for your overall health and well-being. That’s why we focus on providing long-term preventive care and work with you to detect dental problems and quickly address them to preserve your oral health.

Our Springfield practice offers a wide variety of dental services to cover your dental needs, from professional dental cleanings and fillings to dental implants. Our quality dental services include, but are not limited to:

Delicate Dental Care for The Little Ones in Your Family

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Our practice enjoys working with children. We have years of experience dealing with infants, children, and adolescents and recognize that their dental needs are unique. We are specialized in handling their emotions and alleviating their fears.

Our experienced dental professionals provide your children with consistent dental care to effectively track the health and development of their teeth. We look for signs of cavities and tooth decay, and we also track jaw development to create a healthy bite and an appealing smile as your children grow.

Can Oral Health Affect Overall Health?

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Researchers discovered that oral disease increases the risk of overall health conditions such as stroke, heart attack, diabetes, and birth complications. Recognizing that oral health and overall wellness are interlinked is essential in building treatment strategies for keeping your family in excellent health.

Typically, a combination of healthy oral habits and professional dental cleanings with fluoride and sealants can ward off disease-causing bacteria. That’s why Dr. Taylor makes sure to discuss prevention practices not only for you but also for your little one even before their first tooth erupts.

What Are Fluoride and Sealants Used for?

Fluoride is a natural mineral widely used in dental products. It strengthens tooth enamel and improves its resistance to food acids, thus reducing the probability of tooth decay.

Sealants are thin, protective coatings that adhere to the chewing surface of your back teeth. Similar to fluoride, they are used to protect the surface of your teeth from bacteria and erosion by acids in food.

Revive Your Smile with Quality Dental Restorations

Bringing back your natural, attractive smile is only one of the goals associated with replacing or rebuilding missing and damaged teeth. More importantly, these dental restorations are essential for protecting you from developing dental health issues in the future.

Fillings: a very common way to treat cavities, it involves the removal of tooth decay and stuffing the tooth with a filling material that resembles the shape and color of your natural teeth.

Dental Crowns: when the damage is significant and requires more than just a filling, we try to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, and so a crown is used to protect the tooth. Crowns also match the appearance of the surrounding teeth, looking and feeling like a natural tooth.

Bridges: These are artificial teeth often used to replace missing teeth and are fixed between real ones and look very natural. Bridges can replace up to three teeth by anchoring the replacement teeth to the neighboring teeth.

Dental Implants: are used to replace missing teeth. The implants consist of two parts; a prosthetic tooth and a metal anchor. The metal anchor is surgically fixed into the jaw bone, and then the prosthetic is screwed on top without the need to be anchored to any neighboring teeth.

5 Top Reasons Dental Implants Are Beneficial

There are various benefits behind the popularity of dental implants among many adults. Some of the things people enjoy about implants include:

1. Aesthetically Appealing Teeth

Dental implants are shaded to match your teeth; they look and feel exactly like your natural teeth.

Implanted teeth rely only on the implanted roots and do not alter nearby teeth, improving your long-term oral health. These new natural-looking permanent teeth function exactly the same as your natural teeth. You can eat all your favorite foods with confidence and brush and floss the same way you used to.

The areas in your jawbone where teeth are missing often face jaw shrinkage that makes you look old. Implants provide necessary stimulation to support your jaw, helping you avoid bone loss and protecting your youthful facial structure.

Dental implants are built to last. If you practice good oral hygiene at home and regularly come to your preventive care visits at our office, you can keep your dental implant in ideal condition.

Since they become your permanent teeth, there is no worry that they will slip while talking or cause you to slur your words.

What Is a Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal treatment (RCT) is a non-invasive dental procedure used to repair and save an infected or decayed tooth. During root canal therapy, Dr. Taylor will remove the infected or inflamed tissue inside a tooth, carefully clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth, and then fill and seal it with a crown.

Overall, root canals are very effective at relieving pain and restoring the health of the infected tooth. Through the procedure, we can eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection, and save your natural tooth.

What Happens If My Child Has An Infected Tooth Root?

Our family dentist may recommend a pulpotomy (a sort of root canal treatment for children) when your child is suffering from tooth pain caused by an infected root. Just like adult root canal therapy, a pulpotomy is designed to remove infection from the diseased pulp tissue.

A root canal for children is better than tooth loss as it allows your child to retain the full function of the jaws, teeth, and tongue. It also preserves the strength and position of the baby tooth until the adult tooth erupts.

Achieve the Attractive Smile You Long For Through Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of oral health care that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. As much as it benefits your appearance, it can also have a lot of oral health benefits. Gaps, crooked teeth, and overcrowding can negatively affect your oral health and self-confidence. Cosmetic dental procedures and treatments will give you a complete dental makeover that leaves you a bright, white, and healthy smile.

Popular cosmetic dental services to whiten, straighten, or transform your smile include:

Teeth Whitening - At our practice, you can choose between in-office Colgate Elite 3D Optic whitening, which can quickly and safely whiten your teeth, or take-home teeth whitening method, which allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home.

Dental Veneers - If your teeth discoloration is due to injury or use of certain medications, whitening might not be the most effective solution. Veneers are a great solution to provide you with the shape, size, and color of the teeth you like. These thin porcelain shells cover the front surface of your teeth and can be customized to give you the smile design you wish. We can use veneers to fix cracked, damaged, or crooked teeth and to conceal gaps between teeth.

Invisalign Clear Aligners - Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that helps straighten teeth for adults and teens without using typical metal braces. This clear alternative to metal braces is removable and virtually invisible.

Do You Offer Emergency Dental Care?

We are available to help you through any emergency. All dental problems that need immediate treatment to alleviate severe pain, stop ongoing tissue from bleeding, or save a tooth are considered dental emergencies. Reach out to us, and we will see you during our office hours or immediately refer you to a skilled professional to help relieve your pain.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is the inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bones surrounding and supporting your teeth. It is also the leading cause of tooth loss. In most cases, the build-up of plaque and bacteria in your teeth and gums causes gum disease.

Can You Treat Gum Disease?

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Gum disease is typically treated with a scaling and root planing procedure, which works by removing plaque that has hardened to tartar. Our experienced dentist will scale your teeth and below the gum line to get rid of the tartar. We then use a specialized tool to smooth the roots and prevent further build-up of plaque.

If your gum disease case needs more advanced treatment, we’ll refer you to a trusted periodontist to receive specialized care.

What Is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMD, is a type of jaw disorder affecting the temporomandibular joint, which connects your jawbone to your skull on each side of the jaw. TMD can cause pain in your jaw joints and muscles that control the movement of the jaw.

What Causes TMD?

The exact causes of TMD can vary in each case, with bruxism (teeth grinding) being a common factor. Clenching or grinding teeth puts a lot of pressure on the joint and can lead to TMD. Other common causes include arthritis of the joint. In many cases, TMD occurs after a jaw injury.

Do You Treat TMD?

Dr. Taylor will evaluate your situation and recommend a suitable treatment. Some patients require custom dental appliances; some just need self-managed care and non-surgical procedures. In more severe cases, patients may benefit from surgical treatments.

Your Local Family Dental Practice Conveniently Located in Springfield

Our friendly dental staff enjoys creating a fun, positive, and relaxing environment to serve families in our community. If you reside in Springfield, Fairfax Station, Burke, and neighboring locations, visit our experienced family dentist for all your dental needs. Contact us today to book an appointment!


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