Serving Lynchburg and Amherst
"We Cater To Cowards"
Dr. Michael Davis, DDS
Dr. John Howard, DDS
An implant is a surgically placed titanium screw used to replace either single teeth or retain a denture. We preform restoration of dental implants.
All of our doctors are more than capable of performing endodontic therapy or more commonly called root canals. Root canals is the commonly used term for the main canals within the dentin of the tooth. These are part of the natural cavity within a tooth that consists of the dental pulp chamber, the main canals, and sometimes more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the root surface of the tooth. Root canals are filled with a highly vascularized, loose connective tissue, the dental pulp. This sometimes becomes infected and inflamed, generally due to caries or tooth fractures that allow microorganisms, mostly bacteria from the oral flora or their byproducts, access to the pulp chamber or the root canals; the infected tissue is removed by a surgical intervention known as endodontic therapy and commonly called
'a root canal'.
You can have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime with proper care, which includes daily brushing, flossing, and regular checkups to avoid tooth decay and periodontal disease. Healthy gums and good bone support are the foundations upon which all dental treatment is based. A thorough examination and cleaning allows us to establish each patient's level of periodontal health. Gum disease is caused by bacteria and advanced by a variety of factors including calculus (tartar), smoking, diet, and bruxism (grinding or clenching of teeth). We stress patient education so that you can maintain your teeth in their best possible condition. We also offer products that will help you with home care. Always schedule your dental checkups. This way you have a chance at receiving early diagnosis and treatment before your periodontal condition gets out of hand. For best dental health have your hygienist clean your teeth at least twice a year, more often if needed.
We can fabricate custom full and partial dentures using the latest in metal framework technology and esthetic clasping. We can also attach your dentures to dental implants for superior retention and stability.
Veneers, Crowns and bridges
We can provide you with anywhere from a full smile make-over to a single unit crown. All of our doctors will treat each case with the utmost care whether it's multiple units or a single unit case.
Central Virginia family dentistry is keenly interested in the dental needs of all their patients, young and not so young. Children are encouraged to begin dental treatment by age three. Usually young children are excited about their first visit and see the office as a fun place to be. As the child matures treatment is expanded to include dental cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and often sealants. Regular checkups usually catch cavities when they are small, and allow for early orthodontic intervention. As dental examinations and checkups are keys to good dental health, it is imperative that children are started young, and are taught the importance of maintaining regular visits for a lifetime.
We accept most insurance providers and offer senior citizen discounts.