Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent solution for missing teeth. They’re the only tooth replacement option that protects your health in addition to restoring your smile. Dental implants offer a range of unique benefits and can replace any number of missing teeth.
For patients who are short on time, we also offer immediate load implants. With this treatment option, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile from the moment you leave our office.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Grubb is happy to provide sedation so you can relax during your treatment. Dental care is very important to your health, so we want to ensure your anxiety doesn’t prevent you from receiving the treatment you need.
Sedation is especially useful for more delicate procedures, when it’s important that you remain calm and don’t make sudden movements in the dental chair. Because of this, we may recommend sedation for certain surgical procedures even if you don’t have dental anxiety.
Dr. Grubb is licensed by the state of Maryland to perform sedation, so you can trust him with your safety. We offer three different forms of sedation at our practice for your convenience.
Oral conscious sedation involves you taking a pill before your procedure. The effects will kick in by the time you get here, and you’ll remain conscious but relaxed throughout your procedure. Because the effects can linger after treatment, you’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home.
IV sedation involves delivering medication into your system intravenously. This is Dr. Grubb’s preferred method of sedation, as it gives him maximum control for your own safety. You won’t actually lose consciousness with IV sedation, though you’ll have no memory of your procedure and you’ll need someone to drive you home.
Nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) delivers a euphoric sensation that helps you relax during treatment. For this method, you inhale the gas through a small nasal mask and the effects will kick in almost immediately. The effects can also be reversed very quickly, so you can drive yourself home.
If your tooth is severely damaged or decayed, we can restore it with a dental crown. Crowns restore strength and function to your tooth, allowing you to chew your favorite foods without difficulty. Best of all, they’re custom-made to blend in naturally with your smile.
As an alternative to crowns, we also offer dental bridges. Bridges rely on your surrounding teeth to support your new artificial tooth, effectively closing the gap in your smile. They look and function like natural teeth, and they’re fixed in place to create a durable, long-lasting restoration.
Veneers are thin shells placed over your teeth that effectively cover aesthetic flaws in your smile. These flaws include:
The veneer process is typically completed in just two visits to our office. Once your treatment is finished, you can enjoy the flawless smile you’ve always wanted.
If your tooth has been damaged by decay, we can restore its appearance and strength with a tooth-colored filling. These fillings fortify your tooth against future infection and they’re made from durable materials to ensure long-lasting results.
Our fillings precisely match the shade of your teeth, so they’re virtually invisible. They’re also a highly convenient treatment that can be completed in just one appointment. If you want to treat a cavity and guard your tooth from harmful bacteria, a tooth-colored filling is the ideal solution.
It’s very important that you visit the dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups. During these checkups, one of our hygienists will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth, removing plaque and tartar. After your teeth are clean and sparkling, Dr. Grubb will perform a complete dental examination, checking for signs that indicate problems such as gum disease, oral cancer, and more.
These checkups are important for a variety of reasons. First of all, though daily brushing and flossing helps a lot, you still build up bacteria in your mouth over time that only a dentist can remove. If you skip regular checkups, your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease is greatly increased.
Additionally, many serious oral health problems aren’t easy to detect on your own. The earlier an issue is detected, the greater chance we have of treating it.
If you’re unsatisfied with the shade of your smile, we can remove stains and discoloration from your teeth with a professional whitening treatment. Teeth whitening can remove stains from:
By visiting Dr. Grubb for teeth whitening treatment, you can enjoy a brighter and more beautiful smile before you know it.