At Complete Family Dental, we love helping patients of all ages keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime! Studies show that dental health and overall physical well-being are closely related.
Oral health maintenance needs vary with each stage of life. Our overall goal is to provide our patients with family dentistry and preventive care to help them avoid dental decay, periodontal (gum) disease, infection and pain.
Regular Dental Exams are the Key to Oral Health
The American Dental Association® recommends that adults and children be seen by a dentist 2-4 times per year for dental examinations and cleanings. During these visits, our dentists and hygienists will carefully examine the teeth, soft tissue and supporting structures, both visually and with any necessary dental x-rays, to look for areas that might require attention.
Following a consistent routine of dental examination and preventive care visits is a good investment of your time and budget to keep your smile healthy.
Dentistry for children is focused on teaching good habits, such as proper brushing and flossing, and making nutrition choices that are health-smart. We may recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments for your child to provide additional protection against tooth decay.
In most cases, we can assist your child with all of their dental treatment. Dr. Capra and Dr. Nix also work closely with dental specialists, such as orthodontists and pediatric dentists, when a referral is necessary to meet your child’s individual needs.
Did you know that the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults is not dental decay, but gum (periodontal) disease? It's true! Periodontal disease is an infection that occurs when harmful bacteria organize and harbor below the gum line and attack healthy gum tissue and bone. Over time, this process will destroy enough supportive bone to cause teeth to become loose and eventually fall out altogether.
During your regular dental examinations, our dentists and hygienists will perform a periodontal health screening to look for early warning signs of gum disease, including bleeding gums and tartar deposits below the gums. They will measure the gums and look for deepening ‘pockets’, areas where the gum tissue is starting to lose attachment to tooth structure.
When detected early, periodontal disease can often be treated non-surgically. Following periodontal treatment, our hygienists will see patients every 3-4 months for continued monitoring.
When teeth are broken or missing altogether, this can limit a patient's ability to chew properly. Over time, this can also cause problems for other teeth, as well as make you want to smile less. Dr. Capra and Dr. Nix have helped numerous patients rebuild their smiles with restorative and cosmetic procedures such as fillings, CEREC® crowns, root canals, porcelain veneers, dental implants and dentures.
During regular examination visits, our dentists will talk with you about any conditions that require treatment and assist you with a plan to maintain your smile health and confidence. Learn more about restorative solutions and cosmetic dentistry.
Phenix City dentists Dr. Charles Capra and Dr. Malinda Nix enjoy the trusting relationships they have formed with families from the Phenix City and Columbus area. If you are in need of a local dentist, please Contact Us to schedule a complete dental examination and cleaning. We look forward to meeting you!