Oral exam and x-rays – First, you’ll come to Downey Park Family Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Corey Acree. Dr. Acree will perform a comprehensive oral exam and take x-rays of your mouth to get deeper insights into your oral health.
Diagnosis and discussion – After your oral exam, Dr. Acree will review your results and determine the root cause of your oral health issues, such as cavities, infected teeth, gum disease, or other common dental problems. Then, he’ll discuss your treatment options with you, and give you all the information you need to understand your situation.
Treatment planning – Together, you and Dr. Acree will discuss your treatment plan options that will restore your oral health. Depending on your situation, he may recommend root canal therapy, gum disease treatment, fillings, crowns, dental implants to replace missing teeth, and a variety of other treatments. Then, you’ll work with our treatment coordinator to set up your appointments and review your financial obligation to receive the care you need.
Get your smile back – Once your treatment plan has been finalized, you’ll just need to come back to Downey Park Family Dentistry to get the treatment you need in Modesto. Our team will take great care of you, and provide you with the care you need to restore your oral health and your smile, too.
Dental crowns are a very effective way to restore damaged teeth. They are made out of a tooth-like porcelain material in our in-house dental lab and are shaped like your natural tooth. Crowns are designed to be placed over your remaining natural tooth structure after the damaged area is removed. They restore the natural appearance of your tooth and prevent further damage to the underlying tooth structure, making them a great way to restore teeth that have been damaged by cavities, oral injuries and more.
Bridges use two or more crowns that are fused together and attach to your healthy teeth on either side of the opening or gap where your missing tooth used to be. These crowns support one or more pontics (false teeth) that are suspended between them. Bridges are a cost-effective alternative to implants at our Modesto office, and are more durable and convenient than partial dentures, making them a good choice if you’ve lost one or more teeth.
We offer both full and partial dentures at Downey Park Family Dentistry. Full dentures require the removal of all of your remaining teeth, so they are only recommended if most of your teeth are already damaged or missing. They are an affordable and convenient way to restore your smile.
Partial dentures use metal clips to attach to your remaining healthy teeth, and restore one or more missing teeth. Like full dentures, they are very affordable and convenient. At Downey Park Family Dentistry, our Modesto dentists specialize in comfortable, custom-made dentures.
Even if you have a small dental issue that isn’t causing oral pain, it’s important to get restorative care in order to avoid more complications. If left untreated, dental issues will always get worse over time. Small cavities will turn into more serious damage, the first stages of gum disease will progress into periodontitis (which is irreversible), and other issues will begin to cause pain. Come into our Modesto dental office for restorative care as soon as you notice an issue in order to:
If you do not get help for a dental problem as soon as possible, it will get worse over time, eventually interrupting your daily life. Pain, infection, and more tooth damage usually occurs. Missing teeth that are not replaced can cause your adjacent teeth to shift toward the empty space, causing long term occulsal (bite) issues. Getting restorative care right away ensures that you avoid worse issues later.
A damaged or infected tooth can cause you serious pain, discomfort, and other health issues. With restorative dentistry, you can eliminate your pain and get back to your day-to-day activities. We use powerful numbing agents and oral conscious sedation to keep you comfortable throughout the entire restorative process at our Modesto dental office.
Most patients should visit the dentist once every six months for a routine checkup and teeth cleaning. Coming into Downey Park Family Dentistry twice per year allows Dr. Acree to keep an eye on your oral health, check for any new or recurring dental issues, and take any necessary action right away.
However, some patients may need more frequent teeth cleanings and dental visits. For example, if you have periodontal (gum) disease, you may need to come back every three to four months to have your teeth and gums cleaned. This helps stop or reverse the progression of gum disease. After your appointment at our office, Dr. Acree will recommend the appropriate intervals for your visits to Downey Park Family Dentistry.
There’s no “one size fits all” answer to this question. Every patient is different and every mouth is different. For example, if you only need a couple of fillings, your treatment costs will be relatively low compared to needing multiple root canals and crowns. This is why taking care of any oral health care issues early is often less costly.
We do understand that costs are a concern for patients, which is why we work with all major dental insurance companies. We also offer an in-house dental membership plan for patients without insurance, which offers discounts on most restorative treatments.
Downey Park Family Dentistry also offers payment plans available through CareCredit and Proceed Finance. With these programs, you can split the cost of your treatment into monthly installments that fit your budget and receive the dental care you need right away.