Dental & Orthodontic
The Family Dental Center is a full service dental office with an on-staff orthodontist, conveniently located in Coralville, Iowa. We provide a number of dental and orthodontic treatments.
Since 1986 The Family Dental Center has been providing trusted dentistry for entire families. Our experienced staff and family like atmosphere provide comprehensive dentistry for everyone from grandchildren to grandparents. You will be amazed at how gentle our dental care is and how we can handle almost any dental need in one convenient location. We take the time to get to know not only you, but your family as well, because we’re not just creating beautiful smiles, we’re building lasting relationships too.
We understand that dental emergencies are sudden and unpredictable. Therefore, we strive to accommodate our existing patients in a timely manner, typically with same day treatment. Most emergency calls are to relieve the patient of pain, whether it is from a broken tooth, dry socket, or an aching tooth. The emergency visit is to take care of the immediate problem, and then to schedule any follow up as needed.
Emergency services are made available to existing patients of record. After hours visits are usually in one of three categories:
- Broken tooth
- Dry socket
In each instance we will take care of the immediate and emergent problem. Then see the patient again on Monday or the soonest they can schedule to finish treatment if necessary.
A doctor and an assistant is on call each weekend and our answering machine will inform patients of which phone number to call.
The Family Dental Center is a full service dental office that offers a number of treatments.
Every first visit begins with a comprehensive exam of the mouth, any necessary x-rays or photographs, and patient education. Sometimes diagnostic casts of the mouth are taken so that the doctor can better diagnose treatment needs.
Prophylaxis cleanings are always the goal for the hygienists to their patients. Sometimes this comes with three, four, or six month intervals depending on the patient’s need. Polishing, flossing, and fluoride treatments are included in your routine care.
In most instances fillings are offered in both amalgam, (silver), and tooth-colored, (composite) materials. You will appreciate the painless expertise of our doctors. An air abrasion/”drill free” option is available when fillings are small and anesthetic isn’t needed.
Otherwise known as Root Canal Therapy, treats disorders of the nerve, (pulp), of the tooth. In the past, a tooth with a diseased or infected nerve had to be removed. However, in 95 percent of these cases today, this is no longer true. We believe in saving teeth, (instead of removing them), and we will make every effort to save yours!
The Family Dental Center provides routine tooth extractions. Wisdom teeth and some other extractions may be referred to a specialist. One of our doctors or assistants will be able to answer any questions you may have about tooth removal.
Few incidents have greater impact on dental health and personal appearance than tooth loss. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease. When tooth loss occurs, your dentist may recommend replacement with either a bridge, partial, or full denture. At The Family Dental Center we offer a variety of tooth replacement options, including implant restoration.