We Understand Your Concerns
Going to the Dentist is hard. Difficult to schedule appointments, fear, cost, embarrassment... We Understand. Our objective is to provide the very best dental care in a low stress, professional environment that meets the needs of each of our patients. No matter what your situation, just ask. We understand and want to help.
We Specialize In Kids
We know that dental care can be intimidating for children, so all our office systems are family-oriented to provide our younger patients with treatment catered to their needs. Our office philosophy is that both adults and children deserve to feel that their smiles are healthy and attractive. We tailor our approaches to dental care to suit your individual family’s dental care needs.
All Dental offices are not the same. We understand your time is valuable and you want high quality, affordable dare. We offer our services in a clean, safe and comfortable environment. Our well trained and experienced team really cares about you and your well being. Our office is modern and our equipment is up to date to ensure a pleasant and efficient experience.
We have more than 54 years of combined experience and are here to understand your concerns and develop a treatment plan that will help maintain your smile for years to come. From routine dental care to complex restorative procedures, we will find a solution that works best for you.
During your dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. We will also evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. A dental exam might also include dental X-rays (radiographs) or other diagnostic procedures.
As we get older, our teeth don't flex like they used to and can become more prone to fracturing or breaking. In addition to age, things such as bruxism (tooth grinding), large or fractured fillings, decay, and root canals can further weaken the tooth. In these cases, a crown may be the best restoration to provide the most long term stability for the tooth.
In many cases your crown can be made in one appointment with the use of our CEREC machine, which uses CAD/CAM technology to make your custom crown. A digital image of your prepared tooth is transmitted to our milling unit where your new crown is milled right before your eyes out of a solid block of durable porcelain.
In some instances, a lab fabricated crown is necessary. An impression is made of your prepared tooth which is then sent to our local laboratory. We then fabricate a temporary crown which allows for normal function until the second appointment several weeks later when your permanent crown is cemented into place.
Bridges are natural-looking dental restorations that can replace one or multiple missing teeth. The teeth on either side of the space are prepared for crowns which serve as the abutments for the bridge and will hold the "pontic" that replaces your missing tooth or teeth. Bridges are made from metal alloys and/or porcelain to ensure that they are strong yet very aesthetic.
Whitening is a procedure that removes deep stains and discolorations from your teeth. We offer two whitening systems at our office.
Custom Whitening Trays: Following impressions, molds of your teeth are made allowing us to fabricate customized trays that comfortably fit your teeth. Bleaching gel is then injected into the trays which can then be worn for a determined period of time.
Trés White System: Newest to the Opalescence product line is Opalescence Treswhite Supreme. Its technology greatly simplifies the tooth-whitening process by using pre-filled, disposable trays ready to use without the need for impressions, molding, or laboratory time.ragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.
A veneer is a thin layer of either composite or porcelain that is bonded to the tooth's surface. Veneers are an excellent way to change the look of your smile and allow us to address problems such as unwanted spaces between teeth, broken or chipped teeth, permanently stained or discolored teeth, or crooked or misshapen teeth. Veneers can greatly improve one's smile with minimal tooth preparation. The teeth are prepared by removing surface enamel about the width of a fingernail to allow room for the veneer layer.
We use the highest quality materials to ensure that your full or partial denture looks natural and functions well. We are experienced in making conventional dentures as well as immediate dentures. When making immediate dentures, measurements are taken and the dentures are made prior to tooth removal. The dentures are placed in your mouth the day your teeth are removed so no time is spent without teeth. Follow-up visits are required so your denture can be relined after healing has occurred.
"Root canal" has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but advances in dental technology have made it not so scary! Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be virtually painless.
Both Dr. Lee and Dr. Jaime are trained to perform endodontic treatment. For difficult root canals you may be referred to a root canal specialist.
There are many reasons that your may need emergency dental appointment. Broken teeth, severe pain... We have found that a dental emergency can strike at any time. Dr. Lee and Dr. Jaime and our staff at Swearingen Dental will try to accommodate any last minute appointment requests so that you don't have to live with oral pain or the fear of major mouth injury. If you have a toothache or a major dental emergency, call (330) 385-4126. We offer extended hours and will do our best to get you treated immediately
There is no need to fear going to the dentist. We strive to make each visit as low stress as possible and offer both nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas” or “happy gas," that reduces pain and induces a pleasurable feeling and oral sedation, that helps most patients sleep through the procedure and remember little if anything about the appointment.
UNDERSTANDING THE COST OF YOUR DENTAL CARE
Many of our customers do not have dental insurance as it is not offered by their employer or they have figured out it simply doesn't make financial sense.
If you do not have insurance, ask us about the cost of your procedure so we can tailor a treatment plan that works for your budget.
We do not participate with any dental insurance plans. However, we do file your claims for most dental benefit plans.
We will help you understand your insurance benefits and recommend the treatment that is right for you along with a clear explanation of your out of pocket cost after insurance.