James Rhea, DDS, & Michael Doherty, DDS,
Smile Transformation Specialist
Trusted and affordable dentistry
for the entire family.
The key to a healthy, bright smile is preventing dental issues from arising in the first place. Preventative dental treatments can help you do that. Learn more about what we can do for you at Brentwood Family Dentistry.
About Preventative Dental Treatments
Cavities are holes, or structural damage, in the teeth. They cause visible pits or holes and can lead to toothache, particularly after sweets, or hot or cold foods and drinks. Identification and treatment can help prevent tooth damage from leading to cavities, but after they are present treatments may involve fillings, crowns or root canals.
For damage that is not significant, yet, the treatment can be a simple filling, done by removing the decay itself and then filling the hole or pit with silver alloy, gold, porcelain or composite resin.
Crowns, or “caps,” are used if tooth decay is extensive and there is limited tooth structure, which may cause weakened teeth. Large fillings and weak teeth increase the risk of the tooth breaking. The decayed or weakened area is removed and repaired. A crown is fitted over the remainder of the tooth. Crowns are often made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain attached to metal. Treatment can often save the tooth, and identifying any issues early is less painful and less expensive.
Root canals are usually done when the damage has progressed to a point where a crown would not be appropriate due to the structural condition of the tooth, or where the root itself is dying or has already died.
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What People are Saying
"Highly Recommend. Extremely friendly staff all around which makes going to the dentist a little better. Doctor Doherty is a great dentist and goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. Excellent work and excellent prices."
"Always a great experience with Dr. Rhea! He is very thoughtful and always takes great care of me and my four children. Dr. Doherty is wonderful too. I’ve just had more experience with Dr. Rhea."
“High Quality Care”
"My experience at this dental office is always pleasant. The office staff and doctors are very friendly. They are always on time and do a great job caring for my teeth."
Susan M C.
"Courteous & Friendly"
"Dr. Rhea and all of the staff are very courteous and friendly. I have been going to Dr. Rhea for a few years now and have always been treated well, very professional."