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Family & General Dentistry

As a family and general dentist Dr. McCargar’s emphasis is on providing exceptional dental care for your entire family. From providing a strong foundation on dental education and hygiene care for kids or providing dental sealants for children to performing dental bridge repairs and periodontal disease treatment for adults, Scottsdale Dental Arts is your full service family dentist. At each visit we will discuss your dental hygiene routine and proper brushing and flossing techniques so that even little ones can learn at an early age how to maintain their oral health in an effort to avoid cavities. Our use of advanced technology and our patient-oriented philosophy ensures that your family will always experience the highest quality dentistry care in a welcoming, comfortable environment.

We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to your oral care and we would be honored to become become your number one choice for your general and family dentistry care.

General Dentistry Preventative Care Services

Our first priority is to help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health and our advanced technology and patient-oriented philosophy does just that. Prevention and education is key in making the right decision that best fits your needs and protects your long-term oral health.

Intraoral camera used in general dentistryINTRAORAL CAMERAS — A picture of your dental health
As part of your regularly scheduled exam and cleaning, we will use a tiny intraoral camera to capture images of the inside of your mouth. This safe, non-invasive camera provides a high-tech way to help diagnose any dental work that needs to be performed. Once we capture an image of your teeth and/or gums, we will immediately display the image on a monitor so that you can discuss treatment options with Dr. McCargar.

Example of dental sealants used at Scottsdale Dental Arts

DENTAL SEALANTS — An effective weapon in the battle against tooth decay
Our office specializes in applying dental sealants for children and adolescents. Dental sealants offer patients a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay, and works by bonding a layer of resin material on the biting surface of your teeth. Applied to permanent teeth, this layer creates a smoother tooth surface by filling in the deep grooves and fissures that trap bacteria and are difficult to clean with a toothbrush. Dental plaque can then be removed more easily and effectively, resulting in a lower incidence of tooth decay.

 

General Dentistry Restoration & Treatment Services

Tooth colored dental fillingsTOOTH COLORED FILLINGS — A healthy alternative for natural looking restorations
We know that safe, natural looking restorations are important to our patients. That is why our office specializes in metal-free white composite fillings. Tooth colored composite fillings offer many healthy advantages over the traditional silver amalgam tooth fillings. Since these fillings are bonded to the affected tooth, they not only restore the natural appearance of the tooth, but restore most of the original strength of the tooth, as well. Additionally, composite fillings require less removal of tooth structure, are mercury free, and generally make your restored tooth less sensitive to hot and cold than a tooth restored using the silver amalgam tooth fillings of the past. Explore some frequently asked questions about tooth colored fillings.

General bridge services offeredBRIDGES — Filling in the gaps
When you lose one or more teeth, the surrounding teeth will shift into the open space, resulting in a number of problems including misalignments of the teeth and bite, additional bite strain, and even speech impediments. The space resulting from the loss of a tooth can lead to periodontal disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, as well as a negative social and psychological impact on the patient. Bridges fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and offer an excellent solution to these problems. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants which surround the gap. These teeth serve as the anchors for the new bridge and are crowned in order to add additional strength to the restoration. As with crowns, our office offers you the choice of materials for your new bridge. As part of your treatment process, Dr. McCargar will discuss dental bridge risks, and will help you decide the best material to use based on the location of the missing teeth, functionality, cost and aesthetic considerations. Scottsdale Dental Arts also provides dental bridge repair and treatment for dental bridge problems. Find answers to your questions about dental bridges.

Beautiful smile through teeth bondingTEETH BONDING  — The art of correcting minor defects
Composite bonding is an easy and effective way to correct small tooth defects including minor chips, cracks, spots, discolorations, or gaps between teeth. This simple procedure uses a custom-made, tooth-colored material to mechanically attach restorations such as composite fillings or porcelain veneers to the affected tooth. Once completed, the tooth structure is not only reinforced, but the treated tooth will look virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Example of denturesDENTURES — Regain your smile
When tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury cause you to lose all of your natural teeth, dentures provide an excellent solution. Scottsdale Dental Arts offers both full and partial dentures. During your consultation, Dr. McCargar will discuss with you the pros and cons of dentures, the average cost for dentures, and the question of dentures versus implants. Together, you will then decide on the best treatment for your individual situation.

Examples of periodontal diseasePERIODONTAL DISEASE TREATMENT — Rebuilding healthy gums and bone
At Scottsdale Dental Arts, we believe that a healthy smile begins with healthy gums. Periodontal disease is a serious problem that can not only causes bad breath and swollen, bleeding gums, but can lead to tooth loss and a variety of other health problems. As part of your routine oral care, we strive to detect and treat gum disease in its earliest stages. As part of your periodontal (gum) health, our office offers deep root cleaning (scaling and root planing) which removes plaque and bacteria that is below the gum line. This is then followed up by a periodontal maintenance program where your teeth and gums are cleaned and checked every three to four months.

Dental nightguard for TMJTMJ TREATMENT — Stop the clenching, grinding, and headaches
TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder occurs when the joint where the jawbone and skull are misaligned. This hinge is a remarkably complex joint that works in conjunction with muscles and ligaments to move the jaw from side-to-side and back and forth. People who suffer from TMJ Disorder often present with symptoms including headaches, ear aches, pain when yawning or chewing, locking at the joint, and clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing their mouth. TMJ can be diagnosed with an oral exam that includes your medical and dental history, a clinical examination, and x-rays. Our office provides a number of treatment options for TMJ, including custom fit nightguards designed to relieve the discomfort of TMJ by preventing nighttime clenching and grinding.

Learn more about our unique approach to dental services by exploring our Dental Services page or our other areas of dental practice by exploring our Cosmetic Dentistry or Invisalign Services page.