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Dental Services

GENERAL DENTISTRY / CHECKUPS

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Protecting your smile health is our highest priority at Dr. C Family Dentistry. We have equipped our practice to offer a full menu of general dentistry services, ranging from routine dental cleanings and gum disease treatments to root canals and fillings. When it comes to your regular checkups and preventative care, we are committed to excellence. Not only does a healthy smile help you avoid costly treatments and uncomfortable symptoms, but it also keeps your body healthy too. We help patients realize the strong link between their oral health and their overall health.

By providing comprehensive cleanings and checkups for our patients on a routine basis, we are able to diagnose tooth and gum problems at their earliest stages. This means more conservative and more effective treatment options for our valued patients. Beyond our skilled and experienced dentists, our office is also stocked with the latest dental technology to ensure your smile retains optimal health through all stages of life.

Kids Dentistry

KIDS DENTISTRY

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We look forward to kids' faces light up with smiles in our office! We take the time to build excitement about a child's trip to the dentist and love showing children how to keep those "cavity bugs" away.

Along with our kid-approved office amenities, Dr. Cochran and his staff are kid-friendly, happy, and positive. We do our best to help our littler patients feel that way, too! We'll put on cartoons, dim the lights, and get your child comfortable under a cozy blanket for their time with our staff. If needed, we'll give your child some "funny gas" (laughing gas) for relaxation. We use technologies and techniques to perform exams, cleanings, and fillings without shots and all care is provided with a gentle touch. At the end of their appointment, your child will receive a sugar-free lollipop and surprise!

We also encourage checkups for infants and toddlers. We see kids of all ages from babies to teens. The American Dental Association recommends that parents bring children to the dentist for their first checkup soon after the first baby tooth comes in.

Cosmetic Dentistry

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

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With today advancements in cosmetic dentistry, your dream smile has never been so attainable. At Dr. C Family Dentistry, we proudly offer a full menu of cosmetic dental services that are designed to fix all types of smile imperfections. Whether you have discolored, chipped or gapped teeth, we can offer a cosmetic solution to fix your flaws so that you can enjoy a more confident and attractive smile.

Enhancing your smile appearance can significantly impact your self-confidence and quality of life. In fact, those who display a brilliant and balanced smile often look younger and may even have more career success. Our expansive range of cosmetic dental services ensures that each patient can find a treatment that fits within their budget and addresses their unique aesthetic concern. Many of our cosmetic procedures are accomplished in one simple office visit, with minimal disruption to your schedule and wallet. What would it take for you to stop hiding your smile?

Emergency Dentistry

EMERGENCY DENTISTRY

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Dental emergencies can be disruptive, painful and frightening for those involved. Whether you are missing work due to severe tooth pain or your child has knocked out a tooth on the playground, we are fully prepared to handle your dental emergency at Dr. C Family Dentistry. With our expertise in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, you can trust that both the health and beauty of your smile will be restored after an urgent dental issue. We realize that dental emergencies often bring high levels of stress and anxiety. Therefore, we make it a priority to not only see you promptly, but to also help you relax while you are here. Our office staff is compassionate and attentive and our treatment rooms are equipped to provide sedation dentistry when necessary.

If you or a member of your family is suffering from a dental emergency, call Dr. Cochran as soon as possible. Neglecting to address your problem may lead to worsening pain and more costly treatment. At Dr. C Family Dentistry, we offer extended office hours during the week and we reserve time in our daily schedules to treat dental emergencies just like yours.

Same Day Dentistry

SAME DAY DENTISTRY

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At Dr. C Family Dentistry, we do our best to remove any obstacles that could prevent you from getting quality routine dental care. In doing so, we proudly accommodate your busy schedules and packed agendas. Our same day dentistry service means that we will do everything we can to see you on the same day you call. Whether your child is experiencing a dental emergency or your schedule just opened up due to a canceled meeting, our office will gladly see you if our schedule allows. We offer the same superior, patient-centered care during your last minute appointments as we do for those who have scheduled months in advance.

Not only do we strive to meet your same day dental needs, but we also have flexible scheduling options to further your convenience. Dr. C Family Dentistry offers early morning and evening hours to accommodate working adults and busy school-aged kids. We are proud to give our patients every opportunity to achieve a hassle-free and rewarding dental visit with us.

Six Month Smiles

SIX MONTH SMILES

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Want to fix your crooked smile in just six months? Consider Six Month Smiles, the latest and most preferred solution in short-term orthodontics. Six Month Smiles is an ideal choice for patients who are interested in straightening the visible portion of their smile, or just the anterior teeth. In as little as six months, your gapped or crooked front teeth can move into beautiful alignment. Not only is Six Month Smiles quick and affordable, but it is also highly discreet. Patients benefit from clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, allowing them to undergo orthodontic treatment with the confidence they deserve.

Gone are the days that you need to endure uncomfortable and embarrassing metal braces to get a straighter smile. Call Dr. C Family Dentistry today to find out if you are a candidate for this revolutionary alternative to traditional braces. We love helping our patients achieve their best smile with minimal disruption and sacrifice.

Tooth Extractions

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

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Although it is never our first line of treatment, there are situations when a tooth extraction is in the best interest of your smile health. When a root canal or other restorative procedure cannot save a tooth that is badly infected, decayed or damaged, Dr. Cochran can perform a gentle extraction procedure to remove the dead or dying tooth. Rest assured that we conduct our dental procedures with the highest level of precision and care. With our advanced techniques and sedation dentistry options, patients can remain comfortable throughout their tooth extraction visit.

We understand that losing one of your natural teeth is not an ideal situation. However, if we suggest tooth removal, you can trust that it is a necessary action to protect your future smile health and eliminate your discomfort. After your extraction, Dr. Cochran will explain your options for tooth replacement so that your smile appearance and chewing function is properly restored.

Dental Braches

BRACES

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Many adults aren't happy with the way their smiles look. Some people even try to hide their mouths when they smile because they are self-conscious. If this describes you, we're here to help you get your smile back.

Giving you a smile you can be proud of may take less time and be less expensive than you think. That's because orthodontic treatment no longer requires metal braces in every case. Some treatment options are virtually invisible with clear braces. One of those options is Six Month Smiles.

It's possible to have straight teeth in six months if you are a candidate for this modern, innovative form of orthodontic technology, Six Month Smiles is less expensive than Invisalign, can take less time, and can achieve beautiful results. Yet it's almost as invisible as clear aligners.

Six Month Smiles is like traditional braces in that it makes use of traditional brackets and wires to apply gentle forces to your teeth, moving them into better alignment. With Six Month Smiles, the brackets are clear and the wires are tooth colored. Six Month Smiles is such a short process because it moves only the teeth that show when you smile. It's not designed to realign your whole bite. Six Month Smiles is purely cosmetic and is quick, comfortable, and reasonably priced. You may be asked to wear a retainer for a period of time after your treatment to ensure your new and improved smile is solidified.

The only way to know for sure if Six Month Smiles would work for you is to come in for a complimentary consultation. By examining your bite and discussing your goals, we can determine if Six Month Smiles will work for you. Call us today for an appointment and let us help you bring back your smile!

Sadation

SEDATION DENTISTRY

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At Dr. Cochran's office, we take the time to get to know you and explain all available treatment options. As your comfort is our top priority, we offer the latest advancements in sedation dentistry for those patients who choose it. We are able to complete many procedures, from root canals to crown placements, while patients are mildly sedated and relaxed, avoiding the anxiety and stress that some people may feel during dental procedures.

If you choose mild sedation during your treatment, we are able to give you medicine that allows for complete relaxation during your visit but leaves you feeling comfortable and refreshed with full alertness. We also provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as an option for your comfort. This safe and easy sedation option can be especially helpful for children and adolescents who may experience dental anxiety.

If you would like sedation during your treatment, we will review your health history, including current medications and habits including alcohol consumption and tobacco use. We take all factors into careful consideration when planning for your treatment.

Oral Surgery

ORAL SURGERY

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The thought of having a tooth pulled can be scary. Whenever possible, our dental professionals will save your natural tooth. Sometimes conditions in the mouth make it necessary to remove a tooth (or wisdom teeth.) In a painful infection persists or if there is advanced tooth decay, we may recommend tooth removal. There are a number of ways to replace a missing tooth. Our dental professionals will advise you of your treatment and replacement options while keeping your utmost comfort in mind.

Dental Implant

IMPLANT

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If you are missing some teeth or have some that need to be removed and replaced, a dental implant might be the right choice for you. No other tooth replacement option creates a better, longer-lasting solution than dental implants. Implants are typically small, screw-shaped titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth and are covered by porcelain crowns that look and feel just like your old tooth. If ill-fitting, uncomfortable dentures or a retainer with false teeth aren't the right choice for you, ask our dental professionals what we can do to recreate your smile.

Implants help to preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost, preventing further problems in the future. As a minor surgical procedure, the post is inserted into the jawbone where the missing tooth once was, and is left to heal for a set period of time before the tooth-like crown is attached. While it heals, the bone fuses to the implant, leading to a 95 percent success rate that corrects even the most severe problems associated with missing teeth.

There are three primary tooth replacement options that we offer: single tooth replacements, multi-tooth replacements, and implant-supported dentures.

Implants Denture

IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES

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Implant-supported dentures will replace entire jawlines along the top of bottom (or both) rows, acting as a more effective denture. They will not shift around the mouth or fall out when jaw movement occurs from eating or speaking. Instead, implant-supported dentures will lock into place as an entire row of comfortable, bottom- or top-jaw connected row of teeth,

Cosmetic

COSMETIC BLEACHING

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Not only is teeth whitening one of the safest, most effective ways to brighten your smile, it's also one of the most economical. As we age, our teeth are exposed to foods and drinks that stain the teeth and even though they may be perfectly healthy, our teeth may not be as appealing as they could be and rarely stay white for as long as we'd like.

At Dr. Cochran's office, our dental professionals know how important white teeth can be to your confidence: teeth whitening is one of the quickest ways to look younger and the results can be quite dramatic. We have the tools to brighten your teeth three to eight shades in just one hour, while protecting your sensitive gums and teeth root areas. Our in-office whitening solutions are the perfect antidote to stains caused by enamel-darkening beverages like tea, coffee, and red wine, and foods like berries.

Call us today for more information about getting a dazzling smile!

Crown Bridge

CROWN & BRIDGE

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Sometimes our teeth get weak and break, crack or are severely worn down. Crowns are a great solution that will restore your teeth to their appropriate size, shape, and strength, alleviating any pain you might be experiencing. Usually, crowns are used for single teeth but can also be made for multiple teeth (called a bridge). Dental bridges are fixed porcelain pieces that are permanently joined in a row and can be supported by natural teeth with crowns on them or by implant-supported crowns. They look and feel like your natural teeth but a bridge is removable. How the bridge is built depends on how many teeth are missing, the location of the missing teeth, the size and length of the roots that abutments (tooth root replacements) will be placed in, and the amount of bone support each anchor has. Because of how complex the process can be, designing and creating the bridge requires great understanding of how to replace teeth as well as the way surrounding gum and bone tissue would behave with a bridge nearby. Dr. Cochran and his staff are happy to answer any questions about this procedure that can give you your smile back.

Dentures

DENTURES

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Full or partial tooth loss, if left untreated, don't just affect a person's self-image; it can also increase the risk of developing nutritional deficiencies and other health problems. Fortunately, there's a reliable and time-tested method for treating this condition: full or partial dentures. Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth. Other options include fixed bridgework and dental implants. Each method has its particular pluses and minuses, which should be carefully considered. There are also several varieties of dentures available to address specific issues, from partial dentures to implant-supported overdentures. During a consultation, we can explain the available options and help determine which is best for your needs.

Oral Hygene

ORAL HYGIENE

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Have you had your teeth cleaned in the last six months? In-depth dental cleanings are one of the simplest preventative measures that you can have done. The dental professionals at Dr. Cochran's office are skilled at performing gentle yet thorough cleanings that contribute to your overall health and the health of your teeth while adding confidence to your smile.

Gums and teeth benefit from regular brushing and flossing but over time, dental plaque and stains build up on tooth surfaces which may lead to hard deposits that are difficult for brushing and flossing alone to remove. We use the latest cleaning technologies including ultrasonic scaling procedures that use small instruments to remove hard plaque trapped beneath the gums. Ultrasonic scalers act primarily to remove plaque and stains from tooth surfaces in areas that normal brushing and flossing can't reach. A substantial build-up of tartar creates an environment that harbors gum disease. Cleaning these areas can act to prevent gingivitis, tooth decay, and loss of tooth enamel.

Gum Disease

GUM DISEASE

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Many adults in the U.S. have some form of gum disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Whether your gum disease is slowed, stopped, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day.

People don't usually show signs of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s. Men are more likely to have gum disease than women. Although teens rarely develop gum disease, they can develop gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease. Most commonly, gum disease develops when plaque is allowed to build up along and under the gum line.

Our dental professionals will do a thorough examination of your teeth and gums during your visit and consult with you on the best ways to prevent or manage gum disease.

Root Canal

ROOT CANAL

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If you're experiencing persistent pain in the area surrounding a single tooth, you may need a root canal -- one of the most frightening phrases a dentist can utter. Despite the negative connotations associated with root canals, they're actually one of the best ways to relieve pain and swelling inside the mouth caused by cavities and bacteria. Without treatment, loss of the tooth is likely, as tooth decay that reaches the pulp tissue inside the tooth causes infection.

Our dental professionals will save your tooth by gently removing damaged tissue and nerves, then carefully cleaning and sealing it to protect it from bacteria. In most cases, root canals are no more uncomfortable than getting a cavity filled -- and we offer comfort options that can put you in a calm, relaxed state while performing this simple procedure.

Juvederm Injection

JUVEDERM

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Providing consistently smooth and comfortable results, FDA approved Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid facial filler that proves to get rid of the signs of aging, giving patients a fuller, wrinkle-free face. Because Juvederm works on all skin types and colors, it is quickly becoming a preferred treatment for patients seeking to target deeper wrinkle folds and a more contoured appearance with longer lasting results.

Botox Injection

BOTOX

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While numerous anti-aging creams continue to flood the market, Botox injections have become an excellent and highly reliable solution for reducing the visibility of wrinkles, while also serving as a preventative measure for future wrinkles. For patients with a permanent frown or facial features that make them look sad or tired, Botox treatments provide a lifting effect in one non-surgical and budget-friendly procedure.

Dr. Josh Chocran

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