Family Dentist in UticaWith all of the wonderful advancements that have been made in the field of dentistry in the past few years, the type of care you can receive has improved significantly. When you need a family dentist in Utica, you’ll find that kind of innovative, improved care at the office of John D. Mecca, D.D.S. From young children to the elderly, we can help strengthen and improve smiles!
Research in dentistry is ongoing, and new treatments are created every day. That is why at our office we never consider our education finished. We stay on top of all the new methods that are out there so that we can offer you the widest range of options for your care. From preventive care for young children to oral surgery for adults, including prosthetic replacements for missing teeth in older people, we’ll always provide the highest-quality care.
We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques at all times, and we work closely with all of our patients to ensure that you get the care that will help with your specific needs. Every procedure done here is performed by an experienced and knowledgeable professional, and everyone on our staff does all they can to make your experience here a positive one.
If you’re looking for a family dentist in Utica, the place to go is the office of John D. Mecca, D.D.S. PC. We are dedicated to making sure that your entire family will have healthy and bright smiles all your lives! Call today to schedule an appointment.
Cleaning and Consultation
We all know that good oral hygiene keeps your teeth looking clean and shiny, but did you know that it's also essential to your overall health? It's true, poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes.
That's why dentists recommend that teeth be cleaned professionally twice a year. Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. The average dental cleaning is a routine procedure that is rarely painful and takes 30 to 45 minutes.
At John D. Mecca, D.D.S. PC, we specialize in and frequently perform a variety of dental cleaning procedures, from scaling to whitening, so you can rest assured that yours will be performed by a skilled and experienced medical professional.
For over 150 years, cavities were filled with a mixture of metals, including silver and mercury. It was perfectly normal to see dark gray areas in someone's mouth when they laughed.
But today, you can get your cavities, as well as any other smaller hollow areas in your teeth, filled with composite fillings. Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth's color - so they become invisible when applied.
Composite fillings also provide an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented. The factors that go into our decision to use composite fillings include:
- The size of the area that needs to be filled
- The location of the affected area in the mouth (i.e., a tooth that is heavily relied on for chewing)
- Allergies the patient might have
- The preference of the patient regarding the use of metals in the mouth
- Whether it is necessary cosmetically to have a tooth-colored filling
At John D. Mecca, D.D.S. PC, we always make every attempt to treat your teeth and remedy any dental malady. Unfortunately, in some cases damage to teeth is in so advanced a stage that is may be necessary to extract the tooth in order to maintain dental health.
If a tooth is broken, cracked or extensively decayed it may be necessary to remove it. Likewise, a tooth that is associated with advanced stages of periodontal disease should be removed, as well as teeth that are poorly positioned or non-functional.
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