General & Family Dentistry
At Lake City Dental, we welcome patients of all ages, and offer a variety of treatments to help you and your family enjoy improved oral health and beautiful smiles. Our caring dentists and team are committed to providing you with quality dental care in a friendly, family-oriented environment. Give us a call today to learn more about general and family dentistry in Murray, Utah, and make your appointment with Dr. Morgan Smith.
General and family dentistry encompasses a number of dental treatments that are aimed at helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. Whether you are bringing your child in for a simple dental checkup or need a more complex restorative procedure, we are here to care for your family’s smiles. Our experienced Dentist and team are pleased to provide comprehensive general and family dentistry to meet all of your dental needs and goals for a healthy, beautiful smile.
We encourage all of our patients to visit us at least once every six months. During these routine appointments, we will provide a thorough dental cleaning and exam to make sure that your smile is in good health. Depending on your individual dental needs, you may need to come to our office more often. If you notice any type of dental pain or damage or experience a dental emergency, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible to receive the high-quality dental care you need. To learn more about our dental services and to schedule your family’s next visit to our friendly office, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to care for you!
Dr. Morgan Smith provides children’s dentistry for children age 3 and older. We welcome children younger than 3 to visit our office for “happy visits” and become accustomed to meeting with our dentists. We work hard to provide children with good experiences and help them develop positive associations and relationships with our office and team. To learn more about pediatric dentistry in Murray, Utah, and to make your appointment with our friendly dental professionals, please call Lake City Dental at 801-266-4427.
Lake City Dental offers dental bridges to restore your smile and your ability to chew and speak normally. Our dentists often recommend bridges to replace missing teeth and help you maintain proper tooth alignment. Please call us at 801-266-4427 to learn more about dental bridges in Murray, Utah, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Morgan Smith.
Recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
- Restoring your ability to speak, eat and chew normally
- Alleviating excess stress on the bite
- Improving the shape and volume of your face
- Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
- Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit us today.
CLEANINGS & EXAMS
You should receive a dental cleaning and exam every 6 months. This routine preventive care allows our dentists to monitor your oral health and quickly treat any developing problems. Our hygienists will also review your oral hygiene care and make any necessary recommendations to improve your home care routine. Call Lake City Dental at 801-266-4427 to make your appointment with Dr. Morgan Smith and learn more about dental cleanings and exams in Murray, Utah.
Dental cleanings and exams are two of the most basic yet important preventive treatments we provide at our office. Each time you visit our dental practice for a checkup, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam to help your smile stay healthy. During your cleaning and exam, our dental team will:
- Clean your teeth by removing any plaque or tartar (also called dental calculus), which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease
- Floss and polish your teeth for a healthy, bright smile
- Examine your smile for signs of any damaging dental conditions or diseases
We may utilize dental X-rays to further evaluate your smile and make certain that you receive the dental care you need. Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential in maintaining good oral health, preventing cavities and gum disease, and making sure that any damaging conditions are treated as early as possible.
We recommend that you visit us every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. We may suggest more frequent visits if needed, and we also encourage you to contact us if you suffer from a dental emergency, pain or injury. To schedule your next appointment, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to caring for your smile!
Dr. Morgan Smith offers dental crowns in Murray, Utah, to restore broken, decayed, or weakened teeth and give you back a healthy smile. We welcome you to call Lake City Dental at 801-266-4427 for more information about dental crowns and to make your appointment with our experienced dentists.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our Dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
- To protect a tooth following root canal treatment
- To anchor and attach a dental bridge
- To cover and complete a dental implant
- To enhance the beauty of your smile
- To improve a misshapen tooth
- To strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weak
- To support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains
To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!
WHITE COMPOSITE FILLINGS
Dr. Morgan Smith can provide you with dental fillings to repair damage from cavities and restore your teeth to full function and appearance. Lake City Dental is a mercury-free practice, providing only tooth-colored dental fillings, and removing your silver fillings to replace them with composite alternatives. For more information about tooth-colored dental fillings in Murray, Utah, and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, please call our office at 801-266-4427.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity), or if a tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and to return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our Dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!
IMPLANTS AND BONE GRAFTS
Our dentists at Lake City Dental provide dental implants to give you a restoration that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. Implant dentistry creates a strong, stable, foundation for your replacement tooth, giving you back the quality of life that comes with having a beautiful smile and a healthy oral function. Call us today at 801-266-4427 to make your appointment with Dr. Morgan Smith and learn more about dental implants in Murray, Utah.
Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post.
Following this healing period, our Dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom-made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.
Our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction if your teeth are broken, severely decayed, have advanced periodontal disease, are impacted, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. We will provide you with detailed instruction on caring for the extraction site following your procedure. Please call Lake City Dental at 801-266-4427 to make your appointment with Dr. Morgan Smith and learn more about tooth extractions in Murray, Utah.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty and function.
Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:
- Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
- Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
- Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth
Our Dentist and team use great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so that you can properly take care of your smile as it heals. For more information on tooth extraction and to schedule your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are committed to improving your smile!