San Antonio’s family dentist, Dr. Kevin Sandefer, of Alon Dental Care, has been providing outstanding general dentistry services for over fifteen years.
Dr. Sandefer’s dedication to serving the community of San Antonio has given him the ability to thoroughly analyze patients’ oral health, diagnose a wide variety of conditions or diseases, properly recommend certain treatments when needed, and offer quality advice on how you can keep a healthy, beautiful smile.
What Is General Dentistry?
General dentistry covers a variety of effective services and treatments that are designed to preserve and improve your overall oral health. Dr. Sandefer and his team at Alon Dental Care in San Antonio excel at delivering dental restoration services and procedures that meet each individual’s unique needs. Some of the services provided include:
- Simple and complex tooth fillings crafted with “white” composite resin materials
- Crowns and bridges
- Inlays and onlays cast in gold, ceramic (porcelain), or heat-treated composite resin
- Porcelain or composite resin veneers, provided using either prepared or no-drilling techniques
- Composite bonding
- Teeth whitening
- Implant-supported dentures and partials
Here at Alon Dental Care, we are able to provide a wide array of general dentistry services and fully functional restorations that are absolutely beautiful.
Types of General Dentistry
Periodontics is an area of dentistry that focuses on the treatment of diseases and abnormal conditions that affect the gums and supporting bone that helps to anchor your teeth.
At Alon Dental Care, Dr. Sandefer and his experienced team are able to diagnose and treat the early stages of gum disease by using intricate procedures designed to remove dental plaque and tartar from within the roots and crowns of your teeth. Proper use of antibiotics and antibiotic mouth rinses may be incorporated into your professional cleaning regimen.
It is important to recognize when a person’s periodontal condition has progressed to the extent that specialty care is required or if the condition is not responding to conventional therapy. Dr. Sandefer has a trusted group of specialists he works with who can help to ensure that you are receiving proper care.
Endodontics, or more commonly referred to as root canals, is a branch of dentistry that focuses on treating the infected or dying nerve of a tooth. This form of treatment often employs dentistry methods designed to clear out the infection in order to save the tooth.
While Dr. Sandefer is able to perform root canals, more complex anatomies or retreatment cases will be referred to an endodontic specialist for treatment. Afterward, Alon Dental Care can complete the restoration services once the infection has been removed.
Prosthodontics repairs teeth through the use of any form of prosthetic restoration including full-mouth restoration and rehabilitation procedures.
Some of the restoration treatments include tooth crowns, dental implants, fixed or removable bridges, and dentures. Prosthodontics are also a primary practice that treats temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
Orthodontic treatment ensures that your smile is as straight as possible. In fact, dental braces are the most common example of orthodontic care among children and young adults.
For older adults and those who are uncomfortable wearing traditional braces, tray-based systems like Invisalign may be the answer. These systems work by using a series of custom made trays that predictably move teeth into a more esthetic and functional position.
Here at Alon Dental Care, we see patients of all ages. Pedodontics refers to the practice of dentistry on children and the young. Dr. Sandefer and his staff make sure that your little ones are completely comfortable when visiting our practice.
Our team also emphasizes the importance of making the Alon Dental Care experience a fun and safe one for children, as well as a convenient one for the parents. Occasionally a child may need care from a board-certified pediatric dentist in which case we can make a quality recommendation based on your child’s unique needs.
6. Oral Surgery
Dr. Sandefer is able to perform most of your common oral surgeries depending on the complexity. Treatments like extractions and implant placement may be able to be done here at a savings to the patient.
In the case of a more difficult procedure, we may choose to refer the patients to a more specialized oral surgeon or periodontist.
A San Antonio Family Dentist Dedicated to Serving You
Dr. Sandefer is a general dentist who is determined to improve your oral health with the attention and commitment to excellence that you deserve.
Contact Alon Dental Care today at (210) 920-9947 to learn more about our dental services.