General Dentistry Services

General Dentistry

Dr. Sophia Bednarski practices specialized restorative, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, along with general dental procedures. She constantly strives to be at the cutting edge of technology, and employs the most modern techniques in order to provide her clients with beautiful smiles. With expert staff and the most up-to-date equipment, she is able to provide dental care that sets the standard in the Sappington and South County areas of Missouri. To keep your smile healthy, we recommend regular preventive care. Routine visits to our practice every six months will keep your smile healthy and bright. Whether you need a simple cleaning or perhaps a more serious root canal treatment, Dr. Bednarski can service all your dentistry needs.

We believe that every smile is a work of art, and the first step to keeping your smile beautiful is oral hygiene. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or if you simply have questions, please feel free to contact us at 314-843-4040, or use the form on this site. We would welcome an opportunity to talk with you.

Our team has an extensive skill set with the following services:

  • Fixed Prosthodontics (crowns and bridges)
  • Removable Prosthodontics (dentures)
  • Extractions
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Dental Pain Control

Preventive Dentistry

General Dentistry

You have probably heard the expression, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and nowhere is this time-honored saying more appropriate than when it comes to dentistry. In fact, thanks to proper preventive dentistry, many people today have never experienced decay, or the pain of a toothache.

Dr. Sophia Bednarski and her dental team are committed to helping their clients avoid dental problems through the most modern preventive treatments and techniques designed to facilitate superior oral health. Our services include:

  • Regular dental exams
  • Regular cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Digital x-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Patient education

Of course there is much that you can do at home – we can’t over-stress the importance of brushing and flossing regularly.

With proper care, and the cutting edge technology, you can stop tooth decay before it happens. If you already have fillings, these same techniques will help you to maintain them. You truly can have a beautiful smile that will last you a lifetime.

Cleanings

Of course you know how important it is to brush and floss regularly, but a professional cleaning every six months is also a vital part of your oral hygiene routine. Not only does it make your teeth gleam and your mouth feel wonderfully fresh, it eliminates stains, tartar and plaque that can damage your teeth and gums. These contaminants can’t be removed just with regular at-home cleaning.

A professional cleaning is done using manual scalers, and/or ultrasonic treatment. It’s painless, highly effective in getting rid of deposits, and everyone can benefit. Even if you’re a heavy coffee drinker, or a smoker, professional cleaning can rid you of nasty stains and bacterial build-up. Not only does professional cleaning make you look and feel great, it’s one of the most important weapons in your battle against tooth decay, so don’t neglect this important part of your oral health.

Bonding

General Dentistry

It is in our nature as humans to want to smile and laugh. Unfortunately, many people feel embarrassed following their nature, because of discolored or decayed teeth.

If your teeth are stained, decayed, or otherwise damaged, you can have your smile restored easily and with little expense using a technique known as dental bonding. It’s a very simple procedure in which a resinous material is applied to your teeth. The material can be colored in order to achieve an exact match, so no one will know that you’ve had the procedure done unless you choose to tell them.

Once the bonding material is applied, it is cured. This involves the use of a special light to harden the bonding material. It’s painless, because it’s done under local anesthesia, and it only takes approximately half an hour for each tooth.

Bonded teeth are amazingly easy to care for. If you simply look after your bonded teeth the way you do your others, by brushing and flossing regularly, your bonding treatments can last a very long time.

Amalgam Free Fillings

In decades past, all tooth fillings were made using a combination, or amalgam, of a variety of different metals. To say the least, they were unsightly, especially when the patient was unfortunate enough to need fillings in his or her front teeth. Perhaps you don’t have any amalgam fillings, but your grandparents, and possibly your parents, likely did. Fortunately, today you can actually have amalgam free fillings that match your teeth. Even better, amalgam free fillings bond to your teeth so that they last longer and provide better protection.

Whether you need a large restoration, or just a small filling, amalgam free fillings are easy for your dentist to create. For your part, they’re easy to maintain. All you need to do is brush and floss, and of course get regular checkups and professional cleanings. Your teeth will look great, feel natural, and your amalgam free fillings will last a very long time.