Complete Dentistry

What Is Complete Dentistry?

A complete dentistry entails a philosophy of care aimed at preservation of the health and functionality of your teeth through all dental components. At Standish Family Dental Health, we strive to do just that. Our practice goes above and beyond that of normal dental practices in the Standish, Windham, and Gorham communities to ensure that you have a beautiful, healthy smile.

Our goal as a complete dentistry includes:

  • The development of a smile you can feel confident with
  • Teeth that allow you to enjoy foods with comfort
  • Stability of the jaw joints
  • A healthy and functional bite
  • Complete arrest of any prior tooth decay
  • Pristine & stable gum health

The Comparison Between Complete Dentistry & Repair Dentistry?

Many patients visit dentistries offering only the traditional repair approach, which typically involves routine cleanings, crowns and fillings, dental bridges, and periodontal procedures. Although this approach has benefited many individuals over the years, often times these dentistries fall short of the long-term goals complete dentistries are capable of meeting.

Is A Complete Dentistry Right For Me?

A complete dentistry is not necessary for each and every individual. To determine if this area of dentistry would really benefit you, take a look in the mirror. When smiling in the mirror do you see wear or squaring off of your front teeth?

Beginning Wear
Beginning Wear (before & after treatment)

If your teeth are showing this kind of wear, it usually means your teeth have become misaligned. Some signs of malocclusions, or misaligned teeth, include:

  • Wear and shortening of teeth
  • Wearing away of enamel, exposing underlying dentin
  • Jaw and face pain (TMJ problems)
  • Headaches
  • Tooth grinding and clenching
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Cracked and broken teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Drifting teeth (spaces developing between teeth)

Moderate Wear
Moderate Wear (before & after treatment)

If your own teeth are beginning to show signs of this type of wear, you can expect the trend to continue if left untreated.

Advancing Wear
Advancing Wear (before & after treatment)

Treatment of Bad Bites

Although Standish Family Dental Health is not an orthodontic practice, we are more than capable of diagnosing bite-related problems. If it is determined that we will not be able to treat your bad bite without an orthodontic appliance, we will happily refer you to an orthodontist in the area.

Trust Standish Family Dental Health With Your Dental Needs

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our practice. We proudly offer root canals, teeth whitening, and general treatments to Standish, Windham, & Gorham residents. We invite you to contact our office today at 207.642.4300 to schedule an appointment.