Dentistry of Old Town Scottsdale specializes in creating beautiful smiles, maintaining oral health, and helping improve the dental appearance of your entire family.
General Dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders, and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region of the body.
Our solutions include, Sealants, Tooth-colored Fillings, Crowns/bridges, Dental Implants, Tooth-extractions, Root canals, Occlusal guards (night guard) and much more.
We pride ourselves on being cutting edge. By using next generation procedures and materials that create the most natural looking and attractive results, our patients can have the smiles they have always wanted.
Because of the great gains in cosmetic dentistry, we are able to offer our patients several options for transforming the elements of their smile they do not find aesthetically pleasing. If you are concerned with the shape of your teeth, we can re-contour them for a more pleasing appearance. If the shade is darker than you like, we have a whitening option that fits your lifestyle and budget. Chips, cracks, or small fractures can be repaired with bonding. Veneers are also a popular option for a multitude of problems such as gaps, stains, or poor shape. Whatever the issue, we offer several solutions that will all help you to feel more confident about your smile.
Our team is committed to customizing the most effective at-home oral hygiene regime for your needs and educating you about its importance. Helping our patients understand the significance of their oral hygiene ensures a lifetime of dental health.
Focusing on preventative dentistry means emphasizing the importance of periodic cleanings and oral exams. Efficient preventative care combines these visits with regular at-home care. This will aid in early diagnosis of tooth decay and will dramatically reduce the risk of periodontal (gum) disease.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissue and bone that supports the teeth. The most susceptible area is at the junction of the gum tissue and the tooth. A small crevice exists that forms a pocket, called the “sulcus”. During your regular dental visits, these pockets are measured for depth. Healthy gum tissues generally have pockets measuring three millimeters or less. However, infected tissue can measure much higher. The more severe the infections, the larger the pocket becomes. This allows more bacteria to grow and increases the difficulty of practicing effective oral hygiene. When this condition is not managed properly, patients experience progressive loss of tissue, bone, and eventually teeth.
Another benefit of regular preventative visits is the opportunity for early diagnosis of oral cancer. Far too often, this condition is discovered in late stages of development and results in disfigurement and even death. Dentists are now equipped with important tools that give them the capability to detect abnormal tissue in the mouth by measuring fluorescence. When diagnosed early, prognosis improves significantly. When you visit our office, we will evaluate your risk factors and determine whether or not you could benefit from these screenings.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth, or teeth, due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
There are many advantages to dental implants, including: improved appearance, improved speech, improved comfort, improved eating, improved self-esteem, and improved oral health.
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on location of placement within the jaw. In general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care, implants will likely last a lifetime.
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders — such as diabetes or heart disease — or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
Dr. Brittain is a Preferred Provider with Invisalign due to his years of experience with the product.
Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call malocclusion. They will likely lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws. This results in premature wear. Invisalign is an esthetic alternative to traditional wire braces.
Invisalign utilizes a series of custom made, clear aligners specifically created for you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and almost invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing these aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets and there are no wires to tighten.
Invisalign offers the opportunity to straighten your teeth at a level of comfort, convenience, and confidence not achieved by other methods. This minimal and cutting-edge approach will have minimal interference on how you live but will make a significant and positive impact on how you feel.
7449 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251