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General Dentistry

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is the primary oral care given to you by your dental provider. In general dentistry, the dentist diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health care needs, which includes gum care , fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges, veneers, and preventive education.

General dentists focus on treating patients of all ages, focusing on your family’s dental needs and oral health issues. Our team of family-friendly general dentists want to help you smile!

Dental Treatments Offered Under Our General Dentistry Procedures:

  • Dentures
  • Oral hygiene and nutrition consultation
  • Cavities and sealants
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Cleaning, whitening, and planning
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Mouth guards
  • Sleep apnea treatment
  • Oral surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Oral maxillofacial procedures
  • Smile restoration
  • Jawbone surgery
  • Gum treatments
  • Root canal therapy
  • TMJ therapy

“Fantastic experience!! Very excited to go to a hip dentist that uses technology. I appreciated the text and phone reminders of my appointment and able to complete new patient paperwork online at home. Upon arrival greeted by front office lady. Very nice and informative, they have a plan for people with no insurance to make it affordable.”

5* Google Review: Shelana

“I have been going to Urbandale Smiles for past 3 years. I always receive very professional and high quality care. Theresa is a great hygienist. Entire staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Urbandale Smiles for all your dental needs.”

5* Google Review: Kathleen

Why Choose Us?

The Urbandale Smiles team is dedicated and excited with the readiness to help you with your scheduling, insurance, and financial needs.

Our friendly team makes you feel welcomed at all times, and answers all the questions you may have, and help you to the best of our abilities.

We provide high-quality services to yield the best results for your treatment and make the time you spend at Urbandale Smiles enjoyable.

We give focused attention to every patient and their oral health care.

Most Frequently Asked Cosmetic Dentistry Questions

What Services Does a General Dentist Provide?

General dentists serve as your primary oral health care provider. They usually perform preventative care such as regular teeth cleanings, root canals, fillings, and may offer minor restorative procedures. However, they can also provide cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening and dental bonding.

Can a General Dentist Do Root Canals and Crowns?

Many general dentists provide root canal treatment in their office, and they may refer more complicated cases to endodontists. An endodontist is a professional dentist who is specialized in doing only root canals.

A general dentist can perform a dental crown procedure. However, depending on how complicated your case is, you may be referred to a prosthodontist. A prosthodontist is trained in complex techniques of teeth replacement, such as placing a dental implant to support a crown.

What to Look for When Selecting Your Dentist?

Ask these questions when selecting the right dentist:

  • Is the location easily accessible to you?
  • Will their office hours suit your schedule?
  • Are you comfortable with the dentist’s approach to dental care?
  • Does the dentist use medications to help you relax during treatment?
  • What is the practice’s policy on missed appointments?
  • What are the service charges?
  • Does the dentist accept your insurance plan?

Urbandale Smiles

Phone : 515-276-7800

Address: 8078 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322

Hours Of Operation:

Monday 8 AM–5 PM

Tuesday 8 AM–5 PM

Wednesday 8 AM–5 PM

Thursday 8 AM–3 PM

Friday Closed

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