Family Dentistry

Welcome to Dental Arts Group, where we believe in nurturing smiles for a lifetime! Our family dentistry practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care for every member of your family, regardless of their age. We understand that each smile is unique, and our team of skilled professionals is committed to offering personalized and gentle care. 

From the very first tooth to those golden years, our Philadelphia, PA team is here to ensure your family’s dental health is in the best of hands. Join us as we embark on a journey to brighter, healthier smiles for you and your loved ones. Call today to schedule!

Dentistry For All Ages

At Dental Arts Group, we cater to patients of all ages, ensuring that everyone, from toddlers to seniors, receives the dental care they need. We provide a warm, welcoming environment that helps ease the anxiety often associated with dental visits. Our pediatric services focus on early prevention and education, while our adult and senior dental care concentrates on maintaining oral health and function throughout life.

The Importance Of Prevention

Prevention is the cornerstone of good oral health. At Dental Arts Group, we emphasize the importance of regular check-ups, proper oral hygiene practices, and preventive treatments. Educating our patients on the best practices for oral care at home is a priority, as it lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Professional Cleanings

Regular professional cleanings are crucial for maintaining oral health. Our experienced hygienists gently remove plaque and tartar build-up that regular brushing and flossing can’t reach. These cleanings help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems, ensuring your smile stays healthy and bright.

Dental Exams

Comprehensive dental exams are a staple at Dental Arts Group. During these exams, our dentists thoroughly assess your oral health, checking for any signs of decay, gum disease, and other potential issues. We also perform oral cancer screenings as part of our commitment to your overall health.

Digital X-Rays

Utilizing the latest in digital x-ray technology, we ensure that our patients receive the safest and most efficient imaging available. Digital x-rays provide us with detailed views of your teeth and jaw, aiding in accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning, all with minimal radiation exposure.

Emergency Dentistry

The unexpected can always happen, which is why Dental Arts Group is here to help. Our team is ready to assist when dental emergencies arise. We understand that a toothache is more than just a toothache—it is a painful disruption to our lives. It can result in lost sleep and the inability to eat, which is why this and many other dental concerns require immediate assistance.

At Dental Arts Group, we have an answering service available during our off hours to assist patients who may need to see a dentist as soon as possible. In some instances, we may suggest patients come in first thing in the morning for treatment while calling in prescriptions to assist with pain and discomfort. In other situations, we may suggest patients visit their local emergency room for assistance, depending on the severity of the problem.

There are many dental emergencies which may occur when patients are in need. These problems may include:

  • Broken, fractured teeth
  • Dental accidents
  • Trauma to a natural tooth
  • Extractions
  • Abscesses
  • Swollen jaw
  • Decayed, diseased, or infected dental nerves (needing root canal therapy)
  • Denture repair
  • Lost restorations (veneers, crowns, and bridges)

During our regular hours, we can also assist with many cosmetic and general dentistry solutions. When patients come in for their emergency dental situation, we may also be able to help them with other concerns, including tooth decay, repair of natural teeth, and even teeth whitening services.

The team of Dental Arts Group assists new and existing patients with their dental emergencies. We can help in your time of need. Just give us a call, and we can get you in for an emergency appointment or guide you to another professional who can assist with your current situation. 

Complete Medical & Dental History Review

The first step for new patients is the completion of our easy online paperwork. Your dentist will review this completed information to assess the implications of current medical and dental conditions and how they impact patient care goals. If a medical consultation could benefit patient care, our dentists may contact your physician to collaborate on the best treatment regimen and timeline. In addition, if questions arise about previous dentistry or implant work, we will contact your previous dentists to acquire all necessary information.

Discussion Of Issues, Goals, & Dental Enhancements

At Dental Arts Group, we respect that all patients have their own treatment goals. We have found that treatment planning becomes an important balance of patient clinical needs (e.g., cavities, gum disease), patient goals and concerns (e.g., pain, function issues), and patient wants (e.g., whitening, Invisalign, and missing teeth replacement). We know that successful treatment planning hinges on effective communication between the patient and the dentist.

Complete Radiographic Investigation & Diagnosis

If a patient’s needs require a specialist consultation and intervention, referrals will be provided during this visit. In addition, if prescriptions such as prescription-strength toothpaste or antibiotics are necessary they will be e-prescribed during your comprehensive exam visit.

Complete Periodontal Examination & Development Of Care Plan

Only a very small amount of dental issues can be diagnosed with a visual exam. This leaves a majority of conditions requiring dental digital x-ray(s) or images for the discovery of any problems. Because most dental issues are often pain-free, comprehensive digital dental x-rays are paramount in saving teeth. The frequency and number of images depend on patient status and history as well as cavity risk assessment. This assessment allows our dentists to care for patients by providing proactive, timely treatment of developing cavities and lesions.

Intraoral Photography For Documentation & Patient Education

Gum health is paramount to maintaining teeth for the long term, so much so that gum disease is the greatest contributor to tooth loss. Therefore, a critical part of the DAG Comprehensive Exam is gum measurement (probing) and documentation of recession, gingival gum, and bone loss. Based on your gum evaluations, a custom care plan is created to best address your gum status. These care plans may consist of cleanings, deep cleanings, or a periodontist (gum specialist) referral. Also, the timing and frequency of cleanings to ensure continued health will be discussed.

Oral Cancer Screening

Unfortunately, the effects of oral cancer can be devastating. It is critical that oral cancer screenings are conducted twice a year. Certain risk factors may put some patients at higher risk and should be discussed with their dentist.

Dental Cavity Evaluation

Early decay (cavity) detection is best. When decay is found, the patient typically has no pain or awareness. The solutions are also easier when discovery is earlier because decay treatment options are less invasive and less expensive. Therefore, it is critical for regular examination and dental cavity evaluation to find any issues. 

During the comprehensive evaluation, the dentist is evaluating teeth x-rays and clinical tooth appearance (under 2.5-6.0x magnification) for signs of decay. Our goal is to help patients identify and resolve issues before decay spreads deeper into the tooth requiring a root canal, extraction, or a dental implant.

Existing Dentistry (Fillings, Crown, & Implants) Evaluation

Unfortunately, dental work does not and should not last forever. This means that pre-existing restorations are constantly vulnerable to new decay, fracture, cracking, and infection. This pre-existing dentistry may be fillings and sealants placed during childhood or crowns, bridges, and fillings placed as an adult. All dentistry will require replacement at some time. During the comprehensive exam, existing dentistry is evaluated to ensure stability and continued appropriate function and aesthetics.

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Missing Teeth Consultation

Teeth can be lost or extracted for many reasons. The consequence of missing teeth is reduced function, aesthetic concerns, and an increased risk of problems for remaining teeth due to overuse. Missing teeth can be replaced with modern permanent solutions like dental implants—allowing for a return to function and cosmetics. Traditional solutions such as bridges, partials, and complete dentures provide nonsurgical solutions. During the comprehensive exam, missing teeth are charted and treatment options are discussed.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Screening

Dentists are in a unique position to also screen for other non-oral health conditions. Sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing are screened by your dentist during your comprehensive exam. Our dentist will examine the tongue, teeth, and throat in addition to reviewing the Dental Arts Group Sleep Health Questionnaire. Should any potential risk factors be identified, a referral to appropriate medical sleep specialists may be indicated. In the case of a diagnosis of sleep apnea by a sleep physician, an oral appliance may be prescribed and custom fitted by your dentist.

Conversation & Treatment Planning

Treatment planning solutions for patient needs defines an important conversation between the dentist and the patient. Treatment needs, order of appointments, and patient desires are clearly discussed to create the treatment plan. The risks, benefits, and treatment alternatives are discussed for all proposed treatments.  

Following clinical review, a complete insurance coverage breakdown is given to the patient. At Dental Arts Group, we want patients to maximize their insurance benefits to afford the treatment they need. Our administrative teams will contact your insurance provider to provide accurate estimates for any co-pays. If the patient is not insured, a Dental Arts Group Savings Plan will be discussed to show how our membership plan provides patients with savings and similar assurances as traditional plans. In the case of financing needs, these options are also discussed at this visit. Dental Arts Group believes all patients should be given opportunities to afford the proper care they need.

Prescriptions & Specialist Referral

If a patient’s needs require a specialist consultation and intervention, referrals will be provided during this visit. In addition, if prescriptions such as prescription-strength toothpaste or antibiotics are necessary they will be e-prescribed during your comprehensive exam visit.

Choose Dental Arts Group For Your Family’s Dental Care

At Dental Arts Group, we’re more than just a dental practice; we’re a part of your community. We pride ourselves on creating lasting relationships with our patients, built on trust, professionalism, and superior care. Our state-of-the-art facility, combined with our team’s passion for dentistry, ensures that every visit is a comfortable and positive experience. 

Your family deserves the best in dental care, and we’re here to deliver just that. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and join the Dental Arts Group family! 

Our Services

Family Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry
Dental Implants
Gum Disease Treatment
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