Panoramic                                   Bitewing Film                             Peripical Film 

  • Fluoride Varish:  A highly concentrated form of fluoride which is applied to the tooth's surface. It is applied to the enamel of the tooth and can be used to help prevent decay, remineralize the tooth surface and to treat  hypersensitivity.
  • Prophylaxis (Professional Cleaning):   Removal of plaque, tartar (calculus) and stains from the tooth structures. 
  • Sealants:​  A sealant is a thin coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.


  • Comprehensive and Periodic Examinations:  Information is collected during an examination, which include but not limited to  the health of a patient's gum tissue health, caries identification and oral cancer screening.
  • Digital Radiography:  Sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.  Panoramic (full mouth film), bitewing (checks bone levels and for caries interproxmially) and perapical (a film of a specific tooth or area), radiography film are a few types of film that we take in our office.  Here are a couple examples of those films. 

Family Dentistry Services We Offer to You 

  • ​​Dentures and Partials:  Also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture). However, there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants, which is a fixed prosthodontics. 
  • Crowns:  A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth, a large portion of the tooth structure has broken or a root canal was preformed on the tooth.  Crowns are bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment.  They can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated by a dental laboratory.  Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment. 

Before Composite Restoration                  After

  • Implants:​  A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis.  Implants can be used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth.  The implant fixture is first placed, so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic. The position of implants is determined by the position and angle of adjacent teeth and lab simulations.  The final prosthetic can be either fixed, where a person cannot remove the denture or teeth from their mouth or removable, where they can remove the prosthetic. In each case an abutment is attached to the implant fixture. Where the prosthetic is fixed, the crown, bridge or denture is fixed to the abutment with either lag screws or dental cement. Where the prosthetic is removable, a corresponding adapter is placed in the prosthetic so that the two pieces can be secured together.

Silver Amalgam FIllings vs Composite Fillings 


  • Bridges:​  A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Like crowns, they are bonded to the abutment teeth using a dental cement, a dental impression of the prepare teeth is taken and fabricated by a dental laboratory. 


  • Composite/Tooth Color Fillings;​  Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. 
  • Composite Bonding:  Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are customised tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a laboratory, bonding usually can be done in one clinic visit unless several teeth are involved. 

These are some of the services and treatments that Dr. Gibbons and her office provide.  If there is a particular services that you have questions about or you wish to inquire about a service not listed, please call our office at (815)485-2536 . We would be happy to answer any questions for you.