FAIRMONT WV DENTIST
Looking for a dentist in Fairmont? You’re in the right place. Drs. Bonasso and Kime have years of experience in dentistry and they perform a wide array of dental procedures. Have a relatively simple problem? Your checkups, cavity fillings, and root canals will be handled with care, consideration, empathy, and skill at Bonasso and Kime. Have something a little more complicated that needs attention? We can handle orthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. No matter what your mouth needs, you can trust Bonasso and Kime to care for you with skill. We also provide emergency dentist services!
Many different oral health conditions can qualify as a dental emergency. Let’s talk about pain. Mild pain in your mouth that isn’t disrupting your life or causing you to function properly is not a dental emergency. In cases of mild pain, you can book an appointment with us, and we’ll see you as soon as we can fit you into our schedule. In cases of serious pain, on the other hand, you’ll be able to book with us the same day. Intense pain could be an indicator of serious oral health problems.
There are a variety of other oral health problems that could be dental emergencies. We’re going to detail these problems and the best ways you can care for yourself while you’re on the way to visit us for emergency dentistry.
Proper dental hygiene is the most important way to prevent cavities, gum disease and other oral health problems, so make an appointment with us to get your teeth cleaned. Our hygienists will tend to every surface of each tooth, getting rid of plaque and stuck on tartar to allow the natural beauty of your teeth to shine. What’s more, you’ll be reducing your risk of health problems; look good and feel good!
Dental hygiene doesn’t stop in the office, and while your teeth and gums will get a thorough cleaning from our team, we’ll also help you improve your oral health habits at home, giving you tips on how to brush and floss more effectively. Your smile will look and feel so great when we’re done, you’ll wonder why you didn’t come in sooner!
Restorative dentistry is just what it sounds like - techniques and technologies that allow us to restore damaged, worn down, or decayed teeth. You’ve almost certainly seen or had restorative work done before - any time a cavity is filled, it’s restorative dentistry at work.
Here at Bonasso and Kime, we offer much more than simple cavity fillings. Has the tooth seen enough decay that it’s too weak to fill? We offer dental crowns that emulate the look and feel of natural teeth, and what’s more is that we can have these crowns done in a single visit thanks to some new and incredible technological advances.
Despite the name, crowns don’t always rule in the world of restorative dentistry; sometimes, you need a little extra help. Bridges can be used to replace missing teeth, and partial or full dentures can be created in cases where many replacements are needed. We’ll work with you to create a restorative plan that suits your needs and your budget.
A special branch of restorative dentistry, the use of dental implants, is available to replace missing teeth instead of bridges. When you get a bridge, the teeth around the missing tooth need to be altered; they become pillars of a literal dental bridge. With implants, no alterations to other teeth are needed; your jawbone fuses to the implants in an incredible process called osseointegration. Implants mimic real teeth like nothing else.
In some ways, all dentistry is cosmetic - your smile is one of the first things people notice about you - and when we improve it through cleaning, restorative dentistry, or any other means, you’ll see cosmetic benefits. But when we talk about cosmetic dentistry, we’re narrowing in specifically on the kinds of dentistry that are meant for cosmetic purposes only - like teeth whitening!
We offer two different kinds of teeth whitening and when you come see us, we’ll help you decide which one is right for you. We can craft trays that you’ll fill with our specialized whitening gel and place over your teeth, seeing results in a matter of days. We can also offer ZOOM! Whitening, a chairside whitening procedure that gives you noticeably whiter teeth in about an hour.
We provide our clients with a number of other cosmetic options. Want to change the look of a particular tooth? We can use veneers and lumineers, surfaces which are bonded to your tooth to improve its shape and color. Want to change the look of your whole mouth? Innovative technologies like the Snap-On Smile are waiting for you at our offices, allowing you to quickly change your whole smile.
Endodontics deals with the nerves of the teeth. If you or someone you know has had a root canal, you know a thing or two about the practice! Root canals can improve your health and reduce pain and stress. The process has a reputation for being uncomfortable but tremendous advances in the techniques and medications used by Drs. Bonasso and Kime will ensure that your experience is much more pleasant that you might imagine.
The staff at Bonasso and Kime love to work with kids. We understand that going to the dentist means a lot of different things to every individual; some may be excited about the trip while others can be a bit anxious. We believe all dentistry should be performed with empathy and care, so we’ll adjust your child’s dental experience to their needs, explaining things, soothing, and encouraging your child as necessary.
There are some dental procedures that are fairly kid-specific. We can, for example, place a sealant over molars at a young age to help prevent cavities (molars tend to get the most cavities because they’re located at the back of the mouth). Mouth guards are also more common at a young age. Talk to us about your child’s habits and any concerns you might have; we’re here to help!
Periodontics describes the dentistry specialized in all the structures around teeth - mainly, the gums. When you get a deep, beneath the gums cleaning, you might think of it as periodontics!
There’s a lot of really important work done in this field, from implants to gum and bone grafts. Periodontal work can be necessary if gum disease has advanced past a certain point; should you need periodontal services, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
There are a number of surgical procedures that can drastically improve your oral health. The most well-known example of these surgeries is probably wisdom tooth removal. This procedure has become more effective and much more comfortable over the last number of years.
There are other teeth that may need to be extracted for a number of different reasons; we can help with that tooth extraction, too. We can even perform oral surgeries in order to improve other facets of your life. Struggling with sleep apnea? Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, a long word for a process in which excess tissue in the upper mouth and throat is removed, might help you. Maxillomandibular advancement, where your jaw is moved forward, is another option. Oral surgery is performed on a patient by patient basis, where your needs are thoroughly evaluated before a suggestion is made; get in touch with us to learn more.
Want to improve your smile without getting ordinary braces? Invisalign is here to help. This custom-made device will adjust your teeth as you go about your day; true to its name, the device is transparent, so unless someone is looking at your mouth very closely, they won’t even know you’re wearing it!
Waking up with a sore jaw? You might be grinding your teeth at night. This is a common problem; the cause is unknown, but stress seems to be a factor. One way you can stop grinding is by getting a night guard. Custom built for your mouth, night guards stop you from grinding or biting down on your own teeth at night, reducing pain and preserving your smile. We are the best dentist fairmont wv. Call us today!