Gentle & Caring Dentistry
General & Preventative Dental Care
We are proud to offer a variety of professional dental services using the latest technology and techniques. Our office also refers patients to trusted specialists for more advanced treatments, including oral surgery, endodontics, and periodontics.
For quality dentistry in a comfortable, family-friendly environment, choose Miranda Childs DDS. Serving the Arkadelphia, AR, community, Dr. Childs and our dedicated dental team help patients of all ages achieve optimal oral health.Whether you need a routine cleaning or require dental implants, veneers, crowns, or bridges, we will work with you to determine the best treatment for your lifestyle and budget so you can gain a brighter, whiter smile.
We recommend regular dental cleanings and checkups to help maintain good oral health. During a routine cleaning, one of our hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth. We will also check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. We complete the cleaning by polishing and flossing your teeth. X-rays will also be taken during this time, if necessary.
Digital X-rays are an important diagnostic tool for identifying dental health problems that are not visible during a regular exam. Our practice uses the latest digital X-ray equipment to safely and accurately detect hidden pathology. We will also take the time to review and discuss your X-ray results with you.
A dental bridge is utilized to replace teeth lost to gum disease, injury, or decay. Bridges close any gaps created by one or more missing teeth, preventing more discomfort. With the look and function of normal teeth, bridges are permanently cemented to surrounding teeth. A bridge will also improve your ability to speak and chew properly, and stop neighboring teeth from shifting.
Same-Day Crowns (CEREC)
Dental crowns are used to completely cover a broken, cracked, or fractured tooth. They are cemented onto existing teeth to improve their strength and resistance to damage in the future. Usually made of porcelain or ceramic, crowns can also be an aesthetic option for enhancing your smile while strengthening your teeth.
Fillings are used to repair teeth that have been affected by cavities and protect them from further decay. Composite, or tooth-colored, fillings are made to look like your natural teeth and can improve your smile. They not only enhance your tooth’s color, but also restore much needed strength and stability to your smile.
Root canals, or endodontic therapy, is performed to save a tooth affected by a large cavity. When the pulp, or nerve, of a tooth becomes severely infected, it must be removed to avoid an extraction. Once the diseased pulp is removed, our team will carefully clean, disinfect, fill, and seal the interior of the tooth. The tooth is usually restored with a crown for additional protection.
Aesthetic bonding is used to alter the shape and color of a tooth, while helping it fit in seamlessly with the rest of the mouth. This simple, low-cost procedure is ideal for patients looking to restore broken, cracked, or misshapen teeth. The composite material we use can be polished to match your natural teeth.
Dental veneers are used to address imperfections in a patient’s smile, whether it’s straightening teeth, closing gaps and spaces, or repairing chips. Typically made of porcelain and other tooth-colored materials, veneers are a permanent restoration option that are bonded to your teeth by strong adhesives. Veneers are stain resistant and look and feel like natural teeth.
Dentures & Partials
We offer removable dentures and partials for patients who have lost all or some of their teeth. Partial dentures fill spaces created by missing teeth and prevent surrounding teeth from shifting, while full dentures replace full sets of missing teeth. Both dentures and partials help to keep your jaw properly aligned and are made to look and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a stable support system for crowns, bridges, dentures, and other replacement teeth. The implant serves as the root of a lost or missing tooth. As a dependable restorative option that adds strength and function to your smile, implants also help to maintain your facial structure and improve your ability to eat.
Using Galileos Cone Beam 3D imaging technology, we can ensure more effectively placed dental implants. With the proper care, dental implants can last over 20 years with very few complications. Call us today to schedule a consultation.