Procedures

North Country Dental Care provides a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today's advanced techniques and technology, St. James dentists Dr. Thomas Vigliante and Dr. Gregory Skrapits can restore your beautiful smile. Whether you just need to get a tooth filled, or need a complete smile makeover, we can offer a treatment plan that's right for you. Read below to learn more about some of the procedures we offer.

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General Dental Procedures
Dental Cleaning
Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to...
Dental Exam and X-Rays
Routine dental exams are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Additionally, they can help to avoid the financial costs associated with large treatment plans later on. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends twice yearly checkups...
Composite Fillings
When treating a cavity, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another substance. This procedure is called a filling. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common of...
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has been infected due to a deep cavity or cracked tooth. The treatment involves removing the pulp and the nerves of the tooth, and cleaning the infected area. A tooth's pulp and...
Tooth Extractions
A dental extraction is the procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair. The most common reasons for tooth extractions include: Severe...
Periodontal Care
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an inflammation and irritation of the gums. This could include both gingivitis and periodontitis. This inflammation is the body’s response to bacterial infection in your gums. If found early,...
Pediatric Dentist
Proper dental care and healthy habits learned at a very young age. It is important to teach proper care of consisting brushing, flossing, and mouthwash containing fluoride. Our team values your child’s experience with us, and we want...
Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Implants
Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular method for replacing missing teeth. In this cosmetic dentistry procedure, titanium supports are surgically fused with your jawbone, and act as an anchor for naturally looking false teeth....
Veneers
Dental veneers are thin custom made shells that cover the front surface of your tooth to improve their appearance. They are made of tooth colored materials and can be used to improve the color of teeth that have been worn down or stained....
Dental Crown
Compared to fillings which just cover a small portion of a tooth, a crown (or cap) encases the entire visible portion of a tooth. In effect, the crown acts as the tooth's new outer surface.A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed...
Teeth Whitening
Our teeth can discolor through the years as our enamel wears down. The wearing down of enamel allows dentin, a yellow color substance that makes the core of our teeth, to show through. This is what gives our teeth a yellowish tint. Teeth whitening...
Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a false tooth that is used to fill the gap created by a missing tooth or teeth. A gap between your teeth can be potentially dangerous to your dental health, as it can cause your teeth to shift resulting in a change in your bite...
Invisalign
What is Invisalign? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that offers patients an excellent alternative to traditional braces. It offers patients the choice of aligning their smile without having to deal with the aesthetic hindrance of...
Dental Bonding
Dental Bonding is a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with an ultraviolet light. Bonding is faster and less expensive than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic...
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are a more conservative approach to tooth restoration than full crowns. The are used to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay, or for cracked teeth where the damage does not warrant a dental crown....
Dentures
Denture Basics: Information for First-Time Denture Wearers We all hope our natural teeth will last a lifetime. But when this isn’t possible, dental professionals can offer a number of options to restore oral function and appearance. Thanks to...
Advanced Dentistry
TMJ Treatment
TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area on the skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in its where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma,...
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Nearly half of adults suffer from excessive snoring. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder that may indicate serious breathing complications that could have serious implications on your health.    What is sleep...
Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is used for patients who experience extreme anxiety during visits, or during very serious procedures. A lot of people have fear about going to the dentist, so sedation can make that experience a little bit more manageable....
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