Amherst Family Dentistry



Cleaning and Prevention

Dentistry is founded on the principle of prevention. All patients are recommended biannual cleanings and examinations including yearly dental X-rays and oral cancer screenings.


Deep Cleanings

A deep cleaning may be recommended to remove plaque and tartar that has formed underneath your gums where your toothbrush and floss can't reach. Among the causes for gum disease are genetic susceptibility, smoking, and other illnesses like diabetes. We screen for gum disease yearly, and if a deep cleaning is necessary, we can get your mouth clean in office in 1 to 2 visits. Numbing gel is used to make this procedure painless. Afer treatment is complete, more frequent cleanings are often recommended. 



When a tooth has a cavity, a filling is one of the ways our dentists can preserve your natural tooth. They can also be used to correct minor cosmetic issues you may have. We provide only white, tooth colored fillings.


Crowns, Bridges, Veneers

Sometimes a natural tooth needs a fresh start or a single missing tooth needs to be replaced. This is where crowns, bridges, and veneers can help. Crowns are used to fix broken teeth, teeth with cavities too large for fillings, and to help protect teeth after root canals. Veneers or partial crowns can be used to upgrade your smile and may also be an option for broken teeth or teeth with cavities.



Our dentists and hygienist make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, if teeth are lost to cavities or advanced gum disease, a denture can help you regain your smile. A denture can be used to replace all teeth or can replace some teeth, using your natural teeth for support and stability.



Sometimes we are unable to preserve a natural tooth and an extraction may be necessary. Most extractions can be done in office.



A dental implant mimics the form and function of a natural tooth. It is a great option to replace missing teeth.



Invisalign uses clear aligners to treat minor and major orthodontic issues. This may be relapse from previous braces or full orthodontic treatment for teens and adults. If your gums are healthy, invisalign may be the right choice for you.


Night and Snore Guards

Do you grind or clench your teeth? Do you snore? There are several ways your dentist can provide solutions to these problems.


Root Canals


A root canal is needed when the nerve and blood supply of a tooth become infected from a deep cavity, fracture or cracks, or trauma to the tooth. A root canal allows you to save your natural tooth. While we can treat most root canals in office, occasionally it is necessary to refer you to a root canal specialist, or endodontist.