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6607 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34209, United States

Appointments: (941) 708-5110

Joseph J. Salas, DMD

Provided Services

Preventive Care

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We understand that life gets busy, but without routine care, both at the dentist and at home, dental problems can become more complex and painful. 


The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year for a periodic dental exam and cleaning to ensure there are no underlying signs of any form of dental disease.

Emergency Dental Care

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Like any other type of emergency, dental emergencies can occur without warning and require immediate dental care. Although certain types of dental emergencies can cause panic, quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach a dental emergency and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restorations. To accommodate you during this stressful time, we will always do our best to offer offers same-day emergency dental services. 


Possible dental emergencies can include: 


*Knocked out or broken teeth

*Knocked out or broken restorations

*Sudden and/or severe toothache

*Broken orthodontic appliances

*Infected tooth

*Soft tissue damage

Composite Fillings

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Restoring teeth with cavities, large older fillings, or broken teeth to their natural form and function is one of the many things we love to do here at Batchelor Dentistry. We use tooth-colored resin-based composite fillings and porcelain crowns to restore teeth, so your smile will look renewed. Not only do our metal-free dental restorations look more natural than metal, but they are also strong and more closely resemble the properties of actual teeth.


Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are used to fill small to medium cavities in the front or back teeth. Because of their ability to blend well with existing teeth, they are the preferred choice when filling cavities in visible teeth, but they are also strong enough to withstand constant chewing force and can be used in the rear teeth as well. Composite fillings are sometimes also referred to as white, plastic, or tooth-colored fillings.

Root Canals

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Root canals are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling, and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canals remove the damaged parts of the tooth and infected root. In some cases, an antibiotic is prescribed to help prevent further infection within the tooth. The organic portion of the tooth that remains may be restored using a cap or crown that provides a natural appearance and normal tooth function.

Oral Surgery

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Tooth extractions are routine dental procedures used to remove decayed, damaged or otherwise problematic teeth. Dentists usually make every effort to preserve natural teeth, although sometimes an extraction is necessary. Although the procedure is performed in a dentist’s office, it is considered surgery. Depending on which teeth are removed, they may be replaced with a dental implant or another oral prosthetic.


The most common cause of tooth extractions is severe tooth decay and cavities. However, many patients also undergo extractions for impacted teeth – particularly wisdom teeth. Other causes for extraction include advanced periodontal disease, cracked teeth, and teeth that are severely malformed. Although many circumstances that require extraction are unavoidable, some could be prevented with regular visits to the dentist for exams and cleanings.

Provided Services

Crowns and Bridges

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Two common types of dental prosthesis are dental crowns and dental bridges. Dental crowns are prosthesis that cover a single, damaged tooth. Crowns are commonly used to protect teeth that have been damaged as a result of decay or trauma. Dental bridges are prosthesis that cover more than one tooth and are used to “bridge” the gap left by missing teeth.

Veneers

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In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooth’s surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneercomposite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.

Dentures

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Dentures are an effective and affordable way of replacing missing teeth. Composed of a durable plastic resin and sometimes porcelain, both partial and full dentures can be fabricated to look and feel natural. Today’s dentures are custom-fit to make it possible to eat foods with confidence and speak articulately. Depending on the patient’s preferences and budget, dentures can be crafted for maximum comfort and fracture resistance.

Partial Dentures

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Dentures are removable tooth prosthetics designed to look and function like natural teeth. For thousands of years, some form of denture has been used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, although today’s dentures are much more advanced and easier to care for. Most dentures are composed of replacement teeth attached to plastic bases that take on the appearance of the gums. They are used to compensate for one or more missing teeth, and are available as partials and complete sets of teeth. Many dental patients elect dentures for tooth replacement if they are not candidates for dental implants or are otherwise looking for a tooth replacement option that is more affordable and budget-friendly.

Teeth Whitening

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Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99 percent of all American adults believe that a smile is an important asset for social situations. Perhaps that is why so many patients are electing cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smiles and boost self-confidence. We offer personality whitening trays and Phillips ZOOM! Professional Whitening, the #1 at home whitening treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

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Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99 percent of all American adults believe that a smile is an important asset for social situations. Perhaps that is why so many patients are electing cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smiles and boost self-confidence. We offer personality whitening trays and Phillips ZOOM! Professional Whitening, the #1 at home whitening treatment.

Did you know?

That cosmetic dentistry is more than just teeth whitening? Your dentist is also capable of transforming your smile’s shape, color, alignment, as well as filling in gaps and discreetly restoring decayed or damaged teeth with tooth-colored fillings. In fact, modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for patients to achieve nearly perfect teeth with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are virtually undetectable to friends, family, and peers.

In-Network Dental Insurances

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