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Family Dentistry Specialist

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Family Dentistry services offered in Elk Grove, CA

For many families in and around Elk Grove, California, family dentistry is an outstanding way to ensure everyone in the household receives the same excellent care. Krystle Fenton, DDS, and the team at Laguna Vista Dental are proud to be the dental team of choice for so many families in the region. To meet the team, simply call or click to schedule a personalized consultation. 

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry is an area of dental specialty focused on providing comprehensive dental care to people of all ages. Although some dentists choose to only treat adults or children, family dentistry practitioners provide treatment from infancy through adulthood, including geriatric care. 

Anyone can work with a family dentist, but many people choose to bring all their family members in to see the same practitioner. In many ways, family dentistry harkens back to a time when dental and medical care was far more personable, although today’s services are guided by state-of-the-art technology.

Why choose family dentistry over a general dentist?

Convenience is a primary factor in choosing to work with a family dentist. The ability to schedule appointments for multiple family members on the same day, at the same office, is a great way to save time and trips across town.

Others enjoy the ease of recordkeeping that family dentistry provides. If the time comes to move out of the area, the entire family’s records can be swiftly transferred to a new practitioner. 

Family dentistry also allows your dentist to get to know you and your loved ones. This is a true advantage for families with complex dental needs or those who have a developmentally disabled child.

Consistency also draws many people to family dentistry. When you work with the same dentist, everyone in the family understands what their visits will be like and what to expect. That makes a world of difference in the event an urgent dental need arises. 

What services are available within general dentistry?

You can receive the same great dental care from a family dentist that you’d expect from any other dental provider. Parents rely on the Laguna Vista Dental team for top-quality care for infants and children, including dental sealants and guidance on dental hygiene habits. 

Preventive care is a central focus within family dentistry. Comprehensive dental exams and professional cleanings keep smiles healthy and happy. Patient education is built into every visit, teaching you and your children how to embrace a lifetime of great dental hygiene.

Restorative work is also available through family dentistry. Some of the restorations to which you have access include:

  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Root canals 
  • Bone grafting
  • Periodontal treatment

Your family also has access to the latest cosmetic dentistry options. Teeth whitening and dental veneers are just some of the available options that can enhance the appearance of your smile. 

If you’re ready to learn more about family dentistry, schedule a visit online at your earliest convenience. You can also call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.