We are located in the Union at St. Johns building on North Lombard St, between N Charleston Ave and N Richmond Ave.
As a COVID 19 precaution we have installed medical grade HEPA air filtration units throughout the office. This goes beyond local and national regulations and helps to ensure consistently clean air from the front desk to the treatment rooms and everywhere in between. We have also temporarily closed our beverage station – we are optimistic that the complementary coffee, tea, water, and kombucha will be able to return in the future.
We understand that finding the time to visit the dentist or even schedule an appointment isn’t always easy. This is the reason that we offer an online scheduling option. Our staff also knows that traditional business hours don’t work for everyone when it comes to scheduling a dental appointment. We’re available early morning and evening hours for this reason.
Once you get back to your treatment room, feel free to turn on your massage chair or watch your favorite movie or television series on Netflix.
Financing and Payment Options
Dr. Hart works with most local and national dental insurance companies. We also offer attractive financing options for those without dental insurance or those who must pay a deductible or co-insurance after their insurer pays a portion of their bill. One such option is the Wildwood Dental membership plan. In exchange for a low monthly fee to maintain your membership, each family member on the plan receives two dental cleanings and exams each year and 20% off other necessary dental treatment.
We also accept the third-party financing programs More Mastercard and CareCredit. With these plans, you can finance your out-of-pocket dental expenses for up to six months with no interest added.
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry
Some of the restorative and cosmetic dental procedures offered at Wildwood Dental:
Tooth Colored Composite Fillings
If you have a new cavity that requires a filling, choosing tooth colored composite filling material is a great option for two reasons. First, the color blends in with your natural tooth to create a natural look. Secondly, composite filling material is exceptionally durable and creates a bond to the tooth structure. This creates a stable, functional, and aesthetic outcome for your fillings.
Dr. Hart has completed training and certification programs for both Invisalign and ClearCorrect clear aligners. This orthodontic approach uses a series of customized clear plastic aligners to apply gentle pressure to your teeth to move them into a more ideal position. Because they are clear and removable, others usually can’t tell that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Besides giving you a more attractive smile, straight teeth are better for your oral health! Misaligned teeth trap plaque and bacteria easier and make it more difficult for patients to keep their teeth clean, and also can cause upper and lower teeth to wear down against each other. More ideally alignment of the teeth reduces risk of decay, gum disease, and tooth wear and fracture.
The simple process of aging can cause your teeth to look more discolored than they did when you were younger. Lifestyle habits, including smoking, drinking wine or coffee, or eating a lot of dark-colored foods, can contribute to the problem as well.
Many patients have told us that they have tried over-the-counter remedies for whitening their teeth and found them ineffective. Dr. Hart will create customized a kit with mouth trays for your upper and lower teeth as well as a whitening gel. This is used at home so that you can continue whitening until your desired tooth shade is achieved.
This is a thin piece of ceramic that attaches to the front surface of your tooth to disguise a minor cosmetic issue. People often choose this option to cover significant teeth staining, a cracked or chipped tooth, a misshapen tooth, or a space between two teeth that is wider than usual. Dr. Hart bonds the veneer to the front of your tooth, taking care to ensure that its appearance blends in with your other teeth.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know what dental issues to treat yourself and when you need to call for emergency services. When in doubt, we always urge patients to err on the side of caution. A possible broken jaw or a broken or knocked out tooth are serious situations that require immediate care. In the first case, we urge you to go to the nearest emergency room.
For broken or knocked out teeth, gather as much of the tooth as you can, rinse it off, and attempt to place it back in the socket. This will help hold it in place until you can see us. If this doesn’t work, place the tooth in a cup of salt water or milk and get to our office as soon as you can.
You can typically treat issues such as cold sores, sore gums, and cuts on the lip at home. However, don’t hesitate to contact us if the treatment seems ineffective.
Visiting the dentist regularly is essential to good oral health. Not only do we thoroughly clean your teeth, we look for other potential dental health problems as well. This enables us to start treatment right away and provide you with the best outcome for your issue. Regular cleanings and exams also help to prevent gum disease and cavities and are the first line of defense in detecting oral cancer.
No matter which type of dental service you need, our staff is here to provide you with quality care. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!