Steven Ludford

COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL DENTISTRY

2001 4TH STREET PERU, IL 61354

MON. TUE. THU. 8:30 AM - 5:00PM WED. 8:30 AM - 6:00PM

Dentistry

Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following: Examination of diagnostic x-rays: Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. Oral...

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays are the latest technology used to take dental x-rays.  This technique uses an electronic sensor that captures and stores the digital image on a computer.  This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier.  Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared...

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following: Removal of calculus: Calculus also known as tarter is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth...

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay.  It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies.  The benefits of fluoride have been well known for over 50 years and are supported by many health and professional...

Sealants

A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves of teeth.  More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves.  Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay.  A sealant protects the...

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.  If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus.  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.  Periodontal disease is...

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways...

Composite Fillings

A composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc.  The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. Composite fillings are the most widely used today.  Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they...

Crowns

A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain is the most popular.  They...

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made by a professional dental laboratory.  They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile.  They can often be alternatives to crowns and...

Fixed Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges.  You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case.  The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused...

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Dental implants are artificial roots that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by...

Dentures & Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.  They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures.  Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are...