Dental Services in Stamford, CT
Drs. Clabaugh & Trentalancia provide general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Stamford, CT. Call 203-327-2540 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Relax in our comfortable office as we take care of all your dental needs. We are pleased to offer a full range of dental services utilizing the most advanced technology in our field. To learn more about the technology we use, click on the link below.
Preventive and Diagnostic
Pre-formed, ready-to-wear mouth guards can be purchased inexpensively at many sporting stores, but they do not always fit well. They can be uncomfortable and interfere with talking and even breathing.
Sporting goods stores also offer semi-custom mouth guards, in which the plastic is heated and then the athlete bites on it while still warm to provide some level of custom fit.
Your dentist can make a custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. A custom fitted mouthguard can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces.
Be sure to bring your mouthguard to your dental appointments so your doctor can be sure it still fits you well.
Complete (Full) Dentures are made after all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. The denture includes an acrylic base that is custom made in the dental laboratory and are made to look like natural gums, which sits over the gums or can be anchored to dental implants.
Removable Partial Dentures are made only when a few teeth need to be replaced. The removable partial denture either attaches to crowns on either side of the denture or to a metal framework that is attached to the teeth on both sides of the partial denture. Partial dentures can be removable or they can be anchored in place by attaching them to dental implants.
Removable partial dentures can be supported in place by attaching them to dental implants when wearing them during the day.
In-Office Bleaching usually requires only one office visit. A protective gel or a rubber shield is placed over the gums to protect the soft tissue. A bleaching agent containing carbamide peroxide is applied to the teeth, and a laser light is then used to enhance the action of the whitening agent .
At-Home bleaching requires an impression of the teeth to be taken to make a customized mouth guard to hold the whitening gel, containing carbide peroxide, against the teeth. Once the mouth guard is made, it is worn for a period of time, as instructed by our office. The amount of time may vary from a couple hours a day, or all night, for up to four weeks or longer, if desired.
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To treat TMJ disorders, first the cause has to be identified. In less severe cases TMJ disorders can be treated with self-managed care (easting soft foods, using ice packs, avoiding extreme jaw movement) or nonsurgical treatments (anti-inflammatory medications, Botox® injections, stabilization splints).
Frequently Asked Questions
What are digital x-rays?
Digital x-rays are a win-win for you, our office, and the environment! They use 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, and they allow us to instantly display, zoom in, and enhance the results. No more squinting at a confusing film. Plus, they eliminate the developing process, vastly reducing both time and waste. They can be easily sent to a specialist, and can be printed on demand.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry blends a solid commitment to oral health and functionality with a focus on aesthetics. We will ensure that your teeth are as strong, healthy, and beautiful as they can possibly be.
What is a dental deep cleaning?
Also known as scaling and root planing, a dental deep cleaning is most often necessary if several regular cleaning appointments in a row are missed. It is designed to combat gum disease by removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and the pockets between the teeth and the gums.
How often should I see the dentist?
Most people should see the dentist twice per year for a cleaning and check-up. If you are prone to tooth decay or gum disease, you might need to see the dentist a bit more often. If you need extensive dental work, you might need to visit as often as weekly for a short period of time, and then two to four times a year after that. Your dentist will tell you how often you need to visit based on your own unique situation.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
Your first appointment is our chance to get to know you, and your chance to get to know us. We will perform a full screening, including a head and neck check, oral cancer screening, and digital x-rays. You might need additional services as well, depending on your history and what we find.
Please be sure to bring your dental insurance card, a list of your current medications, and detailed information about past dental procedures. We like to work as a team with each patient, so please feel free to ask all the questions you like. If you have any conditions that need treatment, we will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and goals.
Call 203-327-2540 to schedule your appointment!