Ryan M. Buckwalter, DDS, FICOI
Thomas M. Starkey, DDS (ReTIRED)

1420 Greenbrier Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901

434.973.2224

What Does General Dentistry Include?

General dentistry includes a range of services including dental diagnoses and treatments to help you adequately manage your overall oral health. Your dentist may provide treatments on your gums as well as specific services such as root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, preventative guidance and more. Connect with your professional general dentistry near the Monticello, VA, area for assistance!

At Hillcrest Dental, we are known for providing the highest quality of general dentistry services. We will ensure your beautiful smile is properly cared for by a dedicated and professionally trained team. As your primary care dental provider, we would be happy to help you maintain good oral health.

7 General Dentistry Services We Provide

Routine Checkups & Cleanings
We understand going to the dentist on a regular basis can be daunting but going frequently will prevent costly and inconvenient treatments. In your routine checkup and cleaning appointment, we will take a few digital x-rays and perform a comprehensive periodontal evaluation to see the current condition of your oral health.

We also perform a regular oral cancer screening as a preventative measure while checking your jaw and bite movement.

Root Canals
A root canal treatment is nothing to be afraid of. We only perform this when we need to eliminate bacteria that has damaged one of your teeth. In an effort to save the diseased tooth, we safely remove the inflamed, or infected, pulp by cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it.

Dentures
No matter what you are looking for, we can easily provide partial or a complete set of dentures for you. If you prefer to combine it with dental implants, then we can take those steps to help you achieve your best smile and boost your confidence.

Sleep Apnea Support
In the United States, many people are unaware that they are suffering from sleep apnea. If you are experiencing extreme fatigue during the daytime, frequent headaches, irritation, and difficulties thinking clearly, Hillcrest Dental will provide a complete medical assessment to determine if you need an oral apnea appliance.

Our team will pair you with a high quality oral appliance that suits your needs best, ensuring it is comfortable. We will help you schedule a follow up appointment to make sure your appliance is working efficiently.

Gum Disease Care
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is a particular infection we specialize in caring for. It has the potential to be a serious gum disease that can damage and destroy the bone, which supports your teeth. It can also lead to loosening teeth or tooth loss.

Night Guards
Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw or experienced frequent headaches? Then you might be grinding your teeth at night! If bruxism, or teeth grinding, occurs often due to stress and anxiety, then it can be quite harmful. We can create a night guard that will prevent your teeth from grinding down too much.

Custom Athletic Guards
If you participate in a contact sport, then a custom athletic mouthguard may be a great option for you. We will create a model of your teeth and develop a custom mouth protector that fits properly and protects your teeth. It also won’t restrict your breathing while you are playing your favorite sports.

Complete General Dentistry Services Available in Monticello VA

If you visit Hillcrest Dental on a routine  basis, our team will help keep your oral health in check by providing regular guidance and thorough cleanings. Protect your dental health with Hillcrest Dental’s general dentistry services in the Monticello, VA area. We have served our patients with the best dental practices since 1953. You can trust our team to provide the routine care and specialized treatments you need to maintain great oral health. Contact our dental office at (434) 973-2224 or fill out our form to request a dental appointment today!

  • "I am very pleased with how my appointment went yesterday. Everyone was really friendly. They explained everything to me about the procedure and stayed late to assure I was comfortable with the work I had done. Dr Ryan Buckwalter and his assistants were awesome. I highly recommend them for any dental work. Thank you."

    Donnette M.

  • "I was having toothache pain in my lower jaw. I called the next day to make an appointment and was given an appointment time for the very next day. I saw Dr. Ryan, who is knowledgeable, caring and has great people skills with his patients. I made another appointment to come back and have the work done."

    Denise K.

  • “Dr. Buckwalter and his assistant did a wonderful job with our 8 year old today. While they were busy talking teeth, my 3 year old was enjoying his new lip balm and balloon! Finished up with a treat from Starbucks with our gift card. So glad our kiddos don’t fear the dentist. More like they want to keep stopping in."

    Logan D.

  • “Unbelievable experience with Dr. Ryan Buckwalter. Night and Day difference from my last dental experience with another dentist. I no longer fear the dentist!”

    David S.