Comprehensive Dental Care in Chester, VT
At Christopher Fauver, DDS, we are honored every time a patient chooses our team to care for their family’s smiles, and we make every effort to look out for your total wellness with our range of dental treatments. Because we offer such a diversity of dental services, we’re able to create custom, comprehensive treatment plans that can help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums. We look forward to working with you on your path towards optimal oral health and a beautiful smile!Contact Us
Routine Cleanings & Exams
Keeping up with oral hygiene includes great at-home care and regular visits to a dental office. We’ll professionally clean your teeth, getting rid of all the plaque and tartar buildup that you can’t clean on your own, and make sure no new problems are developing.
The chewing surfaces of molars are a perfect place for bacteria to collect, which can lead to cavities. Dental sealants can be used to cover the grooves in the molars, stop food particles from getting stuck there, and keep your teeth protected from tooth decay.
Demineralization is a process by which plaque wears away at the teeth and damages tooth enamel. With fluoride treatments, we can promote remineralization to strengthen your teeth and reverse decay. Many children benefit from fluoride, but this treatment can help adults as well.
Without proper treatment, gum disease can develop from gingivitis, which is completely reversible, to the more serious form of periodontitis, which can result in tooth loss. We offer deep cleanings, antibiotics, special mouth rinses, and laser gum therapy to treat gum disease.
Whether you play sports or you frequently grind and clench your teeth, a custom mouthguard is a great way to protect your teeth and jaw from damage. We offer athletic mouthguards as well as nightguards specifically for bruxism, the formal name for teeth clenching and grinding.
Headache Prevention (NTI)
Chronic migraines and frequent tension headaches can be a result of teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Our team can create a small oral device that readjusts your bite, prevents muscle contractions connected to headaches, and allows your jaw to relax.
Our office provides dental fillings that are made of a tooth-colored resin material instead of silver amalgam fillings. These fillings can be made to match the exact color of your teeth and shaped to replace the decayed portion of the tooth perfectly. Besides their aesthetic appeal, these types of fillings are also very durable.
CEREC® One-Visit Crowns
We use dental crowns to cover, protect, and restore damaged teeth and support teeth that have been weakened by tooth decay and dental trauma. We are proud to offer one-visit crowns with our CEREC system, which allows us to fabricate and mill restorations in our office in one appointment.
If you are missing one or more teeth, we can place a bridge that anchors to a crown on either side of the gap. These crowns can be on top of natural teeth or implant-support crowns. We make sure your bridge looks natural and fits snugly so you can go back to the benefits and confidence of a complete smile.
Root Canal Therapy
When you experience a severe cavity or tooth injury, it can damage the nerve within a tooth and let bacteria in. This, in turn, can result in infection, pain, swelling, tooth loss, and even bone damage. Root canal therapy is used to stop the infection and prevent any further damage from occurring.
There are some dental conditions that are so severe that a tooth extraction is truly the best course of action. In other cases, teeth need to be removed due to crowding or as part of an orthodontic treatment plan. Our tooth extractions are always as gentle and efficient as they can be.
Dental implants are a very sturdy and long-lasting tooth-replacement option. Dr. Fauver designs implant restorations to resemble natural teeth in terms of how they look, feel, and function so that you can go back to the days of chewing, speaking, and smiling with ease and confidence.
Professional Teeth Whitening
In addition to providing you with an even-colored, bright white smile, whiter teeth can also boost your confidence and enhance your self-esteem. Our office offers custom take-home whitening kits, as well as convenient in-office whitening procedures for whiter teeth that look beautiful yet natural.
The color, shape, size, and spacing of your teeth all play a part in your smile’s appearance. If you’d like to change one or more of those things, porcelain veneers may be a great choice for you. Thin, custom-made veneers can be applied to the front of the teeth that show when you smile in order to adjust their cosmetic appearance.
As medical professionals who have extensive knowledge of facial structures and aesthetics, we can help enhance your overall appearance, not just your smile, using our effective Botox treatments. This service can remove fine lines and wrinkles to help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
If you have moderate to severe malocclusion, you can still improve your smile with the help of traditional braces. Not only are they a time-tested solution for fixing misaligned teeth, crowding, and spacing, but they are also often more affordable than other orthodontic treatments. Our office offers both metal and ceramic braces.
Clear Aligner Therapy
Want the benefits of braces but not the hassles and clunky look? Clear aligner therapy is an orthodontic method that uses clear, removable trays to shift your teeth. We offer two different brands — Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® — both of which use very discreet, effective, and efficient clear aligners.
In-House Clear Aligners
In addition to Invisalign and ClearCorrect, our office also provides custom clear aligners that are made right here in our office! In-house clear aligners offer the same great results that other brands offer, but they can be provided to patients much sooner, and no middleman means lower costs for everyone.