Services

Welcoming patients from across the Greater Rochester area, Lucia Family Dentistry provides comprehensive dental services for all ages. As a family-owned and operated practice, we are committed to providing each patient with care they are proud to recommend to their friends and loved ones.

Each area of our practice is designed to be warm and welcoming, and we work hard to help you feel comfortable throughout every phase of treatment. We are here to help you improve your dental wellness and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your treatment options.

Welcoming patients from across the Greater Rochester area, Lucia Family Dentistry provides comprehensive dental services for all ages. As a family-owned and operated practice, we are committed to providing each patient with care they are proud to recommend to their friends and loved ones.

Each area of our practice is designed to be warm and welcoming, and we work hard to help you feel comfortable throughout every phase of treatment. We are here to help you improve your dental wellness and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your treatment options.

Routine Dental Cleaning

It’s important to visit the dentist at least every six months (or as recommended) for a dental cleaning and oral health exam. During these visits, we examine your mouth and check up on any existing issues. With an hour dedicated to each routine recare appointment, our highly trained and experienced dental hygienist uses ultrasonic instruments to thoroughly remove all calculus and plaque from your teeth and polish them.

We also have state-of-the-art digital x-rays to diagnose problems early before they become major issues.

TMJ Pain & Headaches

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw bone to the skull. Temporomandibular Disorder is fairly common and can result in popping, pain, or clicking in the jaw, as well as headaches and difficulty fully opening the mouth. If you believe you are suffering from this disorder, we examine your head and neck, and evaluate your condition. We will work with you to minimize your discomfort and help you experience relief.

Periodontal Services

You may not exhibit any symptoms and your mouth may feel healthy, but gum disease can progress without you knowing. When left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. This is why early prevention and treatment is so important. Each member of our team is here to help you maintain great gum health and prevent gum disease from developing.

Teeth Whitening

There are many things that can stain and discolor our teeth: wine, coffee, tea, medication, smoking, and so on. We are here to help restore luminescence to your smile. We will work with you to determine which treatment best meets your needs and oral health.

Veneers

A dental veneer is a thin ceramic or porcelain restoration, which is bonded to the front of a tooth to fine-tune and renew your smile. Veneers can help correct a number of issues, including gaps between teeth, crooked or misaligned teeth, or discolored teeth.
This treatment offers a more durable alternative to bonding treatments. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, and once applied to the tooth, the veneer is virtually undetectable, as it takes on the natural coloration of your teeth.

Crowns

A dental crown is utilized when a tooth has suffered advanced decay or is severely damaged and cannot be fixed with dental bonding. The crown covers the remaining tooth structure and restores its strength, function, and esthetics. The materials used for your dental crown depends on the area of your mouth being restored.

Bridges

Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. This type of restoration is used when a patient has lost a tooth or teeth due to gum disease, decay, or injury. When left untreated, a missing tooth can greatly impact your oral health. It can result in discomfort, pain, and unsightliness in your smile. A bridge can help maintain the position of your remaining teeth and restore your dental health.

Dentures

If you’re missing all of your teeth, complete dentures can help restore health, beauty and function to your smile. Sometimes in conduction with strategically placed dental implants, dentures will restore your mouth to a more natural function. These include restoring your ability to eat and speak, preventing facial sagging, and improving the aesthetic of your smile.

Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)

A root canal is necessary if dental trauma has occurred or if a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth. During this procedure, we will clean out and disinfect the interior of your tooth and remove the infected pulp. This helps alleviate your discomfort and remove the infection. We then seal the canals of the tooth, which prevents future bacterial infection. To complete the procedure, we will restore the tooth with a crown or filling. This adds strength, function and stability to the tooth.

Dental Implants / Minor Surgery

For many patients, dental implants provide a great option for replacing missing teeth. To determine if this is the restoration option for you, we will perform an evaluation and determine if you have the bone structure to support the implants. There are many options available to replace a single missing tooth or the entire dentition. It is our goal to make this treatment affordable for all patients.

Our Technology

Digital Imaging

Instead of using photographic film, digital x-rays systems use sensors to produce an image. On the opposite side of the sensor, a digital receptor captures the incoming x-ray, which is then converted into a digital image and sent to a computer. Unlike a conventional x-ray which must be developed in a darkroom, a digital x-ray can be viewed almost immediately.

There are many benefits to using this technology, including reduced exposure to radiation, higher image quality, and eliminating our team’s exposure to hazardous chemicals and fumes involved in developing traditional x-rays.

Intraoral Cameras

An intraoral camera allows your doctor to take a closer look at your mouth from all different angles. A monitor will show what the camera is viewing. The area is then enlarged, enabling your dentist to further examine any existing oral disease, the patient’s teeth, and surrounding tissue.
 
This enhancement allows your dentist to determine the most favorable treatment plan for long-term stability and function.

Schedule Your New Patient Appointment

We look forward to seeing you and your smile! We are here to help you improve your dental wellness and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your treatment options.