Gentle & Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Council Bluffs

Portrait of a happy young familyAt Associate Dentists PC, we are dedicated to providing families and individuals with high-quality services to restore complete oral health. Dr. Pinkham focuses on maximizing your comfort with gentle care that removes anxiety. Our team is highly skilled at providing comprehensive diagnostics and routine care for the young and the young at heart.

Since 1985, we have been providing excellent family dentistry to Council Bluffs, Red Oak, Glenwood, Omaha, Missouri Valley, and the surrounding communities. At Associate Dentists PC, we stand by our quality dental procedures and always treat you like family. Call our friendly staff to set up an appointment today!


Delivering Caring and Comprehensive Treatments

Family members of all ages benefit from our dental experience and long-term vision for oral health. Children, adults, and seniors each receive treatment plans to address current concerns and then establish a strategy for future improvement.

We take time to understand your dental history and build trust to make sure you feel comfortable and confident. To obtain optimal oral health and a beautiful smile, we use the following treatments:

When you visit us, we won’t rush our exams or treatments, but instead, take time to explain the status of your oral health and how it can be improved. Our compassionate team provides everything you need to achieve optimal oral health. When you require a specialized touch, we refer you to one of our specialists who also value personal attention and quality treatment.

Why is Preventive Care Important?

Our team can help make sure that mild issues do not become severe problems by providing treatments that preserve your natural smile. Even if you have a meticulous approach to hygiene and nutrition, preventive care is essential. Some of our preventive services include:

Thorough Exams: Visual exams and diagnostic x-rays provide us with critical information about decay, gum health, and bone density. An oral cancer screening is done at every visit, and we also use that time to discuss your unique needs and goals.

Professional Cleanings: We perform standard cleanings for your biannual visits to remove plaque, calculus, and stains above the gumline. If you have mild to moderate gum disease, we can do a deep cleaning, also called scaling and root planing. For severe gum disease or complex issues, we refer you to a periodontist for advanced procedures.

Mouthguards: If you are prone to grinding your teeth (bruxism), we can provide a mouthguard to help prevent dental damage. A mouthguard will even out the pressure and create a physical barrier between the upper and lower teeth.

Caring for Little Teeth to Grow Big Smiles

happy smiling girl with mother huggingA child’s dental health is continually evolving, and so are their dental needs. Children should be seen by a dentist early in life, so that we can monitor tooth health and development. Dr. Pinkham provides dental care for children beginning at age one, working to ensure that their teeth remain healthy. In addition to fillings, sealants, and fluoride treatments, we can also perform frenectomies when needed.

We are careful to look for signs of decay and monitor the emergence of adult teeth. This care is vital to promote a healthy and well-developed bite when they reach their teen and adult years. Our staff will take the time to answer any questions you may have and can educate you on ways to help your child protect their dental health at home.

Common Dental Procedures for Adults

We offer premium dental care for adults that addresses problems while improving the overall look of your smile. It is essential to keep your teeth in optimal condition by taking care of small cavities and maintaining your gum health. Some of the procedures for preserving and restoring your smile include:

Composite Fillings: Composite fillings are seamlessly bonded onto teeth and keep the maximum amount of tooth structure intact.

Crowns: Porcelain crowns repair damaged teeth, protect them, and allow them to function normally. We also use porcelain crowns to complete a dental implant or root canal treatment.

Root Canal Therapy: This treatment can save your original dental structure and prevent the need for more complicated procedures. The infected pulp is removed and replaced with a biocompatible substance to preserve your tooth root.

Adult and Senior Dental Treatments

As we age, it is important to focus on keeping dental functions in optimal condition. Renewing the integrity of your enamel and replacing missing teeth are all part of managing and sustaining optimal oral health. Procedures to accomplish this include:

Fixed bridges: This restoration consists of a prosthetic pontic tooth that is supported by capped adjacent teeth. All the teeth in the bridge match each other and the rest of your smile for natural aesthetics and a healthy bite.

Dentures and Partial Dentures: These removable prosthetics rest on top of the gums to restore form and function to your smile. They are made of acrylic and designed to match the surrounding teeth and gums.

Dental Implant Restorations: Implants replace the entire tooth from root to crown. We will evaluate your eligibility for the treatment and guide you through the process. An oral surgeon will place the implant post, and we will attach your custom crown, bridge, or denture.

Promoting Healthy Smiles for the Whole Family

happy family relaxing at home sitting on sofaOur compassionate family dentist cares about your oral health and understands that it is a vital part of your overall wellness. We see everyone from young children to senior citizens, and offer treatment tailored to your specific needs. At Associate Dentists PC, we provide you with preventive and restorative care to improve your health and well-being.

Our dental practice is conveniently located in Council Bluffs off of I29 and 9th Ave. Exit I29 and head east, then turn right on 35th Ave, and we are at the end of the block. Call us today to schedule your visit.



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