Welcome to Lathrop Dental Center. Dr. Colin Lathrop and our team provide a full suite of dental care services for the whole family in one comfortable, conveniently located office. Whether your child needs a regular checkup, your spouse is experiencing health issues with his gums or teeth, your parents are interested in learning more about replacing missing teeth with beautiful, long-lasting dental implants, or you would like to see how Dr. Lathrop’s artistic skill and hands-on know-how in the field of cosmetic dentistry can improve the vibrancy of your smile, we can provide the exceptional care you want.
For us, simply fixing your teeth and sending you on your way isn’t enough. Your mouth is a single part of the delicately balanced series of systems that make up a healthy human body. We practice whole-mouth dentistry, meaning that we won’t perform procedures that could negatively impact another part of your body. Therefore, when we develop a treatment plan or recommend a given procedure, you can feel confident that your overall health, your emotional and psychological well-being, and your lifestyle demands have all played a role in determining your treatment.
To dramatically improve your chances of enjoying optimal oral health and thereby setting the stage for better overall health throughout your lifetime, seeking regular preventive care is a must. Current research has verified what dentists have known for decades: your systemic health is intimately linked to the state of your oral health. The presence of an oral health disorder, especially an untreated one, can significantly increase your likelihood of developing a systemic disease. For example, people diagnosed with gum disease, an inflammatory disorder of the gums, connective tissue, and underlying jawbone structure, are more likely to develop other inflammatory issues, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or Alzheimer’s, in response. Taking care of your teeth and gums through preventive measures like brushing, flossing, making wise nutrition choices, and seeking out regular preventive care in the form of checkups and cleanings will help you enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile and better health overall.
At our office, your time and comfort are as important to us as your continued good dental health. To help make your procedures more effective and more efficient, we utilize a variety of advanced dental technologies, including digital radiography, the LightWalker® dental laser, and the advanced Tekscan occlusal pressure mapping system. Lasers and digital imaging equipment can provide quicker, more accurate diagnoses, and help Dr. Lathrop provide highly-personalized treatment options for every patient.
Dr. Colin Lathrop and our team are committed to helping our patients obtain and understand the information they need to make well- informed choices about the health and beauty of their teeth and gums. Research demonstrates that well-informed patients enjoy fewer complications after treatment, improved treatment outcomes, improved self-care at home, and a more positive overall outlook on both their treatment and the results of treatment. Before moving forward with any treatment plan, we will discuss your options with you and walk you through what to expect from your treatment plan.
We work hard to provide compassionate care in a friendly environment that promotes clinical excellence, efficiency, and patient comfort. Patient education is key to fulfilling our mission, and we will always talk to you about your options before proceeding with treatment.
Your comfort is important, so we will do everything we can to help you enjoy a positive experience at our office. In addition to a friendly, considerate staff, we provide neck pillows, in-room TVs, internet-connected iPads at the check-in station, and gentle dental sedation.
So, what does your smile say about you? Our cosmetic dentistry services can erase unsightly stains, repair chipped teeth, and help you achieve a straighter, more vibrant smile.