What is Comprehensive Dentistry?

Comprehensive dentist practices offer services from a wide range of dental specialties instead of focusing on just one. A comprehensive practice can diagnose and treat most dental issues in one convenient office.

Comprehensive Dental Services

General and Family Dentistry

Comprehensive dental practices offer the essential services you need to help you protect and maintain your smile. Twice-annual cleanings and comprehensive exams allow the doctor to keep track of your oral health.

Fillings, root canals, and extractions help to increase your comfort and keep your mouth healthy.

Restorative Dentistry

Crowns, bridges, fillings, and other procedures help patients regain their chewing ability and protect natural teeth whenever possible.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Many people feel uncertain about their appearance, and cosmetic dentistry can lift confidence and self-image. Teeth whitening, veneers, and clear aligner treatment can straighten, brighten, and repair your smile.


Patients who visit comprehensive dental practices can also use prosthodontic services without seeing a specialist. Implants and dentures replace missing teeth, improving appearance and function. A complete smile without gaps improves a patient's self-esteem, chewing ability, and clear speech.

Periodontal Care

Gum disease is a prevalent cause of tooth loss among American adults. Catching this disease at its earliest stages is a must for successful treatment. Past a certain point, the disease can only be controlled, not reversed. Comprehensive practices provide gum treatments to clear infection and remove diseased tissue.

Pediatric Dentistry

Children need the same level of dental care as adult patients. Even the primary (baby) teeth need careful dental attention. Twice-annual cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants help keep teeth healthy and bright. Children can also receive restorative dental services like crowns and fillings when necessary.

Call Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental

We welcome all family members to our office, including children three and up. We will schedule a comprehensive dental exam appointment to check your oral health and determine how we can help you maintain it. If you would like the convenience and familiarity of a dental home base, please call our Albuquerque, NM, office at 505-898-1976.

Frequently Asked Questions About Comprehensive Dentistry

Why should I choose a comprehensive dentistry practice for my family?

A comprehensive practice allows your family dentist to coordinate care in a central location. Your family dentist will become very familiar with your oral and overall health, and they can offer coordinated treatment. With one single point of contact for your dental health, you can rest assured that a comprehensive practice seeks your best interests.

How are cosmetic and restorative dentistry related?

Many restorative procedures also have cosmetic benefits. For example, repairing a broken tooth with a crown makes patients feel better about showing their smiles. Some cosmetic procedures also have health benefits, especially clear aligners. Straight teeth are easier to clean, meaning they have a lower risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay.