Dentist in Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Derek Conover is considered one of Philadelphia’s top dentists for cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. He provides patients with the highest level of care and comfort while using the latest technology and techniques in the field of modern dentistry.

Our Philadelphia dental care team offers various general dentistry services to help you attain and maintain your teeth and gums. We will tailor each treatment to your unique dental care needs and smile goals.

A lifelong smile is the result of a dedicated oral health care routine. Even if you maintain an excellent daily oral hygiene routine at home, you should visit the dentist. Visiting our dentist’s office at least every six months is necessary for lifelong optimal oral health.

General Dentistry in Philadelphia PA

General Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA

Many of our patients initially come to our Philadelphia dental office because of Dr. Conover’s cosmetic and restorative dentistry expertise. However, most choose to stay with us for our comprehensive oral health services. We want you to have a beautiful and healthy smile!

Our preventive dental care program includes professional cleanings and oral health check-ups at intervals tailored to your individual dental needs. We work with you to ensure your long-term dental health and well-being, which also impacts your overall physical health.

At routine dental check-ups, our hygienists will first use a dental mirror to look for signs of gum disease. They will look for gum recession, bleeding gums, and red gum tissue. Our hygienists will also use a probe to measure gum pockets.

To begin the cleaning, our hygienists use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gums. This scaler can remove hard deposits of calculus. Then, we polish and floss between the teeth.

We will often recommend a fluoride treatment after this cleaning to prevent cavities. Fluoride helps strengthen the enamel, or outer later of the tooth.

If you have a cavity, we can offer fillings. Dental fillings are a routine treatment we provide patients with cavities. A tooth cavity is a hole in the tooth enamel. If you develop tooth decay, harmful bacteria can begin to break down your natural teeth to create cavities.

In many cases, we provide fillings after we remove the decayed portion of the tooth. However, we will recommend root canal therapy if the infection reaches the nerves within your tooth.

Comprehensive Dentistry in Center City, Philadelphia

Since 1984, our private practice has been devoted to comprehensive reconstructive, cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry in Center City Philadelphia. Our team is known for excellent personalized patient service We are commited to the highest quality of treatment and state-of-the-art technology.

In addition, we were one of the first dental practices in the Philadelphia region to place and implement:

  • Bonded porcelain restorations
  • Networked digital radiography
  • Cosmetic imaging capabilities
  • Laser whitening procedures
  • Digital scanning for porcelain restorations

Comfortable Injections

Our dental care team uses a virtually painless injection technique. We apply a topical anesthetic gel to the tissue with a swab. This anesthetic painlessly numbs the spot where the doctor will give you one of the most gentle injections. We don’t start any treatment until you are comfortable and anesthetized for the procedure. Dentistry today can be truly painless.


Not many people would say they look forward to visiting the dentist. However, a trip to Dr. Conover in Philadelphia promises to be as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. Dr. Conover has incorporated first-class amenities into his dental office, including:

  • Gentle Soft-Touch methods
  • In-Chair Entertainment System
  • Personal headphones & music
  • Warm Blankets
  • Complimentary Refreshments
  • Chilled Eye Compress
  • Neck and Knee Cushions
  • Hot Face Towels

General Dentistry FAQs

We welcome you to learn more about routine care with answers to these questions:

How do I avoid future tooth cavities?

First, cut back on foods and drinks high in sugar and other starches. Bacteria feed on sugars and starches left in the mouth. Next, always brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. Floss before you brush to remove food debrsi from between teeth. Brush with a soft-bristled brush.

Finally, see us every six months for an exam and cleaning. Decay often takes about six months to form, so a regular checkup can allow us to address areas at risk before a cavity even forms and you experience discomfort. Professional teeth cleaning can remove plaque buildup, to protect your teeth.

Will a filling be enough to repair decay?

In most cases, yes. After we remove decay from the tooth, a dental filling can fill that portion and prevent reinfection. However, if tooth damage has progressed too much, we may recommend inlays, onlays, or a dental crown. We also recommend these options if you have tooth damage in addition to a cavity.

Why do we need general dentistry if we brush and floss our teeth daily?

Routine dental care focuses on disease prevention. Our dental care team evaluates all aspects of your smile, from teeth to gums to jaw joints. We also look for early warning signs of other health issues, including oral cancers.

Our hygienists can reach and clean areas that may be hard to reach with your own toothbrush at home. Gum disease is one of the most common dental problems impacting patients of all ages, and it can be primarily prevented with routine dental care.

Call Our Office Today

Do you need to make your next dental visit? Call Dr. Conover today at (215) 395-6076. You may also schedule an appointment online.

If you have questions about general dentistry in our Philadelphia, PA, let us know at your next visit. We’re here to help.