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The mouth acts as the “gateway” to the rest of the body and affects your immune system and your body’s inflammatory response. When you take care of your oral health, you’re taking care of your general health, and we’re here to help you do just that. We provide a complete range of dental treatments, from basic exams and diagnosis, to complete smile restorations.
We’ll prescribe a bridge when one or more teeth are missing and there are healthy teeth on both sides of the open space. Bridges can be made from three types of material:
- Solid gold for reliable long wear
- Porcelain fused to a gold base for strength and beauty
- High-strength metal-free porcelain for optimum cosmetic results
With proper care, your new bridge will increase your overall health and help instill personal confidence for years to come.
Crowns are prescribed when a tooth or teeth are too badly decayed, broken or cracked to be easily restored with a filling. There are several indications for crowns:
- Crowns are normally needed for teeth that have had root canals
- Crowns are also placed on dental implants to replace missing teeth
- Crowns can be made entirely of gold or porcelain fused to a gold substrate for strength and beauty. With new technology, however, crowns can be made entirely from high-strength ceramic and porcelain for beautiful cosmetic results
If you’ve lost some or even all of your teeth, dentures can be a great replacement choice, improving your health, as well as your appearance.
- Dentures prevent the sagging of facial muscles, which is what makes a person with no teeth look much older than they actually are
- Dentures will help you eat and speak normally and naturally—those things we take for granted until teeth are lost
- Dentures are easy to care for, but you will need to brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristle brush before you insert them to stimulate circulation in your tissues and to remove plaque
Regular dental checkups are needed so we can examine your oral health and ensure your dentures continue to be a healthy and comfortable fit.
We use state-of-the-art digital X-rays and digital cameras to help with an accurate diagnosis of any concerns. Digital X-rays use less radiation to get a diagnostic picture of your teeth and they help the environment by eliminating the use of chemicals to process the film.
For thousands of years, dental fillings have been used to restore teeth (starting with beeswax 6500 years ago!) Fillings are placed in teeth where a dentist has had to remove part of the tooth’s structure due to decay or fracture. In recent years, filling materials have been substantially improved by technological advancements. Where silver amalgam (metal) was the dominant choice a few years ago, today we have several other preferred options for tooth restoration including tooth-colored composite filling materials, as well as cementable resins and porcelains that match your natural teeth.
The basis of sound dental care is routine cleaning and maintenance. We customize cleanings on the basis of your periodontal (gums & bone) health. We utilize the latest techniques:
- Medicated gels, prescription mouth rinses and ultrasonic scalers to treat problem areas as well as make procedures more comfortable & effective.
- Children and adults at a high-risk of dental decay may benefit from using additional fluoride products, including dietary supplements (for children who don’t have adequate levels of fluoride in their drinking water), mouth rinses and professionally-applied gels and varnishes.
Dental sealants— which reduce discomfort and decay—should be used as part of a child’s total preventive dental care. Sealants are basically thin, plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars—the back teeth. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs here. The application does not require drilling into or removing any tooth structure. It’s an easy 3-step process:
- We clean the teeth with a special toothpaste.
- Then, a special cleansing liquid is applied with a piece of cotton, rubbed on, and washed off.
- Finally, the sealant is painted on the tooth.
When it comes to replacing one or more teeth, a dental implant is often the treatment of choice and is also one of the more conservative, easier treatments for missing teeth. Implants are bio-compatible posts that replace the roots of your missing teeth. These posts are physically and biologically designed to attach to your jaw bone just like the natural root would, and become the foundation for a natural-looking restoration. Your new teeth will give you excellent stability and strength and will look, feel, and behave like your natural teeth—without the chance for decay!
Dental inlays and onlays are some of the strongest and most life-like restorations available. After your mouth has been anesthetized, we prepare the tooth in much the same way we would for a standard filling:
- When the tooth has been prepared, an impression is made and sent off to the dental lab.
- You’ll usually be required to wear a temporary filling until the restoration is fabricated.
- Once the lab has fabricated the restoration, it’s put in place.
With proper care, your inlay or onlay will increase your overall health and give your confidence and comfort for years to come.
Orthodontic treatment is prescribed to correct a number of common problems:
- Many people may need orthodontic treatment to correct an unsatisfactory bite that’s caused by crowding teeth or even extra teeth.
- Others may need treatment to realign a jaw that is out of place due to genetics or due to an accident.
- Many people want to correct one or more crooked teeth caused by thumb-sucking, premature or late loss of baby teeth, or a wide variety of other causes.
We also offer Invisalign®.
Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, that sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth:
- If plaque isn’t properly removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, gums become irritated and inflamed.
- This irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets.
- Bacteria can then move into the pockets formed and continue the irritation of the gum.
- Left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed.
- The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis and it often results in gums that are red, swollen and that may bleed easily.
Endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy, is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, repeated dental procedures on your tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. With proper care, an endodontically-treated tooth will function normally and comfortably.
Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin shell that is placed over the front or visible part of the tooth. There are two types of veneers:
- Ceramic veneers and
- Resin-based veneers
With proper care, your new veneers will greatly improve your appearance, giving you that confident smile you’re going to enjoy for years to come.
Everyone loves a bright, white smile, and these days, it’s easy enough to go to the corner drugstore and choose from a variety of whitening products. But for a lasting, sparkling white smile, dental office whitening is the only way to go—and some procedures take only one visit!
Your comfort & confidence is always at the top of our priorities list, so ask us about sedation and pain control.