• Prevention (EXAMS & Cleaning)

    • Routine Cleaning

    • Cavities

    • Gums (Periodontal) condition

    • XRAYS

    • Gum Disease

    • Oral screening (lesions/irregularities)

    • Orthodontic  and evaluation

    • TMJ evaluation

    • Smile evaluation

    • Periodontal cleanings

    • Sealants

  • Teeth Whitening: Bleaching

  • Implant Restoration

    • Tooth Implants

    • Implant Dentures

  • Cosmetic Rehab

    • Take Home Whitening

    • Whitening

    • Bonding

    • Porcelain Veneers

    • Fillings

    • Porcelain Crowns

    • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
       

  • Invisalign
     

  • Restorative Dentistry

    • Fillings

    • Porcelain Crowns

    • Porcelain Fixed Bridges

    • Root Canal Therapy


PREVENTATIVE CARE (Examinations and Cleanings)
Our office and the ADA recommend a routine dental examination and cleaning twice a year.  We recommend a child’s first dental visit at age 3.  It is never too early or too late to start!

At each routine checkup/cleaning appointment your hygienist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth and supporting structures. A routine dental cleaning involves the gentle removal of any plaque buildups that accumulate on the surface of the teeth and any buildups that may be present below the surface of the gum line.  A fluoride polish is used to finish.  Our hygienists are trained to recognize and treat early forms of gum disease. They are also trained to recognize and treat more advanced forms of gum disease, if necessary. The health of your gums and the supporting bone is very important to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile.

With proper home care and great dental care your  teeth should give you a lifetime of smiles!     

Sealants
Sealants are a very thin tooth colored bonding material that is applied to the grooves of healthy teeth. This thin layer of bonding  mechanically keeps food from sticking into the grooves of healthy teeth which helps prevent tooth decay. This quick and comfortable procedure is most commonly done on children’s permanent  teeth as soon as the molars erupt.  Sealants can be placed patients of any age.  Sealants usually last years before any reapplication is needed.  

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry restores form, function and strength to teeth, bone and gums, allowing patients to use their mouth without pain or discomfort.  It includes filling cavities, dentures and partials, implants, crowns, veneers and root canal therapy. We use advanced dental technology to perform restorative dentistry.

Fillings
Advancements in technology have provided many outstanding  options to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay, or  fracture.  The method of restoration will be usually be dictated by each specific situation. We offer the traditional silver and gold  fillings, as well as several different types of white filling materials. The white filling materials are matched to your specific tooth shade and allow us to achieve beautiful cosmetic results.   We will be happy to explain all of your options,  if a filling becomes necessary.  

Crowns
Occasionally a tooth will need a more advanced method of restoration, such as a crown.  A Crown can be used to protect and strengthen a tooth that has been weakened by decay.  A Crown is a  custom made protective shell  that fits over the existing tooth which has been shaped specifically to receive it. Your new crown will restore your tooth to its original shape, size and color and function.  Advancements in technology have provided us with many choices of materials. Our office offers  traditional gold crowns, and porcelain fused to gold or porcelain fused to metal crowns. We also offer many different types of tooth colored porcelain crowns. These crowns are made to custom specifications so that your new crown perfectly matches your existing teeth, for a beautiful and natural smile. These crowns can also be used to cover discolored, broken, unevenly spaced or cosmetically compromised teeth to create a new and better smile!  

Bridges
Bridges are crowns (porcelain or porcelain to metal shells), which are fused together and bonded onto your teeth, that are used to replace a missing tooth. If you are missing one , or multiple teeth, a bridge is a great way to fill in the spaces and restore your chewing  function. Often with people who are missing one or several teeth, there may be multiple treatment alternatives. We will be happy to discuss all of your treatment options so that you can pick the one that is the best solution for your specific situation.

Root Canals (Endodontics)
Occasionally  the nerve of a tooth will become injured due to decay or trauma.  Root canal therapy allows the tooth to be saved by removing  the injured nerve of the tooth. Advancements in technology have made root canal therapy comfortable and reliable.  During this treatment, which may take more than one visit, the nerve of the tooth is removed and replaced with a filling material. Root canal therapy is a great procedure  that allows you to  repair an injured tooth. With proper restoration and care, a tooth that has had root canal therapy can last a lifetime.  If you have a painful or sensitive  tooth, the doctors will perform a series of tests  to determine the  nature of the problem.  In most instances, the problem can be addressed without the need for root canal therapy.  However,  if it is  determined that  root canal therapy is indicated, be assured that the newest technology helps us to  provide a valuable and comfortable  experience.      

SMILE Makeover
A smile makeover changes a crooked, crowded, gappy, chipped or stained smile into an aesthetic, breathtaking smile. Your smile is transformed using techniques such as bleaching, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns.  An all-porcelain veneer or crown, provided by a skilled clinician, will look beautiful for decades. A detailed exam in our office will enable us to provide you with individualized treatment options to help you determine which treatment option is best for you.   

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you.  Our goal is to provide each of our patients with a beautifully natural and functional smile.  For some lucky patients routine cleanings are all that is needed to maintain their healthy smile.  In most cases a simple bleaching procedure will eventually be needed to brighten a smile.  But if you have stained, chipped, decayed, misshapen or misaligned teeth, a more comprehensive restorative plan might be necessary to help you achieve the smile that you’ve always wanted.  A smile makeover can change a crooked, crowded, gapped, chipped or stained smile into an aesthetic, breathtaking smile.  Each individual case is different, depending upon the circumstances.  We are committed to making sure that your results are tailored made to fit your specific needs, and that your results are both natural and functional.  Techniques such as bleaching, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns and bridges, implants, and orthodontics can all be utilized to obtain your desired results.  A detailed examination at our office will allow us to provide you with individualized treatment options to help determine which treatment option is best for you.  If you love your smile, you’ll be more likely to share it.  A great smile can be contagious! 

Implants
Implants are great way to replace a missing tooth or to anchor a complete or partial denture.  An implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw,  just like the root of a tooth. This implant can then be used as the base for a single (or multiple) tooth replacement, or it can be used in a variety of ways to help hold a complete or partial denture in place.  We offer many implant  treatment options.  If you are missing one tooth, or multiple teeth, or have a complete or partial denture, you might benefit from  the advantages of dental implants. We are specially trained and have many years of experience in restoring smiles with dental implants.  Often with people who are missing one or several teeth, there may be multiple treatment alternatives. We will be happy to discuss all of your treatment options so that you can pick the best solution for your specific situation.      

Dentures (Traditional and Implant Retained)
Dentures are removable replacement teeth.  They can be made out of several materials.
These restorations are custom designed to fit your mouth.  We always perform a cosmetic 'try-in' visit so that you can see the restoration before it is finished.  You can input into building your smile so that it closely replicates your own previous natural smile, or you can help us make the smile that you have always wanted!.  We make several different types of traditional dentures, as well as implant retained dentures.  Implant retained dentures can be made using several different implant techniques, which are designed to help anchor the denture in place.  Even if you have been missing your natural teeth for a long time, you may still be a good candidate for implant retained dentures. Implant retained dentures are actually a great solution for people who have old ill-fitting dentures. 
If you are considering having a denture made, we will be happy to discuss the many different treatments options available to you and to help you pick the option that is best for your unique situation.     

Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are removable replacement teeth. They can be made out of several different materials.  Advancements in technology have made it possible to make the partial denture clasps almost  invisible, so that the partial denture can blend seamlessly with the adjacent teeth. A partial denture is custom made to specifically match your existing  teeth in color, shape, and size so that it blends with your existing teeth for a beautiful natural appearance.   If you are missing one or more teeth, a partial denture is one of the many forms of replacements. If you are interested in replacing one or more missing teeth,  our office will be happy to explain all of the replacement options so that you can pick the method that best fits your situation.

Orthodontics
Crowded teeth, improperly spaced teeth, and/or misaligned jaws can affect the function of your mouth, as well as the cosmetics of your smile. Orthodontic problems can result in chewing difficulties, speech difficulties and Temperomandiblular Joint (TMJ) disfunctions or pain. All of these issues can be corrected with orthodontics.  A bite that does not meet properly (a malocclusion) can be inherited. Some types of maloccusion may be acquired. Some causes of malocclusion include missing or extra teeth, crowded teeth, or misaligned jaws. Accidents or developmental issues such
as thumb sucking or finger sucking, for an extended time, may contribute to malocclusion. An evaluation of your bite is completed at each routine cleaning visit. There are many options available, for both children and adults, to correct bite problems and build a beautiful, functional smile. Our office will be happy to discuss your treatment options and help you to select the best option for your specific needs.   

 

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