We provide our patients with various preventative dental procedures to maintain their oral health. For those with existing tooth decay problems, we offer various restorative procedures to restore and replace decayed and missing tooth structures.
We believe that a beautiful, bright, and healthy smile can increase one’s self-confidence and overall life satisfaction. Many regular dental treatments can be cosmetic and our cosmetic treatments are very affordable.
Brushing and flossing will help to fight off plaque that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. However, regular check-ups will ensure early detection of minor oral health issues before they can become serious issues which would require advanced treatment. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends two dental check-ups every year.During a cleaning appointment you can expect the dentist to remove light tartar and plaque build-up that will help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.During a deep cleaning the dentist will remove major tartar build-up and treat initial and moderate gum disease.
When a tooth has suffered from severe decay, it is more prone to fracture and can also lose a large amount of tooth substance. In addition, the tooth may continue to fracture past the gum line therefore making tooth restoration much more difficult and in extreme cases near impossible.To remedy this we can create a dental crown for your tooth. A dental crown is essentially a cap created for an individual tooth that will help prevent additional damage by encasing it in a protective material to prevent further cracking as well as restoring functionality to the tooth.There are two choices when creating a crown. A crown can be fashioned from a combination of metal with a porcelain outer layer or a crown can be made entirely from porcelain.
A Dental Bridge is a very viable option when missing one or more teeth. A Dental Bridge is essentially a false tooth that is held in place by adjacent teeth. The only drawback, however, is that the adjacent teeth must be prepared in similar fashion to a crown in order for the bridge to hold.It is important to note that missing teeth can cause a variety of problems, such as: incremental change in bite, shifting of teeth, speech impediments, and an increased risk of tooth decay and other periodontal disease.
Root Canal treatment treats the inside of the tooth when the inner pulp becomes infected or inflamed. Infection and inflammation can occur for a number of reasons, such as: deep decay, faulty, or a crack in the tooth to name a few.Root Canal treatment involves the removal of the infected or inflamed pulp and then the cleaning of the innards of the tooth. The tooth is then filled and sealed with a material called gutta-percha. Finally, the tooth is then fitted with a crown or filling for increased protection.
Dentures are the most cost-effective way to replace several missing teeth. Choosing to utilize dentures comes with a number of benefits which include: improved mastication, better aesthetics, improved pronunciation ability, and a boost to self-esteem.
In less than an hour your teeth can become dramatically whiter with this quick and effective chair-side procedure. Instant Zoom!™ Tooth Whitening uses a light-activated gel that is monitored by the dentist. Before we begin we cover up the lips and gums and then apply the gel to the teeth. The Zoom! ™ light is then activated, which will help in activating the gel and break down stains and discoloration of the teeth.
The method used to fill a cavity with tooth-colored material.
A Porcelain Veneer is an ideal solution for teeth that are discolored, worn or chipped, have gaps in between, or are unaligned.Dental Veneers are essentially thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the frontal surface of your teeth. These thin shells are then bonded to the front area of the tooth to remedy many of the problems listed previously. Also, a Porcelain Veneer is better able to resist stains and is able to reflect light as naturally as real teeth.
When you lose a tooth, the bone in the area that supported it diminishes and as a result the surrounding teeth will collapse and begin to invade the empty cavity. The remaining teeth can shift towards the cavity and, therefore, alter your smile.Dental Implants, the standard care for a missing tooth, are artificial tooth replacements that are implanted into the upper or lower jaw bone. The implant will stimulate the bone cells therefore preserving the remaining bone structure and maintaining your facial structure to ensure you’re looking your best.
A Porcelain Inlay or Onlay is the most conservative way to replace a missing tooth structure. An inlay is a filling that consists of a solid substance that is fitted to a tooth cavity and cemented into place. An onlay is similar to an Inlay except that it typically extends to the cusp of the tooth.
A Valplast® Denture is similar in nature to a set of metal dentures but have the added benefit of improved aesthetics, durability, and comfort without the use of metal hooks. Valplast ® partials are created from a nylon resin that is resistant to breaking
Braces will assist in the correction of malocclusions, underbites, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, and other problems in regards to the teeth and jaws. Braces also assist in the alignment and straightening of teeth to position them in regard to a person’s bite so that they may have a beautiful smile.