An ounce of prevention really can avoid a pound of cure. Oral evaluations, routine cleanings, x-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatments or supplements can aid you in maintaining your oral health.
Newer white composite filling materials made by 3M, also known as resin fillings, not only look good but also strengthen the tooth structure. Amalgam (silver filling) material is still available when needed, i.e. when too much saliva prevents us from keeping the treatment area dry.
Crowns, also known as caps or veneers, are fabricated to suit the individual. Even for individuals with a grinding or clenching habit, fracture-resistant crown materials are available.
Removable full dentures and partial dentures, with or without metal clasps are available to effectively replace missing or lost teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is placed into your jaw to replace a missing tooth, support a denture, or support a bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. They are comprised of three parts - the implant itself that is placed in the jaw, an abutment which is an attachment piece for the crown, and the crown. Working with local oral surgeons, we provide the best and newest methods in implant placement.
Whitening via a custom made take-home tray with bleaching gel is cost-effective and provides superior, longer lasting results.
Our cosmetic options also include porcelain veneers and crowns, invisalign, six month smiles, dental bonding, and cosmetic gum reshaping. View our makeovers in the gallery to see some of our cases.
Root Canal Therapy+
The nerve and blood supply to a tooth can become infected and require treatment. Commonly known as an abscessed tooth, treatment can typically be done in-office.
Our dental-specific lasers can be used to sculpt tissues, aid in extractions, and decontaminate gingiva, among other benefits. An extra benefit of the laser is faster healing and less bleeding, with very little if any post-treatment sensitivity.
Digital x-rays give us instant results in high definition, allowing us to detect potential problems sooner than with film based x-rays. Our Gendex digital sensors are soft for comfort and also require much less radiation compared to traditional film x-rays. Here are two tidbits, a person is exposed to more radiation from a single day's worth of natural background radiation (.008mSv) than from 5 dental x-rays (.005mSv). A person receives four times as much radiation on a 7 hour flight (.02mSv).
Worn and Chipped+
Worn teeth can be caused by grinding or clenching your teeth, old age, genetics, and many other factors. Treatment instantly enhances your appearance and increases the function of your new smile.
Gray or yellow teeth, often a result of staining liquids or childhood illness, can be restored to look natural and vital.
Correcting crooked or misaligned teeth is sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics." Invisalign or 6 Month Smiles can align your teeth with minimal treatment time.
Excessive gingival display disrupts the natural teeth to gum proportions. Gums can be gently lifted and teeth lengthened to restore these proportions.
An empty space between teeth is called a diastema. The restorative crowns render the work virtually undetectable.
Old Dental Work+
Changes in dental technology and techniques have reshaped the field of dentistry. If you have an older dental appliance, a more aesthetic option may be available to you.
Small teeth can create negative space in a mouth. This causes teeth to appear disproportionate in relation to the overall smile. Restorative solutions are available to correct and enhance your smile.
Full Mouth Reconstruction+
If your smile is worn away from stress or perhaps a genetic disposition, there is an answer. A full mouth reconstruction can make your teeth both beautiful and functional.