Services We Provide


Some of the Services we provide our patients:

Preventative Care
While our patients benefit greatly from regular 6 month dental cleanings and checkups, a strong oral health care routine is truly the first line of defense to combat decay, infection, and periodontal disease. Our Hygienists take special care to ensure that each of our patients is educated on the proper way to care for his or her teeth at home. A good oral health routine includes daily brushing, flossing, use of an ADA-approved mouthwash, and a healthy diet. When you arrive for an initial or hygiene appointment, our hygienist and dentist will work with you to develop an oral health care routine customized to suit your unique oral needs.
 
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Emergency Treatment
Unfortunately, the occasion does happen that a tooth breaks, fractures, or has a cavity that has been left untreated. This can be extremely painful! Emergency dentistry is treatment that is meant to relieve pain and suffering. In some instances, a tooth may be unrestorable and will require an extraction. In other cases, the tooth may be restored and a root canal would be an efficient treatment. Our office is prepared to render both extractions and root canals to alleviate dental pain.
Sealants
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the deep groves and pits of adult molars and premolars. More than 75% of dental decay (cavities) begins in these deep groves. Teeth with these conditions are difficult to clean and are very susceptible to decay. A sealant protects the tooth by sealing deep groves creating a smooth, easy to clean surface. Sealants can protect the chewing surfaces of teeth for many years, but need to be checked at regular visits for wear and chipping.

Recommended placement Time:
Children and Teenagers: As soon as the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear, or any time throughout the cavity
prone years 6-18.
 
Tooth-Colored Restorations (Composite, Bonded Fillings)
When a tooth is damaged due to decay or injury, a restoration is typically needed to restore health and function to the tooth. Unlike traditional metal restorations that are noticeable, such as gold or silver crowns and amalgam filings, tooth-colored restorations are especially placed in anterior (front teeth) to blend in with surrounding teeth for a completely natural-looking appearance.
Endodontic Care (Root Canal)
Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, consists of the removal of inflamed or infected pulp tissue (dental nerve) and the cleansing and sealing of the internal tooth structure. Root canal treatment may be necessary in cases where there is advanced decay, trauma to the tooth, periodontal disease, bruxism (teeth grinding) or cracked teeth. Once the infected tooth pulp is removed, one of our dentists will restore and protect the damaged tooth, (usually with a crown), to enhance a healthy and beautiful smile for many years to come.
 
Implant Dentistry
Implant dentistry offers patients with missing teeth a state-of-the-art option for tooth replacement. Dental Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. Each titanium "root" is topped with a natural-looking artificial tooth for permanent tooth replacement that is strong, fully functional, and beautiful. Once an implant is in place, the surrounding jawbone will fuse to the titanium, creating a strong foundation for the replacement tooth.
Dental Crowns
We often use dental crowns to restore beauty and strength to a tooth that has been weakened by decay, injury, or endodontic (root canal therapy). Dental crowns are "caps" that fit over the entire tooth. The targeted tooth is prepared by removing damaged areas and shaping it to accommodate the dental crown. An impression of the prepared tooth is made so that the crown can be precisely crafted to fit snugly on the tooth. Once the crown is ready, it is cemented onto the tooth. At our practice, we primarily use dental crowns as a restorative dentistry option; however, we also use them for aesthetic applications such as fixing minor misalignments and repairing cracks and discolorations.
 
Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can be cemented in place to fill in gaps left by missing teeth. Bridges not only make it easier for patients to speak and eat, but they also prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. Dental bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth that are held in place by dental crowns. The procedure to place a dental bridge requires two visits: one to prepare the adjacent teeth and take an impression of the area, and a second to place the bridge once it has been custom made from the impression.
Dentures (Full and Partial)
Today's dentures are more natural-looking and easier to wear than ever before. A full-set of custom-made dentures can be made if all natural teeth are missing, or a partial denture can be crafted to replace a few missing teeth. Advances in implant dentistry can make dentures even more functional and retentive. A special type of full or partial denture can be fabricated that will lock into several dental implant posts that are placed into the jawbone. Implant-supported dentures greatly increase chewing and speaking ability for many patients.
 
Nitrous Oxide
Also known as "laughing gas," nitrous oxide is often administered to our patients who may not need a deep level of sedation dentistry. Patients simply breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, and almost instantly feel a pleasant, numb sensation. We constantly monitor a patient's intake of nitrous oxide, ensuring that the best level of sedation is maintained. Because nitrous oxide leaves the system quickly, patients who undergo sedation with "laughing gas" are able to drive themselves home safely after an appointment.
Teeth Whitening
Undergoing a teeth whitening treatment is one of the safest and easiest ways to improve your smile. If brighter teeth are all you need, teeth whitening is more conservative and less involved and less costly than porcelain veneers or bonding. There are several methods of teeth whitening available at our offices.
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