Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we will provide you with exceptional care. Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients. Your dental care is our first priority, and we’ll provide you with the utmost professionalism.
While preventative, restorative, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry are our primary treatment areas we also work closely with other dental specialists in the area when that is where you can be best served.
It is recommended to see your dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and exam. We will take x-rays as needed and evaluate your overall oral health so that dental disease can be detected early.
Teeth whitening is the process of using bleach or other materials to make teeth look whiter. The materials remove stains or other discoloration from the tooth surface commonly caused by the effects of coffee, cigarettes, and other substances. We can fabricate custom bleaching trays and give you a prescription strength solution that you may use at home to achieve your desired results.
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the desired final position.
Scaling and Root Planing
The objective of scaling and root planing, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or a “deep cleaning” is to remove or eliminate the etiologic agents which cause inflammation: dental plaque, its products and calculus, thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease.
A dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. Composite fillings are tooth-colored and are available to give you a more esthetic appearance.
Crown and Bridge
Crowns are used to provide adequate strength to a weakened tooth, due to trauma or decay, by better distributing chewing forces. A bridge is an option to replace missing teeth by linking an artificial tooth to multiple crowns. Crowns are typically made from gold or porcelain. Our office is able to provide same-day porcelain crowns, with state-of-the-art CEREC treatments. Instead of having to bite down on messy impression material, a camera is used to record necessary details and send them to a computer. A finished ceramic restoration is then created on the spot, and can be inserted at the same visit.
A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth that harbors the pulp, or nerve. Root canal therapy is a procedure done to treat an infected tooth, due to trauma, decay or periodontal disease, in an effort to save the tooth. The procedure consists of removing the nerve inside the tooth and cleaning out the causative agents of inflammation, then placing a filling type material down into each canal space. Typically a crown is needed afterwards to restore the tooth to proper form and function.
A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the esthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. They are the closest resemblance to a natural tooth that we have in dentistry today.
Laser dentistry is the latest advancement in dental technology, treating a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems. The benefit of laser use in dentistry is that it minimizes the pain most often associated with other techniques, meaning more comfort to our patients, and it may also promote faster healing.
An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. If you need an extraction, we will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, we will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow. There are usually multiple options available to restore missing teeth and we can help you find what’s right for you.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partial dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.