Your smile is an invaluable asset. It makes a statement about yourself and never gets outdated. It is the focal point of your face and has functional as well as esthetic importance. That’s why it is important to take care of and maintain it for years to come. The following are different modalities of treatment our office provides to help you achieve the smile you desire.
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Porcelain Veneers - One of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry procedures, porcelain veneers - available at our office - can be used to whiten and straighten teeth, as well as to fill in gaps between them. Basically, veneers are thin shells of ceramic material bonded to the outside of your tooth. In most cases, porcelain veneers do not require a substantial amount of your original teeth to be removed, making them a strong, safe, durable option.
Inlays & Onlays - When there is insufficient tooth structure to support a simple restoration and enough to preclude a crown, we place an inlay or onlay. These are partial crowns that are made of composite or porcelain and create an invisible tooth colored restoration that replaces missing or decayed tooth structure in a conservative and esthetic manner.
Dental Crowns – A crown is a permanent covering that fits over your original tooth, restoring health and strength. Our office uses crowns matched to your natural tooth color, which improve the appearance of your smile as well as your dental health. Crowns can be used to whiten, reshape, and realign teeth as well as to repair damage.
Cosmetic Bonding - simple way to improve the appearance of your smile without teeth whitening, porcelain veneers or dental implants is cosmetic bonding. Bonding uses a natural-looking material to fill in gaps between teeth and to repair chips and cracks. Bonding of teeth does not typically require the removal of any tooth structure, making it a good alternative to crowns or porcelain veneers (in some cases). The composite material used for tooth bonding comes in many different shades, so it can be matched precisely to the color of your teeth. The result is a natural-looking means of restoring your smile that can be completed in a single appointment.
Take-HomeTeeth Whitening - Regardless of how well you care for your teeth, it is inevitable that, over time, some yellowing or discoloration will occur. This gradual change can be caused by aging and substances that stain your teeth (such as coffee and tobacco). To combat discoloration our office offers teeth whitening. The traditional take-home method is more comfortable and easy to use with proven results. We will custom make fitted trays and provide the teeth whitening gel. Generally, at-home teeth whitening takes two weeks to complete.
In-Office Whitening - Our office provides the option of In-Office Bleaching in addition to more conventional Home Bleaching. This procedure utilizes a more concentrated solution and a light to help activate and accelerate the bleaching process. This method will usually lighten natural teeth much more rapidly (typically, three 20-minute applications in a single office visit) than take-home bleaching. In-Office whitening is great for people that want fast results, or have had difficulty achieving their desired smile with home bleaching techniques. Occasional touch ups at home will allow you to keep your dazzling smile. Call today to see if you are a candidate for in-office bleaching.
Dental Bridges - Missing teeth can create a host of problems both aesthetic and functional, but bridges can be an option used to restore health and beauty to your smile. A bridge consists of a replacement tooth or teeth and usually two anchor crowns that are custom fitted over the adjacent teeth. Bridges can prevent teeth from moving and improve the appearance of your smile.
Implants - A revolutionary new treatment for missing teeth! With implants, patients who have lost one tooth or any number of teeth due to periodontal disease or injury can once again enjoy all the health, comfort and aesthetic benefits associated with natural teeth. Our office utilizes osseointegrated implants, the most widely accepted system of dental implants used today. The term "osseointegrated" means that the implant actually bonds with the bone, making the implant an integral part of the body. Implants allow the patient to eat even difficult foods like corn on the cob, apples and carrots.
Oral Surgery - We perform extractions and other surgical procedures that may be necessary to improve your dental health.
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Periodontal Therapy – Non-Surgical Treatments -Periodontal treatments can often be accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets) followed by local delivery antimicrobials (antibiotics placed under the gum tissue). Arestin is a prescription drug approved by the FDA which delivers antibiotic treatment directly to the infected areas in your gums. It works over a 14 day period to kill the infection and effectively help heal your gums. The procedure is performed by your hygienist during your periodontal therapy visit and has clinically shown to help reduce pocket depths - the space that forms between your teeth and gums.
Periodontal Surgery - If you're diagnosed with periodontal disease, you may require periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when your it is determined that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.
Dentures & Partials - dentures and partial dentures are made to replace missing teeth. We can usually accomplish this in a few visits and create a smile you are happy to show. Our office can reline your existing denture or partial the same day minimizing the time you have to go without your teeth, which will allow you to not miss a meal.
Years ago, when the interior pulp of a tooth became damaged or diseased, the only solution was to extract the tooth. Now, it is often possible to save such teeth through endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy. With proper care, teeth that have been saved through root canal therapy can last as long as your remaining natural teeth, as long as the tooth is properly restored afterwards by your dentist.
Invisible Braces - Straight Teeth…No Braces! Invisible Braces are the way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. And it’s proven effective in both clinical research and in practices nationwide. So whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing braces, you’ll have a new reason to smile. With the Invisible Braces you don’t have to wear the old metal braces. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. The latest technology makes it possible.
Upon an initial examination, your doctor decides if Invisible Braces are right for you. Your doctor will write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth, which are submitted for design. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology it carefully translates your doctor’s instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners. You then wear each set of aligners for about three weeks, moving your teeth, gradually – week by week, millimeter by millimeter – until you’ve achieved the intended result: straighter teeth. Generally, you visit your doctor no more often than you would with braces and the length of treatment is about the same.
Because there are no metal wires and brackets, Invisible Braces are comfortable. And because it’s removable, eating, brushing and flossing are no problem.
Children's Services – Our dentists are well trained in pediatric dental services. We feel that if you gain the confidence of a child early on, then they do not have to have the fear that many adults have of the dentist. Through the use of special words and our gentle manner the younger patients have an enjoyable time during their visit. With prizes at the end of each visit, the younger people have fond memories of our office.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Nitrous oxide also known as “laughing gas” can make the more nervous patient relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. Nitrous is a safe and effective way to decrease anxiety, and is quickly removed from the body at the end of your visit in just a few breaths. This mild sedation is a great way to enjoy your dental visits. Please let us know if you would like to have nitrous during your appointment.