Comprehensive Dental Care
Preventive Hygiene Care
- Crowns and Bridges
- Partials and Dentures
- Digital x-rays
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Occlusal (Bite) Analysis and adjustments
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Invisalign ®
- Teeth Whitening
- The Preventive Program
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Fluoride Treatments
- Nonsurgical Periodontal Care
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a review of your medical and dental histories and a chance for you to share any concerns you may have. Then, we will perform a complete examination of your entire mouth including teeth and soft tissues. We will do an oral cancer exam, a TMJ (jaw joint) evaluation, and an occlusal (bite) examination in addition to a thorough evaluation of your existing restorations and the condition of your teeth. Your gum tissue health will also be evaluated with a complete periodontal probing. We will take digital x-rays for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth. We may also take photographs and impressions if needed. The results of your exam will be used to make a diagnosis of your dental health and treatment recommendations will be discussed. Together we will create a treatment plan specifically for you.
Comforts and Conveniences
We strive to make each visit to our office a comfortable and pleasant experience for you. In addition to our friendly and accommodating team you will find that we will go out of our way to attend to your needs. A neck pillow, a warm blanket, protective safety glasses...we even have a massage chair for you to relax in if your muscles are achy!
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Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Invisalign's invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers.
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue.
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time to design a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage.
It is our pleasure and privilege to welcome you to our office. Although there have been numerous advances in dentistry of late, the most important element is still the relationship between doctor and patient. We wish to facilitate a comfortable, long-term, respectful relationship with our patients, instilling confidence that you have chosen the best practice.
Any treatment that is recommended is co-diagnosed, meaning that, you and the doctor decide how best to proceed. Treatment options, advantages, prognosis, materials, and fees are thoroughly discussed to ensure your complete understanding and long-term satisfaction.
Are you considering a makeover? Why not start with your smile! The latest advances in cosmetic dentistry are available to you at our practice. By correcting or improving the shade, shape, spacing, height or width of your teeth, your smile can be transformed into your best asset. Our skillful professionals using state-of-the-art technology and materials deliver superb results that are sure to please. Arrange for a private consultation to discuss your beautiful smile!
Your teeth become stained naturally as a result of the food and drink that you consume. Dental Whitening uses an ingredient to effectively lift the stain from deep within your enamel. The result is a whiter, more youthful smile! Our convenient take-home system can be used during the day or night and yields maximum results in about 10 to 14 days.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a protective covering that is bonded or cemented onto your tooth. It is custom-made in a dental laboratory by highly qualified technicians using ceramics, noble alloys, or a combination of both. A crown may be recommended for a tooth that has a large filling, a root canal, or a fracture. A bridge is simply 3 or more crowns linked together. A bridge is recommended to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge helps provide a continuous chewing surface, keeps teeth from drifting out of position, protects teeth, and improves aesthetics. Crowns and bridges are quality restorations and are an excellent investment in your long-term dental health.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are an excellent remedy for chipped, cracked, spaced, stained or misaligned teeth. Dramatic results can be achieved in as few as 2 appointments. Veneers are considered long-term restorations that strengthen, protect and enhance the beauty of your smile.
This involves taking action to prevent a condition from developing or worsening. Removing plaque from your teeth by brushing and flossing prevents plaque from hardening into tartar. Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways of practicing preventive dentistry. Our hygienist will custom recommend a schedule of appointments and home care regimen designed to prevent the advance of gum disease and preserve your healthy smile for years to come. All aspects of dental care prescribed in this office are based on prevention.
Rejuvenating Your Smile
Even the loss of one tooth can result in the tipping, drifting, and erupting of neighboring and opposing teeth. The loss of several teeth can result in the inability to chew and speak effectively. It can also lead to the collapse of your bite causing stress on your jaw joints, and facial muscles and a reduction in the vertical dimension of your face. This can create an older facial appearance with noticeable facial lines.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone. Following a period of healing, it will act much like the root of a tooth over which a crown will be placed. Implants can support a single crown, and long-span bridges and are often used when rehabilitating an entire dentition. They are considered long-term restorations and provide excellent results that are comfortable, natural-looking, and high functioning.
One of the most innovative advances in dentistry is the ability to straighten your teeth without traditional metal brackets. We use Invisalign, a series of clear, plastic, removable "aligners," which are computer generated to gently and progressively alter the position of your teeth until they are correctly aligned. Our patients are seen smiling as much during treatment as after treatment! Ask us if "invisible braces" are right for you.
The trust you place in our practice by the referral of family and friends is our greatest compliment. We are delighted when a patient refers us and promise to extend the same high-level service you have come to expect.