Regular dental cleanings are the foundation for good oral health. Dental cleanings remove the plaque and tartar deposits on teeth that often are missed by routine homecare. Removing such deposits maintains proper gum health and protects the supportive structure of teeth.
Teeth whitening is a safe, effective, and conservative way to improve the appearance of one's teeth. Our practice offers several options for professional whitening. We are proud to offer both Zoom and Boost in-office whitening, as well as, customized take-home whitening.
Composite fillings are the treatment of choice for small to medium-sized cavities. They are a tooth-colored resin-based material that comes in numerous tooth shades. They have a long history of being safe and effective. In addition to fillings, this material is also very effective for repairing small to medium-sized chips in front teeth.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic option for achieving a true smile makeover. Veneers require minimal tooth reduction and allow for dramatic change in both tooth shade and contour. They are custom-made for each patient and bonded into place at the delivery appointment
Crowns can be described as porcelain coverings for teeth with significant breakdown. 1 to 2 millimeters is reduced on each side of the tooth. Each porcelain crown is custom-made for the patient and bonded into place, restoring the damaged tooth to proper function and esthetics.
Dental Implants are an excellent option for tooth replacement when there is adequate bone available. A dental implant refers to the titanium fixture that is placed into the bone. Titanium is the same biocompatible metal used in joint replacements. After 3 to 6 months of healing to the bone, dental implant treatment can be completed with the fabrication of a crown. The crown is the visible "tooth" portion of the implant.
Root canal treatment (RCT) is indicated when a deep cavity has reached the nerve of the tooth. Once a nerve becomes infected, it is unable to heal on its own. It will continue to be a source of pain and infection until properly treated. RCT involves removing the nerve of the tooth. In addition, the canal space is shaped, disinfected, and sealed to prevent re-infection. Following RCT, most teeth will require a crown to protect the tooth from future breakage.
When a tooth is damaged or decayed beyond saving, a dental extraction is indicated. Thankfully, there are options to replace extracted teeth including dental implants, a fixed bridge, or a partial denture. Our office is trained in the latest tequniques to make extractions as easy as possible on patients.
Complete dentures are a teeth replacement option for patients with no remaining teeth, and is a removable dental prosthesis. Partial dentures are a teeth replacement option for patients with numerous missing teeth, but still have a sufficient number of anchor teeth. Partials are a removable prosthesis that are often re-inforced by a metal framework. When completed, a partial denture will "snap" into place on the anchor teeth.
An implant-retained denture is similar to a complete denture. However, this type of prosthesis utilizes anywhere from 2 to 6 dental implants to add retention and support. The denture is made to "snap" into place over the dental implants. This is especially useful for complete dentures replacing lower teeth. Lower dentures lack the suction effect present on upper dentures; therefore, they are of tremendous benefit to patients.