We have a wide selection of services we offer
Tooth Color Fillings
Composite — An increasingly popular alternative to silver amalgam fillings are composite white fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible and are shaded according to the color of your teeth to create a perfect match, giving you a beautiful, white smile!
Dental sealants are invisible plastic resin coatings that smooth out the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, making them resistant to decay. A sealed tooth is far less likely to develop a cavity, require more expensive dental treatment later on, or, most importantly, cause your child pain.
Porcelain crowns are natural-looking, and once bonded in place they blend in with the rest of your smile, hiding the fact that you ever had a problem with your teeth. Crowns are an effective cover-up, and they do their work convincingly to repair fractured, cracked, or chipped teeth, cover and hide damaged teeth it also protects weak teeth, restores discolored and stained teeth, replaces lost tooth structure and eliminates gaps.
Dental implants are one of the most reliable long-term methods of tooth replacement implant components are designed to disassemble. Screw-retained implant crowns are more easily maintained; they allow for retention — keeping abutments and implant crowns in place, and retrievability — allowing the implant-crown components to be more easily removed, repaired or replaced, without damaging the implant or the restoration. While a successful dental implant can last a lifetime, most crowns do not.
Dentures & Partials
A denture is a removable dental appliance and a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
Bruxism refers to an oral parafunctional activity that occurs in most humans at some point in their lives. Grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw are the two main characteristics of this condition, which can occur during the day or at night. An acrylic biteguard can be designed from tooth impressions to minimize the abrasive action of tooth surfaces during normal sleep. Biteguards should be worn on a long-term basis to help to stabilize the occlusion as well as prevent damage to teeth and to the temporomandibular joint.
An alternative to traditional wire braces, the customized, clear aligners provide an effective way to straighten your teeth while remaining virtually invisible. Wearing the comfortable aligners will gradually shift your teeth into their correct position. You wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects millions of Americans. It is a painless infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is the largest cause of tooth loss. Often, patients do not even know they have periodontal disease. Since it can lead to serious complications like tooth loss it is important that it is diagnosed and treated. Recent studies also suggest possible relationships between periodontal infection and heart disease, diabetes and increased incidence of pre-term, low-birth weight babies. We have found the most effective treatment for slight to moderate cases of periodontal disease is to perform scaling and root planning (deep cleaning above and below the gum line) in conjunction with a locally administered antibiotic treatment. Our office utilizes a new antibiotic therapy called Arestin that has been approved by the FDA. The Arestin therapy is fast, easy and comfortable. Once Arestin is applied, it releases the antibiotic gradually for up to 21 days.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Surgical Extractions inc. Wisdom Teeth
There are numerous situations in which an extraction can help alleviate pain or prepare you for another cosmetic or restorative procedure. Some common reasons for extraction include: Advanced periodontal disease that has loosened the tooth roots Extra teeth or baby teeth that impede adult teeth Preparing a patient for orthodontic treatment Removing a fractured or malformed tooth Severe tooth decay which cannot be remedied with root canal therapy or Wisdom teeth that need to be removed because of infection or limited space.
Zoom In Office Power Whitening,
A pearly-white smile is beautiful to look at and can greatly improve self-confidence. Many people are opting for the Zoom! ® Chairside Whitening System for fast, safe and effective teeth whitening. Zoom! ® combines the newest advances in dental technology with proven chemical formulas. This ensures that the bleaching experience is painless, and the results are satisfying. The Zoom! Teeth Whitening procedure is simple and comfortable. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom! clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You'll be amazed with the results.
Digital x-ray technology uses a small electronic sensor placed in the mouth to capture an image, which can be called up instantly on a computer screen. When digital x-rays first became available about 20 years ago, they immediately offered a host of advantages over traditional x-ray films, which require chemical processing. Most importantly, they cut the amount of radiation exposure to the dental patient by as much as 90%. While faster x-ray films have been developed over the years that require less exposure, making that difference less dramatic, a digital x-ray still offers the lowest radiation dose possible.