We strongly believe in preventive dentistry as the best possible means of maintaining optimum oral health. Preventive dental care can help each member of your family maintain a beautiful, healthy smile by safeguarding against oral diseases, like dental decay or gum disease. Our goal is to prevent these diseases from happening in the first place or to catch the problems in their early stages when they are easier and less expensive to treat. Our approach to preventive dental care includes routine dental cleanings and checkups as well as education and advice that can help every member of your family practice good oral hygiene at home.
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. A bridge, sometimes also called a fixed partial denture, replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, diseased pulp is removed. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed.The procedure can help save and repair damaged teeth.
Our dentists have extensive experience removing impacted wisdom teeth as well as severely decayed teeth. We understand that many patients experience anxiety when it comes to oral surgery procedures. Our gentle dental approach will put you at ease while our expertise and exceptional care will ensure the best results for your oral health.
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
Thanks to the latest advancements in digital implant dentistry including 3-D imaging, intra-oral scanner and CAD-CAM, dental implant placement becomes more accurate, quicker and more predictable. Guided implant surgery involves using the patient’s CT images to strategize the surgery with computer software. Dentists only need to make smaller incisions that tend to result in minimal bleeding and lessened discomfort. Additionally, the bone graft, which involves the transplanting of bone tissue, will be minimal. Today's technological advancements have allowed us to create individualized results that are precisely tailored to the patient’s specific dental needs.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
Zoom! can whiten your teeth at the office or at home. If you choose the in-office teeth whitening option, your teeth can look up to eight shades lighter in just one hour. If you choose the take-home option, your teeth can look up to six shades lighter in just three days, and with additional applications, you can go even lighter.
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.
It is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs. That is one reason why regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Good dental care at home is essential to help keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious or recurring. Remember: You don’t have to lose teeth to gum disease. Brush your teeth twice a day, clean between your teeth daily, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
For patients experiencing excessive tooth wear due to Bruxism (nighttime grinding and jaw clenching), a night guard can help alleviate the complications associated with the condition. A night guard is a device that is worn in the mouth overnight and creates a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, eliminating the damage they cause by rubbing against each other. The exact cause of Bruxism is unknown, but it’s believed that stress and anxiety play the biggest role. Other causes may also be alcohol use, cigarettes, caffeine, sleep apnea, snoring, an abnormal bite, and crooked teeth. A TMJ splint is a specific type of mouth splint designed to minimize pressure on your jaw joints and teeth. As a TMJ appliance, it trains your jaw muscles to relax, lessening the tension on your joint’s internal and surrounding tissues. I