Anxiety and fear are barriers to people receiving dental care. We cater to cowards!! We try to create a warm and friendly environment to help you feel relaxed by having neck pillows, eye masks, aromatherapy, coffee and water and television during treatment. We also offer nitrous oxide to assist with your comfort during the procedure.
Prevention is the key to a great long term healthy smile. Our goal is to provide you with a confident smile for your entire lifetime. The services we provide to help you maintain this are: dental cleanings, sealants, oral cancer screenings, nightguard and athletic guards.
Cosmetic dental procedures are aimed at improving your smile. It is always important to remember the overall health of your mouth before any cosmetic procedures.
People today want a brighter smile! We can help! One way to achieve this is through teeth whitening. Whitening can be done at home with custom made bleaching trays or at the office with a laser. We can help you decide which option is the best for you!
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth colored resin material is applied and hardened with a special light which “bonds” to the tooth. Bonding is fairly non-invasive and quick. It can usually be done in one visit.
Bonding can be used as a good treatment option to repair decayed teeth, chips or cracks in teeth, improve the appearance of discolored teeth, or closing spaces between teeth.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the front of the tooth. Minimal tooth removal is required and the whole procedure is finished in two visits. You leave with a new smile! Veneers are a great option to close gaps in between teeth, repair discolored teeth and fix cracked or chipped teeth.
Ask us about which option the best for you!
Fillings are used to repair teeth that are damaged by decay or fractures. Tooth colored material will be applied to the tooth after it is prepared. The tooth is then restored back to its original shade and shape!
A crown or “cap” covers the entire tooth. It serves to restore the tooth back to its original size and shape. This is the best option when the entire tooth has been damaged to the point where a simple filling is not enough!
Two visits are usually required to place the crown on the broken tooth. At the first visit, the tooth is prepared and a mold is taken to create you a custom tooth. A temporary crown is constructed and cemented until your permanent new crown comes back from the dental laboratory. Once the crown is fabricated, you will return to the office to have the new crown placed in your mouth. The crown is adjusted to make sure it fits perfectly before it is permanently cemented.
Dental implants restore missing teeth. They are placed into the jawbone and need a few months to heal before a final restoration can be placed on them. They are made of titanium and look like teeth. The implant is safe, strong, stable and durable. Implants last many years although sometimes they may need to be re-tightened or replaced.
Dentures and Partials
When a person loses all their teeth, dentures are a good removable appliance to help restore one’s smile! They are custom made to restore and resemble the dental structure of your mouth including your gums. A partial denture helps to restore a smile when only some teeth are missing. They help to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting.
Dentures can be combined with implants to make a more stable appliance. This is a great option for many patients who are concerned about their dentures moving.
Overtime dentures may have to be remade, repaired or adjusted due to normal wear.
Gum Disease & Periodontal Therapy
Gum disease is another term for periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a condition in which build-up known as plaque and tartar have infected the teeth and their supporting gum and bone structures. Plaque is a slick film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that forms on the teeth all the time as you eat and drink through the day. Plaque becomes tartar when left in place for more than twenty-four hours. The two together actively destroy tooth, gum, and bone tissue.
Periodontal disease begins as gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by red, inflamed gums that bleed easily. This early stage of periodontal disease is reversible by the introduction of daily flossing and brushing. Periodontitis occurs if gingivitis is allowed to advance. Periodontitis can result in the loosening and sometimes loss of teeth and is irreversible.
Periodontal disease can affect more than just tooth loss. Additionally, current research suggests that the inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease may affect other systemic diseases like stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even result in an increased risk during pregnancy. Fortunately, good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits are easy ways to significantly reduce the risk of developing periodontal disease.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that would otherwise be lost as a result of infection or decay that has reached the tooth’s nerve. Occasionally, a tooth with no decay or visible but a history of trauma can end up requiring a root canal. Preserving the tooth is ideal because it eliminates the problems that a gap in the dental structure creates for the surrounding teeth—problems that quickly become more and more costly and inconvenient over the course of time.
In this procedure, the pulp of the tooth (the living tissue inside) is removed and the resulting space is filled materials that restore the tooth to full function. Root canal therapy is a highly successful, and, thanks to modern advancements in dental medicine, the procedure is far more comfortable than it has been in the past.
There are a number of signs that suggest root canal therapy may be necessary:
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
- Sensitivity to hot and cold.
- Severe toothache pain.
- Swelling or tenderness.