Good oral hygiene is important, not only for our teeth, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.
The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses some of these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
Dental sealants, which are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of your teeth and will help prevent the start of cavities in these areas.
In dentistry today, there are several materials available to us to restore your teeth to optimum health. To aid you in deciding which alternative may be best for you, we have developed this list which provides some details about each material and technique. Today we can restore your teeth to form and function close to nature itself!
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. Today we have the ability in our office to fabricate life like crowns in a single visit with our Cerec technology.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position.
Special thin laminates, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth. Veneers allow us to give you the smile you always dreamed of in as little as two visits!
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, your dentist or Endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating the insides of teeth) removes the diseased pulp and allows us to preserve your tooth, rather than losing it! We have a specially trained Endodontist on staff, to complete this treatment with the best result, in as close to pain free as possible!
Periodontal treatment focuses on improving the health of the gums and supporting structures. It allows us to improve your dental health and in many cases, your overall health as well, since gum disease has been connected with systemic diseases like Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes. Our staff has a Periodontitis specialist to provide you the best possible care right in our office!
Having a confident smile can change everything. And Invisalign makes the decision easy, because you can get a stunning smile without most people even noticing you're going through treatment. So start on the right track and find out more about Invisalign.
Invisalign is the best way to straighten your teeth without having to live with the "metal mouth" look of traditional braces. That's because Invisalign is a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth.
Sinsational Smile is a fast, effective, affordable teeth whitening procedure that uses the latest LED technology to give you a brighter smile. The procedure is simple: a silicone tray, filled with an advanced whitening gel, is placed into your mouth. A dental hygienist will then use an LED light to activate that gel and accelerate the whitening process. The procedure is non-invasive and takes only 20 minutes on average.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. With this procedure, patients can have their damaged teeth restored using innovative technology in one sitting. The procedure uses state-of-the-art, 3D digital cameras to take an exact impression of your teeth. With the latest CAD software, the computer uses those impressions to draw up the exact contours of your teeth. They are then sent to a small on-site milling machine to create your restoration. In a single appointment, you have a totally ceramic, color-matched restoration which is then fitted, polished, and bonded for performance. Ask our specialists for more details.