Preventive Care »
Our office provides a variety of services to maintain the health of our mouth. Sealants can be placed in the grooves of the teeth to prevent decay. All Sealants are done with Air Abrasion which ensures that all the dark lines are removed before the sealant is placed.
Our staff of licensed dental hygienists have all the tools necessary to maximize the longevity of your teeth. This is typically accomplished by routine visits to thoroughly clean all tooth surfaces. If you have ever had any extensive dental treatment such as implants, bridges, crowns, or veneers, regular hygiene visits will maximize the life of those restorations.
Cosmetic Dentistry »
Fortunately, today we have incredible capabilities to enhance and restore the natural beauty of the smile. Tooth whitening is a very popular and a non-invasive way to improve an already beautiful smile, and our practice offers two separate methods, one that can be performed in our office, and another that can be done in the comfort of your own home.
If you are looking to improve or change your smile altogether we have three different procedures to help you achieve the look that you desire. With composite bonding, we have the ability to improve minor cosmetic imperfections by adding composite resin to the tooth, in a shade that matches your own precisely.
Oftentimes, however, due to numerous factors such as worn enamel, wear and tear, genes, or uneven teeth, a more successful and necessary restorative procedure may be veneers. Veneers are custom-designed shells of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. They require minimal tooth preparation and can improve a smile dramatically, but in a natural way.
If your teeth are unhealthy or do not have a significant amount of enamel, all porcelain crowns may be used to restore your smile. Porcelain crowns are similar to veneers but require more preparation and removal of enamel in order to be bonded on properly. Unlike in the past when crowns had to fused to a metal framework, now we can make crowns out of pure porcelain, which means your tooth look exactly as they should- real and beautiful.
CEREC- One Visit Porcelain Ceramic Crowns, Onlays, and Inlays… »
CEREC is a high tech computer and milling machine used to manufacture tooth restorations, like porcelain ceramic crowns, inlays, and onlays.
Chairside means the treatment (crown, onlay, etc) is completed in one patient visit and Ceramic refers to the material used to replace the damaged or missing tooth structure – a non-metallic restoration which is bonded to the existing or remaining tooth structure. As such, CEREC restorations are extremely durable and natural looking. CEREC restorations are very conservative in nature, in our office CEREC is the treatment of choice to replace silver/mercury fillings.
With CEREC, the tooth is restored in the same visit, which means no temporary crown to fall off during the 2-3 week period that the Lab requires to make the restoration. The second visit often requires numbing of the area again. One visit and you are done!
Using Dental Implants to Replace Teeth »
Think of implants as replacements for lost tooth roots. When a tooth is lost due to decay or periodontal disease, there is an alternative to leaving the space open, placing a fixed bridge or a removable appliance. Now, we can place a root form on which a crown can be made to replace the tooth. Not only can implants replace one tooth or multiple teeth, but they can also be used to support a removable appliance. Do you have a few missing teeth? What about an ill-fitting partial or denture? If so, implants may be of help to you.