Our Services

Services We Offer Our practice provides a full range of dental services consisting of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry to perfect your smile.

Our practice treats every member of your family. Children are always welcome and we recommend their first visit be at the age of three.

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Bridges

We will prescribe a bridge when one or more teeth are missing and there are healthy teeth on both sides of the open space. Bridges can be made from three types of material, solid gold for reliable long wear, porcelain fused to a gold base for strength and beauty, and high-strength metal-free porcelain for optimum cosmetic results. With proper care, your new bridge will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.

Hygiene

Preventive Care – Preventive care includes oral exams and routine cleanings. The ADA recommends cleanings and exams a minimum of every six months for optimal dental health.

Professional cleanings (dental prophylaxis) performed by a registered dental hygienist form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. In a professional cleaning, your hygienist will:

  • Remove plaque from the teeth -- Plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva and bacteria. Plaque sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Remove calculus (tartar) above the gum line -- Calculus is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and is difficult to remove.
  • Polish and remove stains from teeth.
  • Take any necessary diagnostic
    dental x-rays.

Dental examinations help to diagnose disease before it becomes hazardous to your health. Your dental examination generally includes the following:

  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gum disease evaluation
  • Visual examination of tooth decay
  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays to detect decay and other problems that can't be seen by the naked eye
  • Evaluation of status of current restorations (fillings and others)

Bonding/
Composite Fillings

For hundreds of years, dental fillings have been used to restore teeth. Dental fillings are placed in teeth where a dentist has had to remove tooth structure due to decay or fracture. In recent years filling materials have been substantially improved by many technological advancements. Although silver amalgam was the dominant choice years ago, today we have several other preferred options for tooth restoration including tooth colored composite filling materials and cementable resins and porcelains.

Crowns

Crowns are prescribed when a tooth or teeth are too badly decayed, broken or cracked to be easily restored with a filling. Crowns are normally needed for teeth that have had root canals. Crowns are also placed on dental implants to replace missing teeth. Crowns can be made from three types of material, solid gold for reliable long wear, porcelain fused to a gold base for strength and beauty, and high-strength metal-free porcelain for optimum cosmetic results. With proper care, your new crown will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.

Implants

Dental Implants offer a means of replacing a missing tooth or teeth by an alternative method to conventional bridgework. This is a two step process where the surgical placement of the titanium implant in the bone is performed by an oral surgeon or periodontist. After the implant has integrated into the bone, which takes 4 to 6 months, a new crown can be placed on the implant to restore function and aesthetic appearance.

Whitening

Whitening – We offer both, in-office and at-home whitening treatments to whiten and brighten your smile.

The ZOOM In-Office Whitening System, as seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure that takes about an hour. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The ZOOM whitening gel is then applied to your teeth, which is activated by a special light. Upon completion of the process, you will see immediate results of whiter and brighter teeth.

With the Take- Home Whitening system, you can whiten almost anywhere. After receiving your custom trays, simply fill the tray with the whitening gel and wear for 30 minutes. After an average of 14 applications your teeth will be whiter and brighter.

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are produced by a dental laboratory and resin-based composite veneers. Veneers are placed to eliminate spacing between teeth, to mask discolorations, or to straighten the appearance of teeth.

Veneers are prescribed for damaged, discolored, or broken teeth. The tooth is prepared by minimally reshaping it to provide the best fit.