Diagnostic & Preventative Care
One of the easiest ways to prevent the decline of your oral health is to maintain a regular schedule of having your teeth cleaned by our dental hygienist. A professional cleaning will minimize the accumulation of harmful plaque and calculus on your teeth. Your hygienist will also provide you with instruction on personalized home care. By working together, we can prevent the advance of gum disease and ensure healthy teeth and a beautiful smile in the years ahead. Your doctor and hygienist can aid you in determining the treatment best suited to your specific needs.
• Dental radiographs
• Oral cancer screenings
• Examinations and consultations
• Dental cleanings
• Fluoride application
We understand the importance of being able to smile with confidence. A great smile is one of the best ways to make a positive impression which is why we offer a wide variety of treatments to help give you the smile you want.
This helps you have a brighter and whiter smile. Teeth naturally change color over time but also become discolored due to staining from coffee, tea, red wine and smoking. Whitening is not for all situations but we would love to discuss whether it could benefit you.
We offer resin composite fillings that blend in with your natural tooth.
Veneers, Crowns and Bridges
Veneers cover the front of your tooth to help change its shape or color. Crowns help protect a cracked or damaged tooth, restoring its strength and appearance. A bridge covers the teeth on each side of an empty space where there once was a tooth. It replaces the missing tooth, making it easier to chew.
Implants are titanium screws that attach to the bone where you are missing teeth. This allows for a tooth-colored crown to be secured in the missing space. With dental implants you can rediscover your confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. Our office offers the following implant restorations:
Implant Crowns and Bridges
These are similar to a traditional crown or bridge except the restoration sits on the implant instead of your tooth.
Attachments for Dentures
Implants can be used as attachments for traditional dentures allowing them to “snap” into place. This helps increase the stability and retention of the denture
This is a restoration that replaces all or most of the teeth in your arch. It is different from a denture in that you do not take the fixed hybrid out but it is screwed into place on the implants. Other advantages include being more stable and smaller than a traditional denture making it a great alternative for patients who suffer from a gag reflex.
Complete and Partial Dentures
If you have lost several teeth and can’t chew and smile like you once did, we have options to help. We can replace all your teeth with a complete denture or make a partial denture to work with your existing teeth. Also, we can incorporate implants into the denture design to help it stay in place providing a more secure denture.
Oral surgery is required for many situations, such as extracting wisdom teeth, preparing for dentures or extracting infected and non-restorable teeth. We offer extractions and alveoloplasty, which is shaping of the bone after an extraction to help your denture fit better.
• Tooth Extractions
• Surgical Root Tip Extractions
Slow, but progressive, periodontal disease swells the gingiva and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. Once the bone is lost, it does not regenerate. It may be generalized, affecting all of your teeth, or localized, affecting one tooth. This disease affects both men and women of all ethnicities, from teen years through adulthood. In its early stages, you will be unaware of its presence. Dental hygiene habits, medications, smoking, alcohol, diet, general health or heredity may play a role in its progression. Initial symptoms of the disease may include swollen gums that bleed when you brush and an odor to your breath. Symptoms can advance to loosening and shifting of teeth and their eventual loss. Please speak with one of our team members today to learn more about periodontics.
• Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing
• Periodontal Surgery
• Gingival Medicament Placements
A root canal is needed when the decay or trauma to a tooth has irreversibly damaged the nerve. The nerve cannot heal itself so when this happens the tooth either needs to be extracted or have a root canal. If not treated promptly an extremely painful and dangerous infection called a dental abscess may develop. During the root canal procedure we remove the damaged and infected nerve tissue, disinfect the root canal, and then refill it with a sterile material to seal the canal from bacteria. If the procedure is on a back tooth we will normally recommend a crown to help strengthen and protect the tooth.