We specialize in creating healthy and beautiful smiles. We believe in providing comfortable dentistry with compassion, open communication, and clinical excellence. We feel that it is important to take the time to get to know you so that we can pay special attention to your individual needs and concerns about your teeth.
Over the past several years, there have been many exciting developments in dental materials. It has enabled us to create more aesthetic and long lasting smiles.
Today, dental patients are able to keep their natural teeth throughout their lifetime. Over the years, the normal “wear and tear”of daily living begins to show their mark on your teeth- stained teeth, unattractive fillings, chipped or crooked teeth.
If you are concerned about having whiter teeth, or interested in changing the shape or contour of your teeth, then you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
Teeth Whitening/ Bleaching
Teeth Whitening is a safe and effective process in which a perioxide based solution is applied over the teeth to be whitened. Most often the discoloration due to age, smoking, red wine, coffee and tea can be successfully lightened with bleaching. Note: Bleaching will not lighten existing fillings or crowns. Old existing fillings may need to be replaced. Also, chipped teeth may be restored following whitening procedures for more attractive results.
Porcelain Veneers, Crowns & Bridges
Porcelain is biocompatible ceramic material that has excellent aesthetic qualities in giving teeth its natural luster and tooth like qualities. Porcelain can be used like a veneer (a facing over the tooth) or can be used in place of metal crowns or large fillings. They can whiten teeth, correct gaps between teeth, replace missing teeth (porcelain bridges or implants), correct short looking teeth, straighten crooked teeth, and mask badly stained teeth. They are bonded onto the tooth, which makes the tooth quite strong.
Composite Resin/ “Tooth Colored Fillings”
A composite is a tooth colored filling used to fill small and medium size cavities. They require only one appointment to place and can be used to replace older, leaky fillings for a more pleasing appearance. The material is placed where the cavity has been cleaned out, sculpted, and then hardened (cured) with a blue light. Good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) is very important like with all dental restorations or they will fail.
A removable denture is an acrylic/metal prosthesis that can be used to replace multiple missing teeth. Implants or natural teeth can be used to anchor the denture in place. They are taken out of the mouth daily to be cleaned and to give the gums underneath the denture a chance to rest from denture wear. Because these new teeth feel different from natural teeth, there is a learning period for the denture wearer. The muscles of the tongue, lips and cheek must learn to coordinate movement to allow for normal speech.
Gum Disease is prevalent in a large percentage of the population. This disease is a bacterial infection under the gums and can often go unnoticed. As the disease progresses, supporting bone around the tooth is lost and cannot be replaced. This silent disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the number one reason for tooth loss. Periodontal disease has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes and low child birth weight. Some symptoms of periodontal disease include bleeding gums when flossing, bad taste, receding gums, bad breath and loose teeth.
Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to controlling this disease and keeping the gums healthy and intact.
Our doctors and hygienists are highly skilled and trained. We will assess your gums and focus on prevention, education and good oral hygiene. Most often, gum disease can be treated with nonsurgical techniques.
Cleaning involves the removal of soft (plaque) and hard (tartar, calculus, or stains) deposits from your teeth. The primary purpose of having your teeth cleaned is to prevent or delay the progression of periodontal diseases. An individual should have his or her teeth cleaned every 12-24 months.
We are also an emergency dentist.
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