Our doctors and staff are pleased to be able to offer dental services to every age group and every member of your family. Prevention and education are important in our practice, and we take seriously your need to understand how to take charge of and protect your own oral health. The doctors and staff are always available to answer questions about your dental needs and the services we can provide for your ideal treatment.
The comprehensive examination is a process in which the doctor takes necessary records to provide a thorough diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan. This examination will include:
- Oral Cancer Screening: We are committed to the prevention of oral cancer through the early identification of pre-cancerous conditions, and provide oral cancer screenings at each preventative care appointment.
- Periodontal Examination: Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. The doctor will examine your gum tissues to ensure that gum disease is detected in its early stages. Because bone loss is a significant consideration in determining the outcome of cosmetic treatment, we take the health of your gum and bone tissues very seriously.
- Caries Exam: During this visual examination, the doctor locates areas of decay on chewing surfaces and between the teeth. The doctor uses both a clinical exam and x-ray findings to determine the best treatment plan for your oral needs.
- Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Examination: TMJ is a condition that afflicts thousands of people. Frequent indicators of TMJ include popping and clicking of the jaw, limited jaw function, pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, and pain and pressure in the face and ears. We provide therapies that can improve this painful and frustrating problem.
Diagnostic and Preventative Services
- Cleanings: These important appointments allow the doctor and your hygienist to monitor your oral health and clean under your gum line where the toothbrush cannot reach. They also help promote healthy gums and teeth by removing the plaque that causes decay and gum infection, and educating you about prevention.
Made of tooth-colored material, composite fillings restore the teeth's natural beauty. Composite fillings can be matched very closely to your natural tooth color and are virtually indistinguishable from non-restored teeth. Composite filings are excellent options for front teeth and on molars. The composites we use have proven to be extremely durable and stain resistant. They are a more conservative alternative to older types of filling material.
1-Visit Crowns (CEREC)
We are constantly striving to provide our patients with the finest dental care available. Our investment in advanced technology means a long-term investment in your future, because state-of-the-art technology invites informed decision-making and enables patients to make wise choices concerning their oral health.
Our doctors use CEREC, the best modern restoration treatment for ceramic reconstruction, to provide our patients with esthetic ceramic crowns or partial crowns in a single visit. A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth in order to strengthen it as well as restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown may be placed to support a large filling when there is little remaining tooth structure, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, or restore fractured teeth. The dental prosthesis (crown, partial crown, or veneer) is designed digitally using CEREC and is manufactured directly at our practice during one visit. This means our patients benefit from a faster, more comfortable treatment with no need for a temporary prosthesis, follow-up appointment for permanent prosthesis installation or multiple anesthesia injections.
Usually customized from porcelain, veneers are thin, semi-translucent facings bonded to the fronts of teeth. Veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and natural looking. They conceal broken, chipped, discolored, crooked, and misshapen teeth, and provide you with the winning smile you have always wanted.
Dental implants replace teeth that have been missing since birth or have been lost due to gum disease, infection, trauma, or decay. Implants are surgically attached to the jawbone and become a permanent part of your mouth. With implants, patients no longer experience the slipping, moving, and irritation of dentures. Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth because they are made of a metal that is highly compatible with the jaw bone. As a result, the implant (a small post that protrudes from the gum) is able to fuse easily with the underlying bone. A highly experienced oral surgeon or periodontist recommended by our office will perform the surgical procedure for your implant. Our doctors will partner with your surgeon to follow your treatment to the restorative phase. Our doctors will complete the implant procedure by attaching functional tooth structures to the implant components, providing you once again with the comforts and confidence that accompanies a beautiful smile.
Tooth-whitening procedures offer patients with stained, discolored, or dull teeth an opportunity to have a whiter, brighter smile. Whitening significantly reduces external surface stains caused by food and beverage. We provide zoom, an in office whitening option which is a convenient, quick process to achieve a beautiful smile. We also provide at-home whitening system, which is comfortable and affordable, in conjunction with in-office appointments to monitor progress. We take impressions of your mouth to prepare your custom-fitted trays, and specifically select a whitening program for your. The process is them completed in the comfort of your own home.
Bonding is the choice of treatment for patients who have minor front tooth imperfections. Bonding is a process in which tooth-colored material is applied to tooth surfaces, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished to match surrounding teeth. With this procedure the doctors can close gaps, repair chipped or fractured teeth, and disguise discolored teeth. Bonding usually requires one office visit and no anesthesia.