Our offices provide comprehensive cosmetic and general dentistry services, including teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, veneers, dental implant restorations, periodontal maintenance and much more. Good dental health is a key factor in one's overall sense of well-being, and our goal is help you establish a regimen that will optimize your oral health.
Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance. Today's advanced techniques and materials can make a real difference, and the skill, experience and commitment of our practice — using a unique combination of science and artistry — can literally redesign your smile.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the appearance of teeth and the enhancement of a person's smile. In this field, the emphasis is on the art of dentistry, not just the science. On the surface, creating white teeth, or even whole new teeth in general, may not appear to be that complicated. Yet cosmetic dentistry requires a good eye, a thorough understanding of dental anatomy, and a mastery of dental materials. Beyond that, the dentist must be able to communicate his or her vision to a laboratory technician — a key player in the realization of any smile makeover. Though cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty within the dental profession, it takes years of extensive study and training to be able to perform the many cosmetic dental procedures now available to the highest standards.
Generally speaking, a cosmetic dentist is a restorative dentist who has extensively studied the concepts of smile design and dental materials to create what could best be described as works of art. Cosmetic dentists are usually affiliated with a professional organization that provides continuing education and levels of accreditation to verify outstanding achievement in the study of cosmetic dentistry.
While there is some overlap between the two fields (both may utilize implants and crowns, for example), the focus is different, as is the level of expertise. The cosmetic dentist goes beyond restoring an individual's teeth to their proper function, seeking to attain the most ideal result according to the patient's definition of beauty. This involves a high level of finesse with even the smallest details, such as how much tooth should be displayed in a particular smile.
Our doctors adhere to a strict standard of care for our patients. Both silver and white fillings are placed depending on each individual situation. The doctor will determine what material is recommended when placing a filling. In most cases the doctor will give you an option of silver or white fillings.
Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, preventive resins are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic "coating" is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively "seals" the deep grooves acting as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Preventive resins protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can't reach.
Easy to apply, resins take only a few minutes to protect each tooth. If properly cared for, preventive resins hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. Avoiding hard/crunchy foods will increase longevity.
Children and adults can benefit from protective resins in the fight against tooth decay.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these maladies, simply and quickly, to help you achieve a beautiful smile!
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. The doctor will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for some teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged, and is an alternative to veneers or Lumineers.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth.
"We pride ourselves on the smiles that leave our office. We have developed a program called LIFETIME WHITENING. Please call our office to discuss the onetime $99 enrollment fee and program rules. New and existing patients may be eligible for this exciting opportunity. The doctor will determine if you are a candidate."
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they've been dreaming of with our simple "whitening" procedure.
Whitening is a safe and easy procedure. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin whitening. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower.
We offer three different options; in office whitening, at home one hour per day & at home overnight, depending on your needs. Please call our office to discuss the different options.
Dental whitening can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, "brilliant" smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice. But because of the low cost of treatments, whitening is nearly always worth a solid try.
Not every patient is a good candidate for whitening. We would be happy to discuss with you which cosmetic option is best for you.
A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.
A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodonticly treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
Nitrous Oxide is a sweet smelling, non irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe; the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patients are able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.
Though there are no major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, exotic chest problems, M.S., pregnancy, a cold or other difficulties with breathing. You may want to ask your dentist for a "5 minute trial" to see how you feel with this type of sedation method before proceeding.
The doctor does the traditional braces that are metal brackets with wires. The other option is ClearCorrect, which are clear aligners used to straighten a person's teeth and correct the way the jaws align.
The dentist prevents and treats mouth, teeth and jaw problems. Using braces, retainers, and other devices, a dentist helps straighten a person's teeth and correct the way the jaws align. The dentist treats patients for many problems including excessive spacing crowded or overlapped teeth. These problems also can be genetic or inherited. Retainers, traditional braces and ClearCorrect are some methods used to treat these issues.
Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you'd probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy you may save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. After the dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then your dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
40 percent of oral cancers are found in patients who do not present with any of the traditional risk factors or any other significant lifestyle risks?
This means all patients, regardless of age and lifestyle, need an oral exam that looks closely for abnormal tissue.