Services

We provide a wide variety of services to fit the needs of all patient types. We continue to study the latest and greatest in technology, holding ourselves to the highest standard - all to provide our patients the best dental care possible. From our courteous team members, to our clinical experts, we want to provide you, the patient, the best dental experience possible.



Whitening
Whitening is a process that lightens teeth; there are two methods that result in whiter teeth.  In-office and home bleaching change natural tooth color by removing stains.  These products contain peroxide-containing bleaching agents that help remove deep (intrinsic) and surface (extrinsic) stains.  Whitening toothpastes remove surface stains only by physical or chemical action.


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Bonding
Bonding is a procedure to improve your appearance if there are chips, cracks, or gaps in your teeth, stained teeth, or to improve your smile.


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Veneers
Veneers are thin coverings placed over the front part of the tooth to mask severely discolored teeth, to close gaps, or reshape mis-shaped teeth.  Veneers can be made out of ceramic or composite resin.


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Crowns
A crown covers, or caps, a tooth to strengthen it or improve its appearance.  Crowns restore teeth when there is not enough tooth to support a large filling, protect weak teeth from fractures, cover badly shaped/discolored teeth and implants.


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Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are restorations that are custom made to restore teeth damaged by decay or large fillings that are cracked or worn.


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Bridge
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth.  Crowns are placed on the two adjacent teeth on both sides and connected to a false tooth in the space.  A bridge is permanently cemented into place.


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TMD
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a varied disorder involving the jaw muscles and/or joints.  Many muscles and ligaments work together to open/close the jaw and move it side-to-side and front to back.  When the joint, muscles, and ligaments do not work together, you may experience TMD.  There are may different causes and you may not always be able to pinpoint the exact cause.  Treatment is usually slow and gradual treatment, starting with the least invasive.  Some symptoms include: pain around the ear, tender jaw muscles, clicking or popping noises, difficulty in opening, “locking” open or shut, pain with yawning/chewing etc, and/or headaches or neck aches.


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Root Canal
A root canal is the removal of the tooth’s pulp (the nerve and blood vessels).  This procedure is often necessary when the tooth has been injured or infected.  After the nerve is removed, a biocompatible material, gutta percha, is placed in the canals and a filling is placed.  Often times, the tooth does not have a lot to tooth structure left, and should be protected by a crown.


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Sealants
Sealants are a clear plastic material that can be applied to the back teeth on the chewing surface.  Sealants can act as a barrier from decay.


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Implants
Implants are used to replace missing teeth; they can also be used to support dentures and bridges.  An implant is anchored into bone, and is considered the ideal tooth replacement option because it is the closest thing to a natural tooth.  The implant is placed in the bone and given time to heal while the bone fuses to the implant.  After the implant is fused to the bone, the restorative process of a crown, bridge, denture, etc. may be started.


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Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is a sedative gas that you inhale through a small mask over your nose.  You are awake and can communicate through the whole procedure.  It relaxes the patient and gives you a dissociated feeling.  Since you breathe it through your nose, once you quit inhaling, the feeling dissipates.  Nitrous oxide is ideal for patients with dental anxiety and apprehensive children.


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Conservative Periodontal Treatment
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums and bone that hold teeth in place.  When plaque accumulates on teeth, it hardens into calculus (tartar) and irritates the gum tissue and bone.  The bone recedes away from the tartar, creating a larger pocket for plaque and tartar to invade.  This cycle continues until teeth have little to no bone support left and they become loose or fall out.
Periodontal therapy (or treatment) is also called a deep cleaning.  Anesthetic is give and only half of the mouth is cleaned at a time.  After the initial deep cleaning, regular cleanings and check-ups may be needed in shorter intervals to keep tartar from building up on the teeth again.


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Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partials are tooth replacement options.  A removable partial denture replaces missing teeth; it can be taken in and out, and hooks onto your remaining natural teeth. Dentures replace all of your teeth.  Both partial dentures and dentures aid you in chewing properly, support your lips and cheeks,  help improve speech and prevent your face from sagging.

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