At your first visit, we will begin with a complete exam, which is a thorough exam
of not only your teeth, but also your gums, surrounding tissues, jaw and neck. A
set of digital x-rays are usually taken, this includes a Panoramic view that shows
all your teeth and jaw bones and a smaller set of more detailed bite views to show
cavities and gum disease. If requested, a cleaning may also be done at your first
A complete exam followed by dental x-rays play an important role in helping the
dentist provide diagnosis and treatment options. The dentist will then take some
time to discuss proposed treatment options and answer any questions or concerns
that you may have.
A beautiful, healthy smile is an important feature to have. There are many reasons
why our teeth become discolored such as foods, drinking, smoking, age and more.
Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching your teeth in order to make them whiter.
More people today are choosing tooth whitening procedures to give them a bright
and confident smile.
Whitening your teeth with the help of dental professionals is considered safe and
effective. First your teeth must be examined by a Dentist to ensure that you are
cavity free and that your gums are healthy. Next, an impression of your teeth will
be taken and used to create custom fit mouth trays prepared individually for each
patient. Then you will return to our office to receive your custom trays and whitening
kit as well as home instructions. The whitening gel is placed in the trays and worn
on average for a couple of hours each day over the course of approximately two weeks
for best results. Over time, your can use the remainder of your whitening gel to
“touch up” as desired. Contact us today to find out more information
on our teeth whitening SPECIALS!
Tooth pain? Relax, we can help. At our dental office, we believe that no one should
have to suffer from tooth pain. Whatever the emergency, we will do our best to work
you into our day, ensure that your visit is pleasant, and have you leaving our office
relieved. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact one of our
locations as soon as possible.
Unless you have concerns or questions, your child’s first dental experience
should be around the age of three years. We know that this can sometimes be stressful
on parents as well as the child. At our office we strive to make your child’s
dental visits as pleasant and exciting as possible. Your child can pick which channel
they would like to watch on our televisions, lay back and relax. Contact our office
when your child is ready for their first visit or if you have any concerns with
your child’s oral health. We look forward to caring for your family and educating
them through a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.
Periodontal (Gum) disease
Gum disease plays a major role in causing tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is an
infection that affects the gums and jaw bone which can lead to loss of gum and teeth.
There are two major stages, gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the milder
and reversible, periodontitis is often more severe. In some cases, gum surgery would
be required to reverse the affect of the disease. It is important to visit your
dentist routinely. At each routine exam and cleaning, the hygienist and dentist
will work together to accurately assess the condition of your oral health and make
suggestions to return your gums and teeth to optimum health. We offer the usual
six or nine month routine cleaning to more often visits including deep scaling.
Teeth that need to be restored can be fixed with a composite or “white”
resin rather than silver amalgam as usually done in the past. Tooth colored composite
resin (plastic) is bonded to decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored teeth. Tooth
gaps can also be closed using a composite resin material
Crowns, often referred to as caps, are made of white porcelain and fit over your
teeth like a hat. Crowns sit over the entire part of the tooth that lies above the
gumline. Crowns are made to protect heavily filled or root canaled teeth by making
them stronger and less susceptible to fractures or future damage. Crowns give you
a stronger and healthier smile while maintaining a natural look. Crowns can also
be used cosmetically to improve the look of your smile by changing the shape or
Bridges and Implants
Bridges and implants are two options of replacing missing teeth. Bridges are false
teeth held in place by neighboring teeth. The bridge consists of two crowns on the
neighboring teeth with a false tooth in the middle.
Dental implants are artificial roots put in place to support a tooth crown. Implants
can replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth. Placing a dental implant
involves first placement of the implant into the jawbone, then a period of time
for healing, and last a new crown is attached to the implant giving you strong,
Veneers are strong thin pieces of ceramic or resin material that are bonded to the
teeth, cosmetically giving a whiter brighter smile. They are used to repair chips
or cracks, hide discolored teeth, change the shape of teeth and may help in closing
gaps between teeth. Very little tooth structure is removed to prepare the teeth
for veneers as they cover only the front of the tooth and are often an alternative
to crowns. Though not always the best solution for some, this may be your solution
to a bright new smile.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals treat diseased or abcessed teeth. Once a tooth is injured or decayed,
in order to save the tooth, it is necessary to open the tooth and clean out the
inner nerve tissue that has been invaded by bacteria (the cause of many tooth aches).
Although feared by many, our goal is to make your root canal experience as painless
and stress free as possible.
While we make every effort to prevent tooth loss and save every tooth possible,
sometimes the only option is to have a tooth extracted. a severely damaged or infected
tooth that cannot be saved is usually extracted in office by one of the dentists,
but in some more complicated cases, such as existing medical conditions, if a patient
is anxious or if the extraction is complicated, you may be referred to an oral surgeon.
Your comfort is our top priority.
Dentures replace lost teeth. There are two types of dentures - partial dentures
or full dentures. Full dentures are often referred to as false teeth. Our services
include many different types of new partial and full dentures, re-lining of existing
dentures to help with a better fit, and repair or remaking of old dentures. Please
contact the office if you have any denture concerns or questions.
Oral Cancer Examination
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers today and can occur anywhere in the
mouth, most common the tongue but also could include the lips, gums and other soft
tissue in the mouth. Oral cancer screening is usually part of a routine dental examination.
In this exam, we will feel for lumps or irregular tissue changes in your head, neck,
face and inside your mouth. We will also look for sores or discolored tissue in
your mouth. Some believe some oral cancer risk factors are hereditary. A healthy
diet, maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are recommended
in preventing oral cancer.
When it comes to your health, you are of utmost importance. We want you to have
the best care possible and if we ever have a concern you can be referred to the
Our digital radiography system provides excellent images with less radiation than
conventional x-rays and our high magnification intra-oral camera and computer monitor
allow you to see exactly what we see to help you understand the treatment we recommend.
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