Our state-of-the-art dental facility is at your disposal for all your dental needs. From general dentistry to all the cosmetic procedures you’ve read about and seen on TV, we’re here for you.
Our general dental practice provides orthodontic care for children, teenagers and adults. We provide traditional braces with high quality brackets along with temperature sensitive, super-flexible arch-wires. These wires do not exert all of their force at one moment in time. They exert a small amount of force from the time they are placed until the time they are removed. Teeth are gently encouraged to move into the desired direction. The information contained in a bracket and the force of the wire obtain tooth movement. This combination of force is imperative for precise, controlled, and safe tooth movement.
Crowns & Dentures
Porcelain crowns can restore severely damaged or broken teeth. A crown is a cap that covers a damaged tooth. It helps restore its normal shape and size and strengthens it. If too much tooth structure has been damaged due to decay or a tooth has gone through root canal therapy a crown will be needed to protect the tooth.
Sometimes, it is too late to save your teeth and the best option is a denture. We can provide immediate or complete dentures.
Bridges & Implants
Bridges and implants are options for missing teeth. When there is a replacement tooth required to fill a gap, it can be affixed permanently with a bridge attached to the teeth on either side of the space. Bridges are a combination of crowns and artificial teeth that closes a gap left by a missing tooth (or teeth), restoring your smile and redistributing the workload. If a space is left unattended, the teeth surrounding it will drift, alter your bite, encourage cavities, and negatively affect your appearance beyond the original gap.
Today, a dental implant is the preferred method of tooth replacement. Dental implants replace missing tooth roots, helping to preserve the bone in the jaw and original shape of the face. Because they replace the root, implants act as the anchor for the missing tooth, therefore eliminating the need to cut down the adjacent teeth. Dental implants form a stable foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Research shows that replacement teeth supported by dental implants have over 90% success rates in long-term function. They are developed to replace missing teeth and to restore badly damaged teeth with natural beauty and performance. Dental implants are the closest cousin to natural teeth. They are permanent false teeth anchored right into your jawbone just like your other teeth.
Snap-On Smile’s unique, proprietary formula of hi-tech dental resin make it very thin yet extremely strong. It fits right over your own teeth to give you a beautiful, natural looking smile-even if you have stains, chips, gaps or missing teeth. Simply requires two short painless visits with no drilling, no shots, and no change in tooth structure.
And for many people, Snap-On Smile® can be life changing. It gives back the confidence to smile. Thousands of people worldwide have already experienced the unique benefits of Snap-On Smile®.
We love to see children starting at the age of 3 years old. We do have some recommendations for parents on the child’s first visit.
1. There is no need to tell him/her ahead of time of the appointment. The reason for this is that the child will tell friends and siblings. This is when the bad stories come out: “He is gonna pull all of your teeth!” or “The shots are going to hurt!”. Big brothers are an excellent source of false facts.
2. Save your first visit story for after the appointment. You may inadvertently give signs of worry or anxiety.
3. Do not try to inform the young patient of what will happen during the visit. There may be one word in your description that puts a confusing image in their active imagination.
4. A few words and phrases that are taboo: shot, hurt, pain, a little pinch, mosquito bite, “I don’t like the dentist, but you will”, “If you are a good girl, I’ll get you a prize” (wow this must be bad if mom is volunteering a toy), “Daddy is too chicken to go to the dentist, but you’re my big boy!” (If dad isn’t going, I ain’t either).
As your child’s permanent teeth grow in, we can help seal out decay by applying a protective coating to the back teeth, known as a sealant. Sealants can reduce cavities as much as 90%. They help protect the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth, especially the chewing surfaces of the back teeth that are difficult or impossible to clean and where children most often develop cavities.
The two most common causes of infection in the pulp are deep cavities and fractures or broken teeth. When this happens bacteria that lives in the saliva is exposed to the pulp of the tooth and root canal therapy is necessary. Sometimes, no symptoms are present, other times sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, pain, or a bad taste in your mouth are good indications of root canal treatment being needed.
Lumineers & Veneers
The newest development in smile enhancement are lumineers. The no-prep technique allows lumineers to be placed over existing teeth without the removal of any form of tooth structure. Therefore, anesthesia and temporaries are not required. The majority of patients fit this technique. The no-prep technique is perfect for stained, chipped, misaligned or spaced teeth. Bonding porcelain to enamel creates a solid, secure bond compared to bonding porcelain to dentin.
There’s no need to be satisfied with anything less than your best and brightest smile! Please come and see us for a smile consultation.
Veneers – We can correct gaps, crooked, chipped, or discolored teeth with custom-made porcelain veneers that adhere to the surface of the original tooth. A veneer is a thin, but strong, shell of porcelain or plastic that is bonded to a tooth, generally covering only its front and top.
Nitrous Oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is an effective anesthetic with many benefits. This type of sedation dentistry is appropriate for those individuals who are dental phobic, people with sensitive gag reflex, and people who require surgery, or who require extended and complex treatments.
No pain injection – ask us about the latest product which numbs your gums prior to injection. Dental sedation is a safe and effective way to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with your dental appointment.
The onset of gum disease, called gingivitis in its early phase, often goes undetected by patients. We can check for any telltale signs so that you can take action to prevent its progression toward periodontitis. Periodontal disease affects up to 90% of the population. It doesn’t just affect your appearance, it can affect your overall health as it has been linked to diabetes, premature birth, cardiovascular and kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, and oral cancer. Some patients have not had a cleaning in a few years and require scale and root planning below the gums to stop the adverse affect of periodontal disease.
Sports guards, snore Guards, Mouth guards, fresher breath options, natural Oxyfresh products for improved oral health, and Vizilite (Advance oral cancer screening), are also offered.
Interactive video technology – A tiny video camera now makes it possible for you to see exactly what we are looking at. A hand-held camera the size of a pen allows us to take pictures of problems such as a cavity or a fractured filling, up close.
Digital x-rays – Offered in our office and are safer and more environmentally friendly than traditional x-rays. This means no more chemicals for film development, and up to 90% reduced exposure to radiation. The digital x-rays give us a clear, high-resolution view of teeth, bone, root, and tissue. And we can point out to you right on the computer screen any dental problem, and clearly explain your options.