Tooth decay is one of the most preventable diseases in not only children but adults. A cavity is usually asymptomatic until it reaches a point that leads to pain, infection, and in severe cases, tooth loss if left untreated. The longer a cavity goes untreated, the more complex a restoration becomes to fix the damaged tooth structure. This is why we stress the importance of prevention with regular 6-month check-up appointments.
Broken, damaged, discolored, and even crooked teeth can affect a person’s self-esteem and how one may smile at the world. We offer a wide variety of smile enhancing dental procedures from veneers, crowns, bonding, and bleaching to brighten, straighten, or even rebuild a person’s smile.
Teeth whitening or bleaching is one of the safest ways to brighten up a smile. Bleaching teeth is one of the quickest ways to take years off of a smile and improve a smile. See our “Whitening for Life” and our “Zoom! Whitening” program for details.
Cavities form as a result of tooth decay. The longer a cavity goes untreated, the more complex a filling can become. A filling replaces the damage caused by a cavity, keeping the remaining tooth structure healthy. Fillings can be either metal appearing silver or gold. A filling can also be tooth colored made of resin, porcelain, or even zirconium. These fillings are bonded to the tooth for a more natural appearance.
Crowns and Bridges:
Teeth can become weakened, broken down, or cracked over time. We can restore teeth back to normal size, shape, and even color with a custom fit crown restoration. This offers a permanent way to preserve and protect damaged teeth. Crowns are made from several different materials including: gold, metal, zirconium, porcelain fused to metal, and even acrylic. We prepare your tooth for the desired crown, take an impression, and ensure a custom fit for your tooth and cement it over the prepared tooth.
Dentures and Partials:
There are times when teeth cannot be saved and extractions are necessary. This can result in restricting your ability to chew properly or even speak. We offer a variety of tooth replacement services ranging from partials to dentures. A partial is a removable appliance in which it is attached to the remaining teeth and is designed to resemble your natural teeth. A denture is used to replace all missing teeth. They are custom fit to match your smiles, gums, and facial contours.
When a tooth cannot be restored, an extraction becomes the treatment. There are times when baby teeth and adult teeth need to be removed. This is usually the last resort when all other restorative options are not available. With the exception of wisdom teeth, we will always recommend replacing any teeth that have to be removed. We have many ways to replace missing teeth such as implants, partials, or bridges.
Oral Conscious Sedation:
Oral sedation provides an opportunity for the nervous patient to receive the treatment he/she may need. We provide oral conscious sedation for both adult and children. If you have any questions regarding sedation dentistry please contact our office.
Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy):
Root canals are recommended for several reasons. The most common reason is to alleviate pain in a tooth caused by decay, a crack, trauma, or severe sensitivity. The nerve is removed and replaced with a material that allows the tooth to remain functional.
Also known as gum treatment, we treat the supporting tissues and structures around your teeth. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, this includes gums, bone, cementum (root surface of teeth), and the ligaments that attach the teeth to the bone. To date, this is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults when left untreated.
An implant restoration is a permanent restoration solution for one or all missing teeth. A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped restoration that replaces the root portion of a missing tooth. It is then covered with a porcelain or metal crown to replace your natural tooth. Implants will also help stabilize ill-fitting or loose dentures by offering a way to connect a denture more intimately to a person’s mouth.