Preventative care is important for staying cavity and infection free. We provide dental cleanings and examinations so that everyone in the family can stay in excellent oral health. Schedule yours twice a year.
Our doctors are trained to provide a range of cosmetic procedures including: Whitening teeth, bonding which can help reshape the tooth or close spaces. We also offer veneers which are a new face for the tooth, along with crowns or caps which cover a tooth that has been damaged by decay or is broken / mis-shaped.
Crown & Bridge
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth and provides stability and full coverage. Teeth with large failing fillings, missing portions, fractures, or are weak, damaged or decayed could benefit from the full coverage a crown provides. Crowns can improve the color, shape, and bite of the existing tooth. Crowns help regain the functionality of a tooth without looking like dental work was ever completed. A bridge could be a good option if you are missing teeth. Bridges are multiple crowns attached to each other and cemented to natural teeth so that they cannot be removed.
Dentures / Partial Dentures
Dentures are a trusted solution for replacing multiple missing teeth within the same (upper or lower) arch. A denture differs from a crown or bridge in that it does not rely on an existing tooth structure, and it completely replaces the missing teeth.
Dental implants are composed of three pieces: a small screw made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, an abutment which connects the screw and the final restoration/crown. The screw, which is placed in the jawbone, acts as a replacement for the tooth root, providing a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement of teeth. Once the screw fuses with the bone, the abutment and final restoration can be placed. This is a great way to replace missing teeth without altering any other teeth or having anything removable in your mouth. Implants have the advantage of not involving the adjacent teeth in restoring the area to full function.
Kid Friendly Dentist
We love seeing patients of all ages, including the little ones! Oral health and dental care is important to start when children are young! Children should be examined two times a year for a check-up and cleaning. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that tooth decay (cavities) is the number one most commonly occurring infectious disease among children. This can lead to tooth aches, missing days from school and overall discomfort.
Cavities & Fillings
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. Most times patients are unaware that they have a cavity. We provide both white fillings and silver fillings. If the decay is deep and extends to the nerve, other procedures may be necessary to fully restore the tooth.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural appearance of teeth. To place a veneer, a thin layer of the original tooth enamel must be removed. Afterward, an adhesive layer is placed between the prepared tooth and the veneer. Veneers can help improve the esthetics of a smile by improving the shape, color, alignment and spacing of a smile.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a clear custom-made series of aligners or retainers. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact tooth movements our office plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth.
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, a tooth cannot be saved and needs to be removed. We will work with you to find the best replacement option for you, once the tooth is removed.
When a tooth becomes infected or damaged, that infection can spread into the center of the tooth. This area is called the dental pulp. Inside of the dental pulp is the nerve and blood vessels of the tooth. All of the sensitive areas of the tooth are contained here. As such, when the area becomes infected it can be incredibly painful, requiring immediate treatment. A root canal is like a “reverse filling”, in that the inside of the tooth (including the nerve and any bacteria or dead tissue) is removed leaving the outside tooth structure in place.
Our office provides a range of different oral appliances including sports mouth guards, tooth grinding prevention appliances, thumb sucking deterences, etc.