On your first visit the doctor will perform a complete exam of your teeth, your gums, your TMJ, and your entire mouth. An oral cancer screening will be performed. X-rays will be taken to diagnose any cavities or dental problems.
Our office is equipped with the latest technology in dental x-rays: digital x-rays. Instead of using traditional film, the x-ray image is transferred to a computer screen for viewing and storage. The process requires 50% less radiation than traditional x-rays.
It is recommended that you have your teeth cleaned at least every six months. Our dental hygienists provide excellent service with a gentle touch and a warm smile. A deeper cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, may be required if you have periodontal disease (gum disease).
Tooth decay can be corrected with white composite resin for a complete restoration to the way your tooth once was.
You can have a brand new smile with white porcelain veneers. Gaps can be closed. Imperfections can be covered. The color of your teeth can be changed.
Freshen your smile with our tooth whitening system. We offer take home and in-office tooth bleaching.
A crown is a full-coverage option to restore a tooth that has been significantly weakened by decay or fracture. The patient has the option of either tooth colored porcelain or gold.
A bridge is a tooth-replacement option which involves putting crowns on teeth surrounding a missing tooth and spanning the distance with a false tooth in between.
The innovation of dental implants is available as an optimal solution for tooth replacement. The process is simple and will allow you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence. Here is the procedure for a single tooth implant:
First, the titanium cylinder is placed in the bone and after a 3-6 month healing period, we place a custom abutment (small piece that connects the implant to the crown), take an impression and order a final crown from the lab.
Implants are also an optimal solution for anyone who is missing more than one tooth. The same process is applied to bridges and dentures.
Complete and partial dentures are also an option to replace several missing teeth. Your smile can be restored to what it once was. Your denture can be more securely attached now using dental implants, if desired.
We use the most successful techniques in performing root canals for infected teeth.
We also perform tooth removal when required due to infection, abcess, or trauma.
We are proud to offer options for tooth movement, using clear “invisible” retainers. This is a great option if you have teeth you would like to have straightened, but do not want to go through treatment with full braces.
TMJ problems are becoming more prevalent. If you suffer from sore jaw muscles or
headaches, or if you clench or grind your teeth, you may have a TMJ disorder. We provide treatment for these disorders of the jaw joint, using bite guards, medication,
physical therapy, and other modalities.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition where your breathing may be impaired or
completely obstructed while you are sleeping. This condition can cause you to not get adequate rest at night, not get adequate oxygen, and may cause you to stop breathing altogether while you are asleep, which can lead to other health problems. A bite guard can be made to fit your mouth that will help keep your airway open while you are asleep. If your physician approves it, this appliance can be an excellent alternative treatment of sleep apnea. It can also reduce snoring.
Sealants are a composite resin material that is placed over the natural grooves in your teeth to prevent cavities from forming there. Sealants are highly recommended for children and teens.
We offer fluoride treatment in our office. Fluoride can be applied to teeth in either a varnish or a foam. Fluoride has been proven to strengthen teeth and prevent future cavities. Fluoride is especially important for children and teens.
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is a great way to help you calm down if you are anxious about going to the dentist. Its effects are immediate to help you relax. Then when your procedure is done, the effects wear off right away. You are safe to drive to and from your appointment. Nitrous oxide can be great for kids and adults who are nervous about seeing the dentist.