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Exams and Cleanings
It’s important to recognize the value of regular exams alongside a trusted specialist. Within your regular exam, our team:
- Check for problems that you might not feel
- Provide professional teeth cleaning
- Inspect your gums and your teeth for the signs of periodontal disease and gingivitis
- Look for signs of tooth decay
In the vast majority of cases, your exams will be 45-minutes long and will include meeting with a specialist to discuss any potential dental health issues you’ve experienced in recent weeks and months. Your visit to our office will allow you the opportunity to speak to the doctor and ask general questions about your oral health and potential treatment options.
We offer regular exams by appointment only. Call today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning with our experienced team!
The process of bonding is the technique we use to repair slightly chipped, crooked and discolored teeth. Within this treatment process, a filling is placed onto the tooth toenhance its appeal. The filling used then bonds with your tooth. Since the material is available in a range of colors, it can be used to match with your natural teeth.
The process of tooth bonding can also be used in place of amalgam fillings. Bonded fillings offer the benefit of being much less noticeable and can be used on the front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
Another benefit of bonding is that it’s much less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can be completed within one visit to our office. It’s important to speak with a specialist before considering this treatment option.
Call today to book your appointment.
Bridges are largely used to replace missing teeth and to help maintain the shape of your face while alleviating stress on your bite. Bridges look great when replacing missing teeth with artificial teeth. They literally bridge the gape where one or more teeth may have previously been. Bridges are generally made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or a group of these products, and are then bonded to the surrounding teeth for optimal performance.
It’s imperative you keep the surrounding teeth strong, as the success of the bridge depends on the foundation of the surrounding areas. Book an appointment with our experts to learn more about your bridge options!
A crown treatment is considered to be a cosmetic restoration service which is utilized to enhance the appeal of the tooth’s shape or to strengthen the tooth. In most cases, crowns are used for teeth that have been broken, worn or in which some of the tooth has been impacted by tooth decay.
The crown is similar to a cap that is placed onto an existing tooth, which usually covers the portion of the tooth that is found above the gum line. The outer surface of the tooth in effect is now covered by the crown, enhancing the appearance of the tooth. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain or a combination of the two. Most people prefer porcelain crowns because they mimic the appeal of natural teeth and are exceptionally strong.
Working with us, your crown will be created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which then allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of the bite and jaw movements. The crown is sculpted just for you and your unique oral health needs. Your jaw will function normally after the crown treatment is completed.
It’s the trusted service for those seeking exceptional appeal. Book your crown treatment with us today!
Acting as a moveable replacement for natural teeth, dentures offer the ideal treatment option. There are two distinct styles of denture: full and partial. Full is given to those patients who have had all their natural teeth removed. While partial dentures are attached to a metal frame connected to remaining natural teeth in cases where only some teeth have been removed. Just as with natural teeth, you’ll need to care for dentures effectively.
Dentures require maintenance with a natural cleanser and should always be kept moist when not in use.
To discover more about denture treatment, call our team today!
There are many cases in which an extraction is recommended by the dentist. Sometimes it’s a case of a misshapen baby tooth or long roots that prevent the baby tooth falling out as it should. In other cases, a tooth could have so much decay that it places the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay. Your doctor might recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Problems with wisdom teeth, infection or an orthodontic connection could also necessitate the removal of a tooth.
Your dentist might extract the tooth during a regular checkup or may require another visit for the procedure to be completed. The root of the tooth is within your jawbone, in a tooth socket, and held in place by a ligament. During extraction, the dentist will expand the socket, separate the tooth from the ligament and then remove it.
The extraction is usually completed quickly and without difficulty, but it’s important to speak with our team if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment. To discover more about your extraction treatment options and follow-up work, call us today!
In most cases, traditional fillings may include gold, porcelain, or a composite. The latest fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth and provide high levels of durability.
There are two distinct styles of filling: direct and indirect. Direct fillings are placed directly into a prepared cavity within a single visit. While indirect fillings generally require two or more visits and include options such as inlays and veneers fabrication with ceramics and composites.
Call today to discuss your filling options!
Prevention is the most important element of effective dental care. We’re always searching for new and improved ways to enhance dental health through prompt diagnosis and preventative care. It’s for this reason we use the intraoral camera, which allows us to see every aspect of your teeth and mouth in great detail. The camera can highlight cracks in teeth, plaque, and cavities. The follow-up treatment becomes less invasive when we’ve used the intraoral camera for diagnosis work.
The intraoral camera is very small and you probably won’t even notice it when we’re using it. The only way you’ll notice is when the camera allows you the opportunity to see everything taking place via a connected monitor. It’s a key diagnostic tool available to our oral health team.
To discover more about your oral health and the intraoral camera service, call us today!
In preventing cavities and minimizing the level of plaque buildup, we use fluoride treatments. The treatment is completed through a simple liquid rinse and can be conducted in just a few minutes. Depending on your current health levels, your doctor may recommend you undergo fluoride treatment every three, six or twelve months.
Call today to review your fluoride treatment options.
Protecting your smile while playing sports is essential. Mouthguards can help to protect your teeth and gums from injury and provide you the ideal level of comfort. If you participate in full-contact sport, it’s recommended by the American Dental Association that you wear a proper-fitting mouthguard. And so, it’s important to call our team at the earliest convenience for guidance on the subject.
There are two types of guard: pre-made guards, the boil and bite fitted mouthguard and custom-made options from the dentist. Make sure you pick a tear-resistant mouthguard and find one that is well-fitted for your mouth.
Our dentist can show you the various options available! Call now to discover more.
It used to be that when you had a tooth with a diseased nerve you would have lost the tooth. However, today we have a special treatment called a root canal that can help preserve your teeth in their ideal condition. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can then enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause a full infection inside the tooth. Then an abscess can form. If the infected tissue is not then removed, pain and swelling problems can occur. This can not only cause jawbone injury but can be detrimental to your health.
Root canal treatment involves one to three visits with a specialist. During the treatment, the dentist will remove the affected tissue and then the interior of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. To finalize the root canal, the tooth is filled with dental composite. In cases of significant decay, the doctor may recommend a crown placement to strengthen and protect the tooth. So long as you continue to care for the tooth and gums with regular brushing, restoration remains a viable option.
Discuss your root canal options with us today!
In some cases, simple brushing is not enough for optimal oral health care. This is particularly true in the case of caring for those hard to reach spots in the mouth. It can be difficult for your toothbrush to get in between the small cracks and grooves in your teeth. Left alone, this can lead to decay issues. Sealants offer a high level of protection against decay and cavities.
The sealant is a plastic resin which bonds and hardens within the deep grooves on the tooth’s surface. After sealing, the tiny grooves within the tooth become smooth and thereby offer a less welcome space for plaque. Brushing your teeth then becomes easier and a more effective tool against tooth decay.
Dentists often apply sealants to children’s teeth as a way to prevent decay problems after permanent teeth have erupted. Adults can also receive sealant treatment on healthy teeth to minimize their long-term health issues. Sealants last generally between three and five years, but it’s quite common to see patients that have sealants intact from their childhood decades ago.
It’s important to let your dentist know if you feel you need sealant treatment or you’re having an issue with your current sealants. To learn more, book an appointment today!
Veneers mean that you don’t have to hide your smile any longer. Experts can use the veneer treatment to correct imperfections such as gaps, chips, stains and misshapen teeth. These products are natural in appearance and the ideal alternative for patients seeking minor oral adjustments.
The tooth-colored material that forms a veneer is thin and designed to cover the front side of the teeth. In the preparation process, the doctor will form a unique model for the teeth and then send the model to the dental technique for the creation of the veneer. The veneer is then placed and you’ll see the immediate difference in your smile.
Veneers are stain-resistant and ideal for life in the modern world. Call our specialists to book your appointment for veneers today.
A type of molar found in the back of your mouth, wisdom teeth appear usually in your late teens or early twenties. They may become impacted due to a lack of room in the jaw or their angle of entry, and in such cases, they must be removed. Failure to remove an impacted wisdom tooth can lead to severe pain, tenderness, and swelling. And impacted wisdom teeth are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and in some cases gum disease.
Generally, the wisdom teeth will be removed in your late teens or early twenties to prevent the root from fully forming and mitigate issues with bone density. This timing makes the extraction process easier and limits the amount of recovery time required.
To remove a wisdom tooth, the dentist will numb the impacted area with local anesthetic. Depending on the level of impaction, they may also remove part of the covering bone. The dentist will section wisdom tooth to limit the amount of bone removed, using a small opening within the bone. The extraction process is then completed, and the full healing stage can begin.
Our team is trained to complete wisdom teeth extractions with the utmost efficiency and expertise. To discover more about your extraction and treatment options, book a consultation today!