Advanced Sterilization

    All of our instruments and treatment areas meet or exceed  state and federal standards for infection control. Steam sterilization is routinely used. Instruments are placed in sealed containers that are opened for each patient. All work areas are cleaned and disinfected between each patient. We apply OSHA standards if something is not sterilizable then it is disposable.

Painless Dentistry

    The latest advancements for delivering comfortable care are used.

Mercury Free White Fillings

     The days of putting black metal in white teeth are over. We mostly use beautiful state-of-the art composite and porcelain fillings, inlays, onlays and metal free crowns.

Instant Orthodontics and Smile Lift Procedures

    If you are tired of your smile and want to dazzle your friends, relatives and business associates we can remake your smile in a few visits. We can use veneers, crowns and minor orthodontics to give you that "winning Smile" you have always wanted.

Composites vs. Amalgams

    Fillings are needed when you have cavities or perhaps a fractured tooth.  The 2 primary types of fillings are, “Composite and Amalgams”.

    Amalgams, or “silver” fillings, are the type most people are familiar with. The metallic color of the fillings has made it less popular these days.

    More than ever, the Composite or “white filling” is the preferred choice of customers, because the material blends with the natural tooth color and is typically more durable than silver. Technically, the material bonds well with the natural tooth and can help to prevent fractures. White fillings do not darken teeth, improving the appearance of your smile and the material used makes the tooth less sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.

Crowns and Bridges

    Crowns, also known as “Caps” can give teeth a new lease on life. When a tooth has extreme decay and too weak to withstand a filling a Crown might be an option. A crown may also be used for a chipped tooth.  It completely covers the partial tooth that exists and becomes the tooth’s outer service. Porcelain and gold are the most common materials used for the crown. Both have advantages, but gold is usually used for teeth in the back of the mouth

    Bridges:  A bridge is a tooth created to replace a missing tooth and is cemented to the existing tooth or “crown” next door. It allows the dentist to replace a tooth without the use of a denture or implant. Missing teeth will cause your existing teeth to shift to close the gap created by the missing tooth, causing boneloss and also loss of chewing surface as they do not meet with the opposite teeth.  Also creates uneven separation of teeth. A bridge is a possible remedy. It improves chewing, appearance and stops the shifting of teeth.    

Veneers

    Crooked teeth, lightly discolored teeth, lengthen short teeth, repair a chipped tooth; these are just a few reasons a dentist might use Veneers. It’s one of the most popular services offered by dentists.  So what is a Veneer? It’s a thin shell of porcelain custom made to the exact color and shape of your teeth and bonded to secure. Once set, the Veneer can be strong and resistant to fracture. To properly complete this process, you might need multiple visits to your dentists.

Oral Hygiene

    Making good dental hygiene a priority is just as important at keeping the rest of your body healthy. In fact, our oral hygiene is often how we are judged, when meeting new people.  Our dental hygiene team is committed to assisting you in maintaining good habits at home. We offer comprehensive dental exams, such as checking for gum disease and cavities. Daily preventative care will help stop problems before they develop and is much less troublesome than allowing problems to progress. Remember, the result of good oral hygiene is a mouth that looks and smells healthy.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Dentures

    We’ve all seen the set of teeth in the jar. Well, those are dentures, but think outside of the box.  There are many designs for dentures that can actually be attached to remaining permanent teeth or implants. Of course, the conventional, removable dentures do still exist if you are missing all of your teeth. Considering dentures, if needed, will benefit your appearance. Without the support of dentures, your facial muscles will sag, and it could make you appear older. Dentures are not a one time purchase. They are custom made and as you age and the structure of your mouth changes, new dentures may be required, but if properly placed, the benefit is worth the process.

Bleaching/Whitening

    Who doesn’t like bright, white teeth?

    Tooth whitening is a procedure that lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth at much less cost and inconvenience than other techniques.

This has an immediate impact on your appearance and adds confidence to your smile. There are many ways to whiten your teeth, but the “take home” tray is one of the easiest and convenient. Thin trays filled with peroxide gel are placed over your teeth and can be left on during the day or while you sleep. Other whitening options are over the counter gel strips that are more economical Or a one-time  Bleaching treatment at the dentist office.

Root Canals

    The name itself strikes fear into most people. When a tooth becomes badly infected or decayed, the root canal removes the nerve and pulp inside the tooth. The tooth is cleaned out and sealed. If this is not done, the area can become infected and the tooth could become abscessed and that can create a completely different set of problems that could extend beyond the inside of your mouth.  A root canal can usually be completed in one visit to your dentist. And a crown is typically recommended for most of the back teeth that have had root canal treatment to prevent fractures of these teeth.

Teeth Grinding

    In medical terms it’s called Bruxism, but to most people it’s known as “Teeth Grinding” This is a common practice and some people who grind their teeth don’t always realize it. It can be caused by stress and anxiety. Frequently, teeth grinding happens when you are sleeping and you may not be aware, but if noticed, ask your dentist about the most appropriate solution for you, possibly a mouth guard.  Failure to address this problem could result in more complicated oral problems, such as tooth loss.

Sealants

    It’s a good guess that you would like to prevent tooth decay and if that is true, Sealants are one way to do it. Dental sealants are a plastic material that covers one or more teeth to help prevent cavities. The sealant is spread over the chewing areas of the back teeth that are hard to reach even with thorough brushing. Sealants prevent food from being trapped and ultimately prevent the growth of unwanted bacteria. There is no drilling for this process; it’s cost effective and safe.