From General and cosmetic to full mouth rehabilitation, our practice is equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand more about our office, we have included brief descriptions of some of our most common services on this page.
Initial Oral Examination
Your first visit at our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures and of the oral anatomy.
The Preventive Program
Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite. With the advent of the newest technologies in dental science, today's state-of-the-art restorative materials include ceramic and the latest composite materials. These materials are not only strong and durable, but restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing.
Crowns & Caps
The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, or to prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made either of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
CEREC 1-Visit Crowns
What is CEREC? CEREC means we can rapidly and economically restore damaged teeth using a ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth in your mouth.
First and foremost, the restoration can be performed in a single session, usually in about one hour. With CEREC there's no need for us to take an impression and send it to a lab. We don't inconvenience you by asking you to return for a second visit. You get your crown on the same day.
Second, the restoration is natural looking, because it is made of tooth-colored ceramic material. It's metal-free --no silver fillings to discolor your smile! The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.
Bridges & Dentures
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. There are two basic types of bridges. A fixed bridge which remains in your mouth at all times and is supported by your natural teeth. Removable bridges (partials and full dentures) are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning and rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced.
Our in-office state-of-the-art bleaching system will make your teeth whiter and brighter. You may also use our take home bleaching system to achieve a brighter and whiter smile in a matter of days.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth can now be treated with wonderful results and very conservatively using porcelain veneers. Veneers are natural in appearance, and are a perfect alternative for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth.
Cone Beam CT Scanning
Our office has incorporated a fast, painless 3D Digital Scan into our practice! 3D digital x-rays, also referred to as Cone Beam CT imaging, are digital CAT scans of the areas of the mouth and jaw. These scans are created quickly and efficiently, and they allow us to know more about your anatomy during the planning phase, so that we can perform less invasive procedures. We use a state-of-the-art machine, ideal for obtaining 3D reconstructions of teeth and the maxillofacial area. We can do localized scans to minimize radiation and our machine has processing for clearer images. This benefits both patient and doctor as it yields data that generates more positive surgical, restorative, and diagnostic outcomes, creating a higher level of confidence for the patient’s dental treatment.