Vivian Broadway | DDS Services Offered

Examinations

Thorough and complete examinations, diagnosis, treatment plans and digital x-rays.
 

Gingival Health

We work as a team to help patients achieve optimal oral health- this includes cleanings, root planings, periodontal maintenance visits, and involvement of a periodontist if necessary.
 

Removal of Decay

We use many types of restorations after removal of decay- these include: white composite, silver amalgam, gold, or bonded ceramic and porcelain.
It is important to us to work with our patients to help prevent decay and the further destruction of tooth structure.
 

Crown and Bridge

We have several options to replace broken or missing teeth. We work as a team to evaluate aesthetics and function in making our treatment decisions.
 

Partials and Dentures

An important treatment option when there is a need to replace several missing teeth.
 

Implant Dentistry

This involves a team of specialists working closely to provide you with optimal treatment and replacement of missing teeth.
 

Aesthetic Enhancement

For example, bleaching, porcelain laminate veneers, tooth colored fillings, and bonding.
 

Extractions

Teeth that need to be removed are evaluated and treated either in the office or if necessary referred to a specialist.
 

Nightguards

Helps protect teeth for people that clench or grind their teeth while sleeping.
 

Custom Fabricated Sports Mouthguards

Many facial sports injuries can be prevented with the use of a sports guard, it is highly recommended for anyone who plays sports.
 

Fluoride Treatments

An important component in our goal in the prevention of tooth decay, especially in children.
 

Nitrous Oxide

A relaxation technique to help make your visit comfortable.
 

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for Tooth Whitening
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What does Tooth Whitening Involve?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution for 1-2 hourse every day. It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
 

Referral to and Coordination of Specialists

Achieving optimal oral health is a team effort involving our office members, the patient, the family, and sometimes a specialist. We work closely with a very qualified team of specialists including the following:
Endodontists | Treatment involving the root and nerve of the tooth.
Periodontists | Treatment involving the supporting structures of the teeth.
Oral Surgeons | treatment involving surgical procedures.
Pediatric Dentists | Dr. Broadway is a family dentist and takes extra continuing education courses in treating kids, she refers only select cases. She does consult extensively with a pediatric dentist.
Prosthodontists | Specialize in full mouth reconstructions and dentures.
Orthodontists | Corrects the bites and smiles of adults and kids with braces, retainers, and other appliances .
 

Relaxation Techniques

We have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and CD players with a selection of relaxation CDs to help increase your level of comfort during dental procedures. We can also offer you a warm lavender eye pillow. Please let us know what we can do to help your visits be the best experience you have had in a dental office.
 

Emergencies

We have 24-hour emergency coverage. If patients need after hours care, they can call our office and will be directed to Dr. Broadway's emergency number or to the number of another dentist who may be covering.
 

Patient Safety

Patient safety and protection is very important to us. We sterilize all our instruments and handpieces after each patient. Our instruments are bagged for steam and pressure sterilization and are opened just before use. After each appointment we thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces. You will also see that we cover all surfaces with disposable items. We wear new masks and gloves for each patient.

Please feel free to ask any questions about our patient protection procedures. We will gladly show you how it is done.
 

Children

Dr. Broadway recommends children be seen by age 2 1/2, or earlier if parents have any questions or concerns. Education about dental care needs to start at an early age. We encourage family visits, you are welcome to bring children to your initial visit or a siblings initial visit, if you would like them to observe. Our philosophy encourages a positive environment. We let children set the pace at their first visit so that they feel positive about dental care. Our office has several children's books in the waiting room discussing all aspects of dental care such as brushing, visiting the dentist, fillings, pulling teeth, sugar bugs, loosing teeth, and the tooth fairy. We also have special prizes at the end of each visit.
Examination
Family Dental Care
Vivian M Broadway, DDS
141 Camino Alto | Suite 2
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415 388-6025
drviv@broadwaydds.com
 
 
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