Thorough and complete examinations, diagnosis, treatment plans, and digital X-rays.
We work as a team to help patients achieve their optimal oral health. This includes cleanings, root planings, periodontal maintenance visits, and, if necessary, the involvement of a periodontist.
After the removal of any decay, our office uses many types of restorations. These include: white composite, silver amalgam, gold, or bonded ceramic and porcelain.
It is important to us that we work with our patients to help prevent decay and the further destruction of tooth structure.
We have several options for replacing broken or missing teeth. We work as a team to evaluate both aesthetics and function before making treatment decisions.
An important treatment option we use when there is a need to replace several missing teeth.
This involves a team of specialists working closely to provide you with your optimal treatment and the replacement of any missing teeth.
This includes, for example, bleaching, porcelain laminate veneers, tooth-colored fillings, and bonding.
Teeth that must be removed are either evaluated and treated at our office or, if necessary, referred to a specialist.
These help protect teeth for anyone who may be clenching or grinding while sleeping.
Many facial sports injuries can be prevented with the use of a sports guard. Our office highly recommends them for anyone who plays sports.
An important component of tooth decay prevention, especially for children.
A relaxation technique to help make your visit more comfortable.
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to alter the color of natural tooth enamel. It is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Whiter teeth has become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, and there are a number of ways to accomplish this. The most popular method is an at-home tooth whitening system that whitens teeth dramatically. Tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel. It is therefore important to evaluate whether older fillings, crowns, or other implants require replacement. Any necessary restoration replacement will be done after bleaching, so we can ensure they match your newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years or more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.
At-home tooth whitening usually requires two visits to our office. 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. If necessary, adjustments will be made. The trays are worn with a special whitening solution for one to two hours daily. It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity while you are whitening your teeth. However, this 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.