The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss. When a tooth cannot be saved, extraction (removal) of the tooth may be the only course of treatment. Most minor surgeries are performed at our facility.
A remarkable procedure, implants can replace any or all of your teeth. The implant becomes integrated with the bone and acts like a “bolt” which will ultimately support a new tooth. The advantages of implants for patients with dentures are: denture stability, increased patient comfort and confidence.
If your child has lost most of their baby teeth, we recommend that they meet with us for an orthodontic consultation. We use the most current orthodontia methods in our office. Most patients wear braces for only one to two years. By the way, orthodontics aren’t just for kids, adults are discovering the benefits of having a better bite and nicer smile too.
Did you know that cosmetic bleaching is a safe effective way to lighten stained or discolored teeth? We use a strong but harmless chemical to bleach your teeth and it can be used in the comfort of your own home.
Prevention:And early detection are the key to avoid costly and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and gum disease. Please see our sections on Dental Decay , Brushing , Flossing and Toothpastes
While seldom painful and frequently free of any obvious signs or symptoms, periodontal disease can progress, undetected, to the point where supporting bone is destroyed. With 80 to 90% of all teenagers having some form of gingivitis (inflammed gums) and 75% of adult tooth loss for people over the age of 35 due to periodontal disease, early treatment and prevention is essential. While periodontal disease is caused by plaque, a number of other factors including poorly fitting bridges, badly aligned teeth and defective fillings contribute to the development of this condition. An integral part of maintaining your teeth for life is the removal of plaque and tartar on a regular basis. The frequency of your visits is based upon your individual needs and oral health. During your visit we will update your medical history, check your teeth for cavities, review oral hygiene instructions, and monitor your periodontal (gum) condition.
Your Smile: The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to turn an average smile into a terrific one. We can create a beautiful smile by solving each specific problem one after the other. So even if you weren’t born with a beautiful smile, you can still have one. Through advances in modern dental materials and techniques; the shape, color, and alignment of your teeth can be improved to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Many people believe that once they have dentures, they no longer need regular dental care. Denture wearers require regular exams to ensure their health, comfort and appearance. Gum tissues are in a constant state of change. Periodic relining of the dentures may be necessary to ensure a tight and comfortable fit.