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Consistent preventative care is key to having a healthy and confident smile. This includes regular dental cleanings, exams, and x-rays. Your hygienist and dentist will work with you to come up with a recall plan that addresses your specific needs.
In addition to regular check-ups, sealants and fluoride varnish treatments may be recommended.
Whether your teeth are chipped, decayed, or have large restorations, we will diagnose the problem and present optimal and alternative treatment options.
Direct restorations (fillings) are often an excellent solution for teeth with decay, chipped teeth, worn teeth, or when closing a space between two teeth.
For teeth that have significant decay, large restorations, portions of the tooth that broke off, or multiple cracks forming, a crown is often the recommended treatment. In many cases, a crown is the optimal treatment for a tooth that has been root canal treated.
A fixed bridge may be fabricated to replace one or more missing teeth. It is made up of two or more crowns on either side of the missing tooth connected to a false tooth that takes the place of the missing tooth.
If a single tooth is missing, a dental implant is often the best treatment option for replacement.
Implants look and feel like natural teeth, allow for increased function and chewing capacity, and prevent adjacent and opposing teeth from drifting or tipping.
Patients that are candidates for implant treatment are referred to a specialist for a consultation. Following placement of the implant and a period of healing, patients return to our office for fabrication of the final crown.
Invisalign treatment uses clear aligners to gradually straighten and align teeth.
The clear removable trays offer a convenient alternative to traditional orthodontics and can be used to treat many cases.
If several teeth or more are missing, partial or complete dentures may be an option to replace teeth, restore a natural smile, and allow for increased ability to chew and speak.
Teeth can become stained or discolored as a result of many factors. Common causes of tooth discoloration include coffee, tea, soda, as well as other foods and beverages. Medications and other habits may also have an impact on tooth discoloration.
We offer both custom bleaching kits as well as a convenient professional alternative to over-the-counter products.
Teeth whitening is not permanent and only works on natural tooth structure. Restorative treatment, including crowns and composite fillings do not change color with bleaching. It is recommended that bleaching is done prior to replacement of restorations.
Bruxism is the involuntary or habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep. Consequences of bruxism include jaw muscle and teeth pain, wear on the biting surfaces of the teeth, joint pain, headaches, and fractured teeth.
An occlusal splint is a removable device that is custom fit to the patient. It is worn at night to help prevent further damage to the teeth by acting as a cushion to the forces of the teeth. It also helps protect the jaw joint from constant involuntary forces.
Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as 'laughing gas', is a safe and effective form of conscious sedation.
It can be used during dental treatment of adults and children and is completely cleared from the patient's system by the end of the appointment.
Nitrous oxide can be used to reduce anxiety, help control gag reflexes, and aid with the fatigue of longer appointments.