our fillings are done using tooth colored composite filling material that can
be matched to your natural tooth color.
Avoid molar decay in childhood and early adulthood by getting sealants in permanent molars. They are placed in 6-year and 12-year molars to fill in grooves that are hard to reach with a toothbrush. This can help prevent decay for children and teenagers during the years that their teeth and mouths are changing and will not interfere with other dental treatments.
Crowns are used to protect teeth that have been damaged or have very large
fillings. Most teeth that have had root canals need to be covered by crowns for support. To prepare a tooth
for a crown it is reduced by 1-2mm on all sides. Crowns are made of
either gold, porcelain fused to precious metal, or all
porcelain. This procedure requires two visits but will provide years of
chewing power. Porcelain veneers are usually placed on 1,2 or
all front teeth to enhance your smile. They can be used to change the
color of your teeth, the shape or size of your teeth, or to close
spaces between teeth. For veneers your teeth are not reduced as
much as for crowns. Veneers also require two visits and can
change the way you smile.
missing teeth can now be replaced with implants. We work together with a
surgeon (oral surgeon or periodontist) to have implant screws placed in the bone. After healing and
bone integration, we restore the implants. Implants can be used to
replace one tooth, or to support bridges or full dentures.
Get the dazzling smile you've always wanted with Day White®, a
take-home whitening product using trays that you wear 15 minutes twice a day for 14 days. These trays are specially
fitted to a mold of your teeth and can be used over & over again. We
also offer Zoom QuickPro®, an in-office whitening one hour treatment to
lighten your teeth. You will leave with a whitening pen to use at home as
needed. For highly sensitive teeth we will
prescribe fluoride treatments to use before and after whitening.
Our office recommend twice yearly cleanings for patients without active
periodontal disease. During our cleaning appointments we also screen for oral cancer, and we will plan future dental
treatment if needed. For patients with gingivitis or early
periodontal disease we will do more in depth cleanings with
anesthesia. For more severe cases of periodontal disease, we often work
with a periodontist to complete treatment. We recommend yearly digital x-rays to check for
cavities. We take digital radiographs to minimize patient exposure. For children we administer flouride treatments during
their cleaning appointments.