We provide many preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental services.
Here is a list of some of our most popular treatments and procedures. If you have any questions about our services, or would like to schedule an appointment, don't hesitate to contact us today. Our courteous staff is happy to answer your questions!
Children's Dental Care
We provide quality, comprehensive children's dentistry for your children. Our objective is create a safe and fun dental atmosphere both you and your children can enjoy.
We provide an environment without fear and apprehension so that we may develop a positive, long-lasting relationship with you and your children.
Our children's dentistry emphasizes cavity prevention and good oral hygiene. Tooth decay is a common problem among children aged 4 to 12. Our team can help you and your children eliminate the pain and discomfort of tooth decay and to develop habits conducive to great oral health.
Our comprehensive children's dentistry includes fillings, stainless steel crowns, pulp therapy and space maintenance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Sealants are a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth and acts as a barrier to prevent decay. They’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity.
Amalgam (Silver) Fillings
Amalgam fillings are silver fillings that have been used in dentistry for over 100 years. They can be stronger, less expensive and longer-lasting than tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
Tooth-colored composite fillings are bonded to your teeth so your dentist will not need to remove as much tooth structure. This versatile composite-resin material can be used to restore front and back teeth damaged by decay. They can also be used to change the shape, size and color of your teeth.
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth. If plaque is left on your teeth, it can harden into tarter, which you will not be able to brush and floss off. Early gum disease is called gingivitis and is reversible with good oral hygiene. Advance gum disease is called periodontitis and requires periodontal therapy (scaling and root planing) below the gum line to remove the build up of plaque and tarter. Gum disease often leads to bad breath. Advanced gum disease can lead to bone loss and is a major cause of tooth loss in adults.
Crowns are used to restore decayed, fractured and/or cracked teeth. They are also used to cover large fillings to increase the structural integrity of the tooth. Most back teeth that have undergone root canal treatment need to be protected with a crown to prevent future fractures, but not all crowned teeth require root canal treatment first.
Crowns can be made of gold, porcelain or porcelain and metal. The material generally depends on a tooth's particular aesthetic and strength requirements.
A Maryland Bridge is a less invasive way to replace a missing tooth than a conventional bridge. This type of bridge can be used to replace a single tooth, though the supporting teeth must have very small or no fillings.
Implants are titanium posts placed in your jawbone below the gum line (like tooth roots). They can be used to replace missing teeth by placing a crown or bridge on top of the implant. They can also help secure dentures by adding attachments that allow the denture to snap onto the implant. The development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Placing veneers is usually an irreversible process, because it's necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the veneer. Veneers can be made out of composite filling material or porcelain.
Partial and Complete Dentures
Partial and complete dentures also replace missing teeth and can be removed by the patient. Partial dentures are less expensive than bridges and implants yet aren't nearly as aesthetic nor as comfortable. Partial dentures often promote tooth decay and gum disease, particularly when combined with poor dental hygiene.
Complete dentures are made of a high-impact acrylic. Partial dentures can be made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.
Both partial and complete dentures can be anchored by implants. Implants provide a big advantage to denture users because they can help to prevent dentures from 'floating', particularly in the lower jaw.
Root Canal Therapy
If your tooth experiences significant trauma, either through decay or an accident, the tissue inside the tooth may become inflamed, infected and the tooth may die. Root canal therapy cleans out the unhealthy tissue inside of the tooth and seals it off in order to save and restore the tooth. Back teeth with root canals usually require crowns to prevent future fractures.
Your natural teeth are the usually best for eating, speaking and maintaining your jawbone structure, but sometimes teeth can not be saved because they are too damaged by decay or gum disease. Other reasons our team may recommend removing some of your teeth could be if you have extra teeth, for braces, or if your wisdom teeth are causing problems.
Unlike standard, over-the-counter mouth guards, night guards are custom-made from a high-impact acrylic and are created in a dental laboratory. They are designed and adjusted to comfortably fit your teeth while preventing pain and unwanted tooth movement.
Night guards are used to treat certain types of jaw and TMJ disease. They also work to control the damaging effects of bruxism (teeth grinding). Night guards help to prevent the future need for expensive reconstruction.
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is a good way to control anxiety before and during dental procedures. This application is safe, effective and relaxing, and works for both children and adults.