Our exams not only evaluate the overall health of your teeth and gums but also include Cancer Screening and checks for bone loss and tooth decay
A professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist only takes 25 to 30 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay.
X ray help us look for tooth decay and any other abnormalities in your teeth.
Emergencies take priority so if you have one let us know and we will get you in!
Tooth Colored Fillings
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and fill the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. This filling will help prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria might enter. There are a variety of filling materials available including gold, silver, plastic and porcelain.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment, also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy, is used to save an infected or damaged tooth and avoid having to remove it. A root canal becomes necessary when a neglected cavity reaches all the way to the pulp at the center of the tooth and becomes infected. Regular cleanings and checkups detect and prevent problems early on.
The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for one’s teeth are known as the periodontium. Signs of unhealthy periodontium include: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Any of these may be a sign of a problem. With proper gum treatments, however, it may be possible to return gum tissue to a healthy state.
Oral Cancer Screening
- Custom Sports Guards
- Custom Bite Splints
- Custom Snore Appliances
- In-Office Whitening Treatments
- Take Home Bleaching Treatments
Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still some occasions when a tooth needs to be extracted. A tooth may need to be extracted due to severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, infection or abscess, orthodontic correction, mal-positioned teeth, fractured teeth or root or impacted teeth.
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to replace missing teeth. A crown, also called a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can also dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the real teeth on either side for support. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types available: partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and complete dentures are used to replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to appearance.
Dental Implant Restorations
A dental implant is a tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth for a variety of reasons, like injury or periodontal disease. To begin the implant process, a metal post is surgically positioned into the jaw. Once it is in place and the bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework, because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
Sealants are a common preventive treatment in dentistry. Some teeth have fine grooves or pits that accumulate plaque, not because the person doesn’t brush, but because the grooves are too narrow to allow even one bristle into them. When plaque accumulates, it can lead to cavities and other types of tooth decay. To apply sealants, a plastic material is brushed onto the tooth, filling these narrow grooves and preventing the cavity-causing buildup. Sealants make healthy teeth possible.
Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. We can help you relieve the pain of TMJ.
Halitosis is the sophisticated word for “bad breath.” Bad breath caused by bacteria in the mouth can be easily treated. Brushing your teeth, tongue and gums after meals as well as flossing and rinsing with mouthwash will usually take care of the problem. Regular visits to our office for a deeper, professional cleaning and exam will also help. In treating bad breath, the dentist will perform a physical examination of the patient’s mouth to determine the cause.