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- Dental hygiene - professional teeth cleanings
- Dental implants
- Endodontics - Root canal therapy
- Periodontics - Treatment of diseases of the gums (non-surgical and surgical)
- General dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Prosthodontics: Dentures, crown, and bridges
- Veneers and Lumineers
- Teeth whitening
- Wisdom tooth extraction
The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the overall appearance of a patient’s smile. Patients often request cosmetic dentistry services to help them feel more attractive and confident. Cosmetic dentistry is available to patients of all ages.
This includes a range of services designed to enhance the smile, including Invisalign, veneers, teeth whitening, crowns, cosmetic fillings, and more. While some patients are interested in only one cosmetic dentistry service, others will need 2 or more services to achieve their desired result.
Crowns, cosmetic fillings, and veneers restore damaged, misshapen, or discolored teeth. The purpose of teeth whitening is to remove stains from teeth and provide the patient with a brighter, more attractive smile. We will discuss the treatment goals with you and create a customized treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns and estimate the total cost of treatment. Most patients will require multiple treatment sessions over a period of weeks or months to get the results they want.
The primary goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of the patient’s smile. However, some of these procedures may also address oral health issues. Procedures necessary for the health of the patient may be covered by the patient’s insurance policy. However, most cosmetic dentistry procedures aren’t covered.
When you have a cavity removed from your tooth, our dentist will then repair the resultant hole with a filling. It used to be that fillings were made of a mixture of metals—these are called amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings appeared dark and metallic on the tooth surface, and were prone to shrinking over time. That is why our dental team offers natural looking, white fillings. Composite resin and porcelain fillings are durable and blend seamlessly with a patient’s natural dental enamel. Composite fillings also require very little healthy enamel destruction during the placement process—this allows us to preserve as much of your healthy tooth as possible!
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a synthetic cap made of porcelain or a similar material. It is placed on top of a tooth to protect it and stabilize it. Crowns are customized to match the color of the patient’s natural teeth closely. Crowns are usually necessary when a tooth has become too decayed or damaged to continue to function properly. They’re often used to protect teeth that have had root canal therapy.
Crown placement usually requires at least 2 appointments. Before crown placement, the tooth will be shaped so the crown will fit over it easily. At the end of this process, wewill place a temporary crown over the tooth. During the next appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown placed.
If you are missing multiple teeth, dentures can help you reclaim a healthy, whole smile! Full and partial dentures are replacement teeth that sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. Each denture has a base, which is made of dental resin and designed to look like natural gum tissue; the replacement teeth of the denture are grounded in this base. Dentures will stay in place, because the denture base is custom-fit to suction on to the patient’s gum tissue and jawbone ridge. Depending on your needs you may benefit from full dentures, partial dentures, or implant-supported overdentures (which are held in place with strategically placed dental implants).
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is often necessary when decay and/or infection reaches the pulp of the tooth, which is located beneath the enamel and dentin. Once decay and/or infection has reached this stage, root canal therapy is the only way to save the tooth.
Signs that a patient may need a root canal include pain in the tooth, extreme sensitivity to temperature changes, tenderness when chewing, swelling, and discoloration of the tooth.
In most cases, root canal therapy is the only way to save a damaged tooth. If the patient chooses not to treat the tooth, they will most likely lose the tooth in the future.
We will always ensure a pain free treamtent.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adult dental patients. This disease is caused by a bacterial infection in the gum tissue. Over time gum disease will intensify—spreading to the connective tissues in the mouth, as well as teeth, and even bone tissue.
Our dental team will remove the plaque and calcified tartar that plagues your smile, so that your gum tissue can begin to heal and regenerate.
Veneers and Lumineers
Veneers can resolve a variety of cosmetic issues affecting the teeth, thus restoring the patient’s smile and improving self-confidence.
Veneers are thin pieces of plastic or porcelain used to change the color or shape of the teeth. Veneers are placed over the front of the teeth to hide defects and/or improve the appearance of the patient’s smile.
Veneers can be useful in a variety of circumstances, i.e. when teeth are chipped, discolored, crooked, or unevenly spaced.
If teeth have become discolored over time because of age or stains, professional teeth whitening can restore the vitality of the patient’s smile. We offer effective, professional teeth whitening services to our patients. The teeth whitening process is designed to remove stains from the teeth, making them whiter and more attractive. Teeth whitening is non-invasive and doesn’t usually require anesthetic.
Discoloration of the teeth is a common problem that can occur for many different reasons. Many patients experience discoloration of the teeth because they consume certain beverages that cause staining, such as coffee, tea, and red wine. Poor oral hygiene and use of tobacco can also contribute to tooth discoloration.
Teeth whitening is effective for the removal of stains caused by food, drink, or use of tobacco, as well as those caused by poor oral hygiene. However, severely stained teeth may not respond to professional whitening. In addition, whitening won’t be effective on crowns, veneers, or other false teeth.
Is professional whitening painful?
Professional whitening isn't typically painful, and patients rarely complain of any discomfort during this procedure. However, some patients experience tooth sensitivity temporarily after professional whitening procedures. Patients who experience pain or sensitivity after tooth whitening should mention the problem to us.
Invisalign is a treatment option designed to provide the patient with straighter teeth without the need for more noticeable interventions, such as braces. Patients interested in Invisalign should contact the office for an appointment.
Invisalign is a removable device used to straighten the teeth over time. The device is clear, so other people won’t be able to tell that the patient is wearing it. This is ideal for teenagers and adults who don’t like the idea of wearing braces.
Each patient receives a unique set of Invisalign aligners designed specifically for them. These aligners fit tightly over the teeth and are almost invisible. Patients will change to a new set of aligners at regular intervals, such as every 7 days. Each set of aligners will shift the teeth slightly. Over time, the teeth will become straighter and more visually appealing.
The amount of time it will take to complete treatment with Invisalign varies. Every patient’s teeth are different. While some patients won’t require as much movement to get the straight smile they want, others will need more extensive work before achieving the desired results.
Your third set of molars, which sit in the very back of your mouth, are colloquially referred to as your wisdom teeth. These teeth can cause all sorts of problems as they try to emerge (usually in the patient's late teenage years, or early twenties). Wisdom teeth that do not full emerge are prone to infection (as they are very difficult to keep clean). This can lead to tooth loss, periodontal disease, and even gum tissue deterioration. Wisdom teeth that are able to emerge, or partially emerge, are often susceptible to cavities. Emerging third molars also put pressure on your other teeth, causing your smile to become crooked and misaligned. In order to help you avoid these unpleasant dental problems, our dental team performs wisdom tooth extraction. During this procedure, our dentist will remove any problematic third molars: those that are compacted, and those that have emerged. Our office does offer sedation services for those patients who require them. When you meet with our dentist, we can discuss what type of sedation treatment may be appropriate for your wisdom tooth extraction.
Our goal is to offer a fair price for all of our high quality services. You will find more information on our prices page.