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Cosmetic Dentistry
Comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, aesthetics and function. We ensure optimal results by starting with a complete oral exam and complementing that information with digital photographs, study models, and laboratory fabricated wax-ups.

Whitening (Tooth Bleaching)
Is the most common cosmetic dental procedure we provide. While many whitening options are now available, dentist-supervised treatments remain the recommended procedures for lightening discolored teeth. We offer the ZOOM! In-office tooth whitening treatment (as seen on ABCs Extreme Make-Over) or take-home custom-made whitening kits.

Bonding
Is an in-office procedure where an enamel-like dental composite material is applied to a tooth's surface, sculpted into shape, hardened and then polished. This can be used to repair a cavity or to improve the esthetics of a tooth by altering its shape.

Veneers
Are ultra-thin, laboratory processed laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. Veneers are an option for closing gaps or disguising discolored teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures.

Crowns
Are used as a protective cover when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed. They cap or completely cover a tooth and ensure optimal strenght under function and esthetics of an otherwise compromised tooth.

Dental Bridges
Used for one or more missing teeth, dental bridges literally "bridge the gap" between remaining teeth. The space created by the missing teeth is filled in with false teeth known as a pontics. Pontics are fused between two porcelain crowns. The two crowns hold the bridge in place and are placed over your teeth on each side of the space. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.

Dentures
These prosthetic devices are constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth or dental implants.

Dental Implant Therapy
A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement and is used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. The ossteointigrated implant is based on the discovery by Swedish Professor Per-Ingvar Brnemark that the titanium surface of an implant can be successfully fused into bone. Integrated implants can then be used to support crowns, bridges or dentures.

Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)
During a root canal therapy, the canals in roots of teeth are debrided of inflammed or infected tissue, shaped and decontaminated with the use of tiny files and irrigating solutions. Once cleaned, the canals are filled with an inert filling material.

Periodontal (Gum Disease) Therapy
Gum disease, or periodontitis, refers to inflammatory processes that affect the tissues that surround and support the teeth. Periodontitis involves progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth and may eventually lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth if left untreated. It is characterized by swollen, tender, or bleeding gums. Maintenance of tissue health is ensured with a proper recall frequency that involve the sanitation of teeth using electric scalers and manual mechanotherapy. Surgical intervention may become necessary if the disease has begun to affect the supporting bone beneath the gums or gingival pockets around teeth have become too deep to be properly maintained at home by the patient.

Orthodontics (Braces)
This treatment involves the displacement of teeth using either fixed multibracket therapy or removable appliances. Braces take an average of one to two years to straighten tilted, crowded, and misaligned teeth. The number of options for orthodontic patients has increased in recent years. Transparent ceramic brackets and "invisible braces," for example, now make braces a viable solution for many adult dental patients. After a course of active orthodontic treatment, patients will often wear retainers, which will maintain the teeth in their improved position while the surrounding bone reforms around them.

TMJ Disorders
The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull. When these joints are stressed or stop functioning properly, they can cause headaches, jaw pain, earaches, neckaches, and difficulty chewing. A misaligned bite, bruxism (teeth grinding), and other factors can put stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). By taking a detailed history and performing a careful physical examination, we decide upon the best treatment approach. Treatment is oriented to eliminating oral habits, physical therapy to the masticatory muscles, and alleviating bad posture of the head and neck. A brux plate, often is helpful to control grinding and take stress off the temporomandibular joint.

Oral Cancer
Cancer can occur anywhere in the body. Our regular screening program involves a thourough examination of the soft-tissues of the oral cavity. Do not be surprised if we ask you to stretch your tongue out and back, twist it left and right. This makes all of your tissues visible. We encourage everybody to wear sun-screen. Take note that the lips are extremely vulnerable to developing skin cancer. Often cancerous lesions on the lips are mistaken for recurrent cold sores or chapped lips. Get it checked out if you are uncertain. Early surgical excision can heal with little scarring. Even people without teeth should see a dentist for a brief oral exdam at least once a year.

 


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