dental treatments

Today’s advanced dental treatments and materials can give you a healthier, more attractive smile, as well as improved overall health.

Treatments we offer include:

cleanings


At your initial appointment, we will determine your periodontal diagnosis, which will tell us whether a routine cleaning or a deeper cleaning will be the best course of treatment. If you have advanced periodontal disease, we will refer you to a specialist for further treatment.


teeth whitening


Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is used to improve the appearance of teeth by removing stain or discoloration. This generally takes place at home.


fillings / restorations


Fillings and restorations are used to repair small to medium-sized cavities and/or damaged teeth in order to restore and improve both function and esthetics. Materials for fillings include composite (tooth-colored) materials in cosmetically important areas, but sometimes amalgam (silver colored) fillings are placed in back teeth for additional strength and durability.


crowns


Crowns are very pretty, strong, and durable “caps” that are placed over prepared teeth to prevent fracturing or to help restore normal shape and function of teeth which are already damaged. Modern dental materials allow for teeth with crowns to look very natural, even on teeth that were previously compromised.


dental sealants


Dental sealants are used to help to prevent tooth decay by sealing the chewing surfaces of teeth and preventing bacteria from getting trapped in the grooves of the teeth. They are usually placed on back teeth in children but may be placed on adults as well.


dental implants


Dental implants are man-made roots on which dentists place crowns, bridges, or dentures to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can greatly improve the quality of life for those who have struggled with missing teeth. This option allows great flexibility and stability in replacing teeth, in essence allowing patients to have full function and comfort, as well as great confidence, knowing their smile is both strong and beautiful.


bridges


Bridges are used to replace missing teeth by placing crowns as anchors on teeth on either side of the gap where teeth are missing. The replacement teeth are connected to the anchor crowns on either side so that they span across or “bridge” the gap.


veneers


Veneers are thin cosmetic restorations which cover the front surface of a tooth or multiple teeth to improve the appearance of the teeth.


bonding


Bonding is a conservative procedure where a tooth-colored filling is “bonded” to a tooth to correct a defect in color, size, or position.


root canals


Root canal treatment is necessary when cavities or cracks reach the nerve of the tooth or if the tooth fractures, resulting in exposure of the nerve. The nerve is removed, and the canals of the tooth are filled. Often a tooth that has been treated with a root canal will also require a crown to protect the weakened tooth.


tooth extractions


Tooth extractions are a treatment of last resort. Despite all the recent advances in dentistry, some teeth are not able to be restored due to extensive decay, trauma, gum disease and/or inadequate space.


dentures


Dentures and removable partial dentures are appliances that replace missing teeth. If supported by implants, dentures are much more comfortable and stable and can greatly improve quality of life for the patient!


education


In addition to treating disease or esthetic concerns, we provide education regarding dental health, hygiene, and disease prevention in order to minimize or eliminate future problems and improve overall health.