Bonding & Veneers
Crowns & Bridges
Fillings are done to remove decay and replace the lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, composite or porcelain. If caught early enough, cavities can be treated easily and painlessly. If not treated, decay can lead to tooth pain and infection, and the tooth may need root canal treatment or an extraction. A ﬁlling helps prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria can enter. The two most common restorations offered at our ofﬁce are amalgam, which is referred to as a silver ﬁlling, and composite, which is referred to as a tooth-colored ﬁlling. Our dentists will discuss with you what material is recommended in each speciﬁc case.
Dental implants have become much more commonly used in dentistry today. A dental implant is a titanium post placed into the jawbone. After the bone heals into the post, a replacement tooth can be placed on it. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Implants can also be used to provide more support to a denture that moves too much during use. Our ofﬁce will coordinate with a specialist for the implant to be placed and, after healing, a tooth replacement is made and placed in our ofﬁce. There are many types of implants used and an examination will determine which type may be best for you. One of the biggest advantages implants have to offer over bridge work is that implants do not utilize the surrounding teeth for support.
Pediatric Dental Care
Your child’s ﬁrst "regular" dental visit should be around their first birthday, unless you have any questions or concerns prior to then. The ﬁrst dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination.You may also be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit so that a relationship can be built between your child and your dentist. We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken to check for decay and the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums). We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical ﬂuoride to help protect the teeth against decay. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth. Sealants are a common preventive procedure that are often recommended for children’s adult molars, usually around the age of 6-12 years and are applied to the narrow grooves on a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing to prevent decay.
Periodontal disease occurs when the bones that hold the teeth shrink, causing the teeth to become loose and possibly lost over time. The gums and bone around the teeth (periodontium) form the foundation for one’s teeth, and when the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardized the teeth. Signs of periodontal disease include: red, easily bleeding gums, bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the teeth, and loose teeth. Periodontal disease has many causes, including lack of regular cleanings and genetic factors. While periodontal disease is not curable, the goal of periodontal treatment is to slow down the disease and bone loss as much as possible. Periodontal treatment usually involves a deep cleaning and root planing, often done under local anesthetic, with either our dentist or hygienist. After the initial round of deep cleanings, further deep cleanings may be needed and the recommended regular cleaning intervals may be less than six months. Referral to a specialist called a periodontist may be needed to manage more severe cases of periodontal disease.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
The use of Silver Diamine Fluoride in dentistry has been well documented for its safe and successful ability to control tooth decay. Its application is a conservative approach for the treatment of active decay.
Stains accumulate on the teeth with certain foods or drinks such as coffee, dark colored soda, and red wine. Stains also result from the use of tobacco products. Our ofﬁce can make custom bleaching trays that are made to ﬁt speciﬁcally over your teeth. Bleach gel is placed in the trays and then worn over the teeth for a certain period of time. Different concentrations of bleach are offered, depending on the desired results and sensitivity of your teeth. Our ofﬁce also offers a pre-ﬁlled, disposable tray whitening system, which is a great alternative for patients looking for convenient, ready-to-go whitening, which is more effective than over-the-counter products, yet is less concentrated, and therefore will cause less sensitivity, than the custom tray bleaching option.
Botox: Therapeutic and Cosmetic
Treatment for facial and jaw pain related to chronic clenching and grinding. Injections to treat fine lines and wrinkles to help you look your best.