We handle general dentistry with the same skill, precision, and care that we approach our specialty work with. Teeth cleaning, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canal, dentures are all approached with meticulous skill and an attention to detail that’s hard to find anywhere else. We take pride in ensuring that you have the very best dental experience possible. We focus on you and making sure that your smile is always at its brightest best so you can be confident sharing it with the world.
A cleaning will start with checking for signs of gum disease and for excess plaque and tartar. Using a scaler, we’ll scrape plaque and tartar removing all the build-up from your teeth. A high-powered electric toothbrush and a gritty paste are used to give a truly deep clean. Once the teeth are polished we will do a deep floss, getting between teeth to remove particles that may lead to gum disease. Finally, you’ll rinse your mouth with a solution that contains liquid fluoride.
For optimum oral hygiene, a professional tooth cleaning is strongly recommended every 6 to 12 months. Good oral hygiene starts at home with daily brushing and flossing. Attention to this at home is going to prevent the build-up of tartar and plaque which can only be removed by a dentist. But you need a professional to deep clean and check the gums for signs of disease. We agree, at a minimum, once a year you should visit us for a good cleaning.
Oral health is important, one way to remain healthy is to have a professional cleaning, where your mouth can be checked for signs of disease and decay. Advance cleaning techniques give you the best chance at optimum oral health.
Fillings restore decayed teeth back to their normal function and shape. The decayed material is removed, the infected area is cleaned and then the tooth is restored to shape with filling material.
If there is a severe amount of decay in the tooth and you have sensitivity when chewing, you may want to look into having the tooth filled. Ask us, we’ll let you know.
There are choices: gold, silver amalgam, which is a composite of mercury, silver, and other metals, tooth-colored composite material, porcelain and a special type of glass. We can help you choose.
With advanced technology, we are now capable of doing laser fillings where less of the tooth is removed and the filling is smaller. This allows more of the tooth to remain which maintains strength for a longer time.
A crown is a cap or a cover that placed over your existing tooth or part of your existing tooth to give it strength and improve the appearance of a tooth that may be damaged or decayed. We make sure your crown looks as natural as possible and feels comfortable in your daily life. There are many options for materials that we are happy to discuss with you. It may take two visits to create the permanent crown, with laser impressions and fittings.
Crowns are a multipurpose option when it comes to your smile. A crown can be used for a cracked or chipped tooth, a weak tooth that needs to be held together, to restore a tooth that is already broken or worn down. Or, a crown can be used to hold a bridge in place. Cosmetically, a crown can cover a misshaped tooth or one that is severely discolored. One of the major uses of a crown is to be the top of a dental implant.
Used for restorative and cosmetic purposes, a crown can help an ailing tooth regain strength and integrity while also returning its natural beauty. We approach crowns with a level of precision and skill rarely seen in the industry.
A dental bridge will, quite literally, bridge the gap where a tooth or teeth are missing. Using the teeth on either side of the gap we anchor a pontic, a false tooth, in the opening bridging the gap.
When a tooth or teeth are missing the jawline can look aged, your bite can be affected and your smile can look off. Teeth can become crooked moving toward the gap and decay can result from teeth shifting.
If you’re having trouble chewing properly or speaking clearly, that may be the result of missing teeth and a bridge will help. If you’re shy about your smile due to missing teeth a bridge will help that as well.
Missing teeth can cause the face to sag, the lips to flatten, look thin and lead to decay and pain. A bridge is a treatment option to fill in gaps and avoid further problems with your teeth and gums.
An opening is made through the crown for the tooth into the pulp chamber. The root or the pulp is removed and the chamber, as well as both root canals, are cleaned, shaped and made ready for filling. Medication may be placed in the pulp chamber to heal infection then the entire thing is sealed up. A temporary crown is placed to prevent infection and later, a permanent crown is sealed over the tooth. You may receive antibiotics if the infection has spread.
Root canal addresses disease or injury to the dental pulp. Pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves. When the pulp is diseased or damaged it needs attention. This can occur if you have a cracked or damaged tooth, a deep cavity or a large filling. Bacteria may enter the pulp and cause inflammation or disease. If you have any pain or sensitivity to heat or cooling, problems biting or chewing, you may need a root canal.
With modern advances one of the greatest fears about root canal can be dispelled, a root canal is not painful. With our current advances in anesthetics, the level of discomfort is no greater than having a filling placed.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. They are usually custom made to fit your jaw and replicate your natural smile. Not permanent, they can be removed for cleaning purposes and for sleeping.
They replace missing teeth, dentures can also help you chew better, speak better and preserve the shape of your face. Tooth loss causes your face to sink, look older, dentures prevent that.
If you have a number of missing teeth, problems chewing your favorite foods or you’re self-conscious about your smile then dentures may be right for you. Ask us about your options.
With advances in the dental industry, today you can have dentures that not only look natural, that will complement your facial features but, they are also more comfortable than ever. Ask us about partial or full denture options.
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