It is recommended to have your teeth cleaned every six months. For some patients that have Periodontal Disease, it should be more frequent. Tartar or calculus forms on the teeth both below and above the gum line. The only way to remove tartar is to see a dentist for a professional teeth cleaning. Regular teeth cleanings are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
We offer custom, at-home teeth whitening This involves custom-made dental trays filled with a hydrogen peroxide gel that you can use in the comfort of your own home.
Cosmetic fillings, or tooth- colored fillings, are made of a composite resin. They are bonded to the teeth using a bonding agent. Tooth-colored fillings can improve the appearance of your smile. Unlike silver-colored fillings, cosmetic fillings look just like your natural teeth.
This is a technique used to correct dental issues because of chipped teeth, decayed teeth, and cracked teeth. It can also help resolve some size issues or unwanted spaces in front teeth. Shade-matched, tooth-colored resin material is used to fill and reshape teeth to improve a person’s smile and function.
There are a number of reasons why tooth removal may be necessary. Some teeth are too diseased to repair. Other teeth need to be removed for orthodontic applications.
A crown is a cap that covers a tooth completely to strengthen and reinforce its shape, function and appearance. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal or a combination of both depending on the situation.
A dental bridge is a prosthesis that cements onto teeth adjacent to a space to replace the missing tooth. A bridge can be supported by teeth or implants. A dental bridge can restore your smile and improve your appearance. A bridge often can be used to replace missing teeth instead of a partial denture or dental implants.
Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front part of teeth. They can correct crooked, poorly shaped, or severely discolored teeth. Minimal tooth structure is removed in order to make room for the porcelain from which they are made.
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth. Partial dentures are used when only some teeth are missing and complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. Traditional dentures just sit on the gums, however, when we use implants the dentures can be attached to them to make them more stable and function better.
Implants can be used for numerous applications in dentistry. A single missing tooth can be replaced with an implant. Implants can be used to hold in both partial and complete dentures. Another application for implants is to have an entire set of porcelain teeth screwed to the implants and they don’t need to come out at night. This is sometimes referred to as an All-on-Four. We work with the surgeon for the implant portion of these cases.
This procedure is done in a situation where a patient has no teeth left on either the upper, the lower, or both. Implants are placed and the same day, a full set of teeth are attached to the implants. They don’t come out each evening like dentures. The final set of teeth are made from porcelain and are extremely stable. We work with the surgeon for the implant portion of these cases.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a procedure that is done to save teeth that are infected or very badly decayed. While a general fear among people exists when root canals are discussed, most root canals are painless and very routine. We work with the root canal specialist for these cases.
Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. They are painted on as a liquid and then harden to form a barrier over the teeth preventing debris getting in the deep grooves causing decay. Sealants are a valuable and worthwhile preventative measure.