Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for one’s teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and annual dental cleanings.
- Dental Examination – an examination of the mouth, gums, and teeth by a dentist as a routine check or as part of the assessment a person complaining of a symptom. Routine examinations enable tooth decay and gum disease to be detected and treated at an early stage.
- Digital Radiographs – is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used to detect infection, decay, and bone loss. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images.
- Prophylaxis Cleaning – an examination of the mouth, gums, and teeth by a dentist as a routine check or as part of the assessment a person complaining of a symptom. Routine examinations enable tooth decay and gum disease to be detected and treated at an early stage. Removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the tooth structures. It is intended to control local irritational factors
- Fluoride Treatments – the delivery of fluoride to the teeth topically or systemically in order to prevent tooth decay (dental caries), which results in cavities. Most commonly, fluoride is applied topically to the teeth using gels, varnishes, toothpaste/dentifrices or mouth rinse.
- Dental Sealants – a plastic material is placed in the pits and fissures or chewing surfaces of primary or permanent molar & premolar teeth at the back of the mouth to reduce the chance of decay.
Tooth restorations are the various ways your dentist can replace or restore missing teeth or missing parts of the tooth structure. Tooth structure can be missing due to decay, deterioration of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of a tooth. Examples of restorations include the following:
- Fillings – the most common type of dental restoration. Teeth can be filled with gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-colored plastic and glass materials called composite resin fillings.
- Crowns – are a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, appearance, to hold a bridge in place or cover a dental implant. CEREC is our crown in 1 day. With just one appointment you we can prep, design, and cement your crown.
- Bridges – are false teeth that are designed to “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be anchored on either side by crowns and cemented permanently into place.
- Implants – an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture.
- Partials and Dentures – are a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are made of acrylic resin sometimes combined with metal attachments. Complete dentures replace all the teeth; partial dentures are considered when some natural teeth remain and are retained by metal clasps attached to the natural teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry are services used to improve the appearance of a persons teeth.
- Veneers – are porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth designed to change the appearance of your teeth.
- ZOOM! Whitening – an in office whitening used to brighten the color of your teeth. Clinically proven to get up to 8 shades lighter. Philips Zoom is only available at a dentist’s office to ensure the optimum safety.
Endodontics is helped to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases associated with the roots of the teeth. Aimed to preserve and save natural teeth by restoring dental health and function.
- Root Canal Therapy – is a treatment used save a tooth that has severe decay, infection, or trauma by removing the nerve and pulp and being sealed.
- Endodontic Retreatment – sometimes when a tooth has been treated with a root canal it can become painful or infected months or years later. A retreatment is when a root canal is cleaned out with disinfectants and resealed.
- Apicoectomy – the surgical removal of the apical (tip of the root) portion of an infected or damaged tooth root, usually in conjunction with apical curettage or root canal therapy.
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that is concerned with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. There is surgical and non-surgical periodontal procedures.
- Scalling and Root Planing – is a deep cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus from deep periodontal pockets and to remove bacterial toxins to reduce the risk of gum disease and bone loss.
- Periodontal Maintenance – is a cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth. Maintenance is an important dental treatment for slowing down or stopping the progression of periodontal disease.
- Gum Grafting – is a procedure that places a bone replacement in a socket or any area of the gums to help restore the bone.
Oral surgery is performed within the mouth cavity, especially that performed around the gums and teeth as an expedient for the purpose of preservation or replacement of teeth.
- Simple Extractions – the removal of teeth erupted from the gums.
- Surgical Extractions – the removal of teeth below the gums or broken down from decay or trama
Orthodontics is a procedure used to correct the irregularities in the teeth and jaw. Invisalign is the only orthodontic procedure we do at our office.
- Invisalign – the clear alternative to metal braces for adults, kids and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile.
Tempormandibular disorders are problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles. Possible causes include clenching and grinding which puts a lot of pressure of on the tempormandibular joint. Also, stress which can cause a person to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth.
We offer fabrication of night guards, splints, and protective mouthware.