Types of Services
The management of your overall oral health care.
Comprehensive Oral Exams, Gum Condition Evaluation, Consultation and Treatment Planning
Quick relief for symptoms while preventing further damage from occurring.
Includes: Immediate assistance with toothaches, swollen gums, lost fillings, knocked out teeth
Caring for your teeth to keep them healthy throughout your lifetime.
Includes: Fluoride Treatment, Protective Sealants, Teeth Cleaning
A procedure to save the natural tooth.
Includes: Removal of infected nerve tissue due to deep cavity or trauma to avoid extraction
Understanding The Terms
A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. There are many different types of crowns, full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, full metal crowns… Your dentist will explain the advantage and disadvantage of each kind for you.
A dental implant is a Titanium based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. When the bone has completely formed around the implant, you then place a crown, or cap as sometimes referred, or use the implant to support full or partial dentures. Implants dramatically improve the denture retention and stability. Your dentist will tell you if you are a candidate for an implant.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays or onlays are lab made restorations that are placed on teeth when the cavity or lost tooth structure is too large to be restored by a simple filling. Porcelain and composite inlays and onlays are cosmetic alternatives to fillings and are very strong compared to regular white fillings. Your dentist will explain to you when an inlay or onlay is a good treatment option for you.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space of your tooth and removing infected and dead tissue. Then the space is disinfected and sealed with special materials. With advanced techniques and material, root canals are more comfortable and faster. Your dentist will advise you on the root canal procedure if you are a candidate.
Sealants are thin layers of resin that are placed on the pits and fissures and grooves of (usually) molars to prevent decay on these surfaces. Sealants are one of the most effective methods of preventing decays on the surfaces where they are placed. Your dentist will decide if this procedure will offer the fix you need.
Teeth stain during our lifetime due to consumption of a variety of foods and drinks, but new technology of teeth whitening has enabled dentists to whiten teeth without any change or damage to the tooth structure. Your dentist will give you more information and tell you which method is best for your case.
Veneers & Laminates
This is how you can get a beautiful smile quickly. Veneers or Laminates are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth to change their shape, shade and position to improve the cosmetics of your teeth. Your dentist will tell you if this is the best option of cosmetic dentistry for you.
A: During the checkup, the teeth and gums will be gently evaluated using a visual exam and special tools to look for signs of decay or disease. X-ray images will be taken to provide an in-depth look at the portions of the teeth below the gums as well as the jaw bones. If any problems are identified, a treatment plan will be developed that takes the needs of the individual patient into account, and patients will receive complete information about their care options so they can feel confident in their treatment and their health. During the checkup, the teeth will also be carefully cleaned to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar.
A: Knowledge is key when dealing with anxiety. Our staff will gladly answer any questions you have and try to provide all of the information you need about your visit. Keep in mind, you are in charge during every step of the treatment procedure. If you need to stop and take a break, just let us know. We also offer you nitrous oxide – an inhaled gas that is extremely safe and short-acting to help keep you calm.
A: Most patients report little to no discomfort during teeth cleaning. However, patients who are very anxious about visiting the dentist and those with gum disease or sensitive teeth can have their teeth and gums numbed prior to cleaning to make the process more comfortable.
A: toothache, swollen gums, abscesses, chipped, cracked or fractured teeth, broken or lost restorations including bridges, crowns, veneers and dentures, damaged dental implants, broken or lost fillings, teeth that have been knocked out, loose teeth, lacerations or cuts in the soft tissues of the mouth, pain or loss of movement in the jaws
A: Having good oral hygiene begins with proper at-home care, and that means using the right brushing and flossing techniques. Use a soft toothbrush and replace it every three to six months. It’s also important to avoid foods and drinks high in sugars and to rinse well after having foods or beverages high in acid content, like soda or fruit juice. Try to stay away from sticky candy or sour candy, which is very high in acids that can erode protective tooth enamel. Instead, focus on lean protein, leafy green vegetables, nuts and especially dairy, which can help remineralize teeth so they stay strong. And of course, be sure to have a routine checkup and cleaning as recommended by your dental professionals.