We offer a wide range of dental services to patients young
and old. A happy, healthy life starts with a smile.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent treatment option for patients who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their smiles. These thin, porcelain shells are affixed to the front of your natural teeth, instantly creating a new smile. Porcelain is a translucent material that mimics the look of natural tooth enamel. Veneers cover stains, chips, and cracks, and they can even improve the look of overly spaced or worn-down teeth. We can give you veneers in just a few short appointments.
Porcelain crowns are individual restorations that fully cover your tooth. Crowns fit upon your natural tooth, covering all of its surfaces and restoring its functionality. We create porcelain crowns that are matched in size, shape, and color to your smile, so they are indistinguishable from your adjacent natural teeth. Inlays and onlays are smaller restorations than crowns that restore the bite surface of a patient’s tooth. Sometimes these are called indirect fillings.
Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly Chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filing “bonds” with your tooth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth. Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually be completed in one visit to our office.
Tooth whitening enhances the brightness of natural teeth. Most people are great candidates for this treat and will notice a change in their teeth’s appearance. At-Home bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. Our take-home whitening kits are Philips Zoom! DayWhite ® and NiteWhite ® for comfortable day or nighttime whitening.
A smile makeover describes the combination of more than one dental procedure into a comprehensive plan that improves the look of your smile. We can create a smile makeover plan that addresses your unique needs while taking into account your budget, schedule, and personal goals. Your smile makeover may include porcelain veneer application, teeth whitening, all-porcelain crowns, laser gum reshaping, implants or any other treatments that help you achieve the look you want and increase your confidence in your daily life.
A dental crown can strengthen a tooth that has a significant amount of damage from decay or trauma. Dental crowns are caps that are created to fit snugly upon a patient’s reduced natural teeth. We can match your crown to the color of your adjacent natural teeth, so they are indistinguishable in your smile. Most of the crowns we provide are made from porcelain, although we have the option to use gold and zirconia when we feel it is the better option.
Porcelain bridges comprise two or more crowns fused together as single-piece prostheses. They replace missing teeth and restore a patient’s chewing and oral functions. Traditional bridges “float” where missing teeth once were, supported on either side by your remaining natural teeth that have been fitted with specialized crowns. We can also create implant-supported bridges that affix to dental implants. Implant support removes strain on natural teeth and provides unmatched stability and function. Let us help you determine what type of bridge is best for you!
Porcelain inlays and onlays, also known as indirect fillings, are pre-formed fillings made from tooth-colored material. Whether you receive an inlay or an onlay depends upon the amount of tooth structure you have lost due to a cavity or trauma. An inlay fits within the grooves of your teeth between its cusps, while an onlay generally replaces the cusps, or highest points, of your teeth as well. Both of these restorations fit snugly within your tooth, where they are bonded in place. Because we use tooth-colored materials, your inlays and onlays look seamless within your smile.
A dental filling replaces tooth structure that has been removed because of decay. Traditionally, many dental fillings were made from silver amalgam, a type of metal. Today these composite tooth-colored fillings are more common because of their exceptional durability and customizable colors that blend with your natural teeth.
Dentures are single-piece prostheses that restore a patient’s full upper or lower arch of teeth following tooth loss or removal. We use high-quality materials to craft dentures to the size, shape, and color that looks best for your smile. Dentures not only restore the look of your smile; they restore its function. Whether you select implant-supported or traditional dentures, you will be able to eat and speak with more confidence.
If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called “bruxism.” Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as if often occurs when one is sleeping. If not corrected, brusxim can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, ro even tooth loss. There is an easy, non-invasive treatment for brusixm – nightguards. Nightguards are custom-made and fit over your teeth in the top arch and prevents contact with the opposing teeth.
A full mouth reconstruction restores your smile after you have endured significant decay or trauma causing the loss of several or all of your teeth. We can create a full mouth reconstruction plan that works within your unique schedule and budget. Your plan may include the use of dental implants, bridges, crowns, or full-arch dentures, depending upon your needs. We will utilize the most conservative treatments available to address your needs and create the look you want.
Implant dentistry involves placing small alloy posts in the stead of one's natural tooth root. The tooth implant then acts as a permanent foundation on which any type of restoration (crown, bridge, denture, etc) may be placed. Where dentures or bridges were the only solution in the past, dental implants gives you a new spectrum of options!
A consultation will be needed to determine if implant dentistry is indeed the best option for you. If dental implants are a great option for you, our partner dentists will carefully place your new dental implants in the place of the natural tooth root. Once the dental implant(s) has healed (weeks to months depending on your situation) we will place your permanent dental restoration. You will be able to laugh, chew and chat with no concern of missing teeth or dentures falling out!
Yes, dental implants are pretty amazing. We’d love to share the benefits of top-quality implant dentistry with you and yours!
Routine dental checkups are vital to good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages. Early detection and treatment saves unnecessary discomfort, time, and money. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends checkups twice a year. Oral hygiene needs change with age and the condition of your teeth and gums. We may recommend a checkup schedule that is more or less frequent than twice a year.
During your exam, we will:
Your routine exam will take about 1 hour. Each regular exam includes a detailed teeth cleaning, in which we will clean, polish, and rinse your teeth to remove any tartar and plaque that have built up on the tooth’s surface. When recommended, our office uses digital x-rays to detect problems that cannot be found during a visual exam. Digital x-rays provide and instant result and emit 90% less radiation.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because it is virtually pain-free, many patients do not know they have the disease. During each regular checkup, we will check for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the space between your teeth and gums. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque (a sticky form of bacteria that forms on the teeth). If the plaque is not removed (by flossing, brushing, and regular dental checkups), it will continue to build up and create toxins that can damage the gums. Periodontal disease forms just below the gum line and creates small pockets that separate the gums from the teeth. When periodontal disease is diagnosed, we will create a treatment plan unique to the needs of each patient with the goal to manage this disease for a healthier mouth.
Yes, we have the technical skill, equipment, and training to provide top-quality dental care. We also invest the time and energy to make sure every patient who visits us knows how special they are to us and that we care about them. Not only are we in the fixing teeth business; we are in the people business!
Our team is made up of people who love to take care of people. You will feel it in your interactions here. We believe that dental treatment should be a pleasant and relaxing experience. Aside from the friendly greetings when you walk in the door, we offer amenities such as chilled bottle water, comfortable blankets and pillows, relaxing music played from iPods and headphones, and soothing aromatherapy to make it feel more like home. For patients who need more than that, we have Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and mild oral sedation options.