Our Services

We are General Dentists, meaning we concentrate on providing our patients with a wide range of dental care.  Our focus is patient comfort and safety as we provide services related to dental hygene, sealants, orthodontics, implants, crowns, cosmetic dentistry, intraoral video imaging, periodontal care, oral surgery, bridges, root canal therapy, and dentures, among other procedures. 

Patient Safety

To protect our patients and ourselves, our staff wear masks, gloves, and glasses.  We strictly observe all Occupational our services op.jpgSafety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.  All instruments are cleaned, disinfected and routinely sterilized as recommended by the American Dental Association.  Whenever possible, disposable single use items are used to ensure your safety.  Handpieces (drills) are sterilized with a state-of-the-art sterilization unit specifically designed for this purpose.  All surfaces in the treatment rooms are cleaned and disinfected after each patient.

Patient Comfort

You are not alone if you feel anxious about a visit to the dentist.  We understand and share your concerns and strive to make every dental visit comfortable.  If there is anything else we can do, let us know.  We use topical and local anesthetic to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

Hygiene

An integral part of maintaining your teeth for life is the removal of plaque and tartar on a regular basis.  The frequency of your visits is based upon your individual needs and oral health.  During your visit we will update your medical history, perform an oral cancer-screening exam, check your teeth for cavities, review oral hygiene instructions, and monitor your periodontal condition.  Fluoride treatments are provided for children during their cavity prone years.

Sealants

Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic "coating" is painted onto the surface of your child's teeth.  This effectively "seals" the deep grooves where decay is most likely to start.

Orthodontics

Both adults and children with malaligned teeth and jaws can benefit from orthodontic treatment (braces).  Properly aligned teeth can help prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease and TMJ or jaw joint problems in later years.  You are never too old to have orthodontics done.  In fact, over 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults. Certain malalignments can be corrected in adults with Invisalign, a new technique which uses almost invisable aligners instead of braces to straighten your teeth.

Implants

A remarkable procedure, implants can replace any or all of your teeth. The implant becomes integrated with the bone and acts like an artificial tooth root that will ultimately support a new tooth.  The advantages of implants for patients with dentures are denture stability and increased patient comfort and confidence.  Implants also allow for a decrease in bone resorption over time.  For patients that have many of their own teeth, an implant allows us to restore your mouth without involvement of any of your other existing natural teeth.

Crowns

A "cap" or "crown" will restore a broken, heavily filled or cracked tooth to its original size and shape.  This may also be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more apt to fracture.  Crowns can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improve the appearance of your teeth.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

For the smile you have always wanted, we offer tooth whitening, bonding and porcelain veneers, which allow us to reshape unsightly teeth, close gaps, and brighten your smile.  The bleaching process can attractively enhance the shading of your teeth to the desired level.  Veneers offer a conservative approach to change the color or shape of your teeth.

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Please check the links on the green menu at the upper right of this page for before and after photographs of a small sample of the cosmetic services available at our office.  All photographs are of work done in our office.

Intraoral Video Imaging

Utilizing an intra-oral camera gives both you and the dentist the opportunity to see potential problems occurring in your mouth, such as decay or fractured teeth.  Often a tooth will not start bothering you until there is a significant loss of tooth structure.  With the help of the camera, problems can be detected earlier, before you experience toothache.  This is also an excellent way to detect fractures in a tooth that do not show up on x-rays, allowing restoration of the tooth before it actually breaks or starts to become sensitive.

Periodontal Disease

While seldom painful and frequently free of any obvious signs or symptoms, periodontal disease can progress, undetected, to the point where supporting bone is destroyed.  With 80 - 90% of all teenagers having some form of gingivitis (inflamed gums) and 75% of adult tooth loss for people over the age of 35 due to periodontal disease, early treatment and prevention is essential.  Since periodontal disease is caused by plaque and calculus (tartar), it is very important to see your dentist at least twice a year to have your teeth professionally cleaned and checked for any early problems.

Oral Surgery

The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss. When a tooth cannot be saved, extraction (removal) of the tooth may be the only alternative.  A panorex x-ray allows us to see a complete picture of the alignment of your jaw, the positioning of your teeth and if there is sufficient space for your third molars (wisdom teeth) to fully erupt. In addition, it is an excellent diagnostic tool for evaluating the supporting bone for possible cysts or tumors.  Most minor surgeries are performed at our office, however the doctor may choose to refer you to an oral surgeon for more complicated cases.

Bridges

A non-removable bridge can restore your teeth to normal function by replacing missing teeth.  It will improve the over-all health of your mouth by keeping the surrounding teeth in position and can also help maintain the structure of your face and jaw.

Root Canal Therapy

If a tooth's pulp (nerve and blood supply) becomes infected or inflamed, root canal treatment may be the only way to save the tooth.  Root canal treatment consists of removing the nerve that lies within the root of the tooth.  Contrary to what you may have heard, having a root canal is usually no more uncomfortable than having a filling done.

Dentures

Many people believe that once they have dentures, they no longer need regular dental care.  Denture wearers require regular exams to ensure their health, comfort, and appearance.  Gum tissues and supporting bone are in a constant stage of change. Periodic relining of the dentures may be necessary to ensure a tight and comfortable fit.