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SERVICES

ORAL HYGIENE CARE
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean in order to prevent dental problems and bad breath.  Back to top


DENTAL CLEANING
Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque from teeth, in order to prevent cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontitis. It is part of a complete program of oral hygiene.


SEALANTS
Plastic resin placed on the biting surfaces of molars to prevent bacteria from attacking the enamel and causing caries. 

BONDING
A composite resin applied to a tooth to change its shape and/or color. Bonding also refers to how a filling, orthodontic appliance or some fixed partial dentures are attached to teeth. back

FILLINGS
A lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials    such as metal, alloy, plastic or porcelain.

NON-SURGICAL GUM TREATMENT
Gum treatment is the treatment of active gum and jaw bone disease. Gum disease treatment can slow or stop the progression of gum disease. Since there are different stages of gum disease (from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis), there are different levels of treatment. In some cases, the patient may be referred to a specialist. 

CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Crown refers to the restoration of teeth using materials that are fabricated by indirect methods which are cemented into place. A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth.

A fixed or removable dental appliance that replaces lost and/or missing teeth.

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TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

The process or act of removing a tooth or tooth parts.

    WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

    Wisdom teeth are the last molars or “third molars” that develop on each side of the jaws.  Wisdom teeth usually emerge in the back of the mouth between the ages of 16-20.

    ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
    Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when an untreated cavity reaches all the way to this pulp.  

    DENTAL IMPLANTS
    Artificial tooth roots that are placed into bone to mimic the root structure of a tooth. They can be used to replace teeth or to support and retain dentures. A crown, bridge, or denture is then placed over the implant to restore natural tooth function. 

    DENTURES
    An artificial substitute for natural teeth and adjacent tissues.

    NIGHTGUARDS AND MOUTHGUARDS
    A plastic type of appliance that is used to relax the jaw muscles and/or prevent the teeth from wearing down due to bruxism (grinding), which typically occurs during sleep. People who wake up with sore muscles, facial weakness, or a jaw that is "locked" are good candidates for this device.

    TMJ TREATMENTS
    The connecting hinge mechanism between the base    of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw (mandible). 


    WHITENING
    The process of lightening discolored or stained teeth. Treatment can be in-office or at-home.

    VENEERS
    Ultra-thin, custom-made facings bonded to teeth to enhance and restore function and/or appearance. Veneers can be used to treat chipped, worn, crooked, and/or discolored teeth. Back to top

     
    In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures.  These new technologies allow us to treat dental cases with extreme precision, detect dental concerns at early stages, and provide stunning and customized restorations. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving on the finest and most advanced in dental care.  We proudly offer and use the following advanced equipment:

    DIGITAL X-RAYS

    In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take x-rays using up to 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays.  Using this technology, we are able to take an x-ray of your mouth by using a small sensor which records the image of your teeth and sends it to a computer.  The result is a highly detailed image of your mouth that can easily be enhanced to better diagnose dental concerns and determine the very best treatment for each case. Back to top

    PAPERLESS CHARTING
    This technology allows us to maintain your dental records electronically, and cuts down the unnecessary paperwork used with traditional paper charting.  

    ELECTRONIC CLAIM PROCESSING
    Our office utilizes electronic claims processing. This means that rather than sending your dental claim through the mail, it is sent electronically to your insurance company with the click of the button.

    INTRAORAL IMAGING
    We use small cameras about the size of a pen, called intraoral cameras, to help clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums.  With this advanced technology we can zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings with extreme precision. 
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