It’s hard to light up a room with your smile if your teeth have become faded and yellow. If you’ve got a wedding, class reunion or big business presentation coming up, you might not have the time to wait for a take-home whitening kit to work its magic. In-office chair side whitening treatments remove years of discoloration and restore your smile to its former glory in as little as 60 minutes.
The Invisalign® system is the option for truly invisible braces. Instead of the brackets and wires used with traditional braces to align teeth, the Invisalign® system utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners to fix gaps, overlaps, and misalignments for a straighter smile. We will send an impression of your teeth to Invisalign® so that specialists can manufacture your custom aligners. Each aligner in your series is worn for two weeks, and then replaced by the next aligner. Over several months, the aligners gradually reposition your teeth. Invisalign® aligners are virtually unnoticeable – no one will know that you are wearing them.
Missing teeth can cause a variety of problems from difficulty chewing to the shifting of teeth. Whether you have lost a few teeth or all of your teeth, we can create full or partial dentures to replace your teeth and restore your smile. Our custom-made dentures make speaking and eating easier.
With advancements in implant dentistry, we can now stabilize your dentures with dental implants. One implant is often enough to stabilize a partial denture, while a row of implants are typically used to stabilize a full set of dentures.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. Unlike dentures, which are removable, implants are permanent artificial teeth that can replace one or more missing teeth. Implant cylinders can be used to stabilize partial or full dentures. In addition to restoring beauty to a smile, implants also improve chewing and speaking ability, and prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.
Although we always strive to save each tooth, if decay or injury has severely damaged a tooth, it may need to be removed. Tooth extractions performed by our dentists are extremely quick and gentle. If a tooth is removed, we will recommend a dental bridge or dental implant to fill the space and prevent surrounding teeth from shifting into the gap.
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth that is affixed on each side to a dental crown. The dental crowns fit over the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth to provide support for the replacement tooth. In addition to providing a more beautiful smile, bridges help correct bites, improve speech, and even reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay by filling in the gap that is left by one or more missing teeth.
A dental crown is a cap that covers the entire surface of the tooth. Your damaged tooth is first trimmed down to make room for the crown, and a digital image of the prepared tooth is made so that your crown can be custom-made. Once the crown has been manufactured, it is bonded onto your tooth.
When a tooth has been damaged, or decay has affected the pulp, endodontic (root canal) therapy can help save it. With rotary endodontic equipment, we can remove the infected pulp quickly. A tooth is weakened following endodontic therapy, so we will typically recommend a dental crown or other restoration to protect it from damage.
Thinner than a contact lens, LUMINEERS® porcelain veneers closely resemble your natural teeth. They are made of Cerinate® porcelain, the strongest, most durable Lucite-reinforced ceramic currently available. While studies have shown that LUMINEERS can last for 20 years or more, we can easily remove them if you are not entirely satisfied with how they look or fit. We start by taking a precision mold of your teeth, then help you choose the right shade for your new smile. Once your custom-designed LUMINEERS are ready, we’ll affix them to your teeth in a procedure so painless, you won’t even need an anesthetic.
Porcelain veneers can quickly fix teeth that are stained, chipped, or slightly misaligned. These ultra-thin shells of porcelain are custom made to cover the visible front side of a tooth, and can be used to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are an excellent for fixing one tooth, or all front teeth for a complete makeover.
Tooth-colored dental bonding is a quick and easy way to fix minor chips, gaps, and discolorations. In this cost-effective procedure, a tooth-colored composite resin material is bonded onto the surface of a tooth and sculpted to create a pleasing look. Dental bonding is so quick and easy that it is often used for an instant smile makeover.
The main cause of tooth loss in adults is periodontal (gum) disease. Gums that have pulled away from the teeth and bleed easily are showing signs of gum disease that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. Our soft tissue management program can reverse gum disease and restore your mouth to a healthy condition. A plan of treatments and regular brushing and flossing can help eliminate periodontal disease. We remove tartar and plaque from the teeth, gums, and below the gum line to treat the disease.
In the next 60 minutes, someone will die of oral cancer. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that oral cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the United States. While smoking, chewing tobacco and excessive consumption of alcohol can dramatically increase your odds of contracting this devastating disease; approximately 25% of people who contract oral cancer do not fall into any of the high-risk categories.
OK, that’s the bad news. The good news is that oral cancer can be successfully treated if it’s detected in its earliest stages. That’s why we urge you to make an oral cancer screening part of your six-month check-up. Using new technologies, we can locate and identify potentially malignant lesions before they grow large enough to be visible to the naked eye. Oral cancer screenings are quick, painless – and just might save your life.