We understand that getting teeth or gum problems treated can be stressful and we do our best to make you feel confident and comfortable when you need our services. You can rely on our years of experience to skillfully provide state-of-the-art treatments and procedures in a safe environment. You and your family can be confident of getting the most effective and comfortable care available.
The following are the treatments we provide:
We repair decayed or damaged teeth by removing the problematic area of a tooth and replacing it with a filling. About 90% of fillings today consist of composite resins, the rest use metal amalgams. Composite fillings are hardened quickly with a beam from a special light and are colored to match your natural tooth. The two types of fillings are equally durable and safe.
Damage to a tooth is sometimes too extensive for a simple filling. In those cases, we replace the exterior of the damaged tooth with a crown – a natural-looking replica of the portion of the tooth above the gum. Depending on aesthetics and function, crowns can be made of porcelain, gold or silver and are cemented into place to prevent further damage.
One or more missing teeth can be replaced with a fixed bridge, similar to a crown except that it anchors an artificial tooth to the surrounding teeth or implants.
When the pulp inside a tooth is infected, we gently remove the damaged tissue and fill the canals with a soft rubbery/plastic fill material. Once the tooth has stabilized, we install a custom-fit crown that restores function and appearance and protects the tooth from further infection.
Dentures / Partial Dentures
Dentures replace teeth that are missing or damaged beyond repair. We carefully fit them to assure maximum function and comfort. Dentures can be removed when needed but because tissue and bone shift over time, routine check-ups are important so we can modify them if necessary.
Partial dentures are smaller and anchor to adjacent teeth.
Replacing a missing, diseased or damaged tooth with an implant provides a lifelong solution. Once the original tooth is removed, a titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone and eventually melds with the bone tissue. The implant is covered with a crown or used as the base for a removable denture.
We do everything we can to preserve your teeth but there are times when removing a broken, diseased or impacted tooth is the only option. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible during this procedure using the most appropriate anesthesia.
Infected gums are a serious condition known as periodontal disease, which afflicts roughly half of all Americans over the age of 30. In its early stages we treat it with cleanings, specialized root planing and medications. These help stabilize this condition and prevent further bone loss. Untreated periodontal disease has been linked to serious conditions such as heart disease.
The symptoms of gingivitis are slightly red and swollen gums, often with bleeding. We treat this early stage of gum infection by carefully removing the plaque and providing antibiotics. These treatments, coupled with good home care habits, can reverse the inflammation and prevent it from becoming periodontitis.
Grinding or clenching
The habit of grinding and clenching of teeth and jaw can lead to problems ranging from soreness to cracked or loosened teeth. Often we are the first to discover unusual worn spots because the grinding is done in a patient’s sleep. We create custom night guards, soft plastic covers that slip over the teeth, which prevents enamel damage during the night.
Bonding is a process in which a thin layer of composite filling material is used to reshape, recontour or fill in defects of a tooth. It is also used to recolor a tooth or to hide color defects.