When decay creates a cavity in one of your teeth, the dentist usually fills it with a durable tooth colored resin material. These fillings usually require only one visit. The life span of a filling depends on its location, the material used and the care you give your teeth. These fillings do not contain mercury or any metal
A crown is a restoration that covers or caps a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. Its purpose is to strengthen and improve the appearance of the tooth. A Crown is placed for a number or reasons:
- to support a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining
- to attach a bridge
- to protect weak teeth from fracturing
- to restore fractured teeth
- to cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.
A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A fixed bridge is made up of three or more crowns fused fixed together to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding the bridge in place are attached to your natural teeth on each side of the false tooth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.
Hygiene (cleanings) on adults and children
The health of the gums and supporting bone is very important to your overall dental health, Having your teeth cleaned and polished is a routine preventative procedure that patients should have at least twice per year. If you have the signs and symptoms of gum disease, you may need a deep scaling and root planing. More advanced cases may require treatment by the Periodontist.
Natural teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Even if one of our teeth should become critically injured or diseased, it can oftentimes be saved through a specialized dental procedure known as endodontic treatment. Although this technique, popularly called root canal therapy, has been around for several decades, recent advances in fixed together field of endodontic have made root canal therapy a routine and painless procedure.
Cosmetic Whitening, Bonding and Veneers
Cosmetic whitening, bonding or veneers are the best choices for people who need or want a bright smile. In just an hour appointment, our dentists apply the whitening gel, "activate" it with a specially designed light which will give you a brighter healthier-looking smile. Our staff can also reshape your teeth with dental bonding or thin cosmetic veneers.
Dentures & Partials
Dentures replace missing teeth and their adjacent tissues with a removable dental appliance made of acrylic resin and, in some cases, a combination of metals. The two most common forms of dentures are Complete and Partial Dentures. Complete dentures which replaces all the teeth and adjacent tissues. Partial dentures are designed to replace missing teeth when some of the patient's natural teeth are present.
Invisalign is the modern way to straighten teeth by using a series of custom-made aligners. The aligner trays are smooth, comfortable and made of a virtually invisible plastic that fits over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you've achieved the confident smile that you've always wanted.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.