We suggest a routine cleaning once every 6 months. These cleanings will include any necessary X-rays, gum scoring, and fluoride. One of our doctors will also do an oral exam to check for any issues.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When you get a filling, one of our doctors removes the decay (cavity), cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.
Crowns, Bridges, and Implants
Crowns, most bridges, and implants are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, they are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.
A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite.
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.
At our office we offer Philips Zoom Nite White. This whitening process is easy and effective! First, you would come into our office and an assistant would take your impressions. After that, we build your custom trays in our lab. We will bring you in for a quick appointment to make sure they fit perfectly, and you are on your way to a brighter smile! All you do is fill your trays with the gel and wear them at your leisure. Each of these appointments will take less than 15 minutes.
As proactive as we try to be, teeth crack, fillings come out, crowns come off, and teeth get knocked out! To eliminate anxiety and worsening of any problems, stay calm and apply ice to any areas in pain. Call us as soon as possible after the incident. If it is after hours and you are a current patient of record, you will be prompted for next steps throughout the voicemail recording.
A dental veneer is an ultra-thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is cemented over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct dental issues including worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, tooth discoloration, and chips or cracks.