Informative preventative care is key to having a healthy smile. Consistent checkups will allow our team to diagnose gum disease, tooth decay and the condition of your overall oral health care.
Tooth-Colored Dental Restoration
Similar material used to create porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges is also being utilized for more common treatments like cavity fillings. Because tooth-colored fillings are made from materials similar in texture and color to natural teeth, teeth with white fillings are virtually indistinguishable from surrounding teeth.
Veneers are thin, artificial tooth shells made from porcelain or similar material, custom fitted to bond to the front of your existing teeth. Veneers are safe and relatively simple to apply, and they can be used to correct stained, chipped, cracked, misaligned, and discolored teeth. Veneers can also add tooth length, width, color and esthetic shape. Veneers can reshape your smile in as little as two appointments.
Teeth that are badly weakened by decay or trauma may require more treatment than basic fillings. Chipped, cracked, weakened, or decaying teeth can be strengthened with crowns, which cover (cap) the entire tooth. Now made with porcelain or other tooth colored material, crowns or bridges can be as pleasing aesthetically as they are functional.
When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can shift out of their normal position. Teeth adjacent to the space or from the opposite jaw will often drift or tilt. These teeth are often more susceptible to decay or gum disease because they are more difficult to clean around. All of this shifting and drifting will lead to changes in the bite, which may put stress on the jaws, muscles and teeth. Ultimately, your ability to chew comfortably and your appearance may be affected. A non-removable bridge can restore your teeth to normal function by replacing missing teeth. It will improve the entire health of your mouth by keeping the surrounding teeth in position and can also help maintain the structure of your face and jaw.
For patients who have missing teeth, dental implants could be the best treatment available. Dental implants perform similar to natural teeth. If you have healthy gums and bone, a dental implant can be placed into your jaw. Once the tissue has grown around the implant, a strong, artificial tooth designed to match your existing teeth can be attached to the dental implant. The replacement tooth will look and function similar to a natural tooth.
Endodontics (root canal therapy), is a treatment for the pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and protection of the tooth from future microbial invasion. Common reasons for Root Canal therapy include decay has reached the nerve, cracked tooth syndrome can cause the need for a root canal if the crack exposes a nerve, or trauma causes the nerve to separate from the tooth. With the removal of nerves and blood supply from the tooth, it is best that the tooth be fitted with a crown which increases the prognosis of the tooth.
Dentures or Partials
A denture or partial is a removable tooth replacement option, for example a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full arch. They can be crafted to provide the patient desires. If you already have dentures (partial or full arch) you may be experiencing a loose fit or denture slipping. This can affect your chewing and your speech and decrease your confidence when speaking and/or laughing with other. Dental implants can be used to stabilize dentures in different ways. We can help restore your dentures to the correct fit.
Implant Supported/Retained Denture
Implants can be used to improve denture stability in different ways.
There are various types of braces available to choose from. Read below to find out the various types available today but make sure to talk to one of our orthodontic professional to find out which braces are the right fit for you .
The type of braces you get depends on a number of factors:
Metal brackets are made of biocompatable metal along with an elastic rubber band called a ligature to hold the wire onto the bracket. These types of braces are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They also tend to be the most inexpensive and can treat the most severe cases. Metal braces also tend to have the least amount of treatment time when compared with other orthodontic solutions. Some of the drawback to having metal braces is that they cause irritation to the cheeks and gum but patients often adjust to the feelings after a few weeks. Metal braces are a solution to nearly all patients who need braces. Schedule an appointment with our orthodontist to find out more about metal braces today.
Ceramic braces are made of very strong materials and are very similar to metal braces. The brackets are tooth colored and are nearly as strong as metal and can be used to treat nearly all of the same cases. Ceramic braces are a solution for adults who are looking for orthodontic solutions that blend in with the teeth and are not as evident as metal braces. Patients also report less irritation of the gums when compared to metal braces. The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear. One downside to having ceramic braces is that the ligatures stain over time and can become more noticeable. Treatment is usually more expensive than metal braces and it can take a bit longer. Schedule a consultation to find out if Ceramic braces are your orthodontic solution.
Clear Aligners (Invisalign)
Is another treatment option for people who seek unobtrusive orthodontic treatment. Instead of brackets bonded to the tooth, dental treatment is mapped out through a series of plastic dental trays designed to move the teeth in incremental movements over weeks. The clear, plastic trays are virtually invisible and are difficult to detect. With clear aligners there is less irritation to the gum and they can be removed for aesthetic reasons over small periods of time. Clear Aligners is a solution for patients who are not in need of severe orthodontic treatment and is not a solution for everyone. In some cases, patients may require additional treatment if they have more dental malocclusions. Please schedule a consultation today if you want to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Zoom teeth whitening is among the most effective tooth whitening treatment available today. The Zoom system whitens teeth using a special whitening light and special whitening gel. During treatment, the Zoom Whitening Gel is applied to the teeth and then activated with the Zoom Whitening Lamp which penetrates the teeth's surface to lift out stains. Zoom can whiten teeth by six to ten shades in just one office visit.