Same Day Crowns
Crowns are artificial "caps" that cover a tooth to protect it and restore the natural tooth shape, function, and esthetics. We offer chairside crowns using CEREC technology, this means you leave with your permanent crown the same day you come in, no temporary crown and second seating appointment! Crowns may be done for esthetics, to restore tooth decay, to fix a cracked tooth, or to restore a tooth after a root canal.
In Office Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening procedures are a safe and easy way to improve the esthetics of your smile. We offer in-office whitening treatment using Opalescence Boost. This technology allows us to safely whiten your teeth in less than an hour without the need for impressions or wearing any bleach trays.
Our office can also quickly make you a customized bleaching tray and provide you with professional strength whitening gel that you wear at home 30 minutes to two hours every day. Generally, with regular daily use, you can expect to see results within 2-8 weeks time. After you have achieved the tooth shade you prefer, occasional touch up bleaching will be required.
Endodontic procedures are more commonly referred to as a "root canal" treatment. When bacteria from tooth decay reaches the inner chamber, or pulp, of the tooth, it becomes infected causing inflammation in the inner tooth blood vessels. This inflammation inside the tooth can cause severe pain for the sensitive nerve endings in the pulp. A root canal procedure is done to clean out and remove the infected blood vessels, nerve endings, and bacteria from inside the tooth and fill the tooth root with an inert material. A crown, or cap, is commonly done after a root canal to strengthen and seal the tooth.
Dental implants can be used to replace natural teeth, dental bridges, or anchor dentures and partials. A dental implant is a titanium anchor that is surgically placed into the jaw bone, where the bone "osseointegrates" or attaches to the titanium. Once stable, implants can be used to hold a crown, a bridge, or dentures and partials. Contact our office to see if a dental implant is a suitable solution for your dental needs.
Bonded tooth colored fillings are a common procedure done for a number of reasons: to remove and replace decayed tooth structure, to esthetically restore fractured or chipped teeth, and esthetically restore open gaps between teeth.
Dental sealants are placed into the grooves on the biting surfaces of your back teeth. This quick and simple procedure can seal and protect bacteria and acid from reaching deep into the hard to clean grooves in your teeth.
Dentures and Partials
Complete dentures and partial dentures are one of the options you have to restore multiple missing teeth with a removable appliance. Typically they are made of an acrylic resin and partials generally have a metal framework for strength. A complete upper denture will cover the roof of your mouth to add extra support and a lower denture is a horse shoe shape appliance. Bone changes over time, and the reduced bone and gum tissue can result in a loose fitting denture as your age; this means that your dentures or partials may need to be replaced or relined on occasion to ensure the best stability and comfort.
Teeth may sometimes need to be extracted for many different reasons whether there is extensive tooth decay, severe periodontal disease, or maybe the tooth broke in such a way that it cannot be restored with a crown. It is important before a tooth is extracted for you and your dentist to decide on a plan for how the tooth will be restored. If you think you need an extraction, contact us for a consultation.