Zoom 2! Tooth Whitening


Whiter, brighter teeth in about an hour!  The Zoom 2 in-office whitening system is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure.  It's safe, effective and fast, very fast.  In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter.  Zoom 2! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results.  Zoom 2! is the perfect choice for the busy individual. 

Treswhite Supreme


Your smile says more about you than any other physical feature.  You can afford ably improve the appearance of your smile with Treswhite pre-filled trays.

Composite Resin Restorations & Bonding


Bonding with composite resins is ideal for the smaller corrections in which most of the tooth is healthy and stable.  It can be used to correct a wide variety of problems, including minor decay, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, discoloration and crooked teeth.  Bonding is a non-invasive procedure that can provide astounding improvements in the appearance of your teeth in one appointment.  Composite resin fillings are used to repair tooth decay much like the earlier metal ones.  They are more esthetically pleasing because the resin material has similar characteristics to a tooth's natural enamel, and their color can be adjusted to match the particular color of your teeth.    

Laminates & Veneers


Porcelain veneers, sometimes also termed dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates.  These wafer-thin shells of porcelain which are bonded onto the front side of teeth can be an excellent cosmetic solution for teeth that are stained, chipped, or slightly misaligned. 

Dentures


Full dentures are used to replace teeth when there are no teeth remaining.  The teeth are prefabricated acrylic which come in many sizes, shapes, and shades.  They are processed into a custom made acrylic base which is made to intimately and comfortably fit the gum tissue in your mouth.  If you wear ill-fitting dentures then you know the insecure feeling you get from eating, drinking, and talking.  Poorly made or older dentures move sideways and backwards and forwards.  Sometimes wearing dentures for a number of years causes the underlying bone to resorb. This results in " shrinkage of the gum", and adding ultimately to the problem.  You may benefit from a "relining" of your denture to fit it to your changing bone and gum tissue or in some cases a new denture.

Partials


A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth.  It is held in place by your existing teeth.  It is important that these teeth be healthy in order to support your partial.  Often they may need treatment prior to making the partial.  A partial can restore esthetics and function to your mouth.  Since you lost some teeth you may find it more difficult to chew as well as before.  The partial can give you back much of this function and help stabilize your remaining teeth.  This stabilization can minimize tooth drift, bite changes, and periodontal problems.

Crowns


Teeth are often restored using silver or porcelain fillings.  However, when too much of a tooth's structure is removed to support a filling, a crown or "cap" may be needed.  A crown may be needed to: 

  • Restore a tooth when it is unable to support a large filling
  • Attach bridges
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or restore fractured teeth
  • Cover badly shaped or discolored teeth
  • Cover dental implants


A crown essentially covers a tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size.  The covering fits over your original tooth to strengthen or improve the appearance of the tooth and can last many years.  Fitting a crown usually requires  two visits to our office.

Bridges


Healthy and strong teeth support and maintain your jaw alignment.  That is why when you lose one or more teeth, your remaining teeth may shift, and the ability to chew and speak may be affected.  A fixed bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, eliminating the gap where those teeth had been.  The bridge is cemented onto surrounding teeth for support.  Unlike a removable partial the bridge is permantly cemented.  Regardless of the type of bridge recommended, its success depends on keeping the surrounding teeth healthy and strong.

Root Canal


When a tooth's nerve or pulp area becomes diseased or injured, a special dental procedure called root canal therapy may help you save the tooth.  If the diseased pulp is not removed, your tooth becomes infected and you could lose it.  Infection could also spread throughout your body.  During a root canal, the dentist removes the pulp, cleans the root canal and seals the canal to protect it.  Once you are healed, your dentist may place a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.  

Extractions


When something is difficult, we say it's like pulling teeth. In reality, tooth extractions are routine dental treatments that help prevent more serious dental problems.   Sometimes a broken tooth or teeth with significant tooth decay that cannot be treated by a root canal may need to be extracted. Patients with advanced gum disease may be considered for tooth extractions as well. While it's your dentist's goal to do everything to save your natural teeth, in the end, removing a potentially harmful tooth can spare you time, money and discomfort.

Dental radiographs, or X-rays, are an important part of a thorough dental examination. A full set of X-rays (18) is usually required for patients who are new to a dental practice, or who need extensive treatment. Two to four follow-up or check-up X-rays called "bite-wings" are necessary every 6-18 months, depending on each individual patient's needs.  Our office utilizes Digital X-Rays, which offer the advantage of an 80% reduction in radiation, and production of a nearly instantaneous image.

Nitrous Oxide  


For high fear, or very anxious patients we can use nitrous oxide, also known as "sweet air" or "laughing gas".  With this medication you will breathe on your own and be able to take directions, however, you will be in a very relaxed state.

Dental Sealants


The chewing surfaces of your back teeth are rough and contoured with pits and grooves to help break down your food. While brushing and flossing helps remove food and dental plaque from smooth tooth surfaces, properly cleaning these deep fissures on your molars can be much more difficult.   Dental sealants offer molars a safeguard from tooth decay.  Made of tooth colored plastic resin, these tooth sealants are applied to the grooves of premolars and molars to "seal out" cavity-causing bacteria and food.

Oral Cancer Exam


There are two types of oral cancer: oral cavity cancer, which starts in the mouth; and oropharyngeal cancer, which develops in the part of the throat behind the mouth. Certain behaviors such as smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol excessively and sunbathing can put you at an increased risk for developing oral cancer.  In addition, men are at twice the risk of developing oral cancer, as are people older than 35. Actually, more than half of oral cancer patients are 68 and older.  However, it's important to keep in mind that more than 25 percent of oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke and have no other risk factors.

The good news is the earlier you get an oral cancer exam, the easier it is to treat.  In fact, when oral cancer is diagnosed and treated in the early stages, the chances of successful recovery rises dramatically.

Dental Appliances


Night Guard:  Tooth-grinders, heed this: The earlier you catch the damage, the better your prognosis.Want to know one excellent way to combat the bothersome habit of nighttime bruxism, or teeth grinding? Use of a night guard - every time you sleep. If you think the trouble or expense of a dental night guard isn't worth it, or you aren't even entirely sure it's tooth-grinding behind what seem to be increasingly shorter teeth, headaches, jaw pain and a perturbed sleep partner, it's probably time to visit your dentist. Based on the amount of damage you may have already done and the symptoms you describe, your dentist can determine whether a night mouth guard is right for you.


Mouthguard: An active lifestyle calls for active safety and while helmets, goggles and knee pads have become standard equipment to protect our bodies, it's important to remember to protect our teeth as well. Mouthguards offer an easy, reliable method to cushion your teeth during athletic and recreational activity.  In addition to cushioning your teeth from unnecessary force, using a mouthguard can prevent injury to the tongue, lips, face and jaw. It can also prevent or lessen the effects of headaches and concussions. Patients who wear dental braces should be especially careful to protect their mouths during physical activity. Make sure to discuss your level of activity with your dentist and find out which type of dental mouthguard best fits your needs

 

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