Dental & Cosmetic Services
Schedule visits biannually for cleaning, exam, and X-rays (if needed). These visits keep your mouth healthy and help us catch any issues before they become complicated. We also provide scaling and root planing for your gum health if needed. Ask us for more information.
If decay is found, we offer both amalgam (silver) fillings as well as tooth-colored (composite and porcelain) fillings. We are happy to discuss which is best for you.
Infection in the root of the tooth must be treated before it creates an abscess. A root canal procedure includes extracting the infected nerves, inserting antibiotics when indicated, and filling the space with a sealant. If the infected area leaves the tooth unstable, a crown may be used to structurally support the tooth.
CEREC® one visit crowns replace the old method that took weeks to create a crown. With CEREC® technology, a scan of your teeth is taken, and the crown is milled all in one visit. Crowns are used after root canals, to cover implants, and to restore damaged teeth.
When a permanent tooth falls out or is extracted, the space cannot be left open. This will cause shifting of the remaining teeth, bite changes, and pain. An implant is a permanent solution. A post is inserted into the bone and the bone allowed to heal around it as a temporary crown protects it. Healing is completed over three to six months, and then an abutment and permanent crown are placed.
Bridges are sometimes used instead of implants for missing teeth. Bridges are attached to the teeth on either side of the space. A lab will create the bridge, quite literally a “bridge” from one tooth—across the space—to the other tooth, and your dentist will secure it in place.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Full and partial dentures are replacements for either a section of missing teeth or an entire mouth. They are removable and must be cleaned as often as you would clean your teeth.
Veneers, Inlays, & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are similar to dental crowns. An inlay fits between the cusps of the tooth, in the center portion. An onlay covers one or more of the cusps. They are both used to correct extensive decay or damage that doesn’t need a crown, but needs support. Veneers are thin layers of porcelain milled to fit over the front of the tooth. They are used to improve the looks of your smile, whether to cover stains or to change the appearance of tooth alignment.
Other Dental Services
- Night guards to prevent damage from grinding teeth
- Snore guard mouthpieces
- Silver Diamine Fluoride for small children to arrest cavity development
- Newborn frenectomies/tongue-tie releases
- Tooth Whitening
- And more