Fillings

These days, dental bonding with tooth-colored resin material is a great alternative to old style silver amalgam or gold fillings.  On occasion, however, when greater strength and durability is needed to preserve a tooth and if the tooth isn’t visible with a smile, the dental filling materials used may be gold or porcelain.

Additional Information

Dental Implants

The have unsurpassed durability and the most natural appearance.

 

When only a single missing tooth is being replace, a dental implant is especially advantageous as opposed to a dental bridge; it doesn’t require crowning adjacent teeth, as a bridge does.  Single implants also allow easier cleaning between teeth and with proper care will last years and years.

Veneers

Veeners may be used on broken, chipped, misshapen or discolored teeth. Veneers may even be used to close gaps between teeth and correct for overlapping or crooked teeth.

Preventive Care & Regular Check Ups

There is nothing more essential and cost-effective for optimal dental health than supplementing regular at-home care with routine preventive care at the dentist.

 

Routine exams, X-rays and cleanings guard against tooth and gum disease, and catch potential problems at an early stage – avoiding what could become complicated, painful, and costly dental problems, and/or tooth loss. 

 

The enemy is oral bacteria.  In the dental chair, harmful bacteria that may have escaped regular brushing and flossing, can be eliminated with more sophisticated tools at the disposal of the dentist. 

Tooth Sealants, Fluoride treatments are also available to keep that smile sparkling.

 

Simply put, regular professional dental checkups and cleanings partnered with diligent home brushing and flossing is the key to defending your smile and maintaining your best dental health and avoiding many potential expensive procedures later.

Additional Denture Services

Removal full dentures, what used to be one of dentistry’s most common procedure – even going back centuries – has fortunately become far less necessary.  With regular hygiene and revolutionary advances in all of dentistry, much fewer patients need to resort to full dental prostheses, or dentures and if they do, there are a wide variety of options these days in terms of tightly anchoring full prostheses to the jaw with various implant systems. Removable, full mouth dentures are, as possible, becoming a thing of the past.  At the same time, today’s dentures are more natural looking and comfortable as materials have improved significantly and, while not especially cost effective in the long run, dentures can be a good option for the lowest cost in the near-term.

Treatment of Gum Disease

 

Because over the age of 30, gum or "periodontal" disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, treatment by a specialist, the periodontist, is especially helpful when it is determined that regular cleanings aren't enough.  In such cases, “deep cleaning” by the periodontist with follow-up visits is the single most effective non-surgical means to help avoid tooth loss.

In fact, periodontal disease tends to be a chronically progressive condition.  Generally it is due to local factors such as dental hygiene, habits such as smoking, medical conditions such as diabetes as well as other hereditary factors means of maintaining healthy gums, for those chronically susceptible to gum disease. 

 

In more advanced cases of gum disease, surgery is required.  In cases of chronic inflammation and bone loss, surgical intervention is indicated.  Periodontal surgery reconstructs the architecture of the gums and teeth, so that regular cleaning is more effective, and dental health can be reestablished and maintained.

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