General Dentistry

General dentistry encompasses a vast array of services and procedures.  For the patients, general dentistry helps maintain good oral health and preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible.

Maintaining the health of your teeth, gums, and oral tissue is an essential part of your overall health.  Medical research shows a link between poor oral health and serious medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease.

Preventative services such as cleanings and oral health screenings are the best way to maintain your oral health.  These exams should not only start when their is pain or later in life, but should be part of a regular routine that starts at childhood to prevent disease and intervene at the early signs of decay or disease.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you happy with the way your smile looks?  What if you could have straighter, whiter, better aligned teeth?

Cosmetic Dentistry is a wide array of procedures such as braces, crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, bridges, implants, gum reshaping, or even complete dental makeovers to improve the look of your smile.

You will be surprised by how quickly a few dental procedures can improve how you look and feel.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a great way to get the straight teeth and beautiful smile you have always wanted.  A series of invisable, removable, and comfortable trays or aligners are used progressivly to make adjustments in the location and rotation of your teeth.  The best part of Invisalign is no one can tell you are wearing it, unlike braces.

Our patients choose Invisalign because its:

  • Invisible
  • Removable
  • Comfortable

If you are curious about what Invisalign can do for you we can show you your specific virtual treatment plan and you can see what you will look like with straight teeth.

Dentures

Many Americans suffer tooth loose early on in life and this change can have a number of effects.  Missing teeth can make people look older, limit the ability to chew and eat, and can even lead to permanent change in the way your face looks due to changes in the shape of the bones of the jaw.

Partial or full dentures replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue.  Thanks to new materials modern dentures look like real natural teeth, can be fixed well enough to allow you to eat like you did before your teeth were extracted, and can be comfortable enough to make you forget you have them in.  You owe it to yourself to come in for a consultation and see what your options are for tooth replacement.

Implants

Whether you have missing teeth or diseased teeth which cannot be saved, dental implants may be an option to rehabilitate your smile.  Dental implant restorations function and look like natural teeth. Even if you wear dentures, dental implants can help you by acting as anchors to hold the denture in place.  For many patients, dental implants are the solution to their pain, discomfort, or dissatisfaction with their teeth or dentures.

Dental implants are placed under local anesthesia at the office.  Most patients return to work the very next day and experience little to no discomfort with the procedure.

Dental implants have a number of advantages over alternative treatment such as crowns, bridges, dentures, or doing nothing.  These advantages include:

  • Appearance/Esthetics
    • You’ll love your new smile
  • Function
    • Eat and chew like you did before
  • Confidence
    • Both you and others will see you differently
  • Better Oral Health
    • Dental implants cannot get cavities
    • Single unit implants/restorations are easier to clean than a bridge
  • Keep Healthy Teeth
    • Implants remove the need to damage adjacent teeth to create a bridge
  • Long Lasting
    • With good care, implants can last a lifetime
  • Comfort
    • Implant restorations are more comfortable than removable dentures
Tooth-in-bone logo

This image shows a natural tooth on the left and an implant on the right.  Dental implants are specialized titanium medical devices which act as the root or roots of a tooth.  Once surgically placed, the dental implant is hidden from view under the gums.  A custom restoration is then attached to the dental implant.  The restoration can be a crown, bridge, or even a full denture.  Restorations can either be permanently fixed or removable.  Once complete, the restoration looks like a natural tooth and often lasts longer and functions better than alternative treatment.

Root Canals

When a tooth becomes badly infected the pain can be unbearable and can lead to an infection in the head and neck and can be life threatening if untreated.  Luckily, regular checkups and early intervention can prevent these infections from spreading.

Root canal treatment can not only prevent infections from spreading, but it can also save the infected tooth.  Infected tissue is removed and the tooth is sealed to prevent additional damage from occurring.

Thanks to modern techniques, anesthesia, and a gentle touch this treatment can be fast and easy and get you back to your normal life in one or two visits to our office.

Emergency Dentistry

Whether its tooth pain, swelling, chipped or broken teeth dental emergencies can be a major problem.  We accommodate last minute appointment requests so we can help alleviate your problem as quickly as possible.

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