• Dental Crowns
• Teeth Whitening
• Dental Exams
• Digital X-Ray
• Gentle Cleanings
• Mouth Guards
• Oral Cancer Screening
• Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment
• Dental Implants
Crowns are used to repair decays, broken, severely discolored or misaligned teeth. Crowns can also support a weak tooth or a tooth with a large filling. Crowns are used to strengthen and improve the appearance of your teeth.
Dentures are artificial and removable replacement teeth. Complete dentures are used to replace all teeth and partials are intended to replace a section of missing teeth. Dentures improve chewing and speech as well as your smile.
We perform simple extractions. During a simple extraction, the doctor will numb the area around the tooth using a local anesthetic to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction we will advise you of the proper post extraction care.
Enamel, the outer layer of the crown of a tooth, is made of closely packed mineral crystals. Every day, minerals are lost and gained from inside the enamel crystals. These processes are called demineralization and remineralization.
Demineralization is when acids in the mouth dissolve the enamel crystals that make up the outer layer of the tooth. These acids are formed by the combination of plaque bacteria and sugar in your mouth. The loss of enamel is balanced by remineralization. In this process, minerals such as fluoride, calcium and phosphate are deposited inside the enamel. Too much loss of minerals without enough replacement leads to tooth decay.
We use digital photography routinely in our practice. For each new patient, we take a series of images from a full face portrait view to a close up view of the biting surfaces of the upper and lower teeth. These images establish a baseline for each patient and are stored electronically. The images are invaluable in the treatment planning process as well as conveying information such as shade, contour, and proportions to our dental laboratories.
This is the term applied to the removal of plaque and tartar from teeth and gums. This is a prevention measure to avoid tooth decay and gum disease. It also maintains good breath and unstained teeth. Our office provides regular access to these hygiene techniques. All procedure are carried out by a fully qualified dental hygienist. Our staff will inform you of your upcoming, six monthly appointments.
Your teeth are held in the jaw by roots. Inside each tooth is the pulp, which supplies nutrients to the tooth. Decay or trauma can cause the pulp to die. If this pulp is not removed, your tooth can become infected. Root Canal Therapy involves removing the infected nerve and dead pulp, and then sealing off the tooth to protect it.
A dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars (the teeth directly in front of the molars). Sealants have been shown to be highly effective in the prevention of cavities.
Your teeth are coated with whitening gel, which is then activated utilizing whitening system.
The dental team will perform three 20 minute sessions of this, resulting in a smile that’s 14 shades brighter on average!
For over 150 years standard fillings have been made out of a silvery-grey material called ‘amalgam’. This is still one of the strongest and longest-lasting materials available for fillings. However, many people find it unattractive and some are concerned about possible health risks. White fillings are now becoming a popular alternative to amalgam fillings. The new dental materials mean it is much easier to find a perfect match for the shade of a particular tooth. In most cases, it is quite impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling.
Many disease and conditions of the teeth and gums cannot be seen by the naked eye. Therefore, X-ray examinations are needed.