Having your teeth cleaned is an important part of good oral hygiene. It prevents gingivitis and periodontal disease. The benefits of getting your teeth cleaned include tartar removal, a nice bright smile, fresher breath, and identification of any issues.
Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason
We offer VELscope technology, which allows us to conduct a two minute oral exam, without rinses, stains or discomfort. We can assess your overall oral health, ensure that your mouth tissues are healthy and allows early detection of oral disease, including oral cancer.
A root canal is a treatment of the pulp of the tooth that is inflamed, infected, or dead. When the root canal is treated, the pulp of the tooth is removed and all the canals and pulp chamber of the tooth are filled and sealed to prevent bacteria from entering.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns one on each tooth on either side of the gap -- these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth/teeth in between.
A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
Dentures are false teeth, made mostly of plastic, that replace missing or lost teeth. Dentures are a solution of last resort.
A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.
A bite splint (synonyms: occlusal splint, bite
plane, night guard) is a removable appliance, usually
fabricated of resin, most often designed to cover all
the occlusal and incisal surfaces of the teeth in the upper
or lower jaw