Check-Up and Examination
Whether your first visit or routine check-up, the dentist performs a thorough dental exam of your teeth, gum tissue and oral cavity.
The examination will include a review of overall health, visual examination, digital images, periodontal probing, evaluation of existing dental work, caries detection, oral cancer screening, and diagnosing necessary treatment.
We will then take the time to educate our patients about dental health. A treatment plan will be made by the dentist and patient together.
Cleanings or Prophylaxis
Plaque, which is a soft, white, and sticky, can easily be brushed off with your toothbrush at home.
However, if plaque is left on the tooth surface, it hardens and turns into tartar (calculus).
Tartar (calculus) can only be removed with dental instruments that a dental hygienist or dentist use.
Once your teeth are cleaned, the hygienist will perform a dental polishing to make the tooth surface smooth.
Our hygienists are highly qualified and educated individuals who are proactive in preventing gum disease, tooth decay and other dental problems.
Composite Resin Filling
They work by shielding against bacteria, plaque, food particles and acids from getting into the grooves of the teeth where it is hard to keep clean.
The procedure is quick, easy, and painless.
Children and teenagers are great candidates for sealants, but adults can benefit from them as well.
Children usually get their first molars around the age of 6 and their second molars around the age of 12.
Sealing these teeth before a cavity can form is our recommendation.
Crowns provide support to damaged teeth while also restoring functionality and esthetic balance.
Ultimately, crowns can dramatically improve the overall appearance of your smile while making your teeth more resistant to injury.
Dental Implant Restoration
Our doctor performs dental implant restoration by attaching artificial teeth to implants anchored in the bone below the gum line.
After the anchor has been surgically placed in the jawbone, excess bone and gum grow around the implant, holding it firmly in place.
An artificial tooth can then be attached to the implant.
The end result is a strong, secure tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Bridges are semi-permanent – they can only be removed by a dentist – and are comfortable and proven to strengthen teeth.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or periodontitis, is an infection that affects the bone and tissues surrounding your teeth.
When the gums are infected, they become spongy, red, may bleed easy during brushing or flossing, and will sometimes cause the teeth to become loose.
Patients may also experience constant bad breath.
By measuring the pocket depths around each tooth, we can diagnose periodontal disease and determine the best treatment.
One option is Root Planning and Scaling.
This is an anesthetized deep cleaning using a ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments to remove calculus from the root surface.
Sometimes, partial or complete removable dentures are the best way to fill the gaps of missing teeth.
When properly designed and fabricated, dentures can provide extra chewing comfort, maintain facial structure and ensure added strength.
They can be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
A night guard is a custom fitted oral appliance that is worn to protect your teeth from clenching and grinding.
When we sleep, we have no control over grinding and clenching.
If left untreated, clenching and grinding can lead to jaw pain, muscle soreness, cracked and broken teeth, and severe wear on your teeth.
In order to make a night guard, impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to a lab where the appliance is fabricated.
Wearing a night guard will help you protect your teeth and existing dental work so you can keep a healthy smile.
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