dental team is well versed in all areas of dentistry. We offer you preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental care; State-of-the-art
dental techniques that involve the replacements or restoration of natural teeth for your general health and quality of life.
If you need or want to look better and feel better, we will share our knowledge about the advances in implant and cosmetic
dentistry with you to help select the form of treatment that will restore your oral health, and discuss the responsibilities
you have for the daily care of your teeth.
To protect our patients and ourselves, our staff
wear masks, gloves and glasses. We strictly observe all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. All
instruments are cleaned, disinfected and routinely sterilized as recommended by the American Dental Association and the Centers
for Disease Control. Whenever possible, disposable single use items are used to ensure your safety. Handpieces (drills) are
sterilized with a state-of-the-art sterilization unit specifically designed for this purpose. All surfaces in the treatment
rooms are cleaned and disinfected after each patient.
You are not alone if you feel anxious
about a visit to the dentist. We understand and share your concerns and strive to make every dental visit comfortable. We
provide SIRIUSXM radio in office with your choice of hundreds of stations. You'll always find our office to be a friendly
and helpful environment.
An integral part of maintaining your teeth for life is the removal of plaque and tarter
on a regular basis. The frequency of your visits is based upon your individual needs and oral health. During your visit we
will update your medical history, perform an oral cancer screening exam, thoroughly check your teeth, gums, existing restorations
and prosthesis using our intraoral camera. Our camera allows you to see inside your mouth like we do. This allows us to educate
our patients about their dental health. We can print images from our camera allowing you to see before and after prints of
your oral cavity. Prevention is the #1 goal for our hygiene department. We review oral hygiene instructions and monitor your
periodontal (gum) condition with each cleaning and exam appointment. Fluoride treatments are provided for children under the
age of thirteen and for those adults when appropriate.
Highly effective in preventing decay on the
biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic "coating"
is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively "seals" the deep grooves where decay is most likely to
For patients, adults and children, who have crowded or crooked teeth, spaces between
their teeth or misaligned teeth and jaws, orthodontic therapy can help reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and trauma
due to protruding teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an evaluation by 7 years
of age. More than 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults.
A remarkable procedure, implants can
replace any or all of your teeth. The implant becomes integrated with the bone and acts like a "bolt" which will
ultimately support a new tooth. The advantages of implants for patients with dentures are: denture stability, increased patient
comfort and confidence.
A "cap", "jacket" or "crown" will restore a
broken, heavily filled or cracked tooth to its original size and shape. This may also be recommended after root canal therapy
has been completed as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more apt to fracture. Crowns can strengthen and protect the
remaining tooth structure and improve the appearance of your teeth.
We know your time is valuable.
That's why we've invested in CEREC technology that allows for a faster experience when you need crowns, fillings or veneers.
With CEREC, there's usually no need for a temporary and return visit. Everything is done in one visit, in about an hour -
leaving more time for whatever is important to you.
Cosmetic dentistry allows you to have the smile you have always wanted. Cosmetic
dentistry encompasses reshaping your teeth, veneers or bonding on mal-formed, discolored and mis-shaped teeth, natural-looking
tooth-colored fillings instead of silver (amalgams) and bleaching(whitening) your teeth for a brighter, whiter smile.
Tooth Decay and Repair
Utilizing an intra-oral camera gives both you and us the opportunity to see potential
problems occurring in your mouth, such as decay or fractured teeth. Often a tooth will not start bothering you until there
is significant loss of tooth structure. With the help of the intra-oral camera, problems can be detected earlier, before you
experience a toothache.
While seldom painful and frequently free of any obvious signs
or symptoms, periodontal disease can progress, undetected, to the point where supporting bone is destroyed. With 80 to 90%
of all teenagers having some form of gingivitis (inflamed gums) and 75% of adult tooth loss for people over the age of 35
due to periodontal disease, early treatment and prevention is essential. While periodontal disease is caused by plaque, a
number of other factors including poorly fitting bridges, badly aligned teeth and defective fillings contribute to the development
of this condition.
The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss. When a tooth cannot
be saved, extraction (removal) of the tooth may be the only course of treatment. A panorex x-ray allows us to see a complete
picture of the alignment of your jaw, the positioning of your teeth and if there is sufficient space for your third molars
(wisdom teeth) to fully erupt. In addition, it is an excellent diagnostic tool for evaluating the supporting bone for possible
cysts or tumors. Most minor surgeries are performed at our facility, however the doctor may choose to refer to a maxillofacial
surgeon for more complicated cases.
A non-removable bridge can restore your teeth to normal function
by replacing missing teeth. It will improve the entire health of your mouth by keeping the surrounding teeth in position and
can also help maintain the structure of your face and jaw.
Root Canal Therapy
If a tooth's pulp (nerve and
blood supply) becomes infected or inflamed, root canal treatment may be the only way to save the tooth, short of removing
it. Root canal treatment consists of removing the nerve that lies within the root of the tooth.
people believe that once they have dentures, they no longer need regular dental care. Denture wearers require annual exams
to ensure their health, comfort and appearance. Gum tissues are in a constant state of change. Periodic relining of the dentures
may be necessary to ensure a tight and comfortable fit.
We provide state of the art
custom made athletic mouthguards for all patients requiring protection during athletic competition in "at risk"
sports. Store bought over the counter mouthguards do not fit as well nor do they provide the anticipated and necessary protection
to help prevent dental/facial injuries. The only mouthguard that should be worn is that made from a model of the mouth. Patients
have individual requirements for fit, comfort, level of competition, and compliance. The professionally designed custom made
mouthguard satisfies these requirements.