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Restorative Dentistry is the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged or decayed. We get you back in perfect oral health by understanding the current state of your teeth. We provide a complete examination of each part of your mouth, teeth and gums. We can save you years of dental issues by evaluating and revitalizing your existing smile.
After giving an initial diagnosis, we give treatment options and discuss our plans. Without regard to the extent of treatment needed, you can be sure we will use the most optimal techniques and procedures.
Restorative Procedures include:
- Fillings – to replace parts of decayed or damaged teeth. Fillings are made of tooth-colored composite materials, solid porcelain or gold.
- Crown Build-Up – a restoration utilized in badly broken down teeth to act as a foundation for a subsequent crown.
- Crowns – to completely cover that part of the tooth that can be seen in the mouth. Crowns are made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to gold.
- Endodontic (Root Canal) Therapy – is that branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of infections inside the teeth due to tooth decay or trauma.
- ICON – Icon is a new way your dentist can stop the progression of an early cavity before it needs to be treated using a needle or drill, and removes white spot lesions. This breakthrough treatment preserves healthy tooth structure, prolonging the life expectancy of natural teeth and is completed in just one visit.
You will smile larger and more often when you are free from missing or gapped teeth. The replacement of teeth may be fixed (permanently cemented) in the mouth or removable. But either way, we can show you the most comfortable, natural and beautiful solutions. This may include permanent implants or prosthetics.
Fixed Partial Dentures (Bridges) – can replace one or many missing teeth, this type of appliance requires a minimum of one solid anchor tooth on each side of the space. How many anchor teeth are included depends on the length of the span with the missing teeth.
Our most common Prosthetic Procedures are:
- Removable Partial Dentures – can replace one or many missing teeth, this type of appliance can be made entirely of plastic or it can have a metal framework under the plastic.
- Complete Denture – replaces all teeth in the upper or lower arch; this appliance is usually made entirely of acrylic.
- Implant Supported Partial or Complete Denture – can replace several or all of the missing teeth; by using implants for support, these appliances are much more stable.
Implants allow for the replacement of a single tooth or multiple missing teeth and are the most natural and permanent way to replace missing teeth. No longer do you need to worry about loose fitting or uncomfortable bridges and dentures.
Our Doctors are a vital link in a team approach to providing implant care working in conjunction with Periodontists and Oral Surgeons to provide the best and most up-to-date treatment available.
- Removable Partial Dentures
- Complete Dentures
- Implant Supported Partial or Complete Denture
Preventive Dentistry deals with the prevention of dental disease. Each patient receives a customized prevention plan based on a thorough evaluation of his or her mouth at the time of the initial oral examination. This is a dynamic plan that is revised during subsequent periodic examinations.
Our most common Preventive Procedures are:
- Individualized oral hygiene instruction – to help the patient learn how to take care of his or her own mouth.
- Fluoride treatments – to strengthen tooth enamel and help prevent decay.
- Sealants – to protect cavity prone areas in children’s teeth.
- Athletic Mouthguards – to help prevent sports injuries to the teeth.
A healthy smile comes from healthy teeth and gums. Periodontal Therapy is the branch of dentistry that encompasses the care and treatment of the supporting structures of the teeth.This includes the gingival (gum) tissues and the bone surrounding the teeth. A collaborative approach to providing periodontal care is utilized involving the patient, the dental hygienist, the dentist and a Periodontist (gum specialist) if indicated.
Our most common Periodontal Procedures are:
- Scaling -therapy to remove plaque, stain, and calculus (tartar) from tooth surfaces that are below the gumline.
- Root Planing – therapy to debride and smooth the root surfaces of teeth exposed by advancing periodontal diease.
- Oral Hygiene Instruction – individualized instruction in the use of periodontal aides and medicaments to help in the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.
- Site-Specific Antibiotic Therapy – therapy to treat isolated periodontal infections at their source.