We offer preventive and noninvasive treatments that help to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Exams and Cleanings: Reduce the risk of cavities and prevent gum disease with routine exams and professional cleanings at least every 6 months.
Sealants: Sealants are a quick and easy way to minimize the risk of tooth decay on the biting surface of your molars. They do not require anesthetic, drilling or much time. Typically they are done on children between ages 5 to 15 years old on their first and second molars, but we do have great results doing them on adults as well.
Silver Diamine Fluoride: We offer a non-invasive treatment that helps stop cavities in their track without anesthetics or drilling. We paint on a special material that helps stop the bacteria that causes cavities and helps hardened the softened tooth structure. It is great for younger pediatric patients that may not tolerate sitting still for the anesthetic or drilling. It is also great with addressing hypersensitivity and hard to reach spots for our elderly patients.
Oral Cancer Screenings: We offer a non-invasive screening of your tongue, lips, cheek and gums for oral cancer and other conditions using a special scope called Velscope. Velscope uses natural tissue fluorescence to help show tissue abnormalities that the naked eye may not see.
- Fluoride Varnish: This simple procedure provides your teeth the extra protection to fight cavities. This procedure typically is recommended for all children and adults that are at high risk of tooth every 6 months.
We offer several different options to brighten, straighten, and improve your smile to be it’s best.
- Veneers: Veneers are a quick and easy way to improve your smile. They can address many common cosmetic concerns such as gaps between teeth, chipped teeth, discolorations, and small alignment discrepancies. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth.
Whitening: Get whiter teeth in 1 hour with our easy treatment using a patient friendly gel that whitens your teeth while you relax with the TV or music on. Our trained staff will place a prescription strength gel on your teeth and monitor the progress to get you the shade you deserve.
Invisalign: Our doctors can create a custom plan to realign your teeth to the smile you have always wanted. Invisalign is a great non-invasive way to improve the way your teeth fit together using clear aligners that are barely visible. Whether you are teenager or an adult, it’s never too late to straighten your teeth.
Dermal Fillers: When you smile, do you feel like your gums or teeth show too much? Do you feel like your lips and smile lines do not match your smile? Dermal fillers can provide the proper volume in your lips and smile lines to help improve your smile.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox or Xeomin): Botulinum toxin (Botox or Xeomin) can help improve your dental esthetics with small doses around your lips. We create a custom plan with proper placement and dosage to help you get your best smile.
To properly restore and repair decayed or broken teeth, we may recommend either a tooth colored filling or a crown.
- Composite (Resin) Fillings: A filling is done to repair a small hole, crack, or decayed area of your tooth. A filling is done in one visit. We ensure you are thoroughly numb before beginning with local anesthetic. We will clean out the affected area of your tooth and replace it with a tooth colored filling. After you leave, you will have a newly repaired tooth that you will be able to talk, eat and smile with like normal. Depending on the size and location of your filling, we may recommend you to avoid extra hard or chewy items to improve the long term prognosis of the tooth.
- Crowns: A crown covers and protects the entire tooth and looks just like a natural tooth. If the decayed or fractured area of your tooth is over a third the size of your tooth, a crown is typically a better option. Typically it takes two visits and requires a temporary crown in between.
Just like every organ in our body, each tooth has a specific function to help you with everyday functions such as eating, speaking and smiling. We offer several options to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing 1 tooth or all your teeth, we can provide customized treatment plan to address your needs.
- Implants: Implants are the most advanced treatment of choice to replacing teeth. Without affecting any of your other teeth, implants can replace 1 or multiple teeth. An implant acts an artificial tooth with a root portion that is placed surgically and then a crown portion is completed a few months later. Your implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth possible.
- Bridge: A bridge can replace 1 to a few teeth in your mouth. A bridge is not removable and typically requires 2 visits. A bridge requires at least 2 teeth that are healthy enough to support the weight of the replacement teeth. The bridge has at least two teeth crowned (abutments) with replacement teeth (pontics) attached to them.
- Dentures: If you are replacing all your teeth or more than half your teeth, an economical and non-invasive way to replace your missing teeth are dentures. Depending on how many teeth you are missing and the shape and alignment of your missing teeth, we will recommend either a partial denture or a full denture.
We offer a range of techniques like essential oil therapy and music or oral conscious sedation to help relieve your dental anxiety.
Comfort Menu: We offer a menu of ways keep our patients relaxed and comfortable, including cable TV, music, and essential oil therapy. Our providers and team will make sure you are as comfortable as can be during your visit.
Oral Conscious Sedation: For patients that need a little more assistance to help them manage their dental anxiety, we offer oral conscious sedation. It is a very safe and effective way to help keep patients relaxed during treatment. We prescribe a pill that the patient takes before treatment. The patient is awake and aware the entire appointment while being safely monitored. During these visits, we can complete as much treatment as possible, to minimize making multiple trips to the office.
Gum disease and periodontal disease are a couple of the most common undiagnosed diseases in adults.
- Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning): Prior to treating your gums, we make sure the affected areas are numb with local or topical anesthetic. Using special instruments and lot’s of water, we thoroughly clean below the gum line, along the root surface, and around the teeth to remove any bacteria, calculus, and plaque. This is not a surgical procedure. Depending on the severity of your case, we typically do this procedure in two visits to focus on specific areas in your mouth for each visit.
Local Antibiotics: We may recommend further therapy to address the bacteria affecting your gums. In addition to a deep cleaning, you may require an antibiotic to be placed in a few of the infected areas. This usually comes in the form of gelatinous powder that is squirted between the tooth and gum to further kill the bacteria that is attacking your gum and bone.
- Periodontal Maintenance: After 6 to 12 week from your deep cleaning, we recommend you return for a follow up to check the healing of your gums, your oral hygiene and to touch up any areas with remaining plaque and bacteria. You will require routine follow up visits to maintain the health of your gums. Depending on how well your gums have healed and your oral hygiene habits and techniques, you will need to return either every 3, 4 or 6 months for follow up cleanings.
We can treat a painful and infected tooth as comfortably as possible.
- Root Canals: Root canal therapy is the best way to save an infected tooth. With better technology and knowledge, they are much simpler and comfortable than ever before. When a tooth becomes infected, root canal therapy removes the infection while keeping the tooth in place.
Extractions: If all other options are not possible to save an infected or fractured tooth, an extraction will be recommended. We will help you determine if the tooth should be removed by an oral surgeon or by one of our general dentists. During the procedure, we will make sure you are comfortable and thoroughly numb. You will feel some slight pressure during the procedure, which is completely normal. After the procedure is completed, you will receive a list of instructions on how to take care of the extraction site.
We can help minimize the risk of cracking your teeth, tooth pain, and address your TMJ, head and neck pain.
Nightguards: We can create an appliance that can protect your teeth while you are grinding and clenching at night. Our custom made nightguards can reduce the risk of wear and cracks on your teeth and help minimize tightness and soreness in your jaw muscles.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox or Xeomin): If you get headaches or jaw pain or have severe grinding or clenching, botulinum toxin (Botox or Xeomin) can help reduce the strong contraction of your muscles causing this issue. We create a custom plan with dosages and very specific sites, based on your anatomy, to help relieve your pain and tightness and minimize grinding or clenching of your teeth.