Cleanings and Prevention.
A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. To keep your teeth clean and healthy we recommend that you visit our office at least every six months for a regular check-up. During your cleaning appointment, one of our skilled hygienists will remove any hardened plaque that has accumulated to help prevent gum disease. They will then polish your teeth to remove food, beverage or tobacco stains on the surface of your teeth that cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing. At the completion of your appointment, our hygienist will advise you on proper brushing and flossing to prevent future plaque build-up. If indicated, x-rays will be prescribed. We offer state-of-the-art digital radiography, minimizing radiation to our patients. Our goal is to provide our patients with top-notch care in a safe and comfortable way.
A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. Dental restoration also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure that is supported by dental implants.
Dental restorations can be divided into two broad types: direct restorations and indirect restorations. All dental restorations can be further classified by their location and size. A root canal filling is a restorative technique used to fill the space where the dental pulp normally resides.
With today’s dental techniques, you can have a dazzling new smile more easily than you may realize. You may be only two appointments away from the smile of your dreams. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can allow an individual to have a completely transformed smile in as little as an afternoon. Whether you consider a whitening treatment for stunning teeth several shades whiter; a dental implant to replace a lost or missing tooth; or a new set of cosmetic dentures for comfort and uniformity, you will improve your appearance noticeably and quickly.
Periodontal diseases take on many different forms but are usually a result of a coalescence of bacterial plaque biofilm accumulation of the red complex bacteria of the gingiva and teeth, combined with host inflammatory mechanisms and other risk factors which lead to destruction of the supporting bone around natural teeth. Untreated, these diseases lead to alveolar bone loss and tooth loss and, to date, continue to be the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
A dental implant is a “root” device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. They can also be used as anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement. The use of dental implants permits unidirectional tooth movement without reciprocal action.