What We Do
Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. Veneers are customized from porcelain material and permanently bonded to your teeth. They are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visits. Common problems that veneers can correct are spaces between teeth, broken or chipped teeth, permanently stained or discolored teeth or crooked or misshapen teeth.
Bonding is a common solution for fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth, reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth and hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface. This procedure is often used to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. As the name indicates, composite material, either a plastic or resin, is bonded to an existing tooth. Composite resins come in many different shades and provide better matching of shades to the natural color of your teeth. Unlike veneers or crowns, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth. It is a quick process, typically completed in one visit.
The concept of a “filling” is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture with a material. We will replace old, broken-down amalgam/metal fillings that contain traces of mercury with non-metal white fillings (composites) to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel. White fillings bond to the tooth; they strengthen the tooth by restoring its original shape. These are preferred by most patients due to their natural color, strength and overall appearance and feel. Additionally, non-metal white fillings are healthier because no traces of mercury are used, unlike silver amalgams.
For teeth that have undergone a root canal or are misaligned and weak, a crown can provide support. They entirely cover the tooth and provide structural support.
For patients who have lost one or multiple teeth, a fixed bridge provides a permanent option for replacement. A bridge connects teeth on both sides of the open space and replaces the tooth or teeth that were lost.
Implants are the treatment of choice for replacing lost teeth. The implant process involves rebuilding a tooth from the root to the crown. The process begins with the surgical placement of a titanium implant into the alveolar bone. After adequate healing has occurred, a post and crown are connected to the implant and a new tooth has been created.
If you have lost all or some of your teeth, dentures can improve your smile and self-confidence. Dentures will improve your facial structure by giving additional support. There are various types of dentures available including full or partial dentures. A full denture is placed in the mouth after all teeth are removed and tissue has healed. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth, which attach to pink or gum-colored metal bases. The dentist can determine which fit is right for you.
A good oral hygiene regimen and regular dental checkups are essential in preserving your smile for a lifetime! We offer preventative care, including professional cleanings, fluoride applications and tooth whitening.