General Dentistry

From routine teeth cleanings to root canals, we’ve got you covered. Whatever the case, we can help you keep your oral health in tip-top shape.

Cleanings

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Cleanings

Optimum oral health is achieved at home and in our offices. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning. This helps prevent problems or catch them early, so they’re easier and less expensive to fix.

Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination by the doctor with diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays and clean your teeth. For your oral exam, your dentist will carefully check the health of your teeth and gums while also screening you for oral cancer. He or she may recommend x-rays, which provide a lot of detail and help your dentist find cavities and check the health of each tooth.

The use of X-rays allows your dentist to safely and accurately detect hidden abnormalities. How often dental X-rays (radiographs) should be taken depends on the patient`s individual health needs. It is important to recognize that just as each patient is different from the next, so should the scheduling of X-ray exams be individualized for each patient. Your medical and dental history will be reviewed and your mouth examined before a decision is made to take X-rays of your teeth.
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Fluoride Treatments

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments help keep cavities away. Fluoride is such a good, safe defender against cavities, it’s often added to drinking water, toothpastes and mouth rinses. Fluoride helps teeth resist the acid caused by sugars and by the germs that are in plaque, a film that collects on teeth.
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Sealants

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Sealants

Another way to protect against tooth decay is with sealants. Sealants are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces and are designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of your teeth.
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Fillings

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Fillings

Fillings are used for tooth restoration. Composite resin fillings are recommended for our patients. There are many advantages when resin or tooth-colored-onlays are used to restore teeth. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth. This creates a tight, superior fit and restores the tooth to nearly its original strength.
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Crowns

Dental crown procedure

Crowns

Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.
Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative and to provide lasting stability to the area. If you suffer from a broken tooth or severe decay, a crown strengthens your weak or damaged tooth while also restoring it to its aesthetic beauty.
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Bridges

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Bridges

A bridge is a tooth replacement alternative to implants. The teeth on either side of the space are covered with crowns and a false tooth is suspended between them. Because they are custom made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
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Dentures

Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position.

The denture process takes about one month and five appointments: the initial diagnosis is made; an impression and a wax bite are made to determine vertical dimensions and proper jaw position; a “try in” is placed to assure proper color, shape and fit; and the patient`s final denture is placed, following any minor adjustments.
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Scaling & Root Planing (SRP)

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Scaling & Root Planing (SRP)

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.
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Root Canals

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Root Canals

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.
Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots.
Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success, and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth.
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