Cavities develop as a result of bacterial infiltration into a tooth’s surface. Today there are multiple options to comfortably and aesthetically restore a tooth’s structure. There are two major types of filling materials used. The more traditional material used is amalgam, a silver colored filing. Alternatively, tooth colored or resin fillings can be customized to… Read More
Arestin (minocycline HCl 1mg) microspheres is a treatment for chronic periodontitis, an infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss. Research has shown periodontitis may be linked to other serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. Microsphere technology enables extended release of the antibiotic minocycline to effectively kill the germs that… Read More
Use a mouthguard during any activity that could result in teeth grinding or a blow to the face or mouth. A properly fitted mouthguard can help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw. It will stay in place while you are wearing it, making it easy for you to talk… Read More
Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. The sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) in children where decay occurs most often.
There are two main types of dentures: full and removable. Full dentures replace an entire palate of missing teeth with natural looking false teeth mounted on a gum colored base. Removable partial dentures replace a few teeth and usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal… Read More
Crowns, conventional bridges, or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a foundation for individual replacement teeth, bridges or… Read More
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. There are options to help restore your smile. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing… Read More
Wisdom teeth are a valuable asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned. Often, however, the jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth and they can become impacted (unable to come in or misaligned). Wisdom teeth that grow sideways or emerge only part way from the gum or remain trapped beneath… Read More
What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction? The area will be numbed to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, you will be advised of what post extraction regiment to follow, in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually… Read More
Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy you may save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread down through… Read More
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Your gum tissue is not attached to the teeth as high as it may seem. There is a very shallow v-shaped crevice called a sulcus between the tooth and gums. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line in the sulcus, where they… Read More
There’s no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. Today a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored… Read More
Invisalign is the invisible new way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. It’s been proven to be effective in both clinical research and in practice nationwide. So whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart, or have shifted since wearing… Read More
The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, our teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it… Read More
If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left…. Read More
A healthy smile starts with healthy gums. Cleanings are customized according to each patients needs and generally include gentle vibrating water tip cleanings with polishing and education about your oral health.