Dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region of the body.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your dentist regularly – at least once every six months – to ensure proper oral hygiene and functionality. Regular checkups and oral health maintenance prevent the development of serious dental problems that can require costly treatment. If you remain vigilant and visit your dentist regularly, you can enjoy exceptional dental health.
The American Dental Association recognizes oral and maxillofacial surgery – commonly referred to as oral surgery – as one of dentistry's nine specialty areas. This dental specialty focuses on the diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects related to the functional and esthetic aspects of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws (maxillofacial area).
Some cosmetic dental services we offer are: tooth colored fillings, porcelain veneers, whitening procedures, enamel recontouring, all-porcelain crowns, natural looking dentures, non-metal removable partial dentures (valplast), simple orthodontics, and implants. Click here to view.
In many cases, dental implants may be the only choice to restore all necessary functions of the teeth and supporting structures. An implant can replace a single missing tooth and multiple implants can be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth. Implants can also be used to increase the retention of dentures, helping to minimize gum irritation. Another implant advantage is that they do not require the preparation of adjacent teeth that would be necessary for bridgework. Click here to view.
Crowns are prosthetic coverings that are cemented to your teeth. Crowns can be made of several different materials, each of which may be indicated for different situations. All-ceramic crowns have no metal substructure which eliminates the "black line syndrome" at the gumline and look the most natural. Porcelain fused to metal crowns also look quite natural and are indicated for higher biting stress areas. Click here to view.