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Basic Dental Care

Dental health is an important aspect of a person's medical and psychological well-being. Recent medical research has determined that poor dental health is linked to other medical issues, including major heart disease, gastro-intestinal problems, headaches, etc Taking good care of your teeth and gums will result in better overall health.

Porcelain Crowns / Bridges

Today we have the technology to make all porcelain crowns and bridges that are completely natural looking, strong and biologically compatible. Also, less tooth structure is removed during preparation, resulting in a stronger and longer-lasting restoration.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a conservative aesthetic restoration to close gaps, correct crooked teeth, whiten discolored teeth and give you a beautiful smile (smile makeover). Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front and biting surface of the teeth. Very little tooth structure is removed in order to accomodate the veneer shell. This results in a strong, functional, natural looking and beautiful smile.

Lumineers

LUMINEERS is a cosmetic solution for permanently stained, chipped, discolored and misaligned teeth. It may even be used to revitalize old crowns and bridgework. LUMINEERS are a porcelain veneer that can be made as thin as a contact lens and are placed over existing teeth, most of the time without requiring any removal of tooth structure.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the biggest technological advance in dentistry today. The ADA considers implants the best way to replace missing teeth. Implants are titanium or composite pins that are surgically placed into the bone and are topped off with a crown that blends in perfectly with the rest of the teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth, eliminating the use of bridges and dentures. Implants can also be used to support dentures with precision attachments that lock the dentures in place. Patients don't have to worry about their dentures moving around anymore!!

Tooth colored, mercury-free fillings

The dark silver (amalgam) fillings have been the commonly accepted standard for cavity restoration for decades, but they bring forth a number of disadvantages. Amalgam fillings are not bonded to the remaining tooth structure, so more healthy tissue needs to be removed to make sure the restoration stays in place. They also expand with heat and contract with cold, eventually causing fractures in the adjacent tooth structure which allows bacteria to enter, resulting in further decay. Amalgams can also cause gum discoloration. In our office we restore cavities only with tooth-colored plastic composite fillings. This material is bio-compatible and is bonded to the remaining tooth structure, resulting in a stronger and more conservative restoration. The procedure is very simple and colors are matched perfectly, resulting in fillings that are virtually invisible, stronger and longer lasting.

Removing mercury fillings

Currently there is a lot of concern about possible health problems caused by mercury in amalgam fillings. Although the American Dental Association asserts that dental amalgam materials are safe, some countries in Europe have banned the use of silver/mercury alloys for dental restorations. In our office we utilize a specific amalgam removal protocol when replacing silver amalgam fillings with composites. Special high-suction device called Clean Up is used to protect patients against contamination when removing old amalgams.

Invisalign-Invisible Braces

Invisalign makes it easy to straighten your teeth without bands, brackets or wires. Forget everything you've heard about teeth-straightening, because a proven technology now exists that lets you straighten your teeth – invisibly.

Straighter Teeth. Healthier Gums. Easier Cleanings. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth through a series of custom-made, removable, invisible aligners. In fact, no one will know you're wearing them unless you tell.  Change aligners about every two weeks and your teeth will move – little by little – toward the smile you have always wanted.