STARTING OFF WITH GOOD DENTAL CARE
General & Family Dentistry
Family dentistry is for patients of all ages, offering complete and comprehensive dental care.
At AAdvanced Dental we offer professional dental health care including checkups, oral health consultations, dental hygiene cleanings, and any necessary dental treatment.
Tooth PainTooth pain can be caused by a number of issues. Oral examination will be required to determine the cause.
Broken or Chipped ToothChipped teeth can be treated either by tooth-colored composite bonding or a ceramic restoration.
Cavities & DecayWe use modern technology to detect decay in the earliest stages, which results in a more conservative restoration, thus saving and preserving your teeth.
Stained and miscolored teethWe offer whitening procedures to brighten your teeth and return a beautiful smile to your face
WHY IS PREVENTION IMPORTANT?
Oral Health for Overall Health
Proper oral hygiene does not only prevent caries and periodontal disease but also affects our overall health and well-being.
Healthy gums are just as important as well-cared-for teeth. Allowing periodontal disease to progress will eventually lead to tooth loss, in addition to causing a number of other health issues.
At AAdvanced Dental we will advise you on how to properly brush your teeth and explain the best techniques for maintaining good oral health. We will also make sure that you maintain regular dental hygiene appointments to insure that your gums are as healthy as possible.
Basic Dental CareDental 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.
Crowns / BridgesIf a tooth has a substantial amount of decay or accidental chip or crack, a crown may be required to fix the damage. A crown is a ceramic, metal/ceramic, or gold shell placed over a damaged tooth. Ceramic crowns would be preferred choice of treatment for front teeth as they are completely natural looking, strong, and biologically compatible. For back teeth patient may choose a gold crown; the advantage being that gold is "softer" than ceramic and results in less wear on opposing tooth when chewing. But regardless of which material is used, crowns are an excellent long-term treatment option and in ideal conditions can last decades. A bridge consists of two or more crowns joined together, and is commonly used when one or more teeth are completely missing.
VeneersVeneers 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 shells that are bonded to the front and biting surfaces 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.
Dental ImplantsDental 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 jaw 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 fillingsThe dark silver (amalgam) fillings have been the commonly accepted standard for cavity restoration for over 100 years, 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.
Removing mercury fillingsCurrently 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 BracesCrooked and misaligned teeth may not only affect your smile but cause increased wear, pain, and poor gum health. Invisalign makes it easy to straighten your teeth without bands, brackets or wires, instead using transparent plastic aligners that are switched out every one to two weeks. These are worn all the time but are taken out for meals. They are practically invisible, and are a huge improvement over the old metal braces from last century.
Bruxism -- Teeth clenchingBruxism is a clinical name for excessive grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. This condition can affect patients of any age. It usually occurs during sleep, but can happen when person is awake as well. Patients with bruxism commonly experience headaches, jaw pain, tooth pain, or significant wear and cracking of teeth. For mild cases treatment usually consists of wearing a nightguard; in more severe cases where patient complains of headaches or migraines Botox injections would be prescribed.
DO YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY?
Do not hesitate to seek urgent dental care if you experience any of the following symptoms:
INSURANCE & FINANCING
We accept most major insurance plans and our experienced staff will gladly assist you in obtaining the maximum benefits your plan provides. Please ask us any questions you may have about insurance or financial options.