One of the most important aspects of dentistry is Routine Care. This involves clinical examination of your teeth and gums. Sometimes dental X-rays, or radiographs, are needed to help determine the health of your teeth and underlying bone. Last but not least is the cleaning of your teeth to make them feel smooth and clean! We also love to entertain any questions you may have.
In an unfortunate situation, your tooth might need a filling because of decay. Conservative dentistry is what we try to strive for when performing restorative needs for your teeth. Early detection is the key to conservative dentistry to save valuable tooth structure. With the advancement of composite resin (white fillings) dental materials, the old silver fillings are no longer the treatment of choice in most situations. We are happy to entertain any questions you may have regarding your treatment choices. Click here to view the Dental Materials Facts Sheet.
There are times when a tooth’s condition is compromised and attempting to reinforce the tooth’s structural integrity can only be done with a crown or cap. Most times a crown covers most if not all of the tooth. Modern materials have allowed us dentists to provide wonderful cosmetic alternatives to gold and “black line” type crowns.
A Root Canal procedure is sometimes necessary because the pulp tissue in the middle of your tooth has become diseased. This typically results in a lot of pain, or a frank tooth ache. Common words used in relation to needing a root canal are infection, abscess, or a dying tooth. Careful diagnosis of the tooth’s condition is important in determining the need for a root canal procedure.
Dental implants are titanium fixtures that get surgically placed into your jawbone in attempts to replace a missing tooth from root to crown. They are a great solution for a missing tooth or teeth, and can be considered a conservative treatment option compared to past preferred treatment options, like a dental bridge. Dental implants are a great long term solution to help replace a missing tooth or teeth.
Teeth whitening is a process of removing yellow stains resulting in whiter, brighter, and a more youthful looking smile. There are several methods to “bleach” your teeth. The process is safe for your teeth, however there can be some transient sensitivity during the process. The results can be quite astonishing. We are happy to discuss whitening options at your next visit.
Life has many stresses leading to trauma to your teeth and supporting joints. A “night” guard maybe recommended to help curb some of the effects of life on your teeth and jaw joints. There are many types and styles of guards, therefore a discussion is necessary to determine the proper one that is tailored to your set of conditions.