Other Services

General dentistry focuses on the overall health and maintenance of your mouth. We are committed to provide you with the best dental care possible in a comfortable, compassionate environment. Through regular visits, we can help you maintain good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.

Preventative Care

Dental Exams

While at home, habits like brushing and flossing twice a day are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Your initial visit begins with a comprehensive exam, including oral cancer screening and gum disease evaluation, to detect any existing problems. We like to see our patients on a regular basis for routine cleanings and checkups to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Cleanings

Good oral hygiene is important to not only your smile, but your overall health. An unhealthy mouth can lead to both dental and medical problems including infection, gum disease, bone loss, heart disease, and even stroke. Regular cleanings and checkups help to prevent these problems and provide you with a smile that lasts a lifetime. Cleanings are performed by a registered dental hygienist.

Removal of Plaque
Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produces toxins that inflame the gums. This inflammation can lead to periodontal disease if left untreated.
Removal of Tartar
Tartar, or calculus, is hardened plaque build-up which is firmly attached to the tooth surface.
Polishing
Removes stains and plaque not removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Sealants

Deep pits and fissures on the surfaces of hard to reach teeth are difficult to keep clean with regular brushing. Sealants completely fill these areas to prevent cavities from forming.

Digital X-Rays & 3D Imaging

Digital X-Rays

X-rays are necessary to detect hidden problems, particularly below the gum line. Using advanced digital x-ray technology and 3D imaging, we obtain the highest quality images with the lowest levels of radiation to provide patients with both safe and effective treatment.

Low Dose Technology™

Low Dose Technology provides quality optomized low dose scans up to an 80% reduction in dosing, or exposure to x-ray radiation, compared to standard 3D imaging solutions. Low Dose Technology is ideal for children, follow-up visits, and even specialized procedures such as implant planning.

Periodontal Maintenance

Gum problems should be treated as soon as they are detected. Periodontal or gum disease develops in stages. The most common is gingivitis, marked by red, swollen, bleeding gums and bad breath caused by bacteria. If allowed to progress, gingivitis can lead to bone loss and the gradual loosening of teeth. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause heart problems and other serious heath issues.

Dental Prosthetics

There are number of causes for tooth loss. Gum disease, decay, or even trauma can cause teeth to loosen or fall out completely. Regardless of the reason, it is important that you replace missing teeth to maintain your appearance as well as your overall health. There are different appliances used to replace either some or all teeth.

Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are used when some teeth are healthy and only a few are missing. Replacement teeth are affixed to a removable appliance that attaches to the remaining teeth. The type of framework used for the attachment can vary. Sometimes crowns are placed on the teeth holding the appliance in order to improve the fit.
Full Dentures
Full dentures, or traditional dentures, are used when all the teeth are missing or have been removed. It is important to recognize the limitation of removable dentures. While we attempt to provide the tightest fit possible, their stability is limited by the fact they rest on movable tissue. The upper teeth are held in the mouth by suction and the lower teeth simply rest on the ridge. Your tongue and cheeks help hold them in place. When chewing, full dentures tend to move around slightly. If this is an issue, they can, in some circumstances, be firmly anchored in place with dental implants.

Invisalign®

Invisalign

The Clear Alternative to Braces®

Developed with Orthodontists, Invisalign clear aligners are a virtually invisible solution, so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. Using a series of clear, removeable aligners, Invisalign treatment gradually moves your teeth toward the smile you've always wanted. And, almost no one will know you're wearing them unless you tell them.

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