Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, can be used in place of the use of amalgam fillings. Composite fillings can be used to fix fractures on teeth or can be used after the treatment of removing decay.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are a common procedure. The purpose of a crown is to make a tooth stronger and improve its appearance. A crown may be recommended if a tooth has a fracture, has a large pre-existing filling that is breaking down, or the tooth has been compromised by decay. Crowns allow for a full coverage to splint the tooth together. Different materials and metals can used to design the crown. Crowns can also be fused together to create a bridge to protect teeth and replace a missing tooth or teeth. Crowns can also cover teeth that are discolored or cosmetically misshaped. You and the dentist will discuss these options.
Do you have some teeth that are missing and you are self-conscious of these missing teeth? Come in for a visit and ask if you can be a candidate for implants. Implant crowns are an effective way to replace teeth that are missing. These implant posts are placed surgically and are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. Once the bone has healed around the implant a crown must be placed to complete the process of replacing those missing teeth.
Do you ever notice your gums bleed when you brush and floss? This may be a sign of gingivitis. When tartar collects above the gum line, the gums become swollen, tender, and may bleed. We recommend having regular visits with our hygienists, brushing twice a day, and flossing twice a day. Prophylaxis is used to remove dental plague and other irritants from the oral cavity. If these deposits are not removed routinely the development of gingivitis or more severe periodontal disease.
Treatment for Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease can be treated and maintained through the process of scaling and root planning along with periodontal maintenances. If you have symptoms of bleeding gums, bad breath, heavy deposits on the teeth, and areas of bone loss you may need this form of treatment. This procedure is non-surgical to treat the periodontal disease.
We offer the convenience of teeth whitening. Patients have the option of take- home kits that allow them to complete the treatment at the comfort of their own home or the chairside in-office whitening allows patients to have a one-time visit. We want you to find what fits your life style.
Patients can also inquire about porcelain veneers if they have staining combined with misshaped teeth that they want to correct. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front teeth that allow patients to achieve a bright white smile.
BOTOX® is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw.