Most children and adults should see their dentist for a regular cleaning and check-up every six months. People at a greater risk for oral disease may require dental check-ups more than twice a year. Tobacco and alcohol use, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions are some of the many factors that we take into consideration when deciding how often you need your dental cleaning and check-up.
Going to your regular check-ups will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy as well as detect any early problems such as gum disease, oral cancer and cavities. The best way to maintain good oral health is to visit your dentist on a regular basis.
A dental filling is used to restore the function and integrity of missing tooth structure. Cavities can develop over a period of time and continue to grow in size until they are filled. We offer tooth-colored fillings to keep your smile its whitest and brightest.
We can create custom artificial tooth caps that completely cover a damaged tooth to help restore functionality, shape, size, and strength of the tooth. We use new technology that allows us to create this crown on the same day, eliminating the need for a return visit.
For those patients who are nervous or anxious about dental treatment, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and/or can prescribe oral medication to take before your appointment. We are dedicated to providing a comfortable, positive experience for all of our patients.
We are well-prepared and committed to optimizing the oral health of all children and adolescents through both preventive and restorative dental care. In order to detect early issues or concerns, we recommend your child's first dental visit occur at the age of one.
A bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one or more natural missing teeth, thereby "bridging" the space between two teeth. A fixed bridge typically consists of at least three units: a pontic (a false tooth) fused between two crowns that are cemented onto the abutment teeth (the surrounding teeth on either side of the space, or "span"). Unlike removable partial dentures, fixed bridges cannot be taken out of the mouth by the patient.
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable; however, there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.