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An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities.  Radiographs allow for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession or other abnormal conditions within the mouth, head and neck area.
A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand instruments are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth’s root after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal on a cleaner and smoother root surface.
Whitening, also known as bleaching, is the procedure used to brighten teeth. There are two different ways to achieve a desired whiter smile, In-Office Bleaching and At-Home Bleaching.

At Home Bleaching requires an impression of the teeth to be taken to make a customized tray. This tray is used to hold a whitening gel, containing hydrogen peroxide, against the teeth. The tray is worn for a period of time, usually 30 minutes/ day, as instructed by our office.

Zoom!® is a 2 hour in office whitening procedure that provides same day results.  

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A dental crown is a dental restoration that completely covers the outside of a severely decayed or chipped tooth. Dental crowns are typically completed in two visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepped and shaped and an impression is taken. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent crown is sent out to our outside lab for fabrication of your permanent crown. During the second visit, the permanent crown is fitted and cemented into place as a permanent restoration.

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A dental bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.  The process for a ridge is very similar to that of a crown.  Bridges are typically completed in 2 visits.  During the first visit, the tooth is prepped and shaped and an impression is taken.  A temporary bridge or crowns are placed while the impression is sent to our outside lab for fabrication of your permanent bridge.  During the second visit, the permanent bridge is fitted and cemented into place as a permanent restoration.

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Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth. To place a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed. Afterwards, an adhesive layer is placed between the slightly prepped tooth and the veneer. Once the veneer is placed, the adhesive is hardened with a curing light.

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Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, which are placed in the jawbone. Once placed, the implants begin to fuse with the bone over a period of a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.
A tooth that cannot be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. Before removing your tooth, the area will be numbed with anesthesia.

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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures:

Complete (Full) Dentures are made after all the teeth in the mouth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. The denture includes an acrylic base that is custom made in the dental laboratory and are made to look like natural gums, which sits over the gums or can be anchored to dental implants.

Partial Dentures are made only when a few teeth need to be replaced. The partial denture either attaches to crowns on either side of the denture or to a metal framework that is attached to the teeth on both sides of the partial denture. Partial dentures can be removable or they can be anchored in place by attaching them to dental implants.

Another viable option is a denture made from VALPLAST.  It is lightweight, flexible and contains no bulky metal clasps or framework.

Composite fillings use tooth-colored material to restore teeth with cavities and maintain a natural appearance. Once the decay is removed, the tooth is filled with a composite material which is then cured using a specialized light to harden the material. Composite fillings can be done in one visit.
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Cosmetic Dentistry can be transformative to your smile and your confidence!

With our expertise, advanced technology and knowledge, we can help you visualize and attain the beautiful smile you want.

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