The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly – usually every 6 months – for full cleanings, examinations, and consultations for potential treatment. For a healthy smile, you need regular preventive dentistry treatment, including dental checkups from a dentist who understands modern techniques and up-to-date dental care.
Dental implants are a great alternative for natural teeth replacement. Strong and stable, they can restore a lost tooth and can look, feel, fit and function like a natural tooth. This procedure has become a popular option in dental reconstruction, with over half a million implants placed every year in the U.S.
Dental veneers – also known as laminates – are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. When ordinary teeth-whitening procedures cannot remove the stains anymore. It may seem hopeless, but dental laminates can help. Lighter-colored laminates can cover the teeth with deep staining.
All-on-four dental implants is a procedure that uses four dental implants to support a full arch of replacement teeth. It is typically used to replace a full upper or lower set of missing teeth. The four dental implants are placed at specific angles and locations to provide maximum stability and support for the replacement teeth.
Whiten your smile up to 8 shades in less than 45 minutes1 with Zoom WhiteSpeed in-office or get noticeable results in days with take-home treatments. Zoom whitening treatments have the potential to be long-lasting with the proper aftercare and maintenance.
A tooth extraction is a common dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from the mouth. The extracted tooth is no longer visible once the gums have healed. Thanks to advances in dental technology, most tooth extractions are relatively quick and painless.
Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by the natural teeth or crowns nearest the empty space. A dental bridge attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges), or they can be removable.
Signs that you may need clear aligners include: gapped teeth, crowded or cramped teeth, overbite, underbite, open bite, crooked teeth, cross bite. Aligners are not right for everyone. Aligners work best at straightening teeth and fixing the above conditions so long as they are mild or moderate.
Signs that indicate a need for an evaluation include pain or jaw stiffness near the back of the mouth, swelling or tenderness of the gums, recurring infection in the soft tissue behind the lower last tooth, and difficulty in chewing or biting.
It is so important to begin dental hygiene early with your children and to remember that it is never too early to start brushing once their teeth come in. Primary (or “baby”) teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt. As your child ages, we’ll keep track of development, watching as baby teeth make way for adult teeth.
A crown is a dental cap that completely covers a severely damaged tooth and restores your tooth's appearance and functionality. Crowns come in a variety of materials to suit your particular needs. This restorative dental procedure not only improves your teeth's aesthetic appearance, but also helps prevent bone loss and improves the overall health of your smile.
Today’s dentures are custom-fit to make it possible to eat foods with confidence and speak articulately. Whether you’re replacing a few teeth or your entire smile, dentures can help you restore gaps in your smile, maintain your jaw structure and give you confidence again.