Treatments we offer
Below you’ll find a description of the treatments we offer here. If you’d like to know what happens after treatment, click here.
At our office you’ll find the latest in dental equipment and techniques. We have installed a new digital x-ray system that reduces the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to. With this system you can take more than 500 dental x-rays with less exposure to radiation than you would have from one chest x-ray. And because digital radiography provides better resolution – our new x-ray procedures allow us to identify problem areas earlier.
Gum Disease Treatment
We find that many of our patients can greatly improve the health of their gums with and periodontal therapy. This treatment procedure would involve the numbing of your teeth and the thorough removal of plaque and calculus. In addition, it may include the insertion of an antibiotic between the teeth and the gums and/or the use of a laser. With these treatment modalities, many patients can achieve healthy gums without surgical procedures. For more serious cases of gum disease, we can refer you to the periodontist in our office building.
We use composite (tooth-colored) fillings because this material strengthens teeth and blends in with the natural tooth color.
Inlays and Onlays
When teeth lack enough sound tooth structure to hold a filling, we may recommend an inlay or onlay. When we use these procedures, we can strengthen and restore the tooth.
Crowns are used when there is not enough tooth structure remaining for a filling, inlay, or onlay. At our office we use a variety of crowns to strengthen and restore the tooth. These include all porcelain crowns, porcelain crowns fused to gold, porcelain crowns fused to various ceramic-based materials, and all gold crowns.
Bridges are used to replace a limited number of missing teeth. With the advanced technology available today, bridges can be made from a variety of aesthetic materials without the use of metal.
A root canal is a common treatment that involves removing the nerves and other tissues from the tooth.
Implants are made from a titanium alloy and are used to replace missing teeth. They can be used in conjunction with crowns, bridges and dentures.
Dentures are used to either replace a large number of teeth or all of them. Frequently, when all the lower teeth are missing, we will use implants to hold the lower denture firmly in place.
This treatment is usually very straight forward with minimal discomfort. For complicated extractions and for complicated oral surgery procedures, we enlist the help of an oral surgeon located here in the same building.