Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely and design each case individually, to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile. READ MORE.
Invisalign – Clear Aligners
We like to focus on function. By putting your teeth into the proper position, we can improve your bite. This can prevent premature wear on your teeth, allowing you to keep them in great condition longer. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Total treatment time averages 6 – 12 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. READ MORE.
TMJ disorders including teeth grinding, headaches, severe stress, and lock jaw can be therapeutically treated with BOTOX®. BOTOX® is placed in specific muscles which work with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and can provide relief. The clenching and grinding that occurs can contribute to severe headaches. As the clenching and grinding is alleviated, so are the headaches. READ MORE.
Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged. The tooth is prepared by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a composite resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance. READ MORE.
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure. It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile. READ MORE.
Same Day Crowns
CEREC is an advanced dental restorative system that allows your dentist to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. This allows you to have the highest quality, most lifelike dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist…in, out, and on with your busy life. READ MORE.
We utilize 3D Digital Imaging Technologies within our office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. 3D Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies. READ MORE.
Fillings & Restorations
We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays/onlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (composite resin) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. READ MORE.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement of teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are small titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing. READ MORE.
Gum Laser Therapy
With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less-invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed! The laser’s high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the area it is working, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses. READ MORE.