Tooth-Colored Fillings (Composites)
Tooth–colored restorations, also known as composites, are silver-free, mercury-free and BPA-free fillings placed to restore your tooth’s natural appearance.
Composite restorations are perfect for fixing small to medium sized cavities, chips, and broken teeth. They are more durable, less invasive, and less temperature sensitive than standard silver fillings.
Did you know you can take years off of your smile in just a couple of hours? You can instantly have a brighter and more youthful looking smile by whitening your teeth with our clinical strength whitening products.
We offer both in-office and at-home tooth whitening options. Our in-office option takes about 2 hours and offers immediate results. Our at-home whitening system is often just as effective and can be done at your leisure. Dramatic results with our at-home whitening system are often seen in as little as 10 days.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are two methods of restoring normal tooth structure after decay or other damage. Inlays and onlays are a more conservative and less expensive option than a full crown. Depending on your budget and aesthetic needs, they can be made of gold, composite resin, or porcelain.
Inlays and onlays are custom made using our CEREC machine and then are bonded to the surface of the tooth by our dentists. Unlike standard fillings, inlays and onlays do not weaken the tooth structure. After the procedure, the tooth is actually stronger and can bear 50 to 75 percent more chewing force.
An inlay is done when the tooth structure replaced is within the cusp tips of the tooth. If the damage is more extensive and the new structure covers the entire chewing surface, including one or more tooth cusps, the procedure is called an onlay.
Porcelain veneers are a shell or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite placed over the front surfaces of the teeth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration, and chips or cracks.
Porcelain veneers create bright white, beautifully aligned, perfectly shaped teeth. They also protect the surface of damaged teeth, which eliminates the need for more extensive treatments such as a crown, bridge, or dental implant.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
A crown is a permanent covering that fits over a damaged or decayed tooth. A crown will provide dramatic aesthetic results and can be completed at our office in just one appointment!
Our custom fabricates most crowns in the office using his CEREC machine. Our crowns are all porcelain which results in more healthy, beautiful, and natural-looking teeth.
Dental bridges are used to fill the spaces in your smile if you are missing one or more teeth. A bridge is made of two crowns on the neighboring teeth that serve as anchors for the false tooth/teeth in between. Made of gold, alloys or porcelain, this dental procedure literally bridges the space where teeth were missing.
A dental implant is an artificial device that is placed into the bone of your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Dental implants are a permanent and ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost one tooth or multiple teeth.
A dental implant is a common, less-invasive alternative to a bridge and can even be used to anchor, support, and stabilized dentures.
Root Canal Treatments
Root Canal Treatment disinfects the infected tooth when the root canal of a tooth becomes infected or damaged due to decay or trauma.
A root canal is an excellent alternative to an extraction, as it allows you to keep your tooth. Root canal treatment can weaken a tooth so a crown is almost always recommended after the root canal treatment is complete.
Full & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures available – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag and can make a person appear much older. Dentures allow the patient to be able to eat and speak with ease, which is often taken for granted until a person loses their teeth.
An implant-supported denture is a type of denture that is supported by and attached to dental implants. The denture is still removable but can be clasped to the dental implants for better support and function. This feature increases confidents in patients because they can generally speak more clearly, chew foods with more ease, and do not have to worry about the denture coming loose.
An extraction is the removal of a tooth or teeth. The space where the tooth was removed can be filled with a dental implant, bridge, or denture.
Laser Cold Sore Therapy
Cold sores, which usually show up as unsightly, painful blemishes around the mouth, are caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus often lies dormant in a nerve in the face, called the trigeminal nerve, until activated by stress, sunlight, a poorly functioning immune system, or a high fever. Cold sores usually appear on the lips, but in about 10% of cases they appear on the nose, chin, or cheeks. Cold sores, no matter where they first occur, have a tendency to recur in the same area.
Laser treatment for a cold sore is a fast, painless procedure. It can be performed by our dentists to any cold sore lesion on the lips. Laser treatment is most effective if the cold sore is treated at the first sign of outbreak.
Laser treatment also significantly reduces the chance of another cold sore recurring in the area that was treated.