Sometimes you just need basic dental care for an issue that pops up unexpectedly. Our office is geared to provide you with what you need, when you need it, on a schedule that fits your life.
After an initial appointment (which includes an in-depth consultation, exam, x-rays, and diagnosis) and a follow-up appointment (generally a complete cleaning), we work with you to create a dental plan that fits your schedule and your finances.
Our office is geared to provide you with what you need, when you need it, on a schedule that fits your life.
Gone are the days when a cavity meant your smile was about to get sparkly. Today’s fillings are made of a composite material that bonds seamlessly to your existing tooth, providing a natural look that blends effortlessly into your smile.
There’s no pain like tooth pain, and when a cavity reaches the root of a tooth the pain can be unbearable. Extraction doesn’t have to be the answer; a root canal and replacement of the chewing surface with a crown can often restore a tooth’s functionality, eliminate pain, and prevent the loss of the tooth.
If the chewing surface of a tooth has been cracked or chipped, or decay has damaged a considerable portion of the exposed tooth, a crown can be fitted to restore a natural bite. Crowns can also be used to anchor partial dentures or bridges, providing stability and strength to a compromised arch.
Bridges, or “partial dentures” as they are sometimes called, are often used to span gaps where teeth have been extracted. The bridge helps shore up the arch, maintaining a stable bite and preventing the adjacent teeth from “migrating” into the gap. Bridges can be removable or fixed (cemented onto the adjacent, or “abutment” teeth).
When multiple teeth up to an entire arch are missing due to trauma, disease, or decay, dentures can be created that mimic the bite of the original teeth as closely as possible. Dentures commonly have to be adjusted or remade over time as the jaw changes and bone loss occurs.
Call our office if you have notice pain in a tooth, if you have experienced trauma to the mouth and teeth, or if you have had teeth extracted for any reason. Once a single tooth is lost, more teeth are likely to follow, so swift action to restore the integrity of the remaining teeth is recommended.