Our office is a "mercury/silver free zone". We do not use amalgam in any of our
restorations. Amalgam is a metal filling material which has been used in dental care for most of the 20th Century. It has served the dental profession well. Most people today are wanting to achieve a bright and attractive smile which can be achieved without the dark Amalgam fillings. MISSION STATEMENT is to do a filling right the first time by restoring a tooth to health and maintaining its natural color and shape. Thus, we use composite resin materials in all fillings. Composites are a compound of glass (quartz crystals) and resin, and are available in a wide range of natural tooth colors, making it possible to blend a filling so well that you may not even be able to see it.
With the technology available to us today, crowns and crown type restorations are healthier and more natural looking than ever before. We have access to some of the best dental laboratories in the nation for all of our crowns, and use nothing but the highest quality of porcelain and gold. Porcelain and porcelain type crowns are fast becoming the ideal form of restoration. These, like composite fillings, are bonded to healthy tooth structure rather than traditional cementing. This bond also prevents leaking from occurring.
Porcelain Laminate Veneers
If you have ever wanted to change something about your smile, we can help you. Porcelain veneering is a system that allows us to make your teeth more attractive and whiter. Veneers can change the color and shape of your teeth. Veneers in most cases require the removal of very little tooth structure, but can drastically change your smile. Veneers can give you the look of nearly perfect straight teeth in only 2 visits. As in the case above, veneers can add a sparkle to your smile, and take years off of your appearance.
A missing tooth can have a dramatic effect on the well being of your mouth. Your adjacent teeth will drift into the gap of the missing tooth, which will affect your bite making chewing uncomfortable. Depending on where the tooth is lost it may even affect your speech. The gum surrounding the missing tooth is now susceptible to gum disease by the accumulation of food and plague leading to a bacterial attack. A bridge is a combination of crowns and an artificial tooth, which is designed to return your mouth to normal function and restores your bite. It is designed to fill the space attractively. A bridge is usually completed in two visits.
Home bleaching involves placing a gel in a thin custom-bleaching tray that fits over your teeth and is worn while you are sleeping. The active ingredient in the gel is carbamide peroxide. It is broken down as oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the colored substances. The structure of your teeth will not be changed – only the tooth color is made lighter. The results of home bleaching are often seen the next day. Maximum results occur when the process is continued from a five to ten day time period. With the home bleaching process your teeth will always be lighter than they were. Depending on your dietary habits and your consumption of stain-producing substances like caffeine containing products or tobacco product, you may have to "highlight" your teeth by repeating the home bleaching treatments for 1 or 2 nights every 1 to 2 years. If you are considering cosmetic improvements, call or e-mail us to schedule a free consultation to evaluate your medical history and dental needs. We will discuss your expectations and what treatments are appropriate for your needs.
Zoom Teeth Whitening System
We are excited to announce the new Zoom Tooth Whitening procedure - visit their site to view the extensive online information!
Other services available, but not limited to:
- Root Canal Therapy
- Treatment of Periodontal (Gum) Disease
- Replacements of Missing Teeth
- Oral Surgery
- Joint Therapy (TMJ Dysfunction)