As a family dental practice, we’re proud to care for you and every member of your household.
We offer a wide variety of services from general and cosmetic to endodontic and periodontal treatments.
All of our procedures are performed in a safe, comfortable environment by our warm and friendly staff and dental professionals.
We accept most dental insurance plans. If you have a question about coverage, please contact our office directly.
See below for a list of dental services offered. Looking for something in particular? Contact us today.
Tooth, jaw or facial muscle pain are frequent side effects from grinding or clenching of the teeth. A bite splint is a hard plastic wafer that is designed to fit over the upper teeth. This can help offset those effects and protect your teeth from daily wear and tear.
If you're missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge may be the best solution. It's a permanent fixture that's implanted directly on to your existing teeth.
Instead of having an empty space between teeth, the artificial tooth is held in place on either side by the surrounding crowns. Your beautiful smile is back and no one will ever know you were ever missing any teeth!
Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite.
One of our specialties is pediatric dentistry. We have the experience and qualifications to care for your child's teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the stages of their growth and development.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child's first visit to the dentist should be around age three unless there are additional factors involved, including sleeping with a cup or bottle, thumb sucking, or Down Syndrome.
Our friendly doctor and dental professionals provide professional teeth cleaning to remove dental plaque to help prevent cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
Your teeth will also be polished, which helps in the look and feel, while protecting them from future plaque accumulation.
A composite filling is a plastic and glass mixture that is used to restore decayed, fractured, or worn-down teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements and can be made to match the natural color of your teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is aimed at creating a positive improvement in the appearance of your teeth, gums, bite and overall smile.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth - to cover the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and overall appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
We use state-of-the-art technology to administer digital x-rays for your teeth in order to get a good picture of your current dental status. A good x-ray can help in properly diagnosing an appropriate procedure or preventative strategy for your teeth.
Tooth extractions involve a removal of decayed teeth. We take great care in making this a smooth and safe procedure.
Fluoride treatment involves topical application of fluoride directly to the teeth. This treatment is used to prevent tooth decay.
With state-of-the-art technology, we are able to provide laser surgery procedures. We use lasers to "cure" a filling, which helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth.
Inlays & Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. A dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth. A dental onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.
Partial and Complete Dentures
Our denture selections closely resemble natural gum tissue and teeth. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth, while partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting position.
Periodontal Therapy is a non-surgical deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) procedure. It can greatly help in reducing inflammation and bacterial debris below the gumline. This provides a smooth, clean surface to which the gum can reattach, reducing pocket depth.
Root Canal Therapy or Endodontics
Endodontic therapy or root canal therapy is a sequence of treatment for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.
Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of your teeth -- usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) -- to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.
Treatment for TMJ / TMD
We provide various treatments for temporomandibular disorders (aka TMD). TMD is an issue that is caused when there are problems with your temporomandibular joint (aka TMJ) - a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. TMJ lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.
We provide tooth whitening procedures to lighten your teeth and brighten your smile. Tooth whitening can also help to remove stains and discoloration.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dentalporcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teethchanging their color, shape, size, or length.
Surgical Dental Implants
This procedure involves a dental implant of an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
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