Prosthodontics And General Dentistry

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Preventative/General Services

  • Cleaning

    Also known as prophylaxis, cleaning is the removal of harmful materials from the surface of the tooth, such as plaque, calculus (tartar), and staining. Cleaning prevents local irritation and preserves the heath of teeth and gums.
  • Comprehensive Exam

    A baseline examination will be completed for all of our first time patients. This is a thorough evaluation and recording of the extraoral and intraoral hard and soft tissues. Existing restorations, periodontal health, caries (cavities), and prosthesis will be evaluated and noted. Upon evaluation, additional diagnostic procedures may be necessary.
  • Diagnostic Casts

    Also known as study models, diagnostic casts are stone or plaster models of teeth. They are sometimes required to evaluate conditions and derive feasible treatment plans.
  • Periodontal (Gum) Exams

    The examination of the gum tissue. The initial exam will give the dentist a base line from which to compare future exams. Periodontal exams determine pocket depths, gingival loss (gum loss), fremitus, and mobility of teeth.
  • Radiographs (X-rays)

    Necessary radiographs will be determined by the dentist and will be completed prior to a treatment plan and/or evaluation of the area(s) of concern.
  • Consultations

    Prior to and during any treatments, consultations are offered to help patients diagnose and understand their dental health and treatment options.

Restorative/Cosmetic Services

  • Complete Dentures

    Complete dentures are removable dentures that are used when all teeth are missing from the upper or lower jaw. If you wear dentures and are not happy with the comfort or performance, we can provide you with a state-of-the-art no slip prosthetic.
  • Composite Bonding (tooth-colored fillings)

    A dental cavity is excavated and filled with a light-cured resin material that is tooth colored. This procedure is generally used for cavities where aesthetics is a concern.
  • Crowns & Fixed-Partial Dentures

    A crown is a fixed (no removal necessary) prosthesis that replaces the outer part of the tooth. A bridge is a set of multiple crowns connected together generally to mask a missing tooth.
  • Dental Implants

    Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed inside the jaw bone to hold a prosthesis. Single or multiple implants may be used depending on the type of prosthesis needed to replace missing teeth.
  • Inlays & Onlays

    Inlays and onlays are single tooth restorations used in specific situations to preserve tooth structure. They are used when a cavity is too large for a filling but not large enough to require a crown. Inlays sit within the structure of a tooth between biting surfaces, while an onlay will cover a biting surface.
  • Overdentures

    Overdentures are removable dentures that are the standard of care for completely edentulous (all missing) teeth on the mandibular (lower) jaw and are used when extra retention and support are needed on the maxillary (upper) jaw. In the past, root tips have been used to help give overdentures support, but due to their high efficacy and longevity, implants are becoming more common.
  • Partial Dentures

    Partial dentures are removable dentures that are used when some teeth are missing from the upper or lower jaw.
  • Teeth Whitening

    Bleaching is a cosmetic procedure utilizing peroxide to lighten/whiten teeth. Sensitivity may be felt temporarily (a few days to about a week) after usage of beaching. Fluoride treatment is highly recommended for patients who bleach their teeth.
  • Veneers

    Veneers, typically made from porcelain or composite bonding, cover the side of the tooth that is visible. They are generally done for cosmetic reasons or, when appropriate, to conserve tooth structure while restoring a tooth.