Commonly the first exam you receive with your dental practice could last 5-10 minutes. Not a lot of time for a thorough health history & discussion of your dental concerns.
In the past decade there has been an interest in cosmetic dentistry. We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to have confidence.
BONDINGS / VENEERS
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for the shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects a tooth that cannot be restored by other methods.
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability.
INLAYS & ONLAYS
An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth.
PERIODONTAL TREATMENTS (NON-SURGICAL)
Periodontal treatment methods depend upon severity of the disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. The term sleep apnea is derived from the Greek etymology meaning “without breath”.
TMJ / TMD
Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people. TMJ is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears.