Our general and family dentistry practice includes many restorative services such as fillings, crowns and bridges, dental implants, root canals, periodontal care, and extractions. We offer a comprehensive array of general and family dentistry solutions designed to meet your needs.
Of course preventive dental care is most important to the continued overall health of our patients. That is why we encourage regular checkups, cleanings, and treatment assessments. Our dental team will educate you in the best ways to prevent cavities and gum disease, and give you the necessary tools to ensure proper oral hygiene. We want you and your family to keep smiling!
A Crown is a full coverage restoration, or “cap” that is used to cover a tooth that is likely to break, or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are custom made from porcelain with a casting or zirconia base for added strength. Crowns are commonly placed after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out. Jaw muscles subject teeth to tremendous pressures, which place weak teeth at risk of fracture. Crowns fit over a weakened tooth, and provide strength, protecting the tooth against breakage. Crowns also can be used to improve the appearance of misshapen and discolored teeth.
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth.
There are two types of gum disease. One type is Gingivitis, which is mild inflammation of the gums, affects only the gum tissue, but not the underlying bone. The other type is Periodontitis, which causes damage to the tissues and bone that support the teeth.
If diagnosed with Gingivitis, regular brushing and flossing of your teeth in combination with regular cleanings at your dentist’s office, will usually treat the problem.
To treat periodontitis, a dentist or dental hygienist cleans the affected teeth using a method called root planing and scaling. This removes the plaque and tartar buildup both above and below the gum line. Occasionally local and oral antibiotics are given to help get rid of the infection. In cases of severe gum disease, periodontal surgery is performed.
Dentures are worn to replace teeth that were lost due to trauma, decay, or periodontal disease. Complete Dentures are made when all the teeth in the arch are missing, and are custom fitted over the gums. A Partial Denture replaces whichever teeth are missing and use remaining teeth to help anchor it into place by use of small clasps.
Root canal treatment is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed, damaged or has become infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. This procedure preserves the root of the tooth, which can then be restored with a crown or other fixed prosthesis.
Our Staff is trained and experienced in treating children ages 2 and up. We do our best to educate and encourage our pediatric and young adult patients, along with their parents to practice good oral hygiene and care for their teeth. A young child’s visit to our office will always be a pleasant experience and most children can be treated comfortably in our office. Should your child need extensive treatment, we may refer him or her to a Pediatric Specialist.