Tooth Colored Fillings
Unlike unsightly amalgam fillings, these fillings use a white resin material that matches your tooth. Because the tooth supports the filling, this procedure provides best results when the cavity size is small.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are restorations in which porcelain, gold or composite resin sections are bonded to the damaged area of a tooth. These are fabricated by a dental technician and require two appointments. Inlays lie inside the cusp tips of the tooth, while onlays cover one or more cusps of the tooth.
Bonding fixes chipped or cracked teeth. A plastic resin material is sculpted to the front surface of the tooth, then polished to match the shape and color of the adjacent tooth. This procedure can be completed in one appointment.
Dental implants are thin titanium posts which are surgically placed in the area of a missing tooth. After a period of healing, a crown is made and attached to the implant.
We offer a solution to replace the archaic method of using impression materials with the futuristic method of taking precise images of the mouth to communicate digitally with the dental lab that produces the restoration. Our digital scanner, the 3shape Trios, is the most accurate, fastest, and highest-quality scanner on the market. It enables a fast, comfortable scan of our patients’ mouths and a precise image for our laboratory technician to create beautiful crowns, bridges, and implants that fit.
This two-minute exam could save your life. How many little sores do we find in our mouths? Dozens? Hundreds? More? Most of the time we ignore them and they simply go away. But sometimes our mouths keep secrets. That’s why we use the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment system. The VELscope Vx helps us improve our assessment of your overall oral health, ensure that the delicate tissues of your mouth are healthy, and protect you from oral disease, including oral cancer. All of this is done in two minutes, with no rinses, stains, or discomfort.
Based on your diagnosis, we may recommend laser dentistry, a high-tech approach that makes treatment more efficient and comfortable for many patients. Lasers are a safe and precise option for both for restorative and for cosmetic dental procedures such as tooth whitening. Benefits of laser dentistry include faster healing, reduced risk of infection and less pain both during and after the procedure. Because most laser dentistry patients don’t require anesthetic, we’ll be able to complete your procedure in less time. If you are interested in whether laser dentistry is right for you, just ask us. We will also be happy to answer any questions about how laser dentistry works with your insurance.
Laser Bacteria Reduction
During the normal cleaning process, most patients will have some areas that may bleed. Present bacteria in our mouths will flow into the blood stream and sometimes settle in weakened areas of our body such as damaged heart valves or artificial knee or hip, etc. Latest research shows oral pathogens have now been linked to a number of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, low birth weight babies, diabetes, etc. Needless to say anything that we can do to reduce or eliminate these bacteremias is positive for our patients.