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Dental Services for Everyone

NEW! BOTOX® Cosmetics

BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.

Before Treatment

To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to treatment. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.

The Treatment

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because it is virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect.

Patients over the age of 65 may not experience as dramatic of results. BOTOX® Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.

After Treatment

After the treatment patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases an eyelid may droop. BOTOX® Cosmetic is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.

Preventative Dental Care

Regular Dental Exams

Prevention is the key to a healthy and beautiful smile. We believe in having routine exams and x-rays to prevent minor existing conditions from becoming serious problems.

Regular Hygiene Visits

Professional cleanings are needed every 3, 4 or 6 months depending on each individual’s dental needs. We will make that assessment during the exam and provide our patients with the best schedule for their cleanings. Our office provides ultrasonic and manual cleanings as well as scaling and root planning procedures.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay. It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies. The benefits of fluoride have been well known for over 50 years and are supported by many health and professional organizations.

Sealants

A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth. More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay. Sealants can protect teeth from decay for many years, but need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits.

Night Guards

Grinding and clenching your teeth can cause worn down, flattened or chipped teeth, tooth sensitivity, jaw pain or tightness in the jaw muscles and even headaches. We custom fabricate appliances to help alleviate those stresses and help prevent further damage and pain.

Restorative Dental Care

Crowns

There are a multitude of options for crowns available for our patients depending on the dental situation and/or need. All crowns are full coverage restorations that help to restore broken down teeth to their original shape, form and function. Non-metal crowns are aesthetically pleasing while still having the strength of traditional porcelain-metal crowns. The shade is custom chosen to blend with your teeth and with no metal they do not cast the dark black edges that some porcelain-metal crowns do.

Fillings

These are tooth colored fillings that are custom chosen to match and blend into your teeth so they are inconspicuous, unlike older amalgam (silver) fillings. Amalgam restorations containing mercury also break down over time leading to leakage of bacteria and decay under the restoration. With composite restorations, they are bonded to the tooth structure which lessens the chance for leakage.

Extractions

There are times when it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed due to decay, infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth. The root of each tooth is encased within your jawbone in a “tooth socket,” and your tooth is held in that socket by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, your dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place.

Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth with a bridge or implant.

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy is a procedure that allows a person to save their tooth after the nerve has become infected or injured. This is a great alternative considering the only other option would be to have the tooth removed. The doctor would clean out the infected tooth internally and then seal it to protect it from future infection. It is recommended to place a crown after root canal therapy to protect it.

Bridges

Bridges replace missing teeth and are supported by the existing teeth surrounding the space. Your existing teeth literally bridge the gap where one or more teeth are missing. A fixed bridge looks great and will stay in your mouth permanently. The success of any bridge depends on its foundation – the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.

Dentures

Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.

Implants

An implant is a new tooth made of steel and porcelain that 
looks just like your natural tooth. Your implant is composed of two parts that mimic a tooth’s root and crown. The implant’s “root” is a titanium steel post placed into the jaw bone to act as a root. Once the rod is in place, a porcelain crown is attached to replace the top part of your tooth.

Cosmetic Dental Care

Custom Porcelain Veneers

You no longer need to hide your smile because of gaps, chips, stains, or crooked teeth. With veneers, you can easily correct your teeth’s imperfections to help you have a more confident, beautiful smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain designed to cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers are natural in appearance, and are a perfect alternative for patients wanting to make adjustments to the look and feel of their smile.

Invisalign

Invisalign can improve the smiles of anyone with crossbites, overbites, underbites, crowded teeth or teeth that are spaced too far apart. Invisalign aligners are clear, comfortable plastic trays. You wear the trays throughout the day, and about every two weeks simply switch to the next set. Because of the custom-fit, you’ll look and speak normally with them in, and most people won’t even notice that you are wearing them. The trays may be removed, so you continue to eat the foods you love, keep your smile sparkling clean with regular brushing and flossing, even take them out for a special event.

Teeth Whitening & Brightening

There are a variety of options that will be discussed with you upon evaluation of your individual needs. From someone who needs just a “touch up” to stubborn teeth that don’t seem to whiten with traditional methods of dental whitening. We are able to improve all smiles with dental whitening (even teeth deeply stained by medications).

Dental Bonding

Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your teeth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.

Emergency Dental Care

We ensure same day emergency visits.

Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. Don’t hesitate to call us for immediate care.

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