Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the inflammatory disease that destroys the gum and supporting structures around the teeth. The disease is caused by bacteria surrounding the teeth and gum tissue. Treatment for periodontal disease ranges from improving brushing, flossing at home and regular cleaning at the dental office for gingivitis (mild gum disease) to scaling and root planning (the cleaning of infected root surfaces) for moderate periodontal disease and finally gum surgery for severe periodontal disease. Our goal is to treat and eliminate periodontal disease and establish good stable oral health.
Child Cleanings & Happy Visits
Good oral health starts with good nutrition, proper brushing and regular dental check ups. We are happy to assist your child to feel great maintaining dental health and implementing good brushing habits. American Dental Association recommends children start seeing the dentist around the age of one. We will begin with happy visits for the toddlers and have the little one feel comfortable with our office environment and our staff. We proceed at the child's pace of comfort and gradually introduce cleaning procedures to the child to ensure a positive experience and establish good oral health habits.
Advance oral cancer screening with Velscope VX TM (detects tissue abnormalities)
The Velscope VXTM is the most powerful tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities. The Velscope's distinctive blue spectrum light causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinctive patterns- patterns that are visibly disrupted by trauma or disease. Using the Velscope, a wide variety of oral abnormalities can be discovered-often before they are visible to the unassisted eye. Discovering soft tissue abnormalities is particularly important in the fight against oral cancer. Because the Velscope Vx assists in early detection, cancer can be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives. Velscope is one of the latest tool/technology used in our dental office to provide an advanced level of patient care.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is necessary when the nerve inside the tooth becomes inflamed or diseased as caused by injury to the tooth, large cavity, cracked or broken tooth. Root canal treatment removes the diseased nerve tissue, clean and seal the nerve space. Root canal treatment can stop dental discomfort and prevent extraction of the tooth.
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in all water sources including oceans, lakes and rivers. Research shows that fluoride helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that cause cavities and fluoride can also help repair the early stages of tooth decay. There are tow ways to obtain fluoride: topically and systemically. Topical fluoride is the type of fluoride received at the dental office and at home from tooth paste and mouth rinses. Systemic Fluoride is ingested through public water supply. The maximum reduction in tooth decay occurs when fluoride is available systemically and topically. Studies show that community water fluoridation prevent at least 25 percent of tooth decay in children and adults.
- In-Office professional whitening with ZOOMTM (as seen on Extreme Makeover) Zoom whitening product is water-based, stronger concentration of bleaching agent used with UV light to increase the whitening process. It is perfect for patients who are on the go or patients who would like to achieve a brighter whiter smile in the same day! The Zoom procedure usually takes couple hours to complete in the office.
- Take Home Whitening Kit Water-based, fast acting bleaching gel with minimal to no sensitivity. The custom made trays whiten more teeth than store bought whitening strips and allows whitening of a specific discolored tooth which is not feasible with the whitening strips. The take home whitening kit is used once daily for 30 minutes for one to two weeks.
The different whitening options offered in our office ensure that we provide the best treatment possible for our patients depending on price, lifestyle, and desired outcome.
Natural Tooth Colored Fillings
White fillings are called composites. Composites are a mixture of glass or quartz and resin. Composites are bonded to the tooth to help strengthen the tooth and restore cavity or broken area of the tooth.
Crowns are recommended for a broken and weakened tooth or tooth having undergone endodontic treatment (root canal). A root canal treated tooth is more brittle and has a higher chance of cracking and breaking. A tooth may be weakened due thin enamel walls because of the large size of a filling, cracks, or having undergone a root canal. Crowns protect and strengthen a tooth in the broken and weakened condition. There are several different kinds of crowns available. The materials range from all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal and full gold crown. Choosing the type of crown to use is dependent on many factors such as esthetics, position of the tooth and condition of the tooth. There are two steps involved in getting a crown. First, during the preparation stage, impressions are made and a temporary crown is placed on the tooth. The second and final step is the placing and cementation of the permanent crown.
Crowns are made to cover a tooth to help restore it to its normal shape and size. Crown can help strengthen a damaged tooth and improve the appearance. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. New full zirconia crowns (metal free crowns) are extremely strong and fracture resistant, it eliminates potential metal allergies and help makes the crown look more natural and life like.
CERECTM is the unique computer aided design/computer aided milling (CAD/CAM) all-ceramic restoration system. In one single appointment, the precise all-ceramic crown is designed, milled and cemented so that the patient does not have to take time out from their busy schedule to return for a second appointment to seat the crown. The CEREC system eliminates the impression step, temporary crown, and multiple appointments.
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. Bridges can help restore your smile and chewing function by replacing the missing tooth and attaching it to the surrounding teeth for support. Bridges can be made from gold, porcelain or a combination of the two materials. The success and longevity of the bridge depends on the adjacent teeth. So it is very important to keep your anchor teeth healthy and strong.
If your teeth are chipped, cracked or stained, veneers may be your solution to a beautiful smile of your dreams. Veneers are thin porcelain restoration that covers the front side of your teeth to repair broken, discolored, crooked teeth and to close gaps between teeth. Veneers are custom made and designed to achieve the best smile possible!