Have you recently discovered that you need restorative dentistry to treat an issue like a cavity? Perhaps you have known for a while that you need to treat a dental issue, but you are worried that your smile will be marred by a noticeable metal filling. While in years past, metal amalgam was the most common material used for restorative dentistry, modern dentists provide some wonderfully seamless alternatives. So whether you need treatment for a simple cavity or more extensive treatment, it is actually possible to improve both the look and feel of your smile through seamless smile restorations like tooth-colored fillings. (more…)
Summer is just around the corner, now, and with it will come plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors. From exotic beach adventures to backyard barbecues, family reunions to music festivals, chances are you have several exciting events on the horizon, events that will serve as real-life face time with the people you love, plus plenty of photo ops as well. Fortunately it’s not too late to ensure your smile is summer-ready. Cosmetic dentistry can help make sure you have a smile you can feel proud of, and one that will look great in photographs for years to come! (more…)
A better understanding of dental issues, like tooth loss, allows us to address such conditions early, often preventing them from developing at all. However, tooth loss still happens, and whether from disease or dental trauma, it remains a problem for a significant number of adults in America.
Luckily, innovation also provides a wide range of options for effectively replacing lost teeth. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then speak with your dentist to find out if dental implants can help you restore your smile by replacing them. (more…)
Believe it or not, occasionally the best way to protect your smile involves removing a tooth. A dental extraction is the careful and comfortable removal of a tooth. In some instances, this helps avoid serious oral health complications. When do you benefit from an extraction? What does the tooth removal procedure involve?
As a parent, you do a lot to ensure your kids stay healthy. You instill in them the importance of washing their hands to kill harmful germs, eating vegetables that aren’t fried (and other healthy foods), make sure they spend some time being active each day, and even take them to the doctor for regular checkups. But do you sometimes wonder if there is more you could and should be doing to make sure their smiles stay equally healthy? If so, your pediatric dentist can arm you with the knowledge you need to keep your kids smiling, healthily, for many years to come. In fact, a pediatric dentist is a great ally when it comes to protecting your kids’ oral health. (more…)
There are a number of issues that can have a negative impact on your oral health. One of the more serious is tooth loss. From advanced decay to infection or advanced gum disease (periodontitis), there are a number of factors that can lead to tooth loss. We have several options available for restoring your lost teeth, such as a bridge or a partial denture. Does your smile need a bridge or a partial denture to make your smile whole again?
Do you want a bright and beautiful smile? We understand how important an attractive smile can be. We also understand that over time, our teeth often develop discoloration. How do you brighten your teeth? With professional teeth whitening we can remove discoloration and help improve the appearance of your smile.
Occasionally, our teeth can get injured or develop a deep cavity. Without treatment, an infection or abscess can develop. A root canal treatment may be needed in order to avoid serious complications, such as acute pain and/or tooth loss. Do you need a root canal? What does the treatment involve?
A dental emergency refers to any injury or pain in your teeth or gums that requires immediate attention. If a problem is potentially life threatening, then we urge you to contact 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, contact our office and we’ll schedule a visit. Until we see you, here are a few ways you can respond to dental emergencies.
Tooth loss is a serious issue, one that affects millions of adults in the United States. In order to maintain optimal oral health you need to replace lost teeth. We often help patients replace missing teeth with a lifelike and long lasting dental implant. Do you qualify for dental implants? What does placement involve?