Our Services

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether your teeth are the wrong shape, crooked, stained, or chipped, our cosmetic dentists can treat your teeth with minimal methods using the latest techniques and the finest materials.

 

Preventative Care

Preventative care is the key to having a healthy smile. Regular checkups allow our team to diagnose gum disease, tooth decay, and other health issues before they spread and become a problem.  

 

Comprehensive Care

Our office policy is to treat the vast majority of dental problems in-house. We have the training, equipment and expertise to get you back to 100% dental health, whatever your condition might be.


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Frequently asked questions

 

1. I AM AFRAID OF DENTISTS AND NOTHING HURTS NOW, SHOULD I GO IN FOR AN EXAM ?

A lot of patients have been traumatized as children by the old ways of dental treatment. We hear this very often. Fortunately, things have changed considerably. New pain control methods (oral sedation - a pill before the appointment), laughing gas, much more potent and fast acting anesthetics, smaller needles and numbing up the gum at the injection site have really transformed the whole experience.

The worst thing a person can do is wait until something hurts. At that point, there is a greater chance of a need for complex, expensive, uncomfortable treatment (root canal, extraction). As the old saying goes, It's easier to prevent than to treat, the smaller the problem, the faster the solution. Make your appointment today !


 

2. I DON'T HAVE ANY DENTAL INSURANCE, I ONLY GO TO THE DENTIST WHEN I REALLY HAVE TO

Almost the same answer as above - make regular, minimum 6 months apart appointments for an exam and a cleaning. That way you can ensure your dental health stays in check and you don't get hit with huge bills when problems surface. The dental professionals can also steer you in the right direction periodically - floss/avoid pop/fix small problems cheaper.

There are also many other financial arrangements you can make - 0% interest healthcare financing, cash discounts, possible treatment discounts.

All you have to do is make and appointment and ask what your options are
 

3.I HAVE A LOT OF CAVITIES ALL THE TIME, WHAT IS WRONG ?

There are many possible explanations. The two main issues are usually oral hygiene and diet. If you don't floss every day and brush at least twice a day (very important at night) and if your diet has a lot of sugar (pop, even diet is harmful) then we have identified the problem. Sometimes genetics play a role or growing up on a farm (non-fluoridated water). Either way, we can help.


4. I AM MISSING A TOOTH, I WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE IT, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS ?

It really varies from tooth to tooth. The good part is we can do it ! Options vary in complexity and cost - implant, bridge, partial, temporary flipper...

We will be glad to discuss those options in detail !


5. I THINK MY TEETH ARE REALLY BAD, SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE READY TO BE EXTRACTED AND GET DENTURES ?

That is probably one of the worst things you can do. Dentures are usually very hard to get used to - a person looses 70% of the chewing force when they go from natural dentition to "false teeth".

There are things you can do - get a dental exam - it is possible to save some of the existing teeth and get partial dentures - much easier to chew with and get used to. Don't wait until it's too late - and don't believe people that tell you dentures are great ! They probably forgot how it is to have natural chewing power !


6. I JUST BROKE/CHIPPED PART OF MY TOOTH, IT DOESN'T HURT, WHAT SHOULD I DO ?

The safe answer is come in, we should check it out. It's better to come in for nothing then to wait for this to turn into something painful and expensive.


 7. MY GUMS BLEED WHEN I FLOSS AND I HAVE A BAD ODOR/SMELL COMING FROM MY MOUTH, WHAT SHOULD I DO ?

You are probably dealing with a form of periodontal disease. We call this the"silent killer" because even though it rarely hurts, it is very destructive. It can lead to multiple  loss of teeth and even cardiovascular disease among other things. Rehabilitating or replacing your teeth can be very expensive and require long treatment times. Let us help prevent that !



8. MY WISDOM TEETH ARE HURTING ME ON AND OFF, SHOULD I JUST WAIT ?

3rd molars or wisdom teeth are known to cause many problems, ranging from just discomfort to swelling/infection. Most of the time the extraction is performed in the office - sometimes we employ the help of a specialist - Oral Surgeon. We work with many specialists in the area - we will be able to help.


9. I AM MISSING A TOOTH, I WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE IT, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS ?

It really varies from tooth to tooth. The good part is we can do it ! Options vary in complexity and cost - implant, bridge, partial, temporary flipper...

We will be glad to discuss those options in detail !


10. I HAVE TRIED TO WHITEN MY TEETH AT HOME WITH LITTLE SUCCESS, CAN YOU HELP ?

Usually OTC whitening options at the store are much weaker and less effective. We can offer several professional whitening solutions that will yield better results.



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Procedures we Perform

Dental PROPHYLAXIS or Cleaning

Dental cleanings can range form a simple (but crucial) maintenance procedure to periodontal treatments to combat periodontal ("gum" ) disease. We use ultrasonic scalers and polishing - at this appointment your home care is reviewed and strategies to improve it will be discussed. At this appointment you can ask us questions about cosmetic enhancement such as professional whitening or discuss any concerns with your hygienist/ doctor.

X-rays

 The dosage of X-ray radiation received by a dental patient is typically small (around 0.150 mSv for a full mouth series, according to the American Dental Association website), equivalent to a few days' worth of background environmental radiation exposure, or similar to the dose received during a cross-country airplane flight.

 It is possible for both tooth decay and periodontal disease to be missed during a clinical exam, and radiographic evaluation of the dental and periodontal tissues is a critical segment of the comprehensive oral examination. 

Crowns, Veneers and Bridges

 A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth - to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. 


 Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. 


 Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth 

Root canals

 A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. 

Dental Implants

 Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

Dentures and Partials

 A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.