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Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Fillings

When a tooth’s structure has been compromised by decay (cavity), a crack in the enamel, or a chip, a filling is required to prevent further damage. Often, these areas have gone undetected by the patient until the dentist finds them in a routine check up. We use…

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Dental Implant Restorations

Dental Implants Dental Implants are a new alternative in tooth replacement. The procedure consists of two stages: placement of a replacement tooth root at your dental specialist’s office, followed by the placement of a tooth replacement (crown) at our office. There are now a wide variety of dental implant placement procedures that vary in duration…

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Dentures

Dentures Adult teeth may be lost for a variety of reasons, such as gum disease, decay or trauma. If missing teeth are not replaced, the position of the remaining teeth in that section of the mouth can shift over time.  For instance, if teeth on the lower jaw are missing, upper teeth may drift downward. Custom…

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Extractions

Extractions Each individual tooth is important to the structure of the jaw and health of the surrounding teeth. For this reason, we will most often attempt to save the natural tooth using procedures such as fillings, inlays and onlays, build-ups and crowns or root canals. However, there are several possible reasons we might recommend extracting a tooth instead of saving it.…

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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays & Onlays When more than half of a tooth is damaged, we may advise replacing the damaged structure with an inlay or onlay. Many times these are conservative alternatives to crowns and fillings. If the damage is minimal, inlays are appropriate. When the damage is more extensive (but not enough to warrant replacement with…

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Root Canals

Root Canals Inner Tooth Infections A “root canal,” or pulpectomy, is a treatment for infections in the soft inner tissue of a tooth. Root canal infections can spread into the outer areas of the tooth, causing discoloration. If left untreated, they will affect the health of the jaw and other tissues surrounding the tooth. About…

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Sports Guards

Sports Guards We provide custom fitted sports guards for junior sports and for professional heavy contact sports. Mouth guards are to be worn during practices as well as during competition. Mouth guards can prevent broken teeth, concussions, injuries to the lips, tongue, face and jaw. If properly fitted, it will stay in place while wearing…

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening As a person ages, mineral exposure causes the teeth to gradually darken. Over time, some food, drink, or tobacco products also create unattractive yellowish-brown stains. Less commonly, you may experience discoloration due to some medications or bacterial infections. Most often, stains get deep below the outermost layer of the tooth. Our professional whitening treatments are…

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Veneers

Veneers Veneers are most often applied over the front-most teeth to correct stained, cracked, chipped, or crooked teeth. Smaller, more localized problems may be treatable using dental bonding procedures. Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resins. Composite resins are applied directly to the teeth, and then shaped appropriately. Porcelain veneers are thin hard shells…

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Bridges & Removable Partials

Bridges & Removable Dentures Adult teeth may be lost for a variety of reasons, such as advanced periodontal disease, trauma, or decay. If missing teeth are not replaced, your other teeth can drift out of position. These areas are more likely to develop gum disease and induce the decay of surrounding teeth. A bridge is…

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