Periodontist and Endodontist Specialists

Periodontist and Endodontist Specialists

We pride ourselves in being a multi-specialty dental practice that puts our patients needs first. Rather than having to refer our patients to other doctors, we offer specialists right here on-site.

Our periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and in the placement of dental implants.

Our endodontist specializes in root canals, issues with tooth pulp, and tissues surrounding the root of the tooth. Endodontists usually perform a variety of procedures including surgery, treating cracked teeth and treating dental trauma.
Preventive Procedures and Cleaning

The best way to maintain your smile is by practicing good oral hygiene and having regular dental checkups. Regular brushing and flossing is key and checkups are important to be sure you are on track. As with all health issues,early detection of problems is essential.

We have an experienced staff who can show you the proper dental hygiene techniques and help identify problems before they become severe.

 

Tooth-colored Fillings

Tooth-colored Fillings

Tooth decay can cause serious damage and, if left uncorrected, can lead to tooth loss. There are two ways to address decay -prevention and repair.

Obviously, preventing tooth decay should be the first objective of oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing help, but often times their effectiveness is limited by the very structure of the teeth -especially back teeth.

However, even with the best of care patients sometimes get decay. Since the decay must be removed, the earlier decay is detected, the better. Once removed we now can use new materials for fillings that can match your natural tooth color. These materials are actually stronger that the older type of ´silver´ fillings and leave your smile looking completely natural.

 

Dentures

Dentures

Whether full or partial, dentures are a removable solution for replacement of multiple or completely missing teeth.

Missing teeth not only effect your appearance by giving you an unnatural smile and not offering full support to your cheeks and lips, they also make it more difficult to chew and speak.

Dentures replace the empty spaces and offer the same support to your facial structure as your natural teeth, leaving you with a beautiful, natural smile. What´s more, new advances make today´s dentures fit better, feel better and look more natural.

 

Implants

Implants

This procedure is used to replace missing teeth. Your dentist can evaluate your situation and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants, which have become a desirable alternative to other methods over the last 20 years.Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root.

After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.

Most patients with adequate bone mass can have implants, although it varies among individuals. Typically an x-ray and CT-scan are performed to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant, as well as to verify the size and kind of implant that should be placed.

 

Root Canal

Root Canal

Root canals are performed to save a tooth when the root becomes diseased.

Every tooth consists of three different layers. The outermost and hardest layer is enamel and the second layer is dentin. The third is pulp, which is where then erve of each tooth is located.

If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. Root canal treatment is the process ofgoing inside the pulp space and removing the infected, dead tissue. The space is then disinfected and sealed with special materials.

With today’s methods, root canal treatments are performed with advanced techniques and materials, making them comfortable and fast. After a root canal treatment is complete, your dentist will usually place a crown on your tooth to safeguard against fracture.

 

Preventive Gum Treatment

Preventive Gum Treatment

We look for and treat gum disease at every checkup. So as long as you stay on track with your routine cleanings, your risk of developing serious problems with gum disease are quite low.

 

Bridges

Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. A bridge spans the site of the missing tooth, restoring your bite and creating a pleasant smile.

There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

 

Crowns

Crowns

When substantial tooth restoration is needed because of severe structural issues or nerve damage, crowns are used to take advantage of the remaining body of the tooth, which then can perform as a normal tooth. Crowns provide a stable bite and enhanced aesthetics. All porcelain crowns not only function like your normal teeth but look identical as well.

Porcelain crowns can be matched to the same color as your existing teeth, leaving you with a beautiful, natural smile.

 

Veneers

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are used to create a natural look when applied to the front of a tooth to improve its size, color, position or shape. They are used to repair tooth discoloration, chipped teeth, worn or crooked teeth.

The veneers are extremely thin and can be applied in a simple, fast and painless procedure. This procedure often requires only minimal tooth preparation, therefore it is often one of the first solutions we consider when some type of restoration is necessary.

 

Whitening

Whitening

Used to have a great smile but now your teeth are yellowing? We offer a revolutionary teeth-whitening system that is safe, effective and fast. We offer an in-office bleaching system, which takes just over an hour total bleaching time. It uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver a dramatically whiter, brighter smile in just one visit.

However, not all cases of discolored teeth are right for the in office whitening system. That´s why we take the time to carefully analyze each person´s case before recommending any course of treatment.