General Dentistry

Our primary goal for our patients is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health through advances in techniques, technologies and by maintaining their scheduled dental exams. Below is list of general dentistry services provided by our clinic.

Fillings

Partial dentures are designed to replace one or more missing teeth and there are many designs and materials from which to choose. The most basic of partials are made of acrylic with wire clasps to hold onto the remaining teeth. Others have cast framework which provides stability. Flexible nylon partials, with or without stabilizing framework are thin and durable. We will make recommendations based on your condition and financial limitations.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns

A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, although it is often less durable. This process generally consists of a minimum of two to three visits over a two-week period. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime.

Bridges

A bridge is a fixed prosthetic that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be necessary to prevent shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease. Bridges can also safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.

Extractions

An extraction is the complete removal of a tooth. Extractions are sometimes necessary if the tooth has suffered extensive tooth decay or trauma that cannot be repaired, if the patient has gum disease, or if the tooth is impacted (usually the wisdom teeth). Depending on the complexity of the case, an extraction can be performed surgically or non-surgically.