Dental Hygiene plays a key role in not only the health of your mouth but in the health of your body as a whole. There are good dental hygiene practices you can implement at home, such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing often. It’s critical that you maintain this routine to prevent tooth decay and other unwanted occurrences. Beyond your at-home oral healthcare, frequent check-ups and cleanings are essential to achieve peak oral health. We recommend that you come in to see us every 6 months for a professional cleaning. During these cleanings, we are able to use our specialized tools to remove tartar buildup and help protect you from gum disease.
Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth and bones. We apply fluoride over the top layer of your teeth after cleanings to help strengthen the enamel. They also help prevent tooth decay by protecting the tooth against acids and harmful bacteria that may otherwise reach your teeth and start eroding them. This treatment is particularly helpful if you are prone to cavities. Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance that has been used in dental practices for years. If you have any more questions about the varnish, don’t hesitate to ask one of our knowledgeable team members during your next visit.
Dental sealants are a useful tool in preventing the formation of cavities that stems from the buildup of plaque on teeth. They are largely a preventative measure that acts as a barrier that coats your teeth. Dental sealants are painted on your teeth until the grooves are covered completely and then hardened using a special light. The sealant itself is a thin coating of tooth-colored or clear material that provides protection from harmful bacteria. This procedure is simple and relatively quick, so you can have a protected smile in no time at all. Dental sealants help protect your teeth from decay for several months after application. It’s important to maintain your current oral healthcare routine while in sealants so that your smile remains healthy.
Tooth-colored fillings are a highly praised service we offer that has gained popularity among patients in recent years. If you are in the position to need a filling, you deserve to have one that blends naturally into your existing smile. Fillings are necessary when your teeth have experienced tooth decay that has led to a cavity.
This decay is usually caused by harmful bacteria and acids that are missed during routine brushing. Once this cavity has opened up in your tooth, it’s important to fill the space with a safe material such as our composite fillings so that the decay doesn’t continue until it reaches the pulp of your tooth and spread the infection further. With tooth-colored fillings, you can stop this damage and maintain the beautiful aesthetics of your current smile.
Patients who need to replace an entire arch of teeth or several teeth in a row can benefit from custom-made dentures. Missing teeth should not impact your ability to engage in normal daily activities. Dentures are an easy way to replace the missing teeth while maintaining the function and look of your smile.
Full dentures are designed to replace the teeth in the upper and lower arches of your mouth. These dentures look natural and help you to bite, chew, and more. These are a good option for patients who are missing an entire row of teeth and are unable to perform the basic functions of the mouth.
If instead of a whole row you are just missing a few teeth here and there, a partial denture will be a more suitable option for you. These dentures are designed using an acrylic base connected to a metal framework with dental clasps that attach to your adjacent teeth for stability.
Implant-supported dentures use implants for stability so the denture is secured without the use of adhesive or dental clasps. A dental implant is a post made of surgical-grade titanium that is surgically placed into the jaw. Since dental implants mimic the natural roots of teeth, they stimulate bone growth and prevent jawbone degeneration.
Our passion is helping our patients enjoy beautiful and healthy teeth, so we understand how tooth loss can impact our patients’ lives. For this reason, we provide top-of-the-line dental implants that allow our patients to enjoy the full function of their teeth as well as the aesthetics of a smile with no gaps.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are designed to replace tooth roots at the site of a missing tooth. These implants are surgically embedded into the jawbone to provide a stable base upon which custom restorations such as dental crowns, bridges, and dentures can be affixed. Dental implants are also the only method of preventing further bone atrophy after tooth loss or extraction.