Procedures & Services

Whitening

Whitening is also referred to as bleaching. It helps to eliminate those everyday stains that may occur on our teeth enamel from smoking or drinking coffee, or wine. Usually, a dentist will use a customized tray that will make applying a whitening gel more effective and precise than with a home based product.

Fillings

A cavity is a hole in a tooth caused by decay. The decay must be removed, after which the tooth must be filled  with one of several types of filling material. This is a fairly quick procedure and numbing agents are generally used so the patient will feel no pain.

Crowns (caps)

A crown or a cap is used to cover a damaged tooth. These can be made from a variety of materials; most are made from ceramic or porcelain. A crown can last up to 15 years, especially if you pay close attention to the things you chew, and avoid such things as hard candy and ice.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used when a person is missing a few teeth. This could be due to an accident, bone loss or decay. This process begins with a bone graft or surgical implantation of a metal post into the jaw.  Although some can be restored the day of the surgery, most people need to be patient for several months as the bone begins to attach around the post. Once the bone attachment has completed, a crown can be placed.

Partial denture or bridge

Partial dentures or a bridge can be used if you are missing some teeth (an example would be if you lost your back teeth but still have your front ones). Some people find partial dentures or bridges to be quite annoying and ill fitting, especially when they are trying to talk or eat. These partial dentures fit in the mouth by the support of the remaining teeth. Most of these can last up to 10 years.

 

Complete dentures

Complete dentures are used when one has had all his/her teeth removed. . In order to fabricate a personalized set of dentures, several visits will be necessary.