Exam: An evaluation performed to determine any changes in the patient’s dental and medical health status. It is a thorough evaluation and recording of the extraoral and intraoral hard and soft tissues. This includes an oral cancer evaluation and a periodontal screening.
Oral Cancer Screening: We perform a visual head and neck examination as well as an oral soft tissue examination. We inspect all high risk areas for the presence of cancer or premalignant changes. Regular dental check ups and examinations can lead to the detection of oral head and neck cancers when they are at an earlier, more treatable stage.
Prophylaxis: The removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the tooth structures in permanent and transitional dentition.
Dental Sealants: A dental sealant is a plastic material that is applied to a chewing surface of first permanent teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel by “sealing out” plaque and food.
Extraction: The removal of the crown and roots of a tooth from a patients mouth.
Denture/Partial Denture: Removable appliances used to replace missing natural teeth.
Root Canal Treatment: A root canal is a dental procedure done to save a tooth that has become infected or is badly decayed, which would otherwise need extraction. The infected nerve of the tooth is removed and replaced with a rubber like material to seal the tooth from future infection.
Zoom Bleaching: As seen on ABC’s hit Extreme Make Over, Zoom is clinically proven to whiten your teeth in one hour. Only a dentist can get your teeth this white, this fast. The whitening process is effective on most discolored teeth. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient depending on the structure of the teeth.
Dental Veneers: A veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth.Veneers generally are placed on upper front teeth that are severely discolored, poorly shaped, or slightly crooked. They can also close spaces between teeth and make teeth look longer.
Implants: A dental implant feels and looks like your own lost tooth. A titanium post is inserted beneath your gum. It fuses to the bone in your jaw and acts like the root of a tooth. Then an implant crown is placed into the post to replace the missing tooth.
Crowns: A dental crown or cap is a restoration that is used to cover a damaged tooth. Crowns can give support to misshapen or badly broken teeth and permanently replace missing teeth to complete a smile or improve a bite pattern.
Dental Restorations: Restorations can be either tooth colored or silver amalgam. These are used to replace missing, decayed or discolored tooth surfaces.