Our primary goal is to provide our patients with the highest professional standards of expertise and skills, using state-of-the art dental equipment for optimal dental health. If you demand the very best in quality care with a gentle touch, contact us for an appointment and we’ll be happy to attend you. The following is a list of services (but not all ) we do. Simply click on each one for an explanation of what it is.
Composition of Dental Implants
Dental implants are made of titanium due to its light weight property. It is also known of its strong properties and is bio-compatible, meaning; it cannot be rejected by the body. The special property of fusing to bone is the biological basis for dental implants in titanium.
The Dental Implants Procedure
The procedure for dental implant is carried out in three stages:
- First, the dentist will surgically place the implant into the jawbone. He will then recommend a diet of soft foods, cold foods and warm soup during the healing process.
- The next stage, the bone around the implant heals through a process called osseintegration. This makes the implant so strong because the bone actually grows around the implant and holds it in place. Some patients will be required to wait for several months before the implant can be completely integrated. Other patients will have the implants and replacement teeth placed all in one visit.
- The final stage is the time for placement of the artificial teeth. For every tooth implant, the dentist will customize a new tooth, what is known as a dental crown. The crown is usually based on size, shape, color and fit and is designed to blend with your other teeth. In case more than a single tooth is being replaced, custom-made bridges will be designed in order to fit the patient’s mouth and the implants. Since the replacement teeth takes some time to make, dentists usually give temporary crown, bridge or denture to help the patient eat and speak normally until the permanent replacements are ready.
It is recommended that prior consultation is sought from a dentist for anyone interested in dental implants. This is due to the fact that, medical evaluation is necessary before any implant surgery can be performed. For patients in good health, this treatment may be a good option for them. Some conditions and chronic illnesses such as diabetes or leukemia are likely to interfere with the healing process after surgery. Patients with such conditions are not ideal for implants. Use of tobacco can also slow the healing process.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants play a significant role in restoring smile. They also help an individual to chew, eat, talk and maintain a natural appearance. Besides replacing lost teeth, implants help maintain the shape and density of the jawbone. Compared to other repair and restoration methods, dental implants treatments are considered the most reliable, with a long-term successful outcome. For this reason they are perceived more predictable. Dental implants impart individual’s social, psychological and physical well-being.
Cosmetic Dental Care
Though nobody enjoys the thought of having teeth pulled, occasionally a tooth can crack, break or become so decayed, diseased or crooked that the only solution left is a tooth extraction.
We consider pulling teeth a last resort, but if it is required, we employ the very latest techniques to keep patients comfortable and make the procedure painless.
A reminder: having a toothache can indicate a problem, and though it doesn’t necessarily lead to tooth extraction, you should have it looked at as soon as possible.
When you have a dental emergency, you don’t have to wait for an appointment. You can simply walk in during our regular hours, and though you may have to wait at busier times, we will see you.
Periodontal Dental Care
Preventive Dental Care: Children
First Visit Your child’s first visit to dentist should be enjoyable and positive. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. Children’s teeth typically begin erupting between 6-12 months of age, and it is important that they receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning. Routine cleanings for children are especially important in creating positive self-esteem and lessening anxiety should treatment be needed in the future.
Sealant Tooth sealants are recommended because they seal the deep grooves and pits in your child’s teeth, providing protection against decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas. Sealants last for several years, but will be monitored at regular checkups.
Comprehensive Care In addition to preventative dental care for children, we also provide comprehensive dental care for children, such as fillings, pulpotomies (root canals on children’s teeth), stainless steel crowns, extractions; child’s dental problems are best prevented by routine cleanings and check-ups.
Endodontic Dental Care
Treatment includes removing the infected pulp and thoroughly cleaning the canal inside the root of the tooth. The root canal is then sealed to protect it from further infection. Many teeth need a crown placed in order to strengthen the remaining tooth structure.
*Same-day emergency treatment is available!