Our dentists and staff are committed to providing the utmost care and attention to every patient. All of our treatment plans are carefully designed to include all treatment options available to you and are tailored to suit your individual needs. We encourage you ask questions because we believe that a well informed and involved patient is likely to achieve the highest level of dental health.
Dental Exam and
When a tooth is slightly decayed into the enamel and/or dentin, a filling can be used to try and repair the tooth. The decay is carefully removed and the filling material is placed to complete the restoration. There are two types of filling material, composite/tooth coloured material and amalgam/metal material. Although we mostly use composite filling material, there are instances when amalgam fillings are warranted. Proper brushing and flossing can reduce the risk of further tooth decay.
When a tooth has extensive decay or is severely broken down with little natural tooth structure remaining a filling may not be enough to restore the tooth, therefore a crown restoration is required. The decay or damaged tooth structure is removed along with any old filling material. New filling material is sometimes placed to build up the tooth so it is strong enough to support the new crown. An impression is then taken of the prepared tooth and sent to a dental lab to make the crown. A temporary crown is made and inserted until the final crown is ready.
When a tooth is severely decayed or damaged where the pulp of the tooth has become infected or compromised a root canal is required to save the tooth. The infected pulp and root tissue is removed from the tooth and the canals are filled in. This may be done in one or two sessions. A temporary filling is then placed. A tooth that has had a root canal will most likely require a crown afterwards (see above).
If a tooth has become decayed or damaged beyond repair it should be removed to prevent possible infection and damage of surrounding teeth. Once the tooth has been removed it can be replaced with a dental implant, a bridge, or a denture.
When a tooth is missing a bridge can be placed to fill in the space and help restore the bite. A bridge most often consists of three parts that are permanently fixed in the mouth. A pontic, or false tooth is fixed to two crowns, one on either side of the space. The procedure is very similar to having a crown placed (see above).
An implant an option that can replace teeth without affecting the teeth next to them. A titanium post that functions like a root is placed in the jaw bone and a false tooth is placed on top. Bridges or dentures can also be supported by implants to replace multiple teeth.
We offer two types of whitening, an in-office procedure and a take home kit. Both methods are equally safe and effective. The in-office procedure provides immediate results and you will leave the clinic with a dramatically whiter smile. The take home kit is a more gradual system of whitening to suit those with sensitive teeth.
Porcelain Veneers can be used to correct the shade or alter the shape of a tooth. A thin layer of enamel is removed and an impression is then taken of the prepared tooth and sent to a dental lab to make the veneer. A temporary veneer is made and inserted until the final one is ready.
Cosmetic Botox is a purified protein that, when injected into the skin, can help relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. It is injected with tiny needles so there is little to no pain involved and no downtime.
Invisalign is a comfortable and nearly invisible alternative to braces. It can be used to correct a range of orthodontic issues including crowding or spacing of teeth as well as incorrect bites.