Implants

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.

Veneers

Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation. Individually crafted for each patient, these cosmetic enhancements are made from advanced material that closely resembles the appearance of natural dental enamel. Dentists can use veneers for an impressive number of cosmetic corrections, ranging from teeth whitening to orthodontic adjustments. Thanks to their lifelike appearance and wide array of functions, porcelain veneers rank among the most trusted and popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry.

Teeth Whitening

The truth is that the whiteness of your teeth is no indication of your dental health. Some people with very white teeth have multiple dental caries or even gum disease, while other individuals with severely stained teeth may have no other oral health problems.

So why is tooth whitening important? Your appearance can be dramatically altered just by the color of your teeth. Individuals with stained, yellow teeth are perceived as being both older than they are and unhealthy. A white, straight smile is often perceived as an indication of youthful health.

For these reasons many people choose to whiten their teeth immediately before an important event, like a wedding or important business trip, sometimes waiting until the last possible moment to do so. But only in-office professional tooth whitening can be completed in an hour. All other tooth whitening treatments require one to four weeks of application.

Extractions

Dentists and oral surgeons (dentists with special training to perform surgery) perform tooth extractions. Before pulling the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are having more than one tooth pulled or if a tooth is impacted, your dentist may use a strong general anesthetic. This will prevent pain throughout your body and make you sleep through the procedure.

If the tooth is impacted, the dentist will cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth and then, using forceps, grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that hold it in place. Sometimes, a hard-to-pull tooth must be removed in pieces.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. As a result, repeated breathing pauses occur, which often reduce your oxygen levels. These breathing pauses are followed by brief awakenings that disturb your sleep.

Common signs of sleep apnea include snoring and gasping or choking sounds during sleep. Like snoring, sleep apnea is more common in men, but it can occur in women too, especially during and after menopause. Having excess body weight, a narrow airway or misaligned jaw all increase the risk of sleep apnea.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

The truth is that the whiteness of your teeth is no indication of your dental health. Some people with very white teeth have multiple dental caries or even gum disease, while other individuals with severely stained teeth may have no other oral health problems.

So why is tooth whitening important? Your appearance can be dramatically altered just by the color of your teeth. Individuals with stained, yellow teeth are perceived as being both older than they are and unhealthy. A white, straight smile is often perceived as an indication of youthful health.

For these reasons many people choose to whiten their teeth immediately before an important event, like a wedding or important business trip, sometimes waiting until the last possible moment to do so. But only in-office professional tooth whitening can be completed in an hour. All other tooth whitening treatments require one to four weeks of application.

Bone Grafting

This procedure involves using fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone, or donated bone to replace bone destroyed by gum disease. The grafts serve as a platform for the regrowth of bone, which restores stability to teeth. New technology, called tissue engineering, encourages your own body to regenerate bone and tissue at an accelerated rate.

Laser Dentistry

All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

The clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible with this, you can maintain your straightened teeth without anyone ever knowing!

Crown & Bridge

Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist. Crowns work by entirely covering up or “capping” a damaged tooth.

Night Guards

Commonly referred to as a dental mouth guard or a bite guard, it is prescribed to patients who tend to grind their teeth. It protects teeth and other important structures by giving a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.

Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth. They are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable.

Root Canal

If a root canal is needed due to the tooth being physically displaced or due to decay that has indirectly or directly engaged the dental nerve, then the need for a root canal is obvious. If a tooth has been physically hit but not mobilized or decay is deep but does not either visually encroach upon the nerve perimeter or enter the nerve proper, then the tooth may or may not need a root canal in its near future. This tooth will then be at elevated risk of needing a root canal sometime in the future. Sometimes a tooth can have conservative dental restorations or even no restorations yet the dental nerve still dictates the need for root canal therapy. This is often the case for people who clench or brux their teeth with the chronic physical trauma of excess dento-muscular loading causing irreversible inflammation of the dental nerve.