A comprehensive oral exam is an extensive evaluation and the recording of all extraoral, intraoral and soft tissues of the mouth. A comprehensive exam lays the foundation from which all future recommended treatment would be based, with the objective of establishing the highest possible level of oral/dental health, and facial esthetics and harmony. The mouth is really a window into the body. Medical conditions may be discovered by a comprehensive dental exam before symptoms show up elsewhere in the body.
Dental X-ray examinations provide valuable information that helps your dentist evaluate your oral health. With the help of radiographs (the term for pictures taken with X-rays), your dentist can look at what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. If you have questions about your dental X-ray exam, talk with your dentist.
A clean, healthy mouth starts with clean, healthy teeth. Regular cleanings help remove plaque and tartar build-up and prevent you from getting periodontal diseases. Cleaning is a word that has been misused to identify a procedure that is routinely completed on a patient that is free of disease or has a healthy mouth. The appropriate word for this type of teeth cleaning is prophylaxis.
This involves the restoration of teeth to a better level of health, and whose original cause may have been cavities, wear of the teeth, fracture from accident, etc. This restoration of lost tooth structure may be accomplished through the use of metal, porcelain or tooth-colored resin materials. We are proud that we use only the latest technologies for fillings. Your smile can remain unflawed if you should need a filling. Let us take care of your cavities with our expert filling processes.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is often a treatment sought after or recommended for many patients. It may be used to ensure long-term treatment durability and/or enhance facial and dental esthetics. Because they look (and feel) more like real teeth, they are most commonly sought for those who have crooked, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth as a way of improving overall mouth health and achieving a beautiful smile.
Tooth crowns are placed over existing teeth, and are typically a way to cover teeth that have metal fillings or misshapen teeth. Because they go on over what is already there, there is no need for the tooth to be pulled. Teeth crowns are an excellent way to improve a smile quickly and efficiently, and more permanent crowns normally replace temporary ones in less than a week. If you need a crown or bridge you’ll be expertly fitted by one of our specialists. No more worrying that the crown or bridge is going to be ill-fitting or look unnatural.
Fixed Bridges may be recommended in persons who have one or several teeth missing, and function to replace these missing teeth. A bridge is a stationary dental prosthesis (appliance) fixed to teeth adjacent to space. It replaces one or more missing teeth, cemented or bonded, to supporting teeth or implants adjacent to the space. If you need a crown or bridge you'll be expertly fitted by one of our dentists. No more worrying that the crown or bridge is going to be ill-fitting or look unnatural.
Crowns and Bridges are color-matched to either maintain or improve your smile, using either of 2 existing options, full-porcelain or the more traditional porcelain-on-metal.
Porcelain Veneers-Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that we can use to cover stains or mask flaws such as cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics" because they can also be applied to straighten the appearance of a crooked smile. Porcelain veneers are most often indicated to treat the front teeth, to restore integrity and enhance esthetics.
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