Dental implants are another solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. Unlike a bridge, implants don’t require placing a crown on adjacent teeth. Instead, a screw is implanted in the jaw and this holds a permanent artificial tooth. If you have loose or ill-fitting dentures, implants are an alternative.
Missing teeth can cause problems with chewing and digestion. It can also cause a sagging facial appearance that makes you look years older. Partial or complete dentures replace missing teeth. We can fit you with dentures to replace the missing teeth and give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile in the process!
If you have bad breath or your gums are pulling away from your teeth, you may have a case of gum disease that can be treated with a thorough teeth cleaning in our office and follow-up oral care at home. If left unchecked, gum disease can lead to serious problems. It is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
For those with advanced gum disease, tooth scaling and root planing removes stubborn deposits below your gums. In addition, a dental laser may be used to reduce bacteria under gums. Avoid gum disease by scheduling regular dental exams and cleanings.
We can repair minor tooth decay and cracks with fillings. If you have existing gold, silver, or other dark fillings, we can replace them with new-and-improved materials that more closely match the color of your teeth, restoring your smile to a more natural look. A filling can be completed in a single visit.
We will do everything we can to save your natural teeth, but when wisdom or other teeth require extraction, we can accomplish it in ways that minimize your discomfort. Most extractions take just a few minutes.
Root Canal Therapy – Some toothaches stem from the decay of the inner tooth. As the decay progresses, it can cause pain, swelling, or an abscess. An abscess is a painful infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. There is no longer any need to dread a root canal. Root canals can be done comfortably to eliminate infection and preserve your teeth.
TMJ Treatment – If you are experiencing persistent jaw pain, earaches, and headaches, you might be suffering from temporomandibular jaw disorder (TMJ). It can be caused by clenching, grinding, or an improper bite and treatment may require one or more treatments. An orthotic splint, braces, and bite guards are a few treatment options for this disorder.
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