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 Dental Treatments to make you happier, healthier and enjoy a longer life.

ALL PORCELAIN CROWNS

All Porcelain Crowns have made all the difference in cosmetic dentistry. Traditionally, you had to have a metal “coping” placed directly against your tooth, with a layer of opaque and then a layer of porcelain placed on top of the metal to make it look toothlike. With the improvement in the strength of porcelain, we no longer need the metal in the vast majority of cases. The elimination of the metal allows light to pass through the porcelain just as it does a natural tooth. The result is a very lifelike appearance. You would be hardpressed to see any difference between a natural tooth and an all porcelain crown. The junction of tooth and crown also become invisible. It was not that way with Porcelain Fused to Metal(PFM) crowns. You could always see where the crown stopped and the tooth began. That’s why dentists tried to hide this junction under your gumline. That’s okay, unless your gums receed, and now you have a dark line. All Porcelain Crowns eliminate the need to always prepare your tooth below the gumline. We’re saving more of your tooth, without compromising on cosmetics.
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BRIDGEWORK & DENTURES

Replacing missing teeth can be accomplished in several ways: Implants, Fixed Bridgework, Removable Bridgework
(Partials), and Full Dentures. Please see the Implant section for more information on this terrific alternative.
Fixed bridgework attaches to the teeth in front of and behind the missing tooth/teeth. Those teeth are prepared
for crowns, a bridge is made and then it is cemented into place. Partial dentures and complete dentures are
removable; you can take them out of your mouth. They are not as stable as fixed (Cemented) bridges or implants,
but they do replace the missing teeth and give you something to chew, smile, and talk with. Artificial teeth are
like artificial limbs. After much practice, you can be pretty good with them, but they’re not like the originals.
We take great pride in the dentistry we provide, from the implants, to bridges, to partials and dentures. We have
to be sure you have the right expectations with the right procedures. We’ll be sure to explain each option and
what you can expect.
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COMPLETE CARE

Our Promise to You

You deserve tender care.
We promise to CARE for each patient as an individual who deserves our undivided attention and the best dentistry
we can offer.

You deserve to be heard. We promise to LISTEN as you share your desires and concerns. We see ourselves as dental
travel agents. You tell us the destination and we will help you find a way to get there.

You deserve to be healthy. We promise to ENCOURAGE you to achieve and maintain optimum dental health. We strive to develop a long-term relationship with you.

You deserve a comprehensive plan. We promise to provide you with a COMPREHENSIVE approach to your care. Complete diagnosis and treatment will help you avoid unnecessary discomfort, inconvenience and expenses.

We are on your side. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all your dental needs taken care of and the only thing you needed were your regular cleanings (hygiene visits)? This is the reality many of our patients enjoy. They have had their teeth properly restored, and now have the benefit of years and years of enjoyment without worry. Complete care involves a thorough examination, a sound plan, follow-through, and regular maintenance. When these four steps are followed, your stress level decreases and worry becomes a thing of the past. Comfort, enjoyment, and confidence can be yours to enjoy.

We are fortunate to have over 250 patients over 90 years old. Most have all their own teeth. People are living
longer. It’s not enjoyable to have large, old fillings breaking at an alarming rate when we get into our 70’s,
80’s, or 90’s. Complete and comprehensive care helps you avoid many of the unnecessary dental emergencies. If you
simply follow through with complete care in your “younger years,” you may only need maintenance care as you
approach your “golden years.”

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COSMETICS

What makes a smile so important? Our family and friends ask us for one every time we pose for a photograph. We tell those we care about to do it whenever we see them looking sad. Smiles are magical, motivating and extremely
persuasive. A smile is a key to practically any door. How beautiful is your smile? A great smile can make a person’s confidence level and self-esteem soar. A great smile is universally believed to convey the message of more intelligence, productive, likeable, trustworthy, cleaner, and braver. Statistically, people with a great smile make between a 12-27% higher incomes. First impressions are lasting impressions. Why not leave the very best impression you can?99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset.

96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more engaging to members of the opposite sex.74% of adults believe an unattractive smile can less a person’s chances for career success.88% say they remember someone with an attractive smile.Only half of Americans are satisfied with their smile.

Advances in cosmetic dentistry have made a Beautiful Smile available to virtually anyone who wants one. Give us a call now and set up your free, no obligation consultation. Find out how you can “Smile With Confidence!”

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental Implants have forever changed the options you have for replacing missing teeth. Whether you’re missing just a few teeth, or all of your teeth, implants can help restore the natural appearance and function you used to enjoy. You may find that there are other things you miss like your natural smile or your ability to chew apples, crackers and other food you desire. Perhaps you’ve experienced muscle strains, an inability to speak clearly, headaches as your remaining teeth shift. Maybe you feel self-conscious about your teeth and mouth or feel uncomfortable in familiar situations at work with friends or at home.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

  • Improved Appearance
  • Improved Speech
  • Convenience
  • Improved Self-esteem
  • Improved Comfort
  • Eat Better
  • Great Value
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GUM DISEASE & HEALTH

Research has shown many links between gum (periodontal) disease and our overall health. Common sense should tell us that infections, whether in our arms, legs, or mouth, are not healthy for our body. When you have gum infection (which many times has no symptoms) you have bacteria under your gumline depositing their toxins into your gum tissue. These toxins ooze into your blood stream and are distributed throughout your entire body. The same would be true with infections elsewhere in your body. Your body will react to these toxins in different ways.

The researchers have found very strong links to:

  • Heart Disease
  • Strokes
  • Adult Onset Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimers
  • Respiratory Complications

Researchers have also found that it takes 90 days for the toxins to accumulate under your gums before they begin bone loss around your teeth. That is why we recommend a 3 month cleaning frequency for so many of our patients. We would much rather help you prevent problems than wait for them to happen. Prevention is more comfortable, more convenient, and more cost effective.These are very serious discoveries. When we examine you and tell you what we find, if gum disease is present, we need to work diligently together to help get you back into dental health, so we can help your general health.

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HIGH TECH EQUIPMENT

The fear and the pain associated with losing teeth is a real concern for most people. We understand that. That’s why we are strong advocates of techniques that minimize loss of valuable tooth structure.

The first is our high-tech, cavity detecting laser, DIAGNOdent. In the past, the only tools available to find cavities were an x-ray or a visual examination. Research suggests that decay goes undetected as much as 76% of the time using these traditional methods. This cutting edge technology allows us to PAINLESSLY detect tooth decay much earlier. We can save as much of a healthy tooth before too much of it has been destroyed by decay.

Another tool we have at our finger tips is CEREC, a Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD/CAM) device. This technology allows us to save as much of the tooth as possible.

Finally, the introduction of Tekscan into our practice has made it easier to detect and treat bite (occlusion) problems. An uneven bite can cause tooth sensitivity, loose teeth and pain or clicking in your jaw joints. By simply biting on a small sensor, Tekscan, a computerized bite analysis device, takes a small movie of your bite. With this information we can correct and balance your bite.

Ask us more about how DIAGNOdent, CEREC and Tekscan can help. You will be amazed with our technology and how it will help you!

A CEREC restoration is healthier for you. Years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, strong, tooth colored ceramic materials are used to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then, drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates.So, reducing you chances of cracking your tooth. The superior bonding of the material to your tooth, allows us to save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.

Worldwide, a CEREC restoration is placed every 20 seconds. With a history of nearly 20 years, this equipment has helped dentists place over 6 million restorations. Using metal free materials that are the closest to your natural enamel, CEREC gives you the highest quality restorative care.

Laser
We hear of the use of lasers in the medical field daily. Eye specialists rely on lasers. Many other surgeons use lasers in the operating room. In Dentistry, we use these same lasers to help you in a faster and more comfortable way. Aphthous ulcers (Canker Sores) and Herpes Blisters (Cold Sores on the lips) are rendered less painful and heal quicker. The laser sterilizes the area treated, so healing time is faster. A “gummy smile” can be improved, infected gum tissue removed, and gum disease treated with the aid of a laser. Technology can make our lives
much better, but only for those who use it.

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VENEERS

We believe in conserving as much of your natural tooth as possible, while still giving you the smile you want. With the technology available
today, you can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of in as little as two visits. This transformation can be achieved with veneers.Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are sculpted to bond to the front of your teeth. They can change the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth. Many times, we can place veneers with very minimal shaping of your natural teeth. This means no anesthetic. When possible, we use Lumineers®. These veneers can be sculpted to less than 0.3mm thickness, which is similar to the thickness of a contact lens.
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