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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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... Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridge Restorations Composite Fillings(Tooth Colored) Implants Restorations Veneers Whitening Teeth Cleaning Deep Cleaning Comprehensive Oral Exam Diagnostic Impressions Consultation and Treatment Planning Vitality Test Cracked Tooth Test Emergency Exams Pediatric / Childrens Dentistry Intraoral Imaging Protective Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Dentures Cosmetic Dentistry Gum Disease Diagnoses Fluoride Treatment Prophylxis Oral Hygiene Maintenance Partial Dentures Bite Guards Amalgam Fillings Partial Repairs Denture Repairs Digital X-Rays Safety Precautions                                                                                                                                                                                                                We follow standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA),the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)...

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
...This can often be done by bonding with composite resin...

If Your Child Chipped A Tooth, What Should You Do?
... An additional reason why bonding with composite resin may be the ideal choice for repairing a child's chipped tooth is that it can be custom created in virtually any shade so that it perfectly matches the damaged tooth and the surrounding teeth...

The Elements of a Beautiful Smile
...Chipped or discolored front teeth can be repaired by bonding tooth-colored composite resin restorations...

Matching Game: Which Smile Design Technique Is Right for You?
...From tooth whitening and gum contouring to bonding and veneers, see how much you really know about cosmetic dentistry by playing our matching game...

Repairing Chipped Teeth
... What is Involved: Composite bonding is a technique that has been developed to correct chipped teeth and other minor dental imperfections...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
... Cosmetic bonding is a great way to hide those little chips in the front teeth, or discolored old fillings in back...

Five Facts About Tooth-Colored Fillings
...The process involved in bonding tooth-colored restorations, however, generally requires removal of less tooth material...

Treating Kids' Sports-Related Dental Injuries
...Smaller chips, even in primary teeth, can be successfully repaired by cosmetic bonding with composite resin materials...

Veneers are a Versatile Means to Achieving a Confident Smile
...The bonding cement seeps into these pores and creates a strong bond that virtually unites the tooth and veneer into one...

Smile Transformation Begins and Ends With Smile Design
...These range from less invasive procedures like whitening, tooth reshaping, cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers, to more involved restorations like crowns, bridgework or dental implants...

Bonding with Composite Resins Ideal for Restoring Chipped Teeth
...Bonding with composite resin is one such procedure: it’s ideal for mild to moderate chipping, especially in highly visible front teeth...

Improving a 'Gummy Smile' Depends on its Cause
...Other cosmetic enhancements such as orthodontics, bonding or porcelain restorations can also prove effective...

The Perils of a Loose Permanent Tooth - and What to do About it
...Temporarily, we can apply splinting material to the outside of both the loose and stable teeth or cut a small channel into them and apply bonding material to join them...

It's an Art: Determining Tooth Color in Composite Resin Restorations
... Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to discuss your questions about bonding to repair chipped teeth...

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
...One of the easiest and least expensive ways of doing this is with dental bonding...

Tooth Contouring & Reshaping
...It's also often used in conjunction with cosmetic bonding or dental veneers — both of which can be used to reshape teeth with larger imperfections...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Tooth Pain
...Depending on the cause, treatment may involve filling, bonding, root canal therapy, or other procedures...

Traumatic Dental Injuries
...Try to locate any pieces of the tooth that have come off, as it may be possible to reattach them to the crown with tooth-colored bonding material...

Air Abrasion
...Some of the uses for air abrasion tools include: removing dental caries (cavities) and filling them with composite (tooth-colored) material; preparing teeth for bonding, veneering or other procedures; and removing stains or even repairing small defects in teeth...

Cracked Teeth
... Small chips on the edges or cusps of teeth often cause no symptoms, and can be treated by cosmetic bonding or other methods...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
... Bonding — Chips and minor fractures to front teeth — common childhood occurrences — can be repaired with tooth-colored bonding materials...