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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)...

Not Just Filling in the Gaps: Lost Teeth Have Unexpected Consequences
...They can be used to support bridges or false teeth (dentures)...

A New, Improved Solution for Loss of Teeth in the Lower Jaw
What does the term “two-implant overdentures” mean...

Bad Breath — Discovering The Causes & Treatments
...However, if your bad breath originates in your mouth, we may recommend any or all of the following to return your mouth to optimal oral health: Oral hygiene instruction to learn the proper ways to brush, floss, scrape your tongue and use mouthwashes Denture hygiene instruction for proper cleaning and maintenance of both full and partial dentures and bridgework Periodontal (gum) therapy that includes professionally cleaning your teeth (scaling), smoothing your teeth's root surfaces (root planning) and possible antibiotic therapy Removal of tooth decay where large, open cavities (caries) are present Repair of broken fillings Removal of wisdom teeth (third molars) with gum flaps Treatment of yeast infections (candidasis) To learn more about the causes and treatments for halitosis, read the Dear Doctor article, “Bad Breath — More Than Just Embarrassing...

Understanding The Factors That Can Influence Dental Implant Success
...In fact, over-dentures, which are full dentures supported and stabilized by at least two dental implants, are now considered the standard of care by the American Dental Association (ADA) for people who have lost all of their teeth in one or both jaws...

Sinus Surgery — Creating Bone for Dental Implants “Out of Thin Air”
... If all the back teeth are lost and dental implants cannot be placed, removable upper dentures may be the only alternative...

Mini-Implants: Five Things You Should Know
... Mini-implants are a great option for attaching lower overdentures...

Test Your Knowledge: Dentures
Think you already know all about dentures...

Making the Right Choices With Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures (RPDs) are a common replacement option for multiple lost teeth...

It Can Pay to Spend on Dental Implants
... Traditional bridges and dentures are the most affordable options for replacing teeth...

Gum Recession and Plastic Surgery
...In addition, poor fitting appliances, such as partial dentures can also cause gum recession...

Implant-Supported Teeth: a New Option for Patients With Total Tooth Loss
...Unlike other options like removable dentures, implantation can stop and even reverse bone loss caused by missing teeth...

Implant Overdentures: a Marriage of Options for Lower Jaw Tooth Replacement
For well over a century, removable dentures have been the main treatment option for patients suffering from severe or total edentulism (loss of teeth)...

New Permanent Teeth - Faster Than Ever!
...Unlike removable dentures or bridgework, implants actually fuse to your jawbone — providing lifetime support for a full set of great-looking replacement teeth...

New Partial Dentures More Comfortable and Durable Than Older Models
... Removable partial dentures (RPDs) have met this need for many years...

Removing Teeth Could Improve an Orthodontic Outcome
...This takes planning as well as the use of restorations like dental implants, bridges or partial dentures...

Restoring Health and Appearance Through Periodontal Plastic Surgery
... Gum recession can occur for a number of reasons: poor oral hygiene; over brushing and flossing; malocclusion (a poor bite); personal habits, like biting down on hard foreign objects; or poorly fitted dentures or other appliances...

3 Tips for Denture Care to Help Them Last and Keep Your Mouth Healthy
For people with edentulism (total loss of teeth), removable dentures is a viable option for regaining both lost function and an attractive appearance...

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Dentures
...adults have lost all their teeth, there are a large number Americans who wear full removable dentures, also known as false teeth...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
...Sometimes, it's because we don't have the manual dexterity to handle the floss, or because braces or partial dentures get in the way; or, perhaps we just never got in the habit...

Removable Dentures
...Fortunately, there's a reliable and time-tested method for treating this condition: full or partial dentures...

Tooth Wear
...Some dental appliances such as partial dentures or retainers that are frequently taken in and out of the mouth can also abrade teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Foreign objects in the mouth that rub against the gums, like poorly fitting removable dentures, tongue bolts, or even fingernails, can also contribute to gum recession...

Sinus Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Aging & Dental Health
...Poor-fitting dentures can make the problem worse, as can the presence of certain diseases (such as diabetes or cancer)...

Bad Breath
...Other places where bacteria and food particles can be trapped are between the teeth, beneath the gums, and in oral appliances or dentures...

Missing Teeth
... Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Dental Implants FAQs
... At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Other Options for Tooth Replacement Other than dental implants, your tooth-replacement options include fixed bridgework that incorporates or uses the adjacent teeth, and removable dentures...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Implant teeth allow you to eat, speak and smile with complete confidence because they will never slip or shift like removable dentures often do...

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...

Implant Dentistry
...   Support Removable Dentures — Implants can even make removable dentures more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear...

Oral Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Technology
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...