|Preventive care: a major emphasis in quality dentistry has to be prevention. We work|
|with our patients to teach effective home care, and strive to keep our patients on a |
regular check-up schedule so that any developing problems can be detected and treated
in the early stages.
|Basic restorative dentistry today consists of the use of traditional materials such as|
|amalgam ("silver fillings") and composite resins ("tooth colored fillings"). We provide |
both of these options, and are prepared to help patients choose the restorative material
that is most appropriate for any given tooth.
|Major restorative treatment includes placement of crowns and bridges. We use both|
|tooth colored materials and gold crowns, chosen on a case by case basis by the patient. |
Again, we will explain the differences as well as the advantages and disadvantages to the
|Removable prosthodontics (dentures and partial dentures) are a viable option for some|
|patients who are missing teeth. These procedures are very conventional, and are done |
|Implants have become an excellent option for replacement of missing teeth. We work|
|closely with an oral surgeon who does implant surgery, and then we place the final |
restoration on the implant.
|Extractions: sometimes a tooth needs to be extracted. If it appears that the extraction|
|will be uncomplicated, we can provide that service. Otherwise we refer to an oral |
|Children's dentistry provides special challenges. We can treat most children, but are|
|always ready to refer to a children's dentistry specialist as needed.|
|Root canal treatment is a very precise dental treatment performed by many general|
|dentists, but we now refer all patients in need of root canal treatment to a board |
|Cosmetic dentistry has become a major component of many dental practices. We offer|
|bleaching, veneers, and "tooth colored fillings", but we do not promote cosmetic |
services as a focal point of our practice. Our dental practice philosophy is based on
good dental health, not "movie star smiles". While we do provide cosmetic services, we
do not actively "market" or "promote" cosmetic dentistry.
|Emergency dental care: a number of conditions qualify as emergency care, and are|
|always given high priority. We always do our best to give our prompt attention to |
problems involving discomfort or other genuine dental emergencies.