Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
- Fast, easy and convenient
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infected. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with medicated dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
Sensitivity to heat and cold.
Severe toothache pain.
Root canal treatments are highly successful and usually last a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to a new infection.
Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry dedicated to the art and science of enhancing a person’s smile, overall appearance, and oral health. Many treatments are used to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshaped, or missing. Cosmetic surgery can reshape teeth, close gaps, restore worn or short teeth, and even change the length of teeth.
- Cosmetic fillings
Cosmetic dentistry is one of the fastest growing areas of dentistry. Eighty-four percent of dentists now offer cosmetic procedures as part of their practices and half of these report a steady increase in the amount of cosmetic procedures performed over the last three years, according to an American Dental Association survey.
Implant replacement teeth look, feel and function like a natural teeth. For patients, dental implants provide comfort, convenience and confidence. Dental implants are so natural-looking and natural feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally.
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
Gum-perio disease may progress painlessly, producing few obvious signs, even in the late stages of the disease. Although the symptoms of periodontal disease often are subtle, the condition is not entirely without warning signs. Certain symptoms may point to some form of the disease. The symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bleeding during or after brushing
Red, swollen or tender gums
Persistent bad breath
Gum-perio disease causes more than just embarrassing side effects such as bad breath and has been linked to an increased risk for serious health complications like heart disease and stroke. Diabetes is not only a risk factor for gum disease, but gum disease may make diabetes worse.