Patient Education

Online Dental Education Library

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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Dental Services
... Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Specialty Dentures Cosmetic Fillings Implants Veneers Whitening Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Dentures Cosmetic Dentistry Invisalign Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

Zimmer Dental Implants
Implants Dental implants are used as an alternative to crowns, bridges, or dentures to replace teeth...

Patient Testimonials
...There were many old fillings and some crowns, but all except the wisdom teeth were intact...

Complete Restorative Care
...From whitening to porcelain veneers to all porcelain crowns…your new smile begins with a personal consultation...

Instructions for In-Office Bleaching
...If there are areas of your teeth that did not seem to lighten, those areas may have tooth colored filling and/or crowns...

Periodontal Exams
... During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check: For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose The color, texture, size and shape of your gums Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants How much plaque is on your teeth The depth of the space between your tooth and gum Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums...

Missing Teeth
... Crowns and bridges are the most effective procedure for replacing missing teeth or bite problems...

Crowns
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth...

Extractions
General Procedure When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted...

Dentures
...Crowns on your natural teeth may improve the fit of a removable partial denture and they are usually required with attachments...

Teeth Whitening
...These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case)...

Bonding
...Crowns, also known as caps, are used in cases where other procedures will not be effective...

Crowns and Bridges
... Crowns Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Fillings
... Porcelain (ceramic) dental materials - All-porcelain (ceramic) dental materials include porcelain, ceramic or glasslike fillings and crowns...

Air Abrasion
...Although air abrasion is not suitable for work on crowns and bridges, it is often used for bonding procedures, and on tooth restorations involving composite, or tooth-colored fillings...

Glossary
... back to top C Calculus - A hard deposit of mineralized substance adhering to crowns and/or roots of teeth or prosthetic devices...