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Our dedicated team strives 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
...At our office, you'll get the best modern dentistry has to offer! Our Cosmetic Dentistry services include: Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Gum Surgery, to frame your teeth beautifully Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign® Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment 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 Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Contouring & Reshaping, for a pleasing tooth shape We also offer: Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Implant Dentistry If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns & Bridgework...

Not All Crowns are Alike. Know the Differences to Get the Look you Want
... Crowns have been a mainstay in dentistry for generations...

Dental Crowns for the King of Magic
...Crowns (also called caps) are suitable when a tooth has lost part of its visible structure, but still has healthy roots beneath the gum line...

Vivica's Veneers: the Making of a Hollywood Smile
... Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...Bruxism may also result in excessive tooth wear, and may damage dental work like crowns and bridges; in severe cases, loosened or fractured teeth have been reported...

Not all Crowns are Alike - or Cost the Same
All crowns are designed to restore functionality to a damaged tooth...

Teeth Make a Picture-Perfect Smile
... For permanent whitening results, consider veneers or crowns...

A Toothless Tiger?
...Crowns are generally made to order in a dental lab, and are placed on a prepared tooth in a procedure that requires two office visits: one to prepare the tooth for restoration and to make a model of the mouth and the second to place the custom-manufactured crown and complete the restoration...

3 Cutting Edge Ways You Could Benefit from Dental Implants
...For example, a bridge as small as three crowns can be supported by two implants attached to the outside crowns of the bridge...

Dr. Travis Stork: If Only I'd Worn A Mouthguard!
...Eventually, both were successfully restored with dental crowns...

Jamie Foxx Chips a Tooth - This Time by Accident!
...Like veneers, crowns (or caps) are made from models of your bite, and require more than one office visit to place; sometimes a root canal may also be needed to save the natural tooth...

Have a Loose Tooth? You'll Need This Two-Phase Treatment to Save It
...In some situations, though, we may need to perform a permanent splint by crowning the affected teeth and then splinting the crowns together...

A Royal Fix
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework...

A Crown Could be the Answer to Preserving Your Damaged Tooth
... Crowns have been used for decades: the first were mainly composed of metal like gold or silver and later dental porcelain, a ceramic material that could be molded, shaped and oven-fired to resemble a real tooth...

Crowns & Bridgework
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Porcelain Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

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

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...

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
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...