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Restorative Dental Procedures
Composite Fillings are tooth-colored to blend in with the remaining natural part of the tooth.

Tooth 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.

A Dental Crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.

Dental Crown Lengthening (AKA: "crown-elongation" or "crown-extension") is a surgical procedure that is done when the tooth is too short to provide adequate retention for a restoration (usually a crown).

A Root Canal or, endodontic therapy, is a procedure available to save a tooth that is infected and would otherwise require extraction.

A Dental Bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

A Dental lmplant is a metal device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Unlike a dental bridge, an implant is permanent.

Tooth Veneers are a 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.

A Tooth Extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth from its socket in the jawbone that is damaged beyond repair.

A Partial Dental Denture is a removable appliance held in place by gripping the remaining healthy teeth, usually with metal clasps or wires.

A complete Dental Denture is a removable prosthesis of white plastic teeth in a pink gum-colored plastic base that rests on the remaining gum ridge once all of the teeth in the arch have been removed.








Oral Piercings Are Not Good for Your Teeth
Oral piercings give you the opportunity to express yourself in a unique way. However, they also have the opportunity to cause damage to your teeth. The more your oral piercing moves around in your mouth, the more chances there are for the piercing to hit your teeth. This can just tap your tooth and only cause a little moment of pain, or it can become a much bigger problem.

Oral piercings often cause cracks and chips to teeth when they come in contact. It may be difficult to tell if any damage was done to the teeth until the pain starts, especially if your piercing is on your tongue. Where the piercing rubs on your teeth it causes gum recession and bone loss. This puts the damage to your teeth on the inside of your teeth, making it hard for you to see it. You might notice your tooth feels a little loose, or you might not notice it at all. While some people may not experience tooth damage, it is important to know the potential risks if you are considering an oral piercing or currently have one. If you want more information about these risks feel free to give us a call! We are always happy to help.


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