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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.








Dreaming of a White Christmas?
Teeth whitening has come along way in the last few decades. What once was unpredictable is now effective & convenient. If you have always wanted whiter teeth, now is a great time. There are options. Whitening toothpastes can be effective at maintaining your current white. If your teeth are darker and need more oomph to get that glow, consider whitening strips or custom trays. Always consider a professional cleaning to jump-start the process. Sensitivity to cold is still the most common complication associated with tooth whitening. If you experience this common but annoying side-effect, try bleaching for a shorter period of time. Or try bleaching every other day. Change the routine to minimize the sensitivity and find your formula.

Merry Christmas!


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