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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.








Does Alcohol Help Rid Your Mouth of Gum Disease?
The myth that using alcohol or an alcohol-based mouthwash to rid your mouth of gum disease is just that - a myth. When you use anything with alcohol in a mouth that is struggling with gum disease, it can actually make it worse.

Alcohol dries out your mouth, which prevents your mouth from naturally washing away food particles and bacteria. This lets more bacteria grow, which can increase the severity of your gum disease. What you want to do is stick with an antibacterial or antimicrobial mouthwash and avoid alcohol as much as possible This way, the bacteria levels stay down, and your dental team can get your gum disease under control.


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