When soft tissue inside the root canal becomes inflamed or infected, you may need treatment to correct the problem. Inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks.
This common procedure is a staple among our highly trained staff. We provide the highest level of care and comfort during the process, and work to deliver the best possible dental health we can.
Cerec Same-Day Crown
New procedures make it possible to provide crowns in a single day. CEREC is a special procedure that provides:
- Single visit convenience, so no need for temporaries
- No uncomfortable impression trays
- Beautiful color-matched ceramic
- Enamel-like materials for a natural look and feel
- Clinically proven results in millions of restorations worldwide
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist offers to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. Talk to your dentist about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.
Dental veneers are thin shells, custom made for your teeth to cover the front surface and improve their appearance. They are made of tooth-colored materials and can be used to improve the color of teeth, the shape or size of your teeth, or any combination of these.
You talk to you dentist about dental veneers if:
- Your teeth are stained or discolored
- Your teeth are crooked or misshaped
- Your teeth have spaces between
- Your teeth are broken or chipped
Two types of veneers are commonly used. Porcelain veneers are more durable, and resist stains better. The other type is composite resin veneers. Unlike porcelain, these are not made in a laboratory, but instead directly applied to the teeth. They typically have a shorter life span, and are less expensive.
We have extensive experience in providing veneers in all kinds of cases. Our highly trained staff will work with you to decide the best course of action.
If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a fixed bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
A bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren’t available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last many years.