Basic Dental Health

Our Basic Dental Health Services

Tooth Fillings

Tooth Fillings

A tooth filling restores teeth damaged by decay back to its normal look and feel. In more severe cases, patients may feel distortion or discomfort from the affected tooth. By cleaning out the decay and filling with a tooth-colored resin material, the tooth will regain the structure lost to decay while avoiding further damage.

What To Expect

With the help of Cerec technologies, our office can provide same-day permanent crowns that match your tooth shade for a natural look and feel. Most crown appointments will not create any discomfort during or after the procedure and only takes slightly longer than a regular filling. Even with a crown, teeth are still prone to decay so regular at-home cleaning and bi-annual appointments are necessary. Our crowns can last up to 20 years with good oral hygiene.

Composite Filling (Anterior)

This video shows you how a composite filling can be used to restore a damaged front tooth to its natural strength and appearance.

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

A dental sealant is a thin coating that is brushed onto the surface of teeth to prevent tooth decay. Most patients who require sealants have natural grooves in their teeth that cannot be properly cleaned by normal brushing.

What To Expect

Applying sealant can be done quickly and painlessly and most appointments can be done in under an hour. We recommend that patients avoid sticky foods and candies after having a sealant applied to ensure longevity.

Dental Deep Cleaning

Dental Deep Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings focus on cleaning above the gum line. Dental deep cleaning treatments go under the gum line to remove the infection. An oral exam will determine if there is an infection caused by gum disease. If the infection is ignored, patients are at risk for tooth loss, stroke, and heart attacks.

What To Expect

A dental deep cleaning appointment takes slightly longer than normal cleanings, but with the help of numbing gel, can be completely painless. We recommend immediate attention and follow-up appointments every 3 months to ensure the bacteria does not reproduce.

Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays

X-rays allow us to see issues that are not surface level. Most X-rays are preventative and can be done during normal cleaning appointments, only needing updating annually. Our office uses digital radiography which uses up to 70% less radiation than conventional X-rays. Paired with computer monitoring, we are able to enhance images for more accurate diagnoses. X-rays are highly recommended to ensure that all issues are detected and treated. If you choose to decline an X-ray, a waiver must be signed.

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