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Procedures


Crowns & Bridges

If you want a smile that's your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that's already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It's also used to cover a dental implant.

Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)

Root canal therapy is a way to save an infected tooth. It's the only alternative to taking out the tooth. To be more specific, it's necessary to understand the structure of a tooth.

Every tooth has a hollow space inside. That space runs inside the tooth (the chamber) along its length right to the tip of the root (the canal). Inside the space is soft tissue (nerves, blood vessels, and other tissue) called the pulp, but often referred to as "the nerve". This tissue has a very limited ability to heal. When injured, either from trauma or from infection, the pulp usually dies. Tooth decay is a bacterial infection of the tooth, and when the decay gets close to the pulp, bacteria can enter the pulp chamber and infect the tissue.

Root canal therapy cleans that space, disinfects it, and fills it with a specific material used only in root canals. Following root canal therapy, as long as the tooth is properly restored, the tooth should last as long as any other tooth in the mouth.

Composite & Amalgam fillings

To learn more about the differences between Composite and Amalgam fillings, visit the American Dental Association's website here.

ZOOM!® Advanced Power ™ Teeth Whitening

The ZOOM!® In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure as seen on ABC's popular show, "Extreme Makeover". It's safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just one hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. ZOOM!® Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of ZOOM!® in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.

Arestin™

Arestin™ is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. Arestin™ may be used as part of a periodontal program which includes good oral hygiene, and scaling and root planing.

Implants & Restoration

Implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically placed beneath your gums. After placement, the implants fuse to the bone of your jaw and act as artificial tooth roots. Replacement teeth-singularly or grouped on a bridge or dentrue-are then mounted to the implant.