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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Fortunately, contemporary dentistry offers several good solutions for the problem of missing teeth...

Orthodontics Could be the Smile Transformer You've Been Looking For
When designing your new smile, we have a lot of options for changing how individual teeth look: from whitening discolored teeth to replacing missing teeth with life-like dental implants...

What to Expect Before, During and After Implant Surgery
People are choosing dental implants at an increasing rate to replace missing teeth, either as an individual tooth or as a support for other restorations...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Here’s how it works: A one-piece unit is custom-fabricated, consisting of prosthetic crowns to replace missing teeth, plus caps to cover the adjacent (abutment) teeth on each side...

Dental Implants: a Durable, Life-Like Solution for your Tooth Loss
...Not only does this strengthen the implant's hold within the jaw, the added growth also helps deter bone loss, a common problem with missing teeth...

Dentures Require Planning and Attention to Detail to Look Natural
...Fortunately, we have advanced restorative options that can effectively replace missing teeth...

Take Care of Your Dental Appliance and It Will Take Care of You
What do a teenager with a poor bite, a senior citizen with multiple missing teeth or a middle-aged person with a teeth grinding habit all have in common...

Braces (Orthodontia)
Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite (also called malocclusion)...

Missing Teeth
Fixed bridges and implants are often used to replace missing teeth and to correct some kinds of bite problems...

Bridges
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth...

Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues...

Cosmetic Dentistry
... Common esthetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth...

Crowns and Bridges
Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth...

Glossary
... Bridge - A prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth cemented or otherwise attached to the abutment teeth or implant replacements...