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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 Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Nightguards to protect teeth while you sleep Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Planning and Restoring Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today (utilizing local surgeons to help plan and place the implants) Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Some types of Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile 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...

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...

Dentures Still an Effective Restoration for Total Tooth Loss
...It's the option millions of people have chosen to lessen the impact of missing teeth...

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...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

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

Here is How You can Improve Your Wedding Day Smile!
...If you have missing teeth marring your smile, you have several options...

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

Root Canal Awareness Week: A Time to Learn How Teeth Are Saved
...However, the alternative—extracting the tooth—has similar potential downsides; plus a replacement tooth will be needed to avoid the health and lifestyle troubles caused by missing teeth...

Diabetes Doesn't Have to Stop You From Acquiring Dental Implants
...So if you’re diabetic and are considering dental implants for missing teeth, it’s important to discuss the possibility of obtaining them with both your dentist and the physician caring for your diabetes...

Three Reasons why Your Six Year Old Should Undergo an Orthodontic Check
...Crowding of teeth, abnormal space between teeth, crooked, protruding or missing teeth are all signs that the teeth are not or will not be coming in properly and some type of treatment will eventually be necessary to correct it...

Can't Afford Dental Implants? Consider Partial Dentures
We’ve come a long way in our ability to restore missing teeth...

Janet Jackson: Even pop stars get insecure about their smiles!
...There are several options for replacing missing teeth, from a removable partial denture to a traditional fixed bridge to a state-of-the-art implant-supported replacement tooth...

Here's How to Care for 3 Common Dental Restorations
...Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth...

Consider an Effective and Affordable RPD for Teeth Replacement
If you have a few missing teeth but can't afford dental implants or fixed bridgework, consider a removal partial denture (RPD)...

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...