(Dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region of the body.)
(a dental veneer is a thin layer of material that we secure over a tooth’s surface. This is done either to protect a damaged surface or to improve the appearance of chipped, crooked or uneven teeth. Reasons that may once have prevented you from smiling are no longer an embarrassment with porcelain veneers or dental veneers.)
(Bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. Two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and a false tooth or teeth is in between. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or dental implants.
(A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.?
(Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening. Whitening is not a one-time procedure.)
(A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.)
(Zoom Whitening refers to a high intensity light system that is used to lighten teeth at a dental office.)
(The comprehensive dental exam is performed at your initial dental visit and at following check-up exams. The Comprehensive Dental Exam is substantially different from the General Dental Exam. The comprehensive dental exam may include some or all the following. (Digital X-Rays, Oral Cancer screening, Gum Disease screening, Tooth Decay screening and previous dental work performed by other dentists.)
(Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, periodontal (gum) diseases and bad breath.)
(A regular cleaning is designed for the maintenance of healthy gums. Healthy gums have a small, shallow space between the teeth and gums.
A deep cleaning removes the bacteria colonies from your mouth. A deep cleaning (or “scaling and root planning”) is needed when there is a large amount of tartar and bacteria under the gums. This occurs when there is a deeper space between the teeth and gums, called a “pocket.”)
(A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics, or informally, tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.)
(Dental surgery is several medical procedures that involve artificially modifying dentition; in other words, surgery of the teeth and jaw bones like a Root Canal surgery.)
(A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.)
(TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. The exact cause of a person's TMJ disorder is often difficult to determine. Your pain may be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis or jaw injury.)
(A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain)
(Dental sealants (also termed pit and fissure sealants, or simply fissure sealants) are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. Teeth have recesses on their biting surfaces; the back teeth have fissures (grooves) and some front teeth have cingulum pits)