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Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth`s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit. Bonding is often performed in order to fill in gaps or change... Read More
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. There are several types of fixed dental bridges (cannot... Read More
What is Invisalign? The Invisalign system is an orthodontic treatment that corrects imperfect positioning of the teeth when the mouth is closed with a series of custom-made, nearly invisible aligners that are comfortable to wear, and removable for meals and normal brushing and flossing. How does Invisalign work? When you... Read More
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions... Read More
A huge part of any dental hygiene regimen is to make sure you get your teeth regularly cleaned. While brushing and flossing regularly is certainly a good habit to get into, it is important to schedule a cleaning with your dentist to take care of plaque buildup and the hard... Read More
An initial comprehensive examination usually takes 90 minutes. During the exam, we carry out a comprehensive check of your whole mouth. Our aim is to take a thorough and individualized approach. We take into account your medical and dental history while listening to your questions and concerns. We will discuss... Read More
Fillings are most commonly used to repair teeth holding cavities but can also be used as a means to restore cracked or broken teeth. To fill your cavity, we will clean out and remove the portion of your tooth that is decayed. We will then carefully fill and seal it... Read More
Before the development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act... Read More
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Types of dentures Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from... Read More
A full mouth restoration is a dental procedure that involves repairing several dental problems. Unlike a full mouth makeover, which is only cosmetic, a full mouth restoration not only improves the appearance of the teeth, but it also repairs any oral health problems that may exist. While a full-mouth restoration... Read More

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