Patient Education

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 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   Although we do have information about sedation dentistry on our webpage under the Patient Education tab, we do not perform Inhalation Conscious Sedation at our office...

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Mini-Implants: Five Things You Should Know
...Because not only do they offer the longest-lasting method of restoring missing teeth, but they also help mitigate one of the greatest problems associated with tooth loss — the loss of underlying bone structure...

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
...Bone loss, a “hidden” consequence of tooth loss, is what tends to make people who are missing teeth look older than they really are...

Leave Enough Time for Your Wedding-Day Smile Makeover
...Tooth implants are modern dentistry's best option for replacing missing teeth...

Dental Implants and Smoking - Cause for Concern?
... Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth — but does smoking complicate the process of getting implants...

Early Orthodontic Care Helped Child Star Nolan Gould Get Ready for Prime Time
...We might already be able to see evidence of the following problems: crowding, too much space between teeth, protruding teeth, extra or missing teeth, and sometimes problems with jaw growth...

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...

Look at the Long-Term Costs When Considering Dental Implants
You’ve probably heard a lot of great things about dental implants as a replacement for 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...

5 Ways to Make Your Smile More Confident and Inviting
...With porcelain dental restorations that have a strong inner core and an outer life-like appearance, we can completely cover an individual damaged tooth with a custom-made crown or replace one or more missing teeth with fixed bridgework...

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

3 Cutting Edge Ways You Could Benefit from Dental Implants
...People with missing teeth aren't the only ones who can benefit from implants...

Certain People may Benefit from Antibiotics Before Implant Surgery
Dental implants are considered today’s premier method for restoring missing teeth...

More Than a new Smile - Dental Implants Help Stop Bone Loss as Well
...While their primary purpose is to replace missing teeth and rejuvenate a patient’s smile, they’re also regarded for another important benefit: they can slow or stop bone loss accelerated by the loss of teeth...

If You're not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants, Consider Bridgework
...With continuing advances in materials and new applications, the traditional bridge still remains an effective and important means to restore a smile marred by missing teeth...

Cracked Mouth Corners can be Irritating - Here's How to Treat Them
...Replacing missing teeth provides better facial support and could minimize wrinkling around the mouth...

A Traditional Bridge Might be the Right Solution for Your Missing Teeth
...Dental implants have become the premier restoration for missing teeth...

Getting a New 'Tooth in a Day' Will Depend on Your Bone Health
...But bone loss, a common consequence of missing teeth or dental disease, can reduce bone volume to less than what's needed to place an implant...

An Affordable RPD Could be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth Problems
You would love to replace your missing teeth with dental implants...

Getting a 'New Tooth in One Day' Will Depend on Your Bone Health
...If you would like more information on restoring missing teeth with dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

The Real Truth Behind Ed Helms' Missing Tooth in "The Hangover"
...While most of these congenitally missing teeth are in the back of the mouth, a few, as in Helms' case, involve front teeth in the “smile zone,” which can profoundly affect appearance...

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...