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Dental cleaning reinforces the oral health regimen of brushing and flossing. This allows our dentists to locate areas that may need special attention.
Digital x-rays utilize computer technology and digital sensors to view, store, and share radiographic images. An important benefit of a digital x-ray is that it reduces the patient’s exposure to radiation.
We do thorough checkups for any concern or pain that the patient is in.
These treatments have more fluoride than your toothpaste. It helps to lower the risk of developing dental cavities.
A sealant is a thin, protective coating (usually made from plastic or other dental materials) that adheres to the chewing surface of your teeth. Although it may not be a substitute for brushing and flossing, dental sealants can help keep cavities from forming.
We will teach patients how to clean their teeth properly. This way, further damage like cavities and discoloration may be prevented.
An oral cancer screening can detect early signs of cancer. We recommend our patients to take the exam during their regular dental checkup.
Dental Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration used to replace sections of teeth that are missing, damaged or decayed. While traditional dental materials like gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite successfully restore teeth; recent advances in dental technology have made a wider and improved selection of restorative choices available. Some of the newest state-of-the-art filling materials including ceramic and the latest composite materials, are not only strong and durable, they offer the most aesthetically pleasing and natural looking results.
Dental crowns protect weak teeth, restore broken teeth, and prevent cracked teeth from breaking further. After a crown is cemented in place, it's usually the only visible part of the tooth.
When teeth are missing a series of changes that can impact your overall dental health and jaw function may be initiated. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the space, and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth. It is therefore important to replace the single tooth or multiple teeth that have been lost. One of the best options to prevent the consequences of shifting teeth and to restore full function to a small edentulous section in the mouth is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge replaces the missing teeth with artificial teeth called “pontics,” and is supported on the ends by prepared natural teeth. Once fabricated and fitted a dental bridge will be permanently “fixed,” or cemented into place. Like crowns, bridges can be made of either porcelain baked on to a metal substrate or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
This procedure involves cleaning and shaping the tooth before filling it with a special inert material.
Losing a tooth due to injury, dental decay, or gum disease can happen. However, in order to avoid causing problems for the adjacent teeth and your overall dental health, it is important to replace the tooth that has been lost. This can be done a number of ways including fixed bridges, removable partial or full dentures as well as a more recent procedure known as dental implants.
One of the most significant dental innovations in recent times, an implant is a small surgical fixture made of biocompatible metal or ceramic materials that is placed into the jawbone and functions in the same manner as the root of a tooth. In the same way that natural root supports the natural crown of your tooth, an implant once it fully integrates with the surrounding bone, provides a stable and durable foundation for a replacement tooth. Implants often support a crown for an individual tooth, but can also be used as abutment teeth for a dental bridge, or strategically placed to help stabilize a denture.
Out of all of the restorative choices available today an implant comes the closest to replicating the look, feel and function of a natural tooth. Furthermore, it is the only method of tooth replacement that does not require the involvement or preparation of the adjacent teeth. A dental implant also stimulates bone remodeling to prevent shrinkage in areas where teeth are missing and helps to restore facial contours in areas where significant bone loss has occurred.
For dental emergencies, please contact our office immediately.
Scaling is a standard dental procedure for patients with gum disease. This is a type of dental cleaning that reaches below the gumline to remove plaque buildup. The process of scaling and root planing the teeth is often referred to as deep cleaning.
Extractions can happen for a variety of reasons. It can be performed in cases where a “baby” tooth is reluctant to fall out, or if a tooth is non-restorable.
Removable Complete Dentures
Sometimes, getting dentures is necessary for an individual. While it can be devastating to lose your real teeth, dentures offer a great solution to restore an attractive smile.
Removable Partial Dentures
In the event of losing a tooth or more, partial dentures help fill the gaps to restore a full smile.
Soften or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and around the mouth. Follow
@dr_kellie_aesthetics on Instagram to see "before" and "after" photos of botox treatments.
Do you show a lot of your gums when you smile? Botox can be used to decrease the pull on your upper lip during smiling. This requires a thorough examination for a highly customized treatment.
Accentuates the jawline by using botox to decrease the activity of the muscles that pull your lower face downward. Call for a facial esthetics consultation today!
Dermal fillers are used to restore volume loss that occurs as we age. Treatment areas include "smile lines" around the mouth,
downturned corners of the mouth, thin lips, cheeks, and tear troughs. Follow @dr_kellie_aesthetics on Instagram to see "before" and "after" photos of dermal filler treatments.
Use dermal fillers to add volume to your lips, define the borders of your lips, and enjoy a more hydrated appearance.
You can use dental whitening strips to whiten or bleach the teeth, but the results are different for every person.
These are custom trays that are made for each patient using a whitening solution.
Like braces, Invisalign® is used to correct different types of malocclusions through the use of a series of clear plastic trays called aligners.
If your teeth have gaps, chips, stains, or discolorations, you could be a candidate for porcelain veneers. It’s an invasive cosmetic procedure that helps you achieve beautiful results.