Cosmetic & General Dentistry

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.

The practice of dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you looking and feeling great throughout life.

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There’s so much that can be done these days to improve the appearance of a person’s smile — at any age. From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there’s a wide range of exciting possibilities.

The first step in any smile makeover is a thorough dental examination to make sure that your cosmetic problems really are just that, and not a sign of underlying dental disease. Once your health has been established, your smile can be cosmetically enhanced in a variety of ways.

Cosmetic & General Dentistry Procedures

Modern dentistry offers a wide range of services to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. These procedures include:

Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease

Cosmetic 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

Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved

Fillings, to restore decayed teeth

Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities

Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment

Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early

Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position

Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth

Removable Dentures, to help you smile again

Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth

Sealants, to help prevent cavities

Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile

TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing

Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look

Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible

When to Visit the Dentist

Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong. That is truly a shame, because they are missing out on so many preventive services that can save discomfort — and expense — down the road. Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year.

Your regular dental visits will include a thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums; and oral cancer screening to spot any suspicious signs early; and a professional cleaning to remove stubborn deposits and make your teeth look and feel great. So don’t miss out on the many benefits dentistry offers you and your family!

Your Smile Makeover

The most important job you have as a member of your own smile makeover team is to communicate exactly what you don’t like about your smile and how you’d like it to be different. Before the first consultation, give some thought to the following questions:

What do you like or dislike about the color, size, shape and spacing of your teeth?

Are you pleased with how much your teeth show, both when you smile and when your lips are relaxed?

Do you want teeth that are perfectly aligned and a bright “Hollywood White,” or would you prefer a more natural look with slight color, shape and shade variations?

Would you like more or less of your gums to show when you smile?

It is extremely helpful for you to bring in pictures you have collected — of smiles you like, smiles you don’t like, and/or photos of the way your own smile used to look, if that’s the result you’re aiming for. Now is the time to get started on creating a smile that will make you feel as good as you look!

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