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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 Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position 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 Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

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...

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...

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

Though not Always Seen, it's Still Important to Replace a Missing Back Tooth
... Bridgework has been the traditional method for replacing one or a few missing teeth: they’re long-lasting if cared for properly, have a life-like appearance that blends well with other teeth and are a good option when implants aren’t...

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

Good Bone Health Essential for Obtaining 'Teeth in One Day' Implants
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Implant Timelines for Replacing Missing Teeth...

Replace Teeth for Better Speech
...Because teeth are vital for good speech, and missing teeth can make it very hard to speak properly...

Dental Implants can also Support Other Traditional Restorations
...But if you have multiple missing teeth, you might think the cost of all those individual implants could put them out of your league...

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

An Implant Restoration Could Prevent Bone Loss
...But dental implant restorations in particular could help stop or even reverse bone deterioration at the site of the missing teeth...

With Proper Care, Partial Dentures are a Viable Tooth Replacement Option
...But there is another type: a removable partial denture (RPD), which can be a viable option for replacing a few missing teeth...

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...

RPDs Offer Another Tooth Replacement Option for those on a Tight Budget
Durable as well as life-like, dental implants are by far the preferred method for replacing missing teeth...

Unpleasant Cracked Mouth Corners Can Be Treated and Prevented
...Poorly cleaned dentures, weakened facial supporting structure due to missing teeth, vitamin deficiencies and some systemic diseases can all lead to perleche...

A 'Tooth in a Day' Implant Could Give You a Perfect Smile From Day One
...That isn't always the case with missing teeth—over time, bone volume can gradually diminish...

A RPD Could Be Your Answer to Replacing Missing Teeth
Before implants, people often turned to a removable appliance to replace multiple missing teeth...

Mike Tyson: The Prizefighter Prizes His Unique Smile
...Dental crowns can restore single teeth or replace missing teeth as part of a dental bridge...

Cracked Mouth Corners: How to Resolve This Irritating Problem
...Along the same vein, patients who contend with frequent cracked mouth corners and who have missing teeth should have those teeth replaced by some form of restoration...

Temporary Smiles for Teens Waiting on Dental Implants
...In the meantime, though, they don't have to endure a smile marred by missing teeth, but can replace them with a temporary restoration...

Proper Dental Work Care Will Extend Their Longevity
...Traditional bridges consist of an array of artificial crowns with those in the middle substituting for the missing teeth, while those on the end attach to the natural teeth on either side of the gap to support the bridge...

Glossary
... Bridge - A prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth cemented or otherwise attached to the abutment teeth or implant replacements...

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)...

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...