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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Smile Gallery
... What a difference tooth whitening and 4 front all porcelain crowns make when trying to correct teeth with old fillings, incisal wear and discoloration...

Information about our Affordable Dental Plan
... Benefits Include Two simple cleanings and exams each year 15% discount on periodontal cleanings All x-rays are included with each cleaning visit One free fluoride treatment One emergency exam and necessary X-rays per year 15% discount on all procedures including crowns, fillings, extractions, root canals, and implants $300 discount on Invisalign cases  Option to start a Dental Savings Account Membership is $25/month for the first family member and $20/month for each additional family member...

Local Anesthesia Helps Decrease Discomfort and Anxiety During Treatment
...It’s a necessity during treatments like decay removal, deep root cleaning, fillings, tooth extractions or gum surgery because the nerve-rich tissues of the mouth are especially sensitive to pain...

Dental Services
... Bonding Crowns & Bridgework Implant Restoration Porcelain Veneers Teeth Whitening TMJ Treatment Invisalign Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Professional Teeth Cleanings Dentures Cosmetic Dentistry Sleep Apnea Appliances   Tooth Colored Fillings We offer tooth colored fillings instead of the dark mercury based fillings from years ago...

Lamar Odom Rebounds From Dental Anxiety
...Once he did, it was found that he needed a root canal, a wisdom tooth extraction, and several fillings...

Bulimia Nervosa
...  Other problems, such as poorly fitting fillings and braces, are another byproduct of such eating disorders...

Plaque
...  Ironically, the areas surrounding restored portions of teeth (where fillings, or amalgams have been placed) are particularly vulnerable to decay and are a breeding ground for bacteria...

Periodontal Exams
... During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check: For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose The color, texture, size and shape of your gums Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants How much plaque is on your teeth The depth of the space between your tooth and gum Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Plaque also can attack fillings and other restorations in your mouth, which can lead to more costly treatment down the road...

Extractions
General Procedure When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted...

Veneers
... Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth...

Teeth Whitening
...These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case)...

Old and Unsightly Fillings
Newer kinds of fillings made from composite resins and porcelain can restore unsightly fillings; many people are surprised how natural these kinds of filling materials can make a tooth once covered by the old-fashioned silver amalgams...

Introduction
Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Fillings
Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe...

Anesthesia
...Such medications block the nerves from transmitting signals and are used for more major types of procedures, such as fillings and root canals...

Air Abrasion
...Although air abrasion is not suitable for work on crowns and bridges, it is often used for bonding procedures, and on tooth restorations involving composite, or tooth-colored fillings...

Glossary
... Composite filling - Tooth colored restorations, also known as resin fillings...