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
... Bonding Composite (tooth-colored) Fillings Crowns and Bridges Specialty Dentures Cosmetic Fillings Implant Crowns and Bridges Minor Tooth Alignment Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Dentures and Partials Whitening Occlusal Guards Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, comprehensive medical and dental history review, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

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...

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 or “pockets” between your tooth and gum Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums...

Implants
...In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures...

Crowns and Bridges
... Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants...

Implant-Supported Teeth: a New Option for Patients With Total Tooth Loss
...Unlike other options like removable dentures, implantation can stop and even reverse bone loss caused by missing teeth...

Extend the Life of Your Dental Appliance With Proper Care
...Dentures, for example, should be taken out at night to allow saliva and its antibacterial capacity to work in your mouth...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...Prosthodontists can skillfully create functional, life-like dentures, as well as natural tooth and implant crowns to replace portions of visible teeth...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
... Dentures...

An Affordable RPD Could be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth Problems
... There's another viable option, though, that might fit your budget — removable partial dentures (RPDs)...

Patient Education
... Mouth Lesions Mouth Lesions Swelling Mouth Lesion Ulcers Mouth Lesions White Spots Mouth Lesions Periodontal Treatment Bone Grafting Gum Grafting Non-Surgical Perio Therapy Surgical Perio Therapy Tooth Pathology Cracked Filling Cracked Tooth Discolored Filling Discolored Tooth Tooth Ache Tooth Decay Tooth Wear Tooth Treatments Core Build-Up Inlay and Onlay Post and Core Root Canal Treatment Silver FIlling Tooth Colored (Composite FIlling) Tooth Extraction Care Instructions Tooth Extractions Tooth Supported Bridge Tooth Supported Crown Silver Diamine Fluoride Silver Diamine Fluoride Consent Form Whitening and Veneers Teeth Whitening Veneers Implants, Dentures and Partials Complete Denture Complete Denture with 2 or 4 Locators Attachments Complete Denture with a Milled Attachment Complete Denture with Locator Attachment Dental Implants Implant Supported Bridge with Fixed or Detachable (Hybrid) Components Implant Supported Bridge with Individually Cemented Crowns on Superstructure Implant Supported Bridge with Screw Retention Implant Supported Bridge Implant Supported Crown Removable Partial Denture Removable Partial Denture with Locator Attachments Bruxism (Grinding) Bite Problems Jaw Joint Problems Night Time Tooth Grinding Correcting Bite Problems Equilibration Kois Deprogrammer Why Orthodontics Dental and Medical Concerns Adverse Effects of Antibiotics BPA in Dental Composites Sleep-Disordered Breathing Sedation and Appliance Therapy IV Sedation Dentistry Oral Appliance Therapy for the Treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Oral Sedation Dentistry Oil Pulling Oil Pulling Children and Dental Concerns Why do Children Get Mouth Sores Why do Children Grind Their Teeth Why do Children have Bad Breath Why do Children have Crowded or Crooked Teeth Why do Children have Discolored Teeth Why do Children have Spaces Between Their Teeth Why do Children Snore Sealants and Fluoride Dental Sealants Fluoride

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...This not only provides a solid anchorage for the prosthetic, but it also prevents bone loss at the site of the missing tooth — which is something neither bridgework nor dentures can do...

Cracked Mouth Corners can be Irritating - Here's How to Treat Them
...Long-term wind or cold exposure, ill-fitting dentures or a lack of back teeth (which help support facial structure) may also contribute to the condition...

Implant-Supported Dentures Could Contribute to Better Bone Health
For generations, dentures have helped people avoid the dire consequences of total teeth loss...

Stop Wearing Your Dentures While You Sleep!
Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying: “Take care of your dentures and your dentures will take care of you...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants...

An Implant Restoration Could Prevent Bone Loss
...Fortunately, there are several ways to replace them, ranging from partial or full dentures to implants...

Janet Jackson: Even pop stars get insecure about their smiles!
...Removable partial dentures are an inexpensive way to replace one or more missing teeth, but they are less stable than non-removable options...

Implants Can Make It Easier to Restore Missing Teeth in Stages
...It's quite likely they've had a series of bridges or partial dentures over the years to accommodate lost teeth at various times before moving to full dentures...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
...Sometimes, it's because we don't have the manual dexterity to handle the floss, or because braces or partial dentures get in the way; or, perhaps we just never got in the habit...

Removable Dentures
...Fortunately, there's a reliable and time-tested method for treating this condition: full or partial dentures...

Tooth Wear
...Some dental appliances such as partial dentures or retainers that are frequently taken in and out of the mouth can also abrade teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Foreign objects in the mouth that rub against the gums, like poorly fitting removable dentures, tongue bolts, or even fingernails, can also contribute to gum recession...

Sinus Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Aging & Dental Health
...Poor-fitting dentures can make the problem worse, as can the presence of certain diseases (such as diabetes or cancer)...

Bad Breath
...Other places where bacteria and food particles can be trapped are between the teeth, beneath the gums, and in oral appliances or dentures...

Missing Teeth
... Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Dental Implants FAQs
... At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Other Options for Tooth Replacement Other than dental implants, your tooth-replacement options include fixed bridgework that incorporates or uses the adjacent teeth, and removable dentures...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Implant teeth allow you to eat, speak and smile with complete confidence because they will never slip or shift like removable dentures often do...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...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...

Implant Dentistry
...   Support Removable Dentures — Implants can even make removable dentures more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear...

Oral Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Technology
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

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