Menu:

Bonding

Composite restorations are held in place by advanced bonding agents that integrally join them to tooth structure. Not only do these bonding agents form a strong, reinforcing bridge between the composite and the tooth, they also seal the cut tooth surface. This sealing has been associated with reduction in some instances of tooth sensitivity.

But the main advantage of bonding is that it makes the filling an integral part of the tooth. This is quite different from old-fashioned silver amalgam restorations. Because amalgams do not bond to tooth structure, the strength of the clinical crown is not restored to the level of the sound tooth. Bonded composites, however, help restore teeth to their initial strength. They also look fantastic!

Inlays / Onlays

Inlays and onlays are frequently used to restore teeth that are severely damaged by decay or wear. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.

Inlays and onlays are "preformed." An inlay fits within the contours of the tooth. An onlay not only fits within these contours, but it also covers the chewing surface (cusp tips) of the teeth. Since they are made (cast) from a mold, these restorations usually require at least two visits.

Veneers

A thin layer of porcelain can be applied to the front of a tooth to dramatically improve its position, size, color, and shape. Created in a dental laboratory, these restorations can provide you with a permanent aesthetic solution in just two clinical procedures.

Crowns

Crowns are similar to veneers, except that they are placed over the entire tooth. These restorations are used to correct severe decay or misalignment as well as teeth that have undergone root canal therapy. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory to provide a stable bite and enhanced aesthetics.

Bridges

These restorations, generally made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal, are used to replace missing teeth. Crowns are placed on the neighboring teeth, so they span the site of the missing tooth, making them a fabulous method by which to restore your bite and create a pleasant smile.

Implants

Dental implants, used to replace missing teeth, are fixtures that are inserted into underlying bone to serve as the base for an artificial tooth. A natural-looking crown is connected to the top of the implant to provide a predictable and safe way to create an attractive smile.

Children's (Pedodonic) Services

Click here

Whitening

There is no one-visit "fast" whitening technique today that makes teeth the very whitest they can be. "Fast" whitening has been shown to be most effective when combined within an at-home tray whitening technique. The DEEP WHITENING technique combines several techniques and is regarded as the most effective teeth whitening technique known today. The DEEP WHITENING technique gets teeth significantly whiter than ever before possible. Patients who where unable to whiten as they would have liked (because of 'whitening resistant teeth') can now have significantly whiter teeth.

The first session of DEEP WHITENING will start with a whitening in our office, which will "condition" the teeth to absorb oxygen more readily from the whitening gel in your At Home whitening trays. Do not expect a tremendous color change from this 'conditioning' first visit. Immediately following the 'conditioning visit', At Home trays will be worn for 14 consecutive nights. After the 14th night of at-home DEEP WHITENING, the final DEEP WHITENING will be performed in our office, and will provide SIGNIFICANT additional whitening over what will have already been accomplished. The result will be WOW!!!

Prophy / Cleanings

Our dental hygienist, Angie, and Dr. Schuster have created a periodontal protocol based on hours of continuing education and current medical research reguarding periodontal disease. Angies' gentle touch enables her to provide the best standard of care to our patients. Depending on the severity of ones' periodontal condition, Angie will recommend the number cleanings necessary per year in order to maintain ones optimum dental health. Angie could also recommend scaling and root planning, which is a deeper cleaning, or the Perio-Protect trays. Recent medical research has linked periodontal disease with increase risk in heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Dental cleanings at least twice a year are a very convenient way of reducing your risks for these conditions.

Orthodontics

Click here

Perio Protect

Perio Protect is a revolutionary new method to treat most periodontal disease (also known as gum disease, gingivitis or periodontitis) using an FDA-cleared medical device to deliver dentist-prescribed medications directly to the source of the infection.
Click here for more information

Sterilization Protocol

To insure your safety, all procedures at our office exceed even the most stringent guidelines estatablished by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA).