Welcome to The Art of Dentistry. We provide comprehensive dental care for the whole family. Our Services are Aesthetic composite restorations, Crowns, bridges and veneers, Implants...

Treatments

General Dentistry
Athletic Mouth Guards:
We fabricate custom sports mouth guards that work to prevent injury to the face and mouth. They are usually made of soft plastic and are comfortable adapted to fit comfortably over the upper teeth
Composite Fillings:
For hundreds of years, dental fillings have been used to restore teeth. Dental fillings are placed in teeth where a dentist has had to remove tooth structure due to decay or fracture. In recent years filling materials have been substantially improved by many technological advancements. Although silver amalgam was the dominant choice years ago, today we have several other preferred options for tooth restoration including tooth colored composite filling materials and cementable resins and porcelains.
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Desensitization of Teeth:
Some people may experience dentinal sensitivity as a result of gingival recession, heavy tooth brushing, utilization of certain types of erosive beverages, bulimia, and exposure to pyrophosphates. To address this issue, we use special tooth desensitizing varnishes and/or conventional bonding materials, which produce anesthetizing effect.
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Gum Treatment:
Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, gums become irritated and inflamed. The irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets. Bacteria move into the pockets where they continue to promote irritation. Left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red and swollen and may bleed easily.
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Oral Hygiene:
The basis of sound dental care is routine cleaning and maintenance. We customize cleanings on the basis of your periodontal, (gums and bone), health. We utilize medicated gels along with prescription mouth rinses in problem areas if necessary. Ultrasonic scalers are sometimes used to make the procedure more comfortable and effective as well.

Sealants should be used as part of a child's total preventive dental care. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars (back teeth). Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs in these surfaces. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces to prevent decay. Applying sealants does not require drilling or removing tooth structure. It is an easy three-step process: We clean the tooth with a special toothpaste. A special cleansing liquid, on a tiny piece of cotton, is rubbed gently on the tooth and is washed off. Finally, the sealant is painted on the tooth. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield. One sealant application can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked regularly, and reapplied if they are no longer in place. Children and adults at high risk of dental decay may benefit from using additional fluoride products, including dietary supplements (for children who do not have adequate levels of fluoride in their drinking water), mouth rinses, and professionally applied gels and garnishes. Please existing revise Crowns, Bridges and Veneers to the following:


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Periodontal Care (Scaling, Root Planing):
The objective of scaling and root planing, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or dental prophylaxis is to remove or eliminate the etiologic agents which cause inflammation: dental plaque, its byproducts and calculus, therefore helping to establish a healthy periodontum. Periodontal scaling procedures "include the removal of plaque, calculus and stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth, whereas root planing is a specific treatment that removes the roughened cementum and surface dentin hat is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms and their toxins.
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Root Canal Therapy:
When teeth undergo endodontic treatment (root canal therapy), they are devitalized when the nerve and blood supply are cut off and root canal is thoroughly cleaned to prevent future invasion by bacteria, followed by intracoronal restoration (placement of dental material inside disinfected root canal).
Screening for Oral Cancer:
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world and the importance of early diagnosis of oral cancer is imperative. We use intra- and extra-oral exam in combination with 1% toluidine blue dye to identify rapidly diving cancer cells.
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TMJ Disorder Therapy:
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD or TMD), or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible (upper jaw) to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment. Because the disorder transcends the boundaries between several health-care disciplines — in particular, dentistry and neurology — there is a variety of treatment approaches. One of the very effective approaches used in our office is occlusal splint (also called night guard or mouth guard) custom designed to reduce nighttime clenching in some patients, preventing loss of tooth enamel from grinding and promoting relaxation of the TMJ musculature.

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction:
Wisdom teeth are upper or lower third molars. Wisdom teeth are usually appear between the ages of 17-25. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted (growing sideways) or creating periodontal problems. wisdom teeth are often extracted when this occurs.
Cosmetic Dentistry
Crowns and Veneers:
A crown is a type of dental restoration, which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity compromises the ongoing health of the tooth. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
Dental Bridges:
We will prescribe a bridge when one or more teeth are missing and there are healthy teeth on both sides of the open space. Bridges can be made from three types of material, solid gold for reliable long wear, porcelain fused to a gold base for strength and beauty, and high-strength metal-free porcelain for optimum cosmetic results. With proper care, your new bridge will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.
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Full and Partial Removable Dentures:
Full and partial removable denture is a prosthetic devise replacing missing teeth in edentulous people. Dentures replace teeth for functional and /or aesthetic reasons where use of implants, crowns and bridges is not feasible. Dentures are usually made of plastic and porcelain.
Implants:
Dental implants are placed into the jawbone of maxilla or mandible as an alternative to particle or complete loss of teeth. Once placed and properly integrated with bone, implants may then be covered with crowns, bridges, and/or partial or complete dentures.
Inlays and Onlays:
Dental Inlays and Onlays are some of the strongest and most lifelike dental restorations available. After your mouth has been anesthetized we prepare the tooth in much the same way we would for a standard filling. When the tooth has been prepared to our satisfaction, an impression is made and sent to a dental lab. You will usually be required to wear a temporary filling until the restoration is fabricated. With proper care, your inlay or onlay will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.
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Laser Dentistry:
A dental laser is a type of laser designed specifically for use in oral surgery or dentistry. Several variants of dental laser are in use, with the most common being diode lasers, carbon dioxide lasers and yttrium aluminum garnet laser. Different lasers use different wavelengths and these mean they are better suited for different applications. Lasers are commonly used in tissue contouring and as a an alternative to electro surgery to cauterize bleeding tissues.
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Orthodontic Invisaline Treatment:
A dental devise custom designed and fabricated to treat malocclusions (improper teeth position). Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons to improve the general appearance of patient's teeth or to control and modify facial growth.
Porcelain Crowns:
Crowns are prescribed when a tooth or teeth are too badly decayed, broken or cracked to be easily restored with a filling. Crowns are normally needed for teeth that have had root canals. Crowns are also placed on dental implants to replace missing teeth. Crowns can be made entirely of gold or porcelain fused to a gold substrate for strength and beauty. However, with new technology, crowns can be made entirely from high-strength ceramic and porcelain for beautiful cosmetic results.
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Tooth whitening (vital, non-vital, in office, take home trays):
Tooth whitening (dental bleaching) is a common procedure in cosmetic dentistry used to make teeth whiter. As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous. Teeth can also become extrinsically (from outside) stained by bacterial pigments, food coloring, tobacco and iron supplements. Certain antibiotic medications (tetracycline) can cause tooth stain intrinsically (from within) reducing brilliance of enamel. Depending on the etiology (cause) of tooth stain we can recommend an appropriate whitening protocol. We offer whitening for vital (live) and non-vital teeth (those underwent root canal therapy), in-office whitening (around 60 minutes) and take-home custom made bleaching trays (10-14 days).
We specialize in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry