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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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... Implants help leg bone successfully replace jawbone Your jaw bones affect how you look, breath, eat, and speak, making reconstruction important for any jaw defects...

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Although Rare, Allergic Reactions to the Metal in Implants Could be a Concern
You’re considering dental implants and you’ve done your homework: you know they’re considered the best tooth replacements available prized for durability and life-likeness...

Porcelain Veneers: A Less Invasive Way to Transform Your Smile
...You can, of course, replace them with dental implants — but not if they're still viable...

General Dentistry
...Some of these offerings include: Root canals Dental fillings Dental bridges Dental crowns Dental implants Gum disease treatment Dentures Porcelain Veneers Dental bonding While the goal behind general dentistry is to prevent issues from happening to your smile, we also know that this isn’t always avoidable...

Dentist
...” From dental implants and Teeth Whitening to clear orthodontic aligners and snoring treatment, we offer it all so that you can turn to just one dentist to get all your smile needs met...

Here are the Facts on the Impact of Metal Allergies on Dental Work
... But don't postpone your implants or other dental work just yet — the threat isn't nearly that ominous...

Keep an Eye on the Jaw Bone After a Teenager's Tooth Loss
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants for Teenagers...

Implant Restoration
Home >Services >Implant Restoration Why Implant Restoration Is Important What Are Dental Implants...

Root Canals
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

What are Crowns and Bridges?
... Crowns can also be placed over dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Consider Bone Health When Deciding Between Implants and Dentures
... Today's premier choice is dental implants, preferred by dentists and patients alike for their durability and life-likeness...

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...

Missing Teeth
Fixed bridges and implants are often used to replace missing teeth and to correct some kinds of bite problems...

Crowns
... Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated...

Dentures
... An overdenture is a removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants...

Implants
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth...

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...

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...

Tobacco
... Smoking and Implants Recent studies have shown that there is a direct link between oral tissue and bones loss and smoking...

Glossary
... Overdenture - A non-fixed dental appliance applied to a small number of natural teeth or implants...