We perform all phases of general dentistry, including: fillings, hygiene maintenance and oral cancer exams, root canals, extractions, crowns, bridges, partials, dentures and cosmetic services.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes we are, and we would love to see your friends and family as well.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer several options: Pre-Pay Courtesy- 5% cash discount if entire treatment plan balance is paid in full, with cash or check, prior to start of treatment. For treatment plans of $1000 or more. Credit Card - VISA, MasterCard or DISCOVER. ½ and ½ -for some procedures the patient pays for part of the cost at one appointment and completes the payment at the next appointment. Care Credit -Third party financing. To facilitate access to the very best health care, you can obtain fast approval verification and your payment options include no interest plans.
Why see your dentist regularly?
Cavities that could be repaired easily and inexpensively can, if left unattended, lead to significant expense and considerable discomfort and tooth loss.
What is preventive care?
Preventive dentistry is the most important service we have to offer you. We will show you how to control your own dental health and maintain your beautiful smile. Preventative examinations on a regularly scheduled basis will give you the maximum opportunity for long-term dental health.
Why save teeth that don’t show?
When teeth are missing they will tend to migrate forward by tipping, creating bite problems that contribute to wear and additional tooth loss.
If periodontal disease is such a problem, why doesn’t it hurt?
This is, unfortunately, a very good question. Periodontal problems can become fairly serious and extremely advanced without pain whatsoever. That is why it is so important to be attentive to the warning signs: bleeding gums when brushing and flossing, swollen gums, receding gums, teeth changing positions, pus or swelling around gums - to name a few.
How do I know if I need a root canal?
Your dentist needs to make the ultimate diagnosis, but common signs include prolonged (over 30 seconds) pain to hot or cold, or unprovoked pain, which could be a dull ache, sharp piercing pain, throbbing and pain when chewing or touching the tooth. Facial swelling can also occur and can have a quite rapid onset and dramatic appearance. This is why early diagnosis and treatment is of the utmost importance.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Modern techniques and materials allow us to create unprecedented beauty in a person’s smile. Treatment can range from simple whitening procedures to orthodontics along with a variety of aesthetic (tooth bonding, veneers, crowns & bridges) treatment options.
Is "tooth whitening" safe?
Bleach procedures are safe and approved by the American Dental Association. Bleaching does not wear away any tooth structure or make a tooth more susceptible to staining.
What kind of materials are "fillings" made of these days?
The main materials are as follows: 1) gold 2) porcelain 3) composite 4) amalgam. I’ve listed the materials in order of preference based on function and longevity. Despite the yellow-gold color, gold has long been the standard to which all other dental restorations are compared. If yellow-gold restorations aren’t something you’re interested in, bonded porcelain or composite (tooth-colored resin fillings) can be an excellent choice. Amalgam has been with the dental profession for many years and has been a stellar performer in many ways. Amalgams are generally inexpensive and can last decades in some people’s mouths.