Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We spend extra time to ensure you feel comfortable with our treatments. For first-time patients, you will meet our hygienist and Dr. Corradini to discuss diagnosis and treatment plans. All of our staff regularly attend continuing education classes so that we can provide our patients with the most current techniques and information. We believe that it is important to have the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding your dental health so we have included a section on the vast array of dental services we provide.
Prophylaxis our performed by one of our highly trained dental hygienists. Cleaning is an important part of stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Some benefits that regular cleanings provide are tartar removal, aesthetics, and fresher breath. The hygienist and doctor will also be screening for oral cancer.
If it is necessary to have a tooth removed, the dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. Post operative instructions will be given and follow up care recommendations provided.
Mini Dental Implants are the newest breed in implant dentistry. Dr. Corradini uses the Mini Dental Implants to help anchor loose dentures in position or to replace individual and multiple missing teeth. They can even be used to replace a full arch of teeth.
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.
Everyone loves a bright, white smile. Today there is a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the color of your teeth. Other whitening agents can even be purchased over-the-counter. However, over-the-counter whitening agents will not whiten your teeth as quickly or as effectively as those delivered by a dentist.
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.
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.
Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin shell that is placed over the front or visible parts of the tooth. There are two types of veneers, ceramic veneers that are produced by a dental laboratory and resin-based composite veneers. With proper care, your new veneers will greatly improve your appearance and increase your confidence for years to come.
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.
Do you grind your teeth while you sleep? This can not only cause headaches and a sore jaw, it can also severely damage your teeth. Teeth grinding, known as bruxism, can be caused by stress or other factors.
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We value your time. You will be pleased to find that we will generally see you right at the appointed time. We will make every effort to complete your treatment in as few visits as possible. In order for us to be efficient with the time frame that we have scheduled for you, we would ask that you also be prompt and always give 24 hours notice if you are unable to keep an appointment so that other patients on our waiting list may be served.