Restorative Dental Procedures
Composite Fillings are tooth-colored to blend in with the remaining natural part of the tooth.

Tooth Whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

A Dental Crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.

Dental Crown Lengthening (AKA: "crown-elongation" or "crown-extension") is a surgical procedure that is done when the tooth is too short to provide adequate retention for a restoration (usually a crown).

A Root Canal or, endodontic therapy, is a procedure available to save a tooth that is infected and would otherwise require extraction.

A Dental Bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

A Dental lmplant is a metal device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Unlike a dental bridge, an implant is permanent.

Tooth Veneers are a very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped, porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

A Tooth Extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth from its socket in the jawbone that is damaged beyond repair.

A Partial Dental Denture is a removable appliance held in place by gripping the remaining healthy teeth, usually with metal clasps or wires.

A complete Dental Denture is a removable prosthesis of white plastic teeth in a pink gum-colored plastic base that rests on the remaining gum ridge once all of the teeth in the arch have been removed.








Dangers of Chewing on Ice
Ice is one of the more common non-food items people tend to chew on, with some people even having preferences about the type of ice. Chewing on ice is dangerous because it can cause damage to your teeth and the surrounding tissues. If you have a habit of chewing on ice, be sure to discuss this with us at your next appointment and take steps to stop immediately. Each time you chew on ice, your chances of suffering from an injury go up. You could get a broken or cracked tooth, have a sliver of ice go into your gums, or cut the inside of your cheek. While chewing on ice may be satisfying in the short-term, you are risking long-term damage to your smile.


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