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Online Dental Education Library

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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General Dentist
...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...

Veneers
... Improve Your Smile With Veneers Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Veneers Give Your Smile A Whole New Look
... Dental veneers are versatile Veneers are used to conceal a variety of flaws, including: Slight gaps between your teeth Chips on your teeth Discolorations due to tetracycline use, root canal treatment or large fillings Oddly shaped or crooked teeth Veneers brighten your smile Veneers are also a good choice if you've tried teeth whitening treatment but weren't satisfied with the results...

Teeth Whitening Columbus GA
...These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case)...

One Dentist for Your Whole Family
... The services your family needs Family dentists offer services that will keep your teeth strong and attractive whether you're a child, adult or senior citizen, including fillings, teeth whitening treatments, crowns, veneers and root canals...

Could Veneers Help Me?
... Discolorations: Injuries, large fillings or childhood tetracycline use can cause your teeth to become dark or discolored...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...If it takes hold, it can form a cavity in the enamel and then progress deeper into the tooth — causing discomfort, difficulty eating and speaking, and a need for fillings or root canal treatment...

Fillings
... Fillings do just what the name implies — seal a small hole in your tooth, i...

Inlays & Onlays
... Both inlays and onlays are considered “indirect” fillings, meaning that they are fabricated outside the mouth (generally at a dental laboratory), and then bonded to the tooth by the dentist...

Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you could have fillings that matched the natural color of your teeth so well that nobody could tell the difference, would you choose them over metal...

Loose Teeth & Bite Problems
...Replacing broken fillings and restoring worn teeth is also sometimes needed to create a more balanced bite, even when teeth are not loose...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... A number of studies have shown that for many common dental procedures — cleanings, fillings and restorations, for example — it's safer to continue taking anticoagulant medications than to stop, even temporarily...

Bad Breath
...Bad breath may be caused by large, open cavities that need to be filled, or old, defective fillings that need to be repaired...

Preventive Dentistry
...They prevent cavities from forming and the need for fillings later on...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Air Abrasion
...Because it's a relatively fine-scale instrument, it isn't suitable for treating deep cavities or removing old metal fillings...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Intra-Oral Camera
...It can also be used to give you a video tour of your entire mouth so that you can see things such as plaque deposits, decay, worn teeth, and broken or missing fillings...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...You can expect: dramatically improved early cavity detection reduced size and possibly number of fillings that might be needed, thus possibly lowering the cost of dental treatments reduced chances of unnecessary exploration of teeth that are suspected to have cavities Here's how it works Using this noninvasive technology, your teeth are scanned to examine their structure...

Cracked Teeth
... Biting on hard objects, receiving a blow to the mouth, or having large cavities (or old amalgam fillings) that weaken the tooth's structure are also common causes of tooth fractures...

Root Canal Treatment
...Having multiple fillings or restorations on the same tooth increases the chances of this type of injury...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Endodontics
...Extensive dental procedures (such as multiple fillings or restorations on the same tooth) may cause trouble; occasionally, even routine procedures like orthodontics may eventually lead to root canal problems...