Patient Education

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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Testimonials
...Your staff is wonderful !" Dawn from Atlanta, GA After a simple smile make over with detailed custom shaded composite fillings Dawn writes: "All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart...

Cosmetic Bonding
...Composite materials are used to replace old unattractive fillings, change the color of your teeth or reshape and recontour a less than ideal smile...

Inlays and Overlays
INLAYS and ONLAYS are used to replace your silver fillings...

Patient Resources
... Cosmetic Procedures Invisalign® Cosmetic Fillings Bonding Procedures Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Crown Lengthening Dental Bridges Specialty Dentures Excessive or Uneven Gums Ridge Augmentation Soft Tissue Grafts Replacement of Lost Gum Tissue Dental Implants Smoking and Implants Dental Veneers Oral Health Topics Introduction Fluoride The Preventive Program Fillings Infection Control Medication and Heart Disease Latex Allergy Age and Oral Health Tobacco Oral Piercing High-Tech Office Tooth Care What is Tooth Decay...

Dental Services
... Our Cosmetic Dentistry services include: Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Gum Surgery, to frame your teeth beautifully Cosmetic Crowns, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Inlays and Overlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Zoom Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Contouring & Reshaping, for a pleasing tooth shape Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction We also offer: Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Implant Dentistry If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth...

No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding
...When the teeth are unconsciously ground together, the forces they produce can wear down the enamel, cause chipping or damage to teeth or dental work (such as veneers or fillings), or even loosen a tooth! While it’s common in children under 11 years old, in adults it can be a cause for concern...

Oral Health Topics
Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks...

Plaque
...  Ironically, the areas surrounding restored portions of teeth (where fillings or amalgams have been placed) are particularly vulnerable to decay and are a breeding ground for bacteria...

Old and Unsightly Fillings
Newer kinds of fillings made from composite resins and porcelain can restore unsightly fillings; many people are surprised how natural these kinds of filling materials can make a tooth once covered by the old-fashioned silver amalgams...

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

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...

Lamar Odom Rebounds From Dental Anxiety
...Once he did, it was found that he needed a root canal, a wisdom tooth extraction, and several fillings...

4 Situations Where a Crown Could Improve an Existing Tooth
... Teeth with multiple fillings...

Why Dental Care is Even More Important When You're Pregnant
... Fortunately, several studies have shown it’s safe for pregnant women to undergo many dental procedures including tooth fillings or extractions...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

A Root Canal Can Stop Tooth Decay and Save Your Tooth
...These fillings and sealants prevent bacteria from reentering the tooth...

A Common Sense Approach to Managing Your Dental Care Costs
...In that case, consider a less expensive restoration (like resin or glass-based fillings) to protect and restore your problem teeth until you can afford a better permanent solution...

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
... Cosmetic dentistry procedures include: Cosmetic fillings -- Alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match natural tooth enamel...

Glossary
... Composite filling - Tooth colored restorations, also known as resin fillings...

Cosmetic Fillings
There are alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings – materials made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match natural tooth enamel...

Fillings
Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Plaque also can attack fillings and other restorations in your mouth, which can lead to more costly treatment down the road...

Bulimia Nervosa
...  Other problems, such as poorly fitting fillings and braces, are another byproduct of such eating disorders...

Extractions
General Procedure When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted...

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...

Teeth Whitening
...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)...

Anesthesia
...Such medications block the nerves from transmitting signals and are used for more major types of procedures, such as fillings and root canals...

Air Abrasion
...Although air abrasion is not suitable for work on crowns and bridges, it is often used for bonding procedures, and on tooth restorations involving composite, or tooth-colored fillings...