We want your surgery to go as smoothly as possible. Please utilize this section for instructions on how to prepare for all aspects of your surgery.
I’m unhappy with my smile. What can I do?
Together we analyze what bothers you and what can be done to improve the situation. We take pictures and make a wax model showing what the end result will be. Finally, when we have all the information we perform your smile transformation confident of the results. Some of the procedures can include orthodontics, bonding, crowns, and/or porcelain veneers.
Is this going to hurt?
Dentistry has advanced to the point in which pain is almost a thing of the past. New technologies, such as laser dentistry can serve our patients with complete comfort during dental procedures. Powerful pain killing medications, known as anesthetics not only help a patient avoid discomfort during a procedure, but post-operatively as well. While local anesthesia continues to be the primary source for a patients comfort, topical solutions are used immediately before anesthesia is given.
What does it mean when my gums bleed when I brush?
Bleeding is one of the first signs of periodontal disease. We check for this every time you visit. Therapy consists of thorough cleanings, oral hygiene instruction, and if needed, referral to our periodontist.
What can be done to fix a chipped tooth?
A chipped tooth can mar an otherwise pleasing smile. Small chips can be blended into harmony using Cosmetic Contouring. Slightly larger chips can be repaired by bonding and chips that are larger still may be restored using Porcelain Veneers, Onlays, or Crowns. A good question to ask prior to any of these procedures is “Am I happy with the overall color of my teeth?”, because tooth bleaching (tooth whitening) should be accomplished prior to any of the above procedures.
I’ve always wanted to straighten my teeth since I was a child, is it too late?
NO! It is never too late to improve your smile. Orthodontics (braces) or Invisalign can always be utilized and can produce ideal results given time. For those who don’t want to take the time needed for braces Porcelain Veneers can be the best choice.
How can I replace my missing teeth?
Today we have many options for replacement of teeth you have lost. After a thorough exam the best option of removable, fixed prosthetics or dental implants will be recommended.
Do we see children?
Our doctors have children of their own ranging from infants to teens; our primary concern is treating families, children included. Our caring and reassuring staff will make children of all ages feel extremely comfortable.