Whitening

This procedure is used to making your natural teeth color whiter through the use of passive trays. What to expect:

-Impressions for the fabrication of whitening trays

-Whitening gel is then placed in trays for home use

-Trays are generally worn 2 hours per day for 3-4 weeks



 

Veneers

Veneers are a dental procedure that is done to improve the appearance of your visible teeth when smiling or talking.  What to expect:

-Teeth are prepared, impressions will be taken, and teeth will be given a temporary covering.

-Veneers will be fabricated in a dental laboratry

- Second visit will include bonding of veneers

Fillings

Fillings are placed when decay is removed from a tooth. This is a very common dental procedure ranging from very basic to extensive. If caught early enough, cavities can be treated easily and painlessly before more extensive treatment is needed.  


Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are full coverage restorations, when cemented into place, fully covers the area of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. They may be suggested to restore a tooth to its original shape and function, strengthen a too due to fracture or multiple fillings, or improve cosmetic appearance of the tooth. Dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, in effect becomes the tooth's new outer surface. What to expect:

- Two appointments will be necessary to complete a crown restoration.

- Decay from the tooth will be removed, the tooth will be shaped to accept the crown, and a temporary crown will be placed

- An impression of the tooth is made to be used for fabrication of the crown in the dental lab.

- During the second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is adjusted as needed and cemented.

 

CEREC Crowns

With the use of CEREC restoration services our office is able to offer a superior method of creating precisely designed, color-matched, and highly durable ceramic restoration in one single appointment. CEREC restoration restores the tooth back to its natural form, function, and beauty. What to expect:

- The tooth will be prepared for restoration similarly to traditional methods.

- CEREC then uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D camera to create an optical impression of your tooth. This digital image replaces the physical impression required in traditional procedures.

- CAD software allows us to design every precise detail of your restoration with great accuracy, customizing the shape to fit your specific clinical needs.

- While you wait, the exact design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine to create your restoration.

- After 15 minutes mill time, the all- ceramic, color- matched restoration is ready to be fitted, stained, glazed, and bonded.

 

Dentures 

Dentures replace teeth that have become loose or lost due to bone loss. Whether full or partial, dentures supplement the teeth and are retained by remaining teeth or soft tissue. Once the mouth is accustomed to the denture, all normal function and appearance is regained. What to expect: 

- A thorough exam will be done to determine what teeth may need removed and loose teeth will be extracted

- A denture is precisely fitted to go over or around any teeth that remain in the mouth.

- When a denture is placed expect an adjustment period for the mouth to heal and acclimate.

- For more secure stabilization of dentures, implants may be recommended. 

 

Implants 

A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth.  In this procedure, cylindrical or screw shaped devices are positioned into the jawbone. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, a crown is cemented on the top of the screw. In essence, a dental implant acts as an "artificial root" on top of which a dental crown or one end of dental bridgework can be secured.

- Our practice restores dental implants.

 

Root Canals

 Root canals may be necessary when any trauma or infection of the nerve has occurred. The space inside the tooth is called a "canal," or more specifically, a root canal. The tiny canals contain the pulp of the tooth also commonly referred to as the nerve. A root canal is performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth.


Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment

 Problems such as misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscles tension can occur in the temporal mandibular joint, located where the head and jaw meet. These problems result in

- Headaches

- Earaches

- Trouble/soreness in opening and closing the mouth

- Clicking or popping of the jaw

-Pain in the jaw muscles

Treatments may vary depending on symptoms.


 
 

 

 
 

 


 

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Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 432-2315
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