Cosmetic and Adult Dentistry

Tooth Colored Fillings
Commonly used today is bonded composite resin material, which gives the tooth a more natural appearance when used for fillings. This filling material is placed directly into the tooth and does not require a waiting period before chewing. The composite resin generally requires less removal of tooth structure for placement.

Tooth Whitening
Tooth whitening is a safe procedure for lightening the appearance of your teeth. Whitening can be done in office or at home. It is highly recommended that you consult with your dentist before attempting whitening even with over the counter products.

Implant Restorations
For people who have lost teeth, implants provide artificial teeth that look more natural and feel more secure. Implants are regularly used to replace a single missing tooth or support a bridge, full dentures or partial dentures.

Crowns are used when a restoration is needed that covers the tooth completely. The reasons for requiring a crown include preventing or restoring a broken tooth, fixing a worn down bite or enhancing the appearance of a tooth. There are several choices for materials such as gold surrounded with porcelain and porcelain only crowns.


A veneer is a restoration that is placed on the front surface of a tooth. It can be used to improve the appearance of your smile by allowing the dentist to control the color and shape of the teeth. Veneers may be an option for fixing chipped and broken front teeth.


Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth by anchoring crowns to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.

Many people believe that once they have dentures, they no longer need regular dental care because they don’t have any teeth. Denture wearers require regular check ups and maintenance to ensure their health, comfort, and appearance.

Root Canals
If a tooth’s pulp (nerve and blood supply) become infected or inflamed, root canal treatment is often the only way to save the tooth. Root canals are generally completed in one visit. Contrary to their reputation, root canal treatment is commonly performed comfortably and uneventfully.

Removal of Teeth (Extractions)
The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss; however, there are situations in which extraction is the only course of treatment.


Nightguards are recommended to protect the teeth and jaws from problems associated with clenching and grinding (bruxism). A person can typically apply 60-70 lbs. of force on their teeth when clenching in the daytime. This force can increase up to 300 lbs. of force when sleeping. Broken teeth and pain in the jaw joint (TMJ) can result from such force placed on the chewing structures.

Sleep Apnea/Snoring Appliances
Specialized mouthpieces can be made for patients who suffer from snoring or sleep apnea. While a dentist cannot make the diagnosis for sleep apnea, a dentist can fabricate an oral appliance in many cases to help with mild to moderate sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can have significant long term effects on your overall health and should not be ignored.

Nitrous Oxide
You may have heard this called “laughing gas.” It gives the patient a euphoric or comfortable feeling. We have found it to be of great value during dental procedures in removing fear and apprehension. It is very safe and side effects are extremely rare. When operative procedures are being done on primary teeth in children, the gas usually eliminates most of the anxiety about treatment.