Our Services

Sealants provide protection against tooth decay. The thin plastic coatings are applied to the pits and fissures of the chewing surfaces of back teeth thereby protecting the surface from tooth decay. The application of sealants is easy and does not require drilling or the removal of tooth structure.

Composites (or white color fillings) Thanks to advancement in technology, patients now have a choice between tooth colored fillings versus the traditional silver amalgam fillings. Dental composite resins are used in dentistry to repair a tooth that has been damaged, worn or decayed.

Dental Crowns are tooth-shaped ‘caps’ that are placed over a tooth. It completely covers the tooth and restores its original shape and size.

There are a variety of situations for which a dental crown may be indicated. It may be used to protect an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down. Large fillings, where little tooth structure remains and the risk of fracture is high, is another indication.

Dental crowns are used in the protection of root canal treated teeth. When a tooth undergoes endodontic treatment it becomes extremely brittle and is significantly weaker than a tooth that is vital.

Dental crowns can also be used to make esthetic improvements. Sometimes a patient who wants to make a cosmetic adjustment and is not a candidate for veneers (partial coverage), can achieve this with dental crowns. Full coverage crowns can be used to alter the shape, size and shade (color) of a patients teeth.

Dental Bridges are a good treatment option for people who are looking to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Restoring the missing tooth or teeth, will not only improve the appearance of your smile, but will also improve your chewing efficiency and your speech. It will also prevent the drifting and shifting of your other teeth, therefore preventing future problems.

Dentures and Removable Partial Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. It is an acrylic appliance that is made to be taken in and out of your mouth. It can replace all of your teeth on your top and/or bottom arch; or it can replace some of your missing teeth (Removable Partial Denture) and be supported by the remaining teeth in your mouth. With a new set of dentures or Removable Partial Denture, as it does mimic your real teeth, but it does take some getting used to and it will never feel the same as your real teeth do. Both appliances will be very similar in color to the teeth you are replacing (or they could be whiter) and the color of your gingiva (or gums) will also be closely matched. Dentures and Removable Partial Dentures are custom made in a dental laboratory.

Veneers are a fingernail thin, usually porcelain, material placed on the front surface of your teeth. Minimal if any preparation of the teeth is necessary. Veneers are usually done when teeth are stained or discolored, slightly misaligned or crooked, and/or when patients want to change the shape of their teeth. Veneers are also made in a dental laboratory.

Zoom® teeth whitening (In-Office Bleaching) and Home Care Bleaching whitening of the teeth restores the natural color of teeth possibly even past the natural color. There are multiple ways to whiten or bleach teeth. For in office whitening, a small layer of gel is placed on to the surface of the teeth and is changed up to four times in one session, approximately every 15-20 minutes. With Zoom® whitening, a light is placed in addition to the gel and light accelerates the whitening process. After In-Office whitening, trays are given to patients to take home so they can maintain the whiteness of their teeth when convenient to them. These trays are custom made to fix your smile. This process is called home care bleaching. Home care bleaching can be used in conjunction with in-office whitening or by itself in the comfort of the patient home.

Invisalign® is an aspect of invisible braces for metal brackets and wires are not used. It is alternative approach to the traditional orthodontic method of moving teeth. A series of clear trays are custom made to gradually and gently move uncomplicated misaligned teeth.

Dental Implant is designed to replace a single or multiple missing teeth. It is an artificial root that integrates with your bone. Implants are made out of titanium. Because it is a relatively inert metal, it is one of the most biocompatible materials for our bodies. Implants are by far the most superior alternative to replace a missing tooth. It is the closest treatment that mimics your natural teeth. One of the many purposes of a dental implant is to hold the replacement for the missing tooth or crown.

Temporomandibular Joint Treatment or Disorder TMJ Disorder is when the joint and surrounding muscles create pain when moving the jaw. Some causes of TMD are grinding, clenching, or dislocation of the joint. Stress has also been thought to be a major contributor to this condition. Some symptoms includes clicking or popping of the joint; pain or tenderness around the affected area; difficulty chewing; and/or limited range of motion or the inability to open your mouth fully is also a sign of TMD.

Oral Surgery (Extractions and Socket Preservation) is the part of dentistry that includes extraction or removal of teeth. Teeth are removed for several reasons. Whether your tooth is broken or badly decayed, it is a good treatment option if the placement of a bridge or implant follows. Sometimes a tooth breaks past the point of being able to be saved by a root canal and it must be removed. Sometimes a tooth is removed because space is needed for orthodontic treatment when there is not enough space to align the teeth in the proper manner. Wisdom teeth extractions are a common procedure and must be removed because they are unable to erupt naturally on its own (impaction) resulting in pain, if the tooth becomes infected, or a cyst develops around the tooth.

Socket preservation is a procedure that follows a tooth extraction. This procedure is indicated when bone is missing and a defect or a hole may develop in the bone. Socket preservation is a good way to ensure a successful implant placement or denture retention if needed in the future.

Periodontal Gum Disease Including Deep Cleanings (Periodontitis) Periodontal gum disease can severely damage a tooth by depleting the bone around it resulting in loose teeth. Gum disease starts out as gingivitis, or inflammation of the gingiva or gums. This is when plaque or calculus (harden form of plaque which is hard to remove without the help of dental professionals) erodes the bone, making the gums bleed easily. Your body tries to flight plaque by releasing enzymes that fight bacteria but instead reduces your bone levels. When left untreated, gingivitis (gum inflammation) becomes periodontitis (gum disease). In most cases, periodontitis can be halted by scaling and root planing or deep cleaning. Scaling and root planning is when a dental professional removes the foreign debris (usually calculus) around a tooth. The foreign debris are usually embedded below the gum line and is detected by dental X-rays or dental instruments. Ultrasonic instruments help remove calculus.

Pediatric Dentistry is very similar to adult dentistry except dental treatment is done on little people! Great compassion and care are needed to treat these delicate patients. We must be very careful not to scare, frighten, or hurt them. At Pure Smiles, we try to make their experience as positive and painless as possible. This is true for adults too!

Sedation Dentistry and Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Sedation Dentistry is offered to anxious patients or patients who just want to relax at the dental office. At Pure Smiles, we offer both oral sedation and conscious sedation for adults; and nitrous oxide to both children and adults. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas can be given to either pediatric or adult patients. It is a very safe form of sedation therapy where you can drive after a dental appointment. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is inhaled and creates a sense of euphoria or happiness during administration. It is also known as laughing gas because when administered, a patient can burst out in laughter!

Oral sedation can be initiated either in the comfort of your own home or at the dental office. A sedation pill is dispensed and taken 1 hour before the dental appointment. Approximately 1 hour later, patients become very relaxed but are still awake and are able to respond questions and commands. Conscious sedation is the same as oral sedation only nitrous oxide is also administered at the dental office. Patients are not allowed to drive after the procedure and a driver must be present at the same time.

Sport Mouthguards are very important to protect your teeth during contact sports. It is a rubber protective shell that is custom made specifically for your teeth. Decreased amount of fractures and trauma occurs to your teeth when worn during physical activities that can damage your teeth. The American Dental Association also agrees that mouthguards are crucial to prevent facial damage and injury in contact and non-contact sports.

Root Canal Treatment Your teeth is made of three layers, enamel, dentin and the dental pulp. Enamel is the strongest substance in your body (stronger than bone)! Dentin is protected and under enamel. Once a cavity starts and penetrates through the enamel and dentin layer, it irritates the pulp and leads to a root canal. A root canal is generally needed when either a cavity gets too close to the nerve or dental pulp, or when a tooth breaks or fractures, and trauma. A root canal treats the irritated, infected and/or inflamed dental pulp. During a root canal, the irritated pulp is removed. The canal space is cleaned, shaped, and disinfected of the bacteria that was housed in that area. The disinfected area is then filled with an inert material called gutta-percha. Afterwards the tooth is protected with a crown and can then function like any other tooth!

Dental Emergencies can occur at any time, day or night. It can happen on the weekends and during holidays. At Pure Smiles, we understand dental emergencies cannot be predicted and are often surprises that disturb your daily life. We are here for you if you ever run into these dental problems!

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