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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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Cosmetic Dentistry, to help preserve your natural teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Invisalign, clear braces Orthodontic Treatment (Invisalign), to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile 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...

Implant Dentistry: The Permanent Tooth Restoration Solution
...When you need to replace one tooth or several missing teeth, you want a solution that will restore your smile as close to your natural teeth as possible...

Martha Stewart Shows Off Renovation Work - In Her Mouth!
... Bridgework is one good solution to the problem of missing teeth (another is dental implants)...

Jane Fonda Chooses New Teeth Over a New Car!
... Crowns and Bridgework — a technique that covers heavily damaged teeth or replaces missing teeth by capping them, or using capped teeth to support one or more false teeth...

Matthew Lewis's Metamorphosis
...To restore missing teeth, we have the option of using the tried-and-true bridge — or, the current gold standard in tooth replacement: the lifelike, permanent dental implant...

That Space Between Your Front Teeth May be Caused by Overgrown Muscle
... The frenum is just one cause among many for a noticeably wide space, including bite problems (malocclusions), finger-sucking habits or missing teeth...

Don't Let a Lost Tooth Hurt the Rest of Your Smile
If you have one or more missing teeth, you may feel as though your entire smile suffers from the gap left behind...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Fortunately, contemporary dentistry offers several good solutions for the problem of missing teeth...

Gaining a New Attractive Smile is More than Achievable
... Missing teeth, of course, pose a different challenge, but here there are a wide range of solutions: dental implants, fixed bridgework or removable full or partial dentures...

A Dental Procedure for All Your Cosmetic Needs
... Crowns and Bridges Bridges replace missing teeth, while crowns stabilize fragile teeth and cover cosmetic issues...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Here’s how it works: A one-piece unit is custom-fabricated, consisting of prosthetic crowns to replace missing teeth, plus caps to cover the adjacent (abutment) teeth on each side...

Cosmetic Procedures You May Want to Consider
...The artificial teeth are suspended between the crowns to create a bridge that replaces missing teeth...

Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
...Anything from minor chips and cracks to broken or even missing teeth can be fixed with cosmetic dentistry...

5 Ways to Make Your Smile More Confident and Inviting
...With porcelain dental restorations that have a strong inner core and an outer life-like appearance, we can completely cover an individual damaged tooth with a custom-made crown or replace one or more missing teeth with fixed bridgework...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

Look at the Long-Term Costs When Considering Dental Implants
You’ve probably heard a lot of great things about dental implants as a replacement for missing teeth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Health
...Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw and inadequate nutrition...

Crowns & Bridgework
... The number of abutment teeth necessary to replace missing teeth is influenced by the number of missing teeth, the size and length of the abutment tooth roots, the amount of bone support each abutment tooth has, as well as where in the mouth the missing tooth is located...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Stress & Oral Health
...Replacing any teeth that are missing can also help stabilize your bite by inhibiting the shifting of teeth that occurs when extra space is left open by missing teeth...

Dental Implants
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Decades of research have established that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth; that's why we recommend using them whenever possible...

Dental Implants vs. Bridgework
...The part which replaces missing teeth, called a “pontic” (French for bridge), is fixed in place by attachment to adjacent, healthy teeth, called “abutments...

FAQs About Dental Implants
... Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example)...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Cost of Not Replacing Missing Teeth There is another option you may be considering: not to replace your missing teeth, at least not right away...

How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants, which are made of a biocompatible titanium alloy, serve as substitutes for the roots of missing teeth...

Immediate Implants
...Implants are used in a variety of situations: to replace a single tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even an entire set of teeth...

Replacing Multiple Teeth
If you have several missing teeth, dentistry offers three time-tested ways of replacing them: Dental implants, removable partial dentures, and fixed bridgework...

Replacing All Teeth
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you have three choices for implant-supported tooth replacement: Fixed bridgework, which is a set of lifelike dental crowns that serve as permanent replacements for your missing teeth...

Implant-Supported Removable Dentures
... You may have heard about dental implants acting as lifelike replacements for individual missing teeth, and that's certainly of great benefit to those who still have many of their natural teeth...

Tooth Loss and Premature Aging
Often, people who are missing teeth look older than they really are...

Cost of Not Replacing Missing Teeth
...Of course, you'll still be living with the obvious consequences of missing teeth — not only in terms of your appearance, but also with the difficulties you may experience trying to speak and eat normally, and the loss of self-confidence that goes along with these issues...

Bone Grafting
...If you loose enough teeth and bone, your facial features will sag, giving you a more aged appearance; it can also complicate treatment to replace your missing teeth...