Routine dental exams, x-rays and cleanings are important to maintain oral health in the long-term. At these visits, your dental hygienist and Dr. Richmond will screen for decay, gum disease and oral cancer.
Cleanings are necessary every 3-6 months in order to maintain gum health and to prevent periodontal (gum) disease.
White composite resin fillings are used for small cavity restorations that do not extend deep into the tooth.
Porcelain fillings (also known as inlays or onlays) are used to restore a larger portion of tooth structure.
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Treatment of gum disease includes what is commonly referred to as a deep cleaning. After stabilizing the gums, maintenance cleanings may be required every three months to ensure that inflammation is controlled.
Our goal is to help you keep all of your teeth for a lifetime.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Partial dentures and complete dentures are fine treatment options to replace multiple missing teeth and to improve cosmetics as well as function.
Implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth due to their longevity and predictability.
A dental implant is a titanium screw which is placed directly into the bone by an oral surgeon. After complete healing, a crown is attached to the implant in order to restore esthetics and function normal.
Decay, infection and tooth fractures may result in the need for tooth removal. Comfort and communication is our priority during tooth extraction.
Custom, professionally made night guards can often decrease jaw pain and headaches caused by the grinding and clenching of teeth.
Night guards offer better protection for implants and tooth restorations compared to over-the-counter products, which tend to be ill-fitting.
The clear alternative to braces
Misaligned teeth can lead to wear, tooth loss, gum disease, and buildup of bacteria in hard-to-clean areas. Crowding, spacing, and overbites may be fixed in fewer than ten weeks with Invisalign treatment.
Philips Zoom! Whitening Treatment
Safe, professional whitening with light acceleration whitens up to 8 shades in one treatment with minimal sensitivity. Each whitening treatment includes take-home whitening trays and dental bleach to maintain those pearly whites.
A sealant is a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surface of the back teeth. Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars.*
This is especially important when it comes to children’s dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, "school-age children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children with sealants."
*American Dental Association - https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/s/sealants