Diagnosing TMJ

TMJ is the colloquial abbreviation for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, a group of symptoms that happen when the jaw is not properly aligned. Misaligned jaws can strain the muscles surrounding the joint, which can lead to pain in the head, face, arms, shoulders, and/or back. This condition can cause headaches, sore teeth, numbness or tingling in the arms, popping in the jaw, chipped and broken teeth, and/or pain in the neck and […]

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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are great for replacing unsightly and/or old fillings. They are restorations that closely match your natural tooth color. As you can surmise from the name, an inlay is placed inside a hole in the tooth, while an onlay is attached to the top of the tooth. These techniques not only serve to improve the tooth’s appearance but they will also make it stronger.  Placing […]

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Bridges

Bridges are generally used to replace teeth that are missing or damaged. They consist of a false tooth anchored on either side by a crown. Crowns are placed directly over existing teeth, while bridges are designed to match your natural teeth in size and color as closely as possible. Bridges are an effective way to:  Eliminate gaps in your smile  Improve […]

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Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are always made custom to match the shape and size of the teeth they replace. They will also match the color of your smile to look very natural. Crowns will strengthen and protect your teeth while improving the way your smile.   Modern technology has developed porcelain crowns strong enough to be used on rear molars, eliminating the unsightly […]

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Dentures

Patients with missing teeth might be great candidates for dentures. These are removable teeth replacements that can improve chewing and speech as well as restore sagging facial muscles to their natural shape.   There are two main types of dentures-complete and partial. A denture that replaces all teeth is called a […]

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Common TMJ Symptoms

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ, is a condition that involves the temporomandibular joint, where your lower jaw meets your skull. When the temporomandibular joint is not aligned, a number of symptoms, collectively known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), occur. TMJ is hard to diagnose. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist who has extensive training in the diagnosis […]

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The BioLase Advantage

Dentists will be able to do a variety of dental procedures with less pain and less discomfort using a technique called he Waterlase MD™. This uses a combination of water and laser energy to create a process called HydroPhotonics. It is less invasive than most treatments, but also more precise.   Using BioLase, your dental experience faster […]

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Air Abrasion – Cavities

When you visit the dentist for a cavity filling, you might be surprised by the Air Abrasion technology used. This technique doesn’t require any local anesthetic, and that loud drill noise will be absent. Isn’t technology great?   Air Abrasion works by propelling tiny, harmless particles of aluminum oxide into the cavity, without ever physically touching the […]

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Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are teeth that are implanted in the jaw. They will eventually fuse with your jawbone to create, basically, a working tooth. They are therefore very stable. Unlike traditional crowns and bridges, dental implants will not need support from your surrounding teeth. But because this is a minor surgical procedure, the process will often take a longer time to complete than crown or bridge replacements. This […]

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General Dentistry

Most dentists can provide a full range of dental services to ensure the longevity and appearance of teeth for the entire family. They will have extensive training in many areas of cosmetic and general dentistry including:  Dental implants – replacement teeth that are permanently implanted in the jaw  Air Abrasion Cavity Removal – a painless, easy way to clean and fill […]

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