Metal Straightwire Brackets
Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.
Functional & ALF Appliances
Removable or fixed appliances used to promote expansion of the upper or lower jaw bones to create room and space for movement of teeth.
Ceramic Straightwire Brackets & Tooth Colored Wires
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between visits.
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements arose from the need to secure loose-fitting dentures. Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant’s usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth. Today, implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including:
- Single Tooth Replacement
- Anterior Replacement
- Posterior Replacement
- Full Arch Replacement
The modern dental implant is a predictable and ideal treatment option because it restores the missing dentition to maximum aesthetics and function. Implants can be placed to restore a single missing tooth or to support and stabilize a full arch removable or fixed denture.
Placement of dental implants is a complex process. Detailed planing and evaluation of the available bone and surrounding anatomy is essential for implant success. It is recommended that 3-D surveys be taken prior to implant placement to determine if bone augmentation or soft tissue grafting would be required for treatment success.
Depending on individual anatomy and circumstances, different number and sizes of implants will vary for each treatment plan.
3D CBCT Implant Surgical Guides
A surgical guide generated from a 3D dental CT image that incorporates CAD software and X-rays to predictably place dental implants.
Autogenous Block & Particulate Bone Grafting
A bone grafting procedure performed before dental implant surgery to increase the volume of bone to create a necessary foundation of bone for dental implant placement. Bone can be donated from the patient, cadaver, bovine specimen, or synthetically fabricated. The graft is fixated and implant placement can generally occur four to six months after grafting occurs.
Sinus Grafting & Sinus Lifts
This procedure is utilized to increase the foundation of available bone in the posterior area of the upper jaw at or prior to implant placement. Bone can be donated from the patient, cadaver, bovine specimen, or synthetically fabricated.
Conservative Extractions for Implant Placement
A method of extracting teeth used to minimize damage to adjacent hard and soft tissue and preserve as much bone as possible to facilitate future dental implant placement.
Socket Preservation & Ridge Augmentation
A bone grafting procedure used at the time of extraction or before dental implant surgery to preserve bone for immediate or future implant placement. Bone is placed inside the extraction site to prevent resorption of the alveolar ridge.
What is a crown?
A crown is a lab-fabricated restoration that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. In many situations, it is necessary to restore a tooth back to natural function and appearance. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. While typical crowns take two to three weeks and several office visits, we can place your crown in just one visit.