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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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Actor Ed Helms' Tooth-Yanking Trick: It Was a Dental Implant!
... If you would like more information about options for congenitally missing teeth, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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...

Frequently Asked Questions about Fixed Dentures
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants: Your Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth...

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

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...

Use Partial Dentures Wisely to Protect Your Future Oral Health
Dentures, removable restorations for missing teeth and gum tissue, can take a number of different forms, but are usually of two different types: complete and partial...

Bridge
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth...

Crowns and Bridges
Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth...

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

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...

Plan Ahead to Make Your Smile the Best it can be for Your Big Day!
...Some teeth require more extensive dental work, like a porcelain crown that completely covers a tooth, or dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Teens with Missing Teeth may need a Temporary Fix Until They're Older
Dental implants are widely considered by both dentists and patients as the premier choice for replacing missing teeth...

Good Bone Health Essential for Obtaining 'Teeth in One Day' Implants
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Implant Timelines for Replacing Missing Teeth...

Partial Dentures: an Affordable Alternative to More Expensive Restorations
Dental implants are today’s preferred choice for replacing missing teeth...

Replace Teeth for Better Speech
...Because teeth are vital for good speech, and missing teeth can make it very hard to speak properly...

Complications from Missing Teeth Could Limit Your Replacement Options
There are plenty of options today for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants...

Teenagers with Missing Teeth Usually Need a Temporary Restoration
...And while those missing teeth can be restored, replacing them in patients who haven’t yet reached adulthood can be tricky...

An Affordable RPD Could be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth Problems
You would love to replace your missing teeth with dental implants...

Janet Jackson: Even pop stars get insecure about their smiles!
...There are several options for replacing missing teeth, from a removable partial denture to a traditional fixed bridge to a state-of-the-art implant-supported replacement tooth...

Teens May Need a Temporary Restoration for Missing Teeth
While not as prevalent as adults, teenagers can have missing teeth, usually from injury or from never having been formed...

Get Relief from Cracked Corners of the Mouth
...Inside the mouth reduced saliva flow, tissue inflammation under a rarely cleaned denture (denture stomatitis), pressure on the mouth corners caused by a collapsed bite due to missing teeth and similar conditions can elevate the risks for infection...

Wearing Dentures 24/7 May Not Be a Good Idea - Here's Why
...For one thing, around the clock denture wearing could worsen bone loss, already a concern with dentures and missing teeth...

Advances in Dental Health that may be Waiting for us Just around the Corner
...These examples illustrate the range of possibilities for better health in the future: a reduction in dental disease early in life; new and better ways to restore missing teeth; and quicker ways to diagnose dangerous health conditions...

Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale Crushes on Smiles
...  Treatments like dental implants for missing teeth combined with various tooth replacement options, crown lengthening for gummy smiles or tooth extractions to help orthodontics can be combined to completely transform your smile...

More Than a new Smile - Dental Implants Help Stop Bone Loss as Well
...While their primary purpose is to replace missing teeth and rejuvenate a patient’s smile, they’re also regarded for another important benefit: they can slow or stop bone loss accelerated by the loss of teeth...

Flexible RPDs - a Sound, Temporary Way To Replace Missing Teeth
...This creates a gum-colored denture base to which prosthetic (false) teeth are affixed at the exact locations for missing teeth...

How Long Is the Implant Process? It Depends on Your Bone Health
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Implant Timelines for Replacing Missing Teeth...

4 Reasons Dental Implants Are a Wise Choice for Tooth Replacement
...Other restorations can't stop the gradual bone loss often caused by missing teeth, and dentures in particular can accelerate it...

Here's How to Get a Smile Makeover This Summer
...Nothing downgrades a smile like missing teeth...

Proper Dental Work Care Will Extend Their Longevity
...Traditional bridges consist of an array of artificial crowns with those in the middle substituting for the missing teeth, while those on the end attach to the natural teeth on either side of the gap to support the bridge...

Before Replacing Your Missing Teeth, You May Need Other Dental Work
Replacing missing teeth can do wonders for a smile...

RPD: An Effective and Affordable Choice for Tooth Replacement
...They also can't stop or slow bone loss at the missing teeth sites, one of the benefits of dental implants...

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...

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...

Missing Teeth
...But many foods become difficult to chew if you have missing teeth — and those “challenging” foods are often the same ones that offer the greatest nutritional value...

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

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... You may also find that some of your remaining teeth actually shift into the spaces left open by your 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...

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