General Dentistry Services
Our team at Dr. Nick’s White & Healthy Dentistry is dedicated to offering exceptional dental services to you and your entire family. Education and prevention are important to us, which is why we always emphasize the importance of proper professional and home care techniques to help you maintain a healthy smile.
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A wide range of services to meet your needs:
- Exams and X-rays
- Dental Implants
- Crowns and Bridges
- Root Canals
- Dentures & Partials
- Periodontal Care
- DentalVibe Comfort Injections
- Oral Cancer Screenings
We provide each patient with a complete diagnosis and treatment plan, including:
Oral Cancer Screening – If you are a tobacco user, you are at a higher risk for developing oral cancer. We are committed to the prevention of oral cancer through the early identification of pre-cancerous conditions, and provide screenings at each preventive care appointment.
Periodontal Examination – Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. We will examine your gums to ensure that if any gum disease is present, it will be detected and treated in its earliest stages.
Caries Exam – During a caries (or cavities) exam, we locate areas of decay on chewing surfaces and between your teeth. We use both a visual exam and x-rays to determine the best treatment plan for your dental needs.
- Porcelain Crowns & Veneers
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Guaranteed Whitening – even the toughest case!
Fillings – Made of tooth-colored material, composite fillings restore the tooth’s natural appearance. Composites are matched closely to your natural tooth color and are virtually undetectable from your non-restored teeth. While they are excellent options for front teeth, they may also be recommended for certain sites on molars. These composite fillings have proven to be stain-resistant and extremely durable.
Bonded Restorations – Made of tooth-colored material, these restorations are bonded to teeth. This strengthens the remaining tooth structure and reduces the likelihood of future fractures. Their strength and color make them a practical choice in many cases.
Veneers – Veneers are thin, translucent shells bonded to the front of teeth. Usually customized from porcelain, they are durable, stain-resistant, and natural in appearance. Veneers conceal broken, chipped, discolored, and misshapen teeth, and provide an attractive and natural-looking smile in a minimal number of visits.
Crowns – A crown covers a tooth to help strengthen it and restore it to its natural size and shape. It may be placed to retain a large filling when there is little remaining tooth structure, to attach a bridge, protect weak or broken teeth from further damage, or restore fractured teeth. Following root canal therapy, a tooth that has been treated with will require a crown to strengthen and support the tooth.
Partial Denture – Partial dentures are an option if some healthy teeth are present to support the gums and jawbone. A partial denture, though removable, provides a replacement for missing teeth.
Full Dentures – Full dentures are used if there are no natural teeth remaining in the mouth. A full denture covers more of the jaw than a partial denture and is held in place by a natural vacuum in the mouth and/or by adhesive products.
Diagnostic and Preventive Services
Sealants – Usually applied as a child’s permanent teeth erupt, sealants protect the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Adult molars can also be sealed, as long as a tooth does not show evidence of decay. The sealants that we use on both children and adults have been very successful in discouraging decay.
Regular Prophylaxis – Regular, preventive care appointments provide our dentists and hygienists with the opportunity to monitor your dental health and clean under your gum line (in places your toothbrush can’t reach). By removing the plaque that causes tooth decay and gum infections, and educating you about prevention, we can help you achieve healthier teeth and gums.
Night Guard Therapy – Night guards help prevent damage to the chewing surfaces of teeth, often caused by the grinding and clenching of the jaw muscles. By creating an acrylic model of your teeth, we can help protect your teeth from unnecessary wear. This is a highly recommended treatment, especially for patients with TMJ dysfunction.
Common Prosthodontic Procedures Include:
Bridges – Bridges are one the most popular, traditional methods to permanently replace a missing tooth or teeth. To replace a missing tooth with a bridge, at least one tooth on either side of the missing tooth must be prepared for a crown. Afterwards, a false tooth is joined to the crowns, and the entire structure is permanently cemented to the prepared teeth. Special aids are available to help keep the bridge clean.
Complete Dentures – When you no longer have any natural teeth, complete dentures are a great, traditional method to help restore the look and function of your smile. Although many patients are successful denture wearers, some may experience difficulties, such as poor stability and the decreased ability to chew. When this occurs, dental implants can be utilized to improve the stability and retention of dentures.
Cosmetic Dentistry – A beautiful smile can help build your self-confidence . An attractive, whiter smile can be accomplished in many different ways: whitening treatments, bonding, all-ceramic crowns or veneers.
Crowns – A crown is a metal or ceramic restoration that covers a tooth. It is often the treatment of choice for teeth that may be at risk for further breakdown or fracture. Teeth that are candidates for crowns include teeth that are word down, have large fillings, broken cusps, or have been treated with a root canal.
Dental Implants – Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth, and are typically used as part of the restoration process for replacing a single tooth, several missing teeth or as an attachment for complete dentures.
Periodontal Therapy – Periodontal Therapy helps control gum disease through a series of 2, 4, or 6 non-surgical dental visits. Remember: Healthy gums never bleed!