Services

"Today's dentistry is for everyone who wants to enjoy a lifetime of smiles"


Dental Procedures:

  • Exams
  • Emergency Exams (During office hours and after hours)
  • X-Rays
  • Fillings
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Crowns and Implant Crowns
  • Extractions
  • Dentures
  • Removable Partial Dentures
  • Night Guards
  • Cosmetic Procedures
  • Prophylaxis (Cleanings)
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Periodontal Treatment

Service Details

Implants

Missing teeth cause problems. Shifting teeth (into the space) cause periodontal (gum) and bite issues. Fractures occur as the teeth continue to shift. Dental implants, once exotic, have become main stream. An oral surgeon or periodontist places the titanium implant body in the bone where is osseointegrates (bone grows into and around it) for 4-6 months. Once it has integrated, Dr. Nolan places a porcelain crown on top of the implant. This is the closest we have come to your original teeth. Dental Insurance Companies are starting to cover this treatment although it is far from universal.

Crowns

A crown (cap) is a procedure that reinforces and protects a tooth that is a risk of fracture. This risk may be from a large filling, a previous root canal, or "craze line" (cracks in and around old fillings). A crown covers the entire tooth preventing further deterioration. This is a two appointment process and involves a temporary (plastic) that is worn for about 2-3 weeks. Crowns maybe made from gold or porcelain for a more aesthetic looks. Insurance companies usually cover crowns at 50% of the fee.

We will soon be able to provide crowns in one visit with CAD/CAM technology. Ask about it!

 


Cosmetic Procedures

  • Replacements of Amalgam (Silver) fillings
  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bleaching

Replacement Fillings

Many patients are now opting for the removal of their old amalgam fillings. The silver-colored filling is not as natural looking as one that is tooth-colored, especially when the restoration is near the front of the mouth, and shows when the patient laughs or speaks. Tooth-colored fillings are a safer and more attractive alternative to older silver amalgam fillings. By matching tooth-colored composite fillings with the natural color of the patient's teeth, it is possible to provide patients with fillings that are virtually invisible. The removal of amalgam fillings can provide patients with white fillings that will result in a more pleasing, silver-free smile.

Veneers

Why put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked? Today a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile. Rather than going though orthodontics or other more timely and expensive procedures, veneers offer results that can be seen in as little as two weeks.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. It is necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell. They're made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by Dr. Nolan.

Hygiene Procedures

  • Prophylaxis (Cleanings)
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Periodontal Treatment

Prophylaxis (Cleanings)

Usually done on the first appointment to help us make a thorough evaluation of your dental health, either a prophylaxis cleaning or what is called a gross scale (see periodontal treatment) will be done depending on the condition of the patients oral health.

A prophylaxis cleaning involves the use of hand instruments and ultrasonic scalers to detect and remove deposits of plaque on the teeth. The scaling removes the hardened plaque known as tartar or calculus that can cause gum disease and bone loss as well as removing stains. Finally polishing removes any soft plaques and more stains from your teeth. Cleanings are maintained on a six month basis.

Fluoride Treatment

Cavity Control: Cavities are caused by bacteria that attack tooth surfaces. The protection that fluoride provides teeth helps prevent tooth decay at any age. Fluoride also helps re-mineralize enamel weakened by early cavity development.
Early Gum Disease Control: Fluorides are used to inhibit the bleeding and tender gums caused by plaque bacteria.
Sensitivity: Gum recession and natural wear on teeth can cause sensitivity. Fluorides coat and insulate the teeth from hot and cold.

Sealants

A sealant is a resin material that is usually applied to the pits and fissures of back teeth. The sealant resin acts as a barrier, protecting the enamel from bacterial plaque in cavity prone areas. Decay will not start under a tooth that has a sealant because the decay causing bacteria are deprived of the food they need to survive.
Children are much more susceptible to tooth decay then adults. When possible, sealants should be applied to children's teeth before decay has had a chance to begin.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal disease and can be reversed if treated. If untreated, it progresses to periodontitis and is irreversible. Although it is irreversible, it can be maintained. For patients that are in the early stages of periodontal disease, non surgical treatment is effective.

Periodontal Treatment

The first step in treating periodontitis is a procedure called a gross scale. A gross scale is the removal of all large tartar and plaque deposits from the teeth. After the gross scale, the patient returns in 2 weeks for quadrant scaling. This is accomplished by scaling and root planning, a thorough cleaning of root surfaces to remove tartar and plaque that has accumulated under the gum. This is done in conjunction with local anesthesia and can take up to 4 appointments. If necessary, the areas will then be treated with antibiotics and antimicrobials. After all quadrants have been completed, a re-evaluation will take place in 4-6 weeks. At that time, if the gums are healing, the patient will then be seen every 3-4 months for periodic maintenance. The goal of this treatment is to bring your gums back to optimum health by reducing, or eliminating any pockets around the teeth which might harbor infection.

Recommended Products

Dr. Nolan and his staff proudly recommend Listerine. Listerine is an antimicrobial (kills germs) and gives 24 hour protection against plaque and gingivitis. It has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance for helping to prevent and reduce gingivitis and plaque above the gum line. Listerine has proven to be affective in our office. We also recommend several other oral hygiene aids including the Sonicare Tooth Brush. All of our staff members use Sonicare and it has also proven to be affective. If you are interested in an electric tooth brush just call our office for more information.

Products

  • Sonicare Electric Tooth Brush with UV Sanitation
  • Oral-B Electric Tooth Bruch
  • Oral-B replacement brush heads
  • Home Fluoride
  • Colgate 30 minute bleaching
  • Fluoride Gel Trays
  • Antibacterial Mouth Rinse
  • Athletic mouthguards
  • Splints/ Nightguards for wear prevention
  • Sleep Apthnea appliances
 
 

 

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