Services

Our dental care facilities provide complete dental restoration services including bleaching and teeth whitening, porcelain fillings, porcelain crowns, bridge-work, veneers, braces, plus full and partial dentures.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Design is a great way to begin the process of smile enhancement. In designing your new smile the service that we provide is a consultation to discuss treatment goals. We take impressions of your teeth in there current condition. Impressions are then sent to our laboratory to be fabricated in wax. This wax up allows you to physically see your smile before any dental treatment is done. We also take pictures of your smile and facial profile. Digital imagining is done to your existing smile giving, you a visual image of your new smile from the same exact photos provided from your initial smile design visit. Patients are very pleased with our service and the opportunity to see and give feedback about their smile before treatment is rendered.

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Porcelain Laminate veneers are a “shell covering” placed over the teeth to enhanced or correct their appearance. Veneers are used to close spaces, increase size, change color or straighten the teeth. Porcelain Laminates are the most popular and exciting techniques used for dramatic smile makeovers. When biting pressure is too great or teeth are too broken down, crowns will have to be used.

Composite resin bonding is used to repair fractures, as well as cover teeth to change its color and shape. Composite is also great for repairing small areas of decay. In certain circumstances, there are cosmetic changes that are too great for bonding. In these instances, porcelain veneers may be an alternative.

General and Restorative Dentistry

Composite FillingComposite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be “bonded” or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.The cost is moderate and depends on the size of the filling and the technique used by the dentist to place it in the prepared tooth. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than what is required for an amalgam filling. Composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during filling and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time.
Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken or are at high risk of being broken due to oversized old fillings of fractures. There are a variety of materials used to construct these and by working with the finest laboratories in the country, we are pleased to produce crowns that look and feel like your real teeth.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal therapy refers to the process by which a dentist treats the inner aspects of a tooth, specifically that area inside a tooth that is occupied by its “pulp tissue.” Most people would probably refer to a tooth’s pulp tissue as its “nerve.” While a tooth’s pulp tissue does contain nerve fibers it is also composed of arteries, veins, lymph vessels, and connective tissue.

Where precisely in a tooth is its nerve?
Teeth are hard calcified objects but their inner aspects are not completely solid. Inside every tooth there lies a hollow space which, when a tooth is healthy, contains the tooth’s nerve tissue. Dentists use the following terms to refer to various portions of this nerve area

Tooth X-Ray

A) The pulp chamber.
This is a hollow space that lies more or less in the center of the tooth.

B) The root canals.
Each tooth’s nerve enters the tooth, in general, at the very tip of its root(s). From this entry point the nerve then runs through the center of the root in small “root canals” which subsequently join up with the tooth’s pulp chamber.

What is the function of a tooth’s nerve tissue?

Initially a tooth’s nerve tissue plays an important role in the formation and development of the tooth. Then, once the tooth has formed, the function of this tissue becomes one of helping to preserve the tooth’s health and vitality. The nerve tissue keeps the organic components of the tooth’s mineralized tissues (dentin and enamel) supplied with nutrients and moisture. The nerve tissue also produces new tooth structure (reparative dentin) as is needed so to help to wall off and protect the nerve from insult or injury (such as advancing tooth decay).

Root Canal TreatmentA tooth’s nerve tissue does provide a sensory function but this role is probably different from what you expect. Under normal circumstances the nerves inside our teeth provide us with very little information. Yes, when activated by extremes in pressure, temperature, or severe insult (such as a cracked tooth or advancing tooth decay) teeth do respond with a painful sensation. But under normal circumstances the nerves inside our teeth remain relatively “quiet.”

At this point you might be thinking that if you push on your tooth with a finger or close your teeth together you will feel a pressure sensation. Because of this you might assume that that sensation must come from the nerve inside the tooth. Well, in reality, that sensation comes from the nerves found in the ligament that binds the tooth to the jawbone, not from inside the tooth itself. This implies then, from a standpoint of the normal functions we perform with our teeth, that the presence of a live nerve inside a tooth is somewhat academic. If a tooth’s nerve tissue is present and healthy, wonderful. But if a tooth has had its nerve tissue removed as a part of root canal treatment then that’s fine too. You will never miss it.

Bridges are fixed, or non-removable prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. The teeth on either side of the existing space are used to anchor the bridge to restore functionality as well as esthetics. We are now able to construct beautiful porcelain over metal as well as full porcelain and resin-based bridges to produce the best results for each particular situation.
Dentures, whether full or partial, are a removable solution for replacement of multiple or completely missing teeth. This type of treatment is a choice when there is not sufficient or available support for a fixed bridge. At Premier Dental, we pride ourselves in creating beautiful new smiles for many who thought they would never have one.

ViziLite PlusMost people are surprised to learn that one American dies every hour from oral cancer; a death rate that has remained virtually unchanged for more than 40 years. In fact, recent statistics published by the American Cancer Society indicate that while the incidence and death rates for cancers overall has decreased, the incidence of oral cancer has increased by 5.5% and the death rate has increased by 1.5%

Oral cancer is far too often discovered in late stage development, the primary reason for the consistently high death rate. Oral cancer treatment often results in disfiguring effects on patients, and can seriously compromise their quality of life. Early detection and diagnosis can make a tremendous difference in life expectancy; oral cancer is 90% curable when found in its early stages. Unfortunately, 70% of oral cancers are diagnosed in the late stages, III and IV, leading to a five-year survival rate of 57%. Read more…

Sports dentistry is the aspect of dental care that is concerned with the prevention and treatment of dental injuries caused by participation in athletics. Five million permanent teeth will be avulsed, or knocked out, this year in the United States alone. Virtually all of these teeth will be lost in sports or fights.

The key to minimizing sports dental injuries is education and prevention.

Most people would assume that the majority of dental injuries are caused by “contact” sports such as football, hockey or boxing. In our practice, however, virtually all tooth avulsions are due to one particular “non-contact” sport – basketball. In football, a sport that requires the wearing of mouthguards, only .07% of injuries involve the teeth and oral cavity. In basketball, where the use of mouthguards is not required, 34% of all injuries involve the teeth and/or oral cavity.

The estimated lifetime cost of replacing and maintaining a tooth lost due to a traumatic injury is between 10,000 and 15,000 dollars per missing tooth. A tooth that is avulsed and replanted in the socket may require $5000 in initial care and follow-up treatment.

A tooth that is traumatized by a blow to the face during athletic participation may not show any symptoms at all for days, months or years. Many times the only symptom is a discoloration of the tooth due to the “nerve” of the tooth slowly dying and disintegrating. If this discoloration is noticed, contact your dentist immediately! This tooth will, in most circumstances, require immediate endodontic treatment to prevent an acute infection from occurring. This type of infection may be accompanied by pain, swelling, and possible bone loss.