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Online Dental Education Library

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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Dental Services
...A description of some of the services we offer can be found below: Bonding Crowns & Bridges Dental Cleaning Dentures Emergency Dentistry Extractions Fillings Gum Treatment Halitosis Implant Dentistry Invisalign Nightguards & Athletic Mouthguards Oral Hygiene Orthodontics Root Canal Sealants Sedation Dentistry TMJ Treatment Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Minimally Invasive Dentistry Our High-Tech Options In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures from dental lasers to dental implants our office is on the cutting edge...

FAQ's
... These are restorations to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and all decay...

Intraoral Camera
... With this advanced technology we can zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings with extreme precision...

Laser Dentistry
... Hard Tissue DentalLaser Hard tissue lasers are used to remove old fillings, repair cavities, and prepare teeth for bonding...

Bad Breath Might be a Sign of a More Serious Oral Condition
...Repairing teeth damaged by decay — removing diseased tissue, filling cavities or repairing defective fillings — will also reduce the level of decay-causing bacteria...

Why CK Dentistry?
...These treatment options can include fillings, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, root canal therapy and dental implants...

No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding
...When the teeth are unconsciously ground together, the forces they produce can wear down the enamel, cause chipping or damage to teeth or dental work (such as veneers or fillings), or even loosen a tooth! While it’s common in children under 11 years old, in adults it can be a cause for concern...

Air Abrasion Offers a More Pleasant Dental Office Experience than Drills
For years preparing teeth for fillings or other restorations has required the use of a drill...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

Smile Gallery
... Replacing old silver fillings with Zirconia crowns...

Less is Better: the 21st Century Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
...Besides reducing the tooth's volume, this practice also resulted in, by today's standards, larger than necessary fillings...

New Patient Experience
...These options may include tooth colored fillings, dental implants, veneers, crowns, root canals or even orthodontic tooth movements...

Why You Shouldn't Worry About the Mercury in Your Silver Fillings
... So, should you be equally concerned about amalgam fillings — even going so far as to have any existing ones removed...

Technology
...Our laser can at times allow for fillings to be done in a pain free environment without anesthetics, meaning NO PAIN, NO NEEDLES and shorter appointments...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...And don't forget to give them a good example to follow! Get Regular Dental Checkups—This applies to both kids and adults, but it's especially important during the years when they are rapidly growing! Timely treatment with sealants, topical fluoride applications or fillings can often help keep a small problem from turning into a major headache...

Tooth-Colored Fillings Provide a Viable Alternative to Dental Amalgam
... As an alternative, composite resin fillings can match the color, shape and texture of natural teeth...

4 Supposed Health Dangers in Dental Care That Aren't Dangerous
...Silver fillings are toxic...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...If it takes hold, it can form a cavity in the enamel and then progress deeper into the tooth — causing discomfort, difficulty eating and speaking, and a need for fillings or root canal treatment...

Fillings
... Fillings do just what the name implies — seal a small hole in your tooth, i...

Inlays & Onlays
... Both inlays and onlays are considered “indirect” fillings, meaning that they are fabricated outside the mouth (generally at a dental laboratory), and then bonded to the tooth by the dentist...

Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you could have fillings that matched the natural color of your teeth so well that nobody could tell the difference, would you choose them over metal...

Loose Teeth & Bite Problems
...Replacing broken fillings and restoring worn teeth is also sometimes needed to create a more balanced bite, even when teeth are not loose...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... A number of studies have shown that for many common dental procedures — cleanings, fillings and restorations, for example — it's safer to continue taking anticoagulant medications than to stop, even temporarily...

Bad Breath
...Bad breath may be caused by large, open cavities that need to be filled, or old, defective fillings that need to be repaired...

Preventive Dentistry
...They prevent cavities from forming and the need for fillings later on...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Air Abrasion
...Because it's a relatively fine-scale instrument, it isn't suitable for treating deep cavities or removing old metal fillings...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Intra-Oral Camera
...It can also be used to give you a video tour of your entire mouth so that you can see things such as plaque deposits, decay, worn teeth, and broken or missing fillings...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...You can expect: dramatically improved early cavity detection reduced size and possibly number of fillings that might be needed, thus possibly lowering the cost of dental treatments reduced chances of unnecessary exploration of teeth that are suspected to have cavities Here's how it works Using this noninvasive technology, your teeth are scanned to examine their structure...

Cracked Teeth
... Biting on hard objects, receiving a blow to the mouth, or having large cavities (or old amalgam fillings) that weaken the tooth's structure are also common causes of tooth fractures...

Root Canal Treatment
...Having multiple fillings or restorations on the same tooth increases the chances of this type of injury...

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...

Endodontics
...Extensive dental procedures (such as multiple fillings or restorations on the same tooth) may cause trouble; occasionally, even routine procedures like orthodontics may eventually lead to root canal problems...

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Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed