Oral Health Maintenance
Same Day Crowns
Six Month Braces
Oral Cancer Screening
Teeth Cleaning and dental check-up
Your first dental cleaning appointment at our office in Madison will take about an hour and a half. It will include oral cancer screening, digital x-rays, a comprehensive exam and thorough cleaning. Should we find any areas of concern that cannot be taken care of during a regular cleaning appointment, we will discuss what we have found, and make an appointment for further treatment.
Oral Health Maintenance
Most children and adults should get a dental cleaning and check-up every six months. People at a greater risk for oral diseases should have dental check ups more than twice a year. Going to your regular check-ups helps to keep your gums and teeth healthy. It helps us detect any problems – such as gum disease, mouth/oral cancer and cavities – at an earlier and often more easily treatable stage.
Porcelain Veneers are a breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are thin, durable “shells” of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your teeth, enabling you to change the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth. Placing veneers is a more conservative procedure than crowns. Because they are made of porcelain, they are very strong and resist staining and chipping.
Porcelain (All-Ceramic) Crowns are state-of-the-art crowns that appear natural. Since they do not have a metal substructure, it doesn’t leave you with a black shadow at the gum line. Another advantage is that Porcelain Crowns are bonded to the tooth for added strength and longevity.
We are one of a small fraction of dentists in Madison that offers PlanScan E4D Dentist™ same-day crown technology. If you’ve ever needed a permanent crown you know it usually takes more than one appointment, a temporary crown and about two weeks to complete the process. We believe our patients deserve modern dentistry that fits their busy lifestyles, which is why we offer CAD/CAM technology, which delivers the same quality crown in just one day. Usually you can get your crown completed in about 2.5 hours!
You may be noticing that your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be. Over time, teeth commonly begin to turn a shade of yellow. This can be due to factors like smoking, diet, coffee, tea, sodas, wine, etc. Fortunately, there is an easy solution. We offer two types of whitening: custom whitening trays for home bleaching or fast in-office whitening. Hate the trays or get sensitive? We've got a dental whitening solution for you! Ask about our "Boost" that has left people leaving with whiter teeth with minimal sensitivity.
Gum Disease Treatment
The most common cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. Bacteria create toxins which inflame and irritate gum tissue and can cause systemic health problems. Over the years a progressive detachment occurs that also breaks down the supporting bone. Teeth are no longer held in place and that leads to tooth loss especially if it’s left untreated. That’s why it’s so important have regular dental check-ups — to determine if you have this condition and determine necessary treatment.
Invisalign treatment is customized orthodontics for your teeth. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create custom aligners for your teeth. They are removable when you need to eat, drink, brush or floss. They are comfortable, non-irritating to gums, and see-through so people won’t even know you’re wearing braces! Feel confident getting the smile you've always wanted.
Six Month Braces
The Powerprox Six Month Braces® technique uses orthodontic brackets (tooth colored/clear, metal, self-ligating, and lingual braces) and special nickel titanium wires to move the teeth with low controlled force. In some cases, special elastics and springs are used to move teeth. You will be amazed at how quickly your crooked smile starts to straighten out with Six Month Braces!
Non-surgical periodontal therapy removes plaque and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria and by treating conditions that encourage gum disease. This treatment will help to prevent further loss of bone and gum tissues and the supporting structures of your teeth. If periodontal disease is caught early, this type of treatment may be all that’s needed.
Oral Cancer Screening
When oral cancer is detected early patients have an 80 to 90% survival rate. Our hand-held light screenings are very fast and easy, and help us find oral cancer reliably. The technology uses a variety of wavelengths of light to identify abnormalities that may not be apparent to the naked eye.
A root canal treatment is a procedure done to save a tooth by removing damaged or dead pulp in the root canal of the tooth. This is accomplished by cleaning out the diseased pulp and reshaping the canal. The canal is filled with a rubberlike substance called gutta–percha or another material to prevent recontamination of the tooth. The tooth is then permanently sealed with a post and/or porcelain crown, which enables the patient to keep the original tooth.
The best dental appointment you’ll never remember! About 30% of Americans have a fear of the dentist. But dentistry does not have to be painful or scary. Oral sedation dentistry — in which the patient takes a tiny pill one hour prior to a dentist visit — is a great way to experience dentistry free from any pain or anxiety. Sedation dentistry patients need a companion to bring them to, and take them home from, their appointment. Many of our dental patients take advantage of sedation dentistry because they can get more treatment done in fewer appointments - all while feeling relaxed.
We want to help you have a great sports experience, so we offer a variety of custom-made sports mouth guards. Mouth guards are plastic dental appliances which provide a degree of protection for the mouth’s soft tissues (lips, cheeks, gums, tongue) and hard tissues (teeth and jaw bones). They also protect against concussions from blows to the head by cushioning the jaws upon impact.
Tooth colored fillings mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure and may also be used cosmetically to change the size, color and shape of teeth. This quality is particularly useful in closing gaps between teeth, repairing chipped teeth and making teeth appear to be straighter or even.
It is important for seniors to know that it is never too late to preserve and protect teeth and gum health. Modern dentistry offers a variety of solutions that allow you to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile for life. We offer treatment for a variety of conditions that tend to affect seniors, including dry mouth, tooth wear or staining, recession and dental decay, taste loss (or alteration), gum disease or denture care.
Dental implants are a valuable and exciting treatment option for today’s dental patients. They offer a real advantage – a replacement for a missing tooth that looks and feels natural. The tooth becomes incorporated into your tissue and results in a stronger restoration than other tooth replacement options. Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or can be used in conjunction with partial dentures or full dentures to increase retention.
Bridges are a natural-looking replacement option for missing teeth. Bridges can be supported by adjacent teeth, by implants, or by a combination of both. The benefits of bridges are that they can fill most gaps, they last a long time with proper care, and they look natural.
Removable partial dentures provide a prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth. It is an option for patients who want to replace teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons, and who cannot have a bridge for any number of reasons (such as a lack of teeth to support bridge).
A full denture provides a prosthetic replacement for all of the missing teeth on either the upper or lower arch. Conventional dentures are removable but there are also options for dentures that clasp onto dental implants, allowing for tremendously increased retention. Like partial dentures, a full denture will need to be removed at night to maintain tissue health.