We Provide the Following Services
An option for replacing missing teeth, implants are surgically placed in the jaw to support crowns, bridges or dentures.
A clear alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign moves teeth through a series of clear aligners that are worn by the patient 22 hours per day. Invisalign aligners can be removed by the patient for hygiene and are changed out every 2 weeks.
Invisalign can be used to treat a variety of issues including spacing, crowding and orthodontic relapse, with treatment time based on the movement required.
Also referred to as dental bleaching, tooth whitening restores the natural brightness to your smile. We offer a variety of methods to whiten teeth including in-office whitening and take home whitening kits.
Crowns & Bridges:
Crowns are dental restorations that cover the entire tooth structure, to protect the longterm health of a tooth. Crowns are required after Root Canal treatments, or when a cavity compromises more than 50% of the tooth. Bridges are permanent restorations used to replace a missing tooth, bonding an artificial tooth (the pontic) with crowns placed on the adjacent teeth(abutments). Bridges can also be placed on implants to restore areas missing multiple teeth.
Tooth Colored Fillings:
Tooth colored fillings are completed using a resin or porcelain material that is bonded to the remaining tooth structure. White fillings allow us to be more conservative in tooth preparation, and are bonded to the healthy remaining tooth structure.
Oral Hygiene and Preventative Care:
The American Dental Association recommends individuals with healthy teeth and gums have their teeth cleaned twice a year. Some individuals with Periodontical Disease require more frequent cleanings. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children have their first dental visit 6 months after the eruption of their first tooth, or approximately 1 year of age.
Periodontal Treatment and Maintenance:
Periodontal Disease ranges from the simple inflammation of gum tissue to serious disease that damages the bone and soft tissue that support the teeth. Once diagnosed, periodontal disease must be treated ad maintained at more regular intervals.
BPA Free Sealants:
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. According to a recent report by the surgeon general, sealants can prevent dental decay by up to 70%. Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a potentially harmful chemical used in some hard plastic materials including bottles, electronics and some tooth sealants. Dr. Katie Hicks is aware of this risk and is committed to only using BPA free sealants to protect the youngest smiles in our practice, including her own two boys.
For more information on any of our services, check out the American Dental Association website at www.ada.org.