You should visit us twice each year for a teeth-cleaning appointment, even if you don’t have a toothache. We will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, evaluate your gums and soft tissues for disease, and polish your smile to a dazzling shine. Sealants A sealant is a resin material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This preventive measure protects and seals out plaque and food from the grooves and pits that are prime targets for decay.
Athletic Mouthguards Before you get in the game, you need to protect your smile – one of your most valuable natural resources! Dr. Elbert will custom-make a comfortable athletic mouthguard to fit your teeth perfectly. Simply keep your mouthguard with your athletic pads and equipment so that you’ll always have it for games and practices. One accident can destroy your smile, as well as your bite. Avoid the time, money, and pain that oral accidents cause. Order your custom mouthguard today.
As the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, gum disease is no small matter. According to statistics, 80% of all adults over 35 years of age have some form of gum disease. Left untreated, it can lead to serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and even premature babies.
Proper restorative care of teeth cannot be performed on diseased gums, so we must restore your gum health before beginning dental work. Our office offers several periodontal therapy services, so you can keep your gums healthy.
These services include:
On the rare occasion that a tooth may need to be extracted, Dr. Elbert can perform routine oral surgery with optimal patient comfort in the office.
Minor cavities can be restored with white resin (tooth colored) filling material. This type of treatment is a good way of correcting a small problem before it becomes a bigger and more expensive problem. When compromised by decay or damage, Dr. Elbert may suggest a tooth may need to be restored with a crown, inlay, or onlay. These restorations, made in a lab from fine dental porcelain, will blend seamlessly with your teeth, return the strength that you need for comfortable oral function, and maintain your all-white smile.
To replace missing teeth in a row, or a single missing tooth, natural-looking crown and bridgework made in a dental lab offers a strong, beautiful option. A bridge is a fixed prosthetic attached to crowned teeth, so it will not slip out of place.
If you are missing many teeth, Dr. Elbert may recommend dentures or partials. These prosthetics can be fixed or removable, and with modern dental materials, they look totally natural.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of handcrafted dental porcelain that fit over front teeth. Each veneer is designed to complement your overall smile, as well as your overall appearance. Dr. Elbert will consider your existing dentition and bite, as well as your skin tone, features, and face shape, when designing the perfect veneers for you.
Step 1: Schedule a Complementary Invisalign Consultation with Dr. Elbert. During the initial one hour visit, Dr. Elbert will evaluate and take pictures of crowded teeth, for gaps between teeth, overbite and discuss the course of moving your teeth with you. Then our treatment coordinator will discuss with you current offers and financing options.
Step 2: Dr. Elbert and team would take bite impressions, photos of your teeth to send out to Invisalign for processing. Your custom-made aligners will be made of our proprietary SmartTrack material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Step 3: You receive your clear aligners in a few weeks. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. Dr. Elbert may recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule check-ups every six weeks or so.
At every stage you’ll be able to see your progress and imagine how far your new smile will take you.
Step 4: You've finished treatment! When your treatment is complete, you will receive four sets of custom-made Vivera retainers.
For patients that would like immediate results.
In-house Whitening Session
Custom Trays & 2 touch up syringes
Some patients prefer the convenience and gradual change that take-home teeth whitening kits offer. You can achieve the same dramatic brightening results as in office treatment yields – up to eight shades or more – in about two weeks at home.
As a fixed prosthetic, dental implants replace one or more missing teeth – or secure dentures, partials, or bridgework in place. Dr. Elbert works with a trusted specialist for implant post placement, then attaches lifelike crowns to the posts in our office.
Your teeth contain several layers: the outer protective enamel, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp that contains components commonly referred to as the “nerve” of the tooth. Each pulp chamber branches off, forming canals that lead toward the tooth root tip. These infamous root canals provide a means for the tooth to absorb what it needs from the blood and get rid of toxins or other unnecessary materials via the blood stream. A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill the pulp, stimulate increased blood flow, and create pressure within the tooth. This can cause severe tooth pain and may initiate bone degeneration, tooth loss, and even more acute pain. In the earliest stages of this condition, Dr. Elbert will be able to save the tooth with a root canal. Otherwise, it should be extracted and replaced with a prosthetic.
Will root canal therapy hurt? Not with today’s advanced analgesics and technology. In fact, the entire process can be so comfortable that many patients doze off. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can be completed in a single appointment. We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically-inert substance, seal it from further infection, and you’re on your way. While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics. Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleanings and check ups.
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Sat - By Appointment Only
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