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Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dental bonding is a type of veneer, but the material added to the fronts of the teeth are composite or tooth-colored filling material (instead of ceramic), and the procedure is completed in one appointment (no impression, no fabrication by a dental laboratory). Bonding can correct imperfections like gaps between teeth, shape and color at [Read more …]


Periodontal Cleaning

A periodontal cleaning is required when advanced symptoms of bacterial infection (periodontitis) are present or when hardened deposits have formed on the roots of teeth. Signs of periodontal disease include deep pockets, gums detached from the tooth, red, tender and swollen gums, loose teeth, bone loss, bad breath. The periodontal cleaning, commonly called “scaling and [Read more …]


Whitening

Often the difference between a good smile and a great smile is the whiteness of the teeth! When done properly, whitening is safe and effective. In addition, it is a simple process and inexpensive. Dr. Taylor is eager to help you get the effect you want in the safest manner–without tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. [Read more …]


Veneers

Would you like to have the glamorous Hollywood smile? Ceramic veneers can give your smile a miraculous transformation in a few appointments. Veneers are thin ceramic facings which are bonded to the fronts of teeth. They can hide the imperfections of the teeth–making them appear straighter and more even, closing gaps, creating better shape, and [Read more …]


TMJ

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint–the joint where your lower jaw fits into the skull, the joint that moves when you open and close your mouth. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a neuromuscular condition that often is caused when the bite is not in balance. This can lead to pain and other symptoms commonly referred [Read more …]


Implants

The popularity of implants today is for good reason–an implant allows you to replace your lost tooth with something that feels just like your lost tooth! Patients often say, “I can’t even tell the difference between it and my other teeth.” Dr. Taylor has restored many implants and is eager to discuss this option with [Read more …]


Tooth Colored Fillings

This material is a mix of acrylic resin and powdered glass-like particles. It can be used in front and back teeth to create natural-looking teeth. It has a low risk of leakage when bonded to enamel, but its bond strength is less when it is placed on or near the root where there is less [Read more …]


Amalgam Fillings

Dental amalgam has been used for over 150 years. It has been thoroughly researched, tested and improved. It is commonly placed in the posterior teeth (“back teeth”). Amalgam is a mix of 43-54% mercury, silver, copper and tin, and it has a silver color when placed. In comparison to tooth-colored fillings, amalgam is stronger and [Read more …]


Fillings

A dental filling is a material placed in the tooth where enamel or dentin have been removed. The filling seals the internal area of the tooth from harmful effects. The most common reasons for needing a filling are tooth destruction from bacteria and small chips in teeth. The two most common filling materials are amalgam [Read more …]


Dentures

Removable partial dentures (RPD) or complete dentures are sometimes the only viable solution for missing teeth. There are different types to choose from–strong metal frameworks, all acrylic, immediate and temporary (for the sudden loss of a tooth), and precision-fit. We can also do the repairs needed to your existing denture or partial denture. Our lab [Read more …]


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