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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 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 …]


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 …]


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 …]


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 …]

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns A crown (or “cap”) is the treatment of choice to restore strength to a tooth that has been severely compromised by cracks, breaks, root canal treatments and large areas of decay. In cases where the corner of a tooth, or the whole side of a tooth, has broken away, a filling could not withstand [Read more …]

Teeth Cleaning

Why do teeth need regular cleaning by a dental professional? The oral environment is exposed to many bacteria, and at least 30 types can cause tooth and gum problems. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on foods containing carbohydrates. These bacteria produce toxins which irritate the gums, and they produce acids which destroy tooth [Read more …]