General Dentistry

Dr. Q's

General Dentistry

White Dental Fillings

White dental fillings are another safe and effective alternative to the outdated silver amalgam fillings. They are made from a white composite resin material that matches your natural tooth and restores its original strength and functionality. Patients enjoy the aesthetic benefits of white fillings, are mercury free, long-lasting, and prevent further damage to the tooth.

Gum Disease

Gum disease can be treated at our dental office with a simple scaling and root planning procedure (aka deep cleanings), in which we thoroughly clean down to the tooth roots and in between the gums and the teeth.

If diagnosed with the advanced form of gum disease (periodontitis), antibiotics or even surgery may be necessary. The best way to avoid gum disease and avoid from loosing your teeth is to practice good oral health habits, such as brushing and flossing daily and most importantly coming in for the maintenance visits.

Root Canal Treatment

Untreated cavities can cause infections and allow harmful bacteria to reach the pulp area inside the tooth. When that happens, root canal treatment is the best way to remove the infection and save your tooth. Your dentist will clean the inside of your tooth by removing the pulp and nerves inside the tooth, eliminating the infection and restoring your tooth to normal function.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also known as caps, are customized tooth coverings placed over badly damaged teeth or teeth that have undergone root canal treatments. Dental crowns are made from porcelain and are useful for restoring strength to a decayed or badly broken tooth. They match the size, shape, and overall appearance of your natural teeth, and are a long-lasting solution.

Dental crowns are a great, effective way to prevent further damage from occurring.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are an excellent solution for closing gaps in a person’s smile caused by missing teeth. It takes less time to restore the space with a bridge than with an implant. You could expect a new bridge in about two weeks whereas an implant placement with crown could take 3-6 months.

A bridge consists of two dental crowns with a prosthetic tooth in between. The two crowns are placed over the existing teeth on either side of the gap, and the false tooth is placed in the gap. Dental bridges are strong and can last over 10 years with the right upkeep.

Missing teeth can cause a wide range of oral health problems bone loss, or TMJ disorder.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are a more conservative alternative to dental fillings for restoring decayed or damaged teeth. Made to match your natural tooth color, inlays and onlays consist of either a composite resin material or porcelain. The restorations are fabricated in a lab with Cad/Cam technology and customized to fit your specific tooth. Once ready for placement, Dr. Q bonds them into the teeth. Inlays and onlays treat decay within the indented surface or the cusps of the tooth. They are very durable, lasting many years with the proper care. Many patients choose to replace silver fillings with inlays or onlays.

Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted. When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.