Our general dentistry services range from checkups & cleanings to root canals and extractions. We stay on the cutting edge of modern treatments, so you can receive care that caters to your comfort and schedule.
- Checkups & Cleanings
- Dental Bonding
- Crowns and Bridges
- Root Canals
- Inlays & Onlays
- Dental Implants
- Full and Partial Dentures
- Snap on Smile
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Natural-tooth Reshaping and Recontouring
- Periodontal Disease Treatment
Checkups & Cleanings
Every six months, your smile needs a thorough examination and cleaning. When you come in for a checkup, Dr. Fedon will talk with you about any pain or concerns you have.
Your checkup will include a thorough tooth-by-tooth inspection; a head and neck exam; an assessment of your jaws and occlusion (how upper and lower teeth fit together); a periodontal exam; and an oral cancer screening. Following the checkup, you’ll meet with your hygienist for a gentle cleaning. The hygienist will remove plaque, tartar, and debris from your teeth, then discuss brushing and flossing habits with you. If you show signs of gum disease, the hygienist will work with you to plan treatment.
Dental bonding is a dental procedure in which the dentist applies a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) and hardens it with a special light. This ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth and improves the overall appearance of teeth.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants.
A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.
Metal Free (Zirconia) crowns look beautiful and very natural. Zirconia is an extra tough ceramic material, and it can be made extra thin. They have no metal in them, and can be made translucent or opaque, depending on the demands of the situation. If they are bonded onto the teeth, and not just cemented with conventional dental cement, they won’t show a dark line at the gumline years later.
A bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to neighboring teeth. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth.
The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition.
We can perform tooth extractions quickly and with minimal discomfort to treat a host of dental conditions, including advanced gum disease. Patients suffering from broken, cracked, and/or excessively decayed or damaged teeth (that aren’t good candidates for the alternative treatment – root canal) will benefit from this often simple and straightforward procedure.
If you have an extraction scheduled, you can feel confident that we will fully explain what to expect and will provide thorough and compassionate care.
Root canals and their associated pulp chamber are the physical hollows within a tooth that are naturally inhabited by nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular entities. Endodontic therapy involves the removal of these structures, the subsequent cleaning, shaping, and decontamination of the hollows with tiny files and irrigating solutions, and the obturation (filling) of the decontaminated canals with an inert filling.
Inlays & Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. They can also be used to restore teeth that are cracked or fractured if the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown. Inlays and onlays are usually made from porcelain, composite resin, and sometimes even from gold. Because they can be created from tooth-colored materials, inlays and onlays are often used to replace metal fillings for patients who desire a more natural looking smile.
A dental implant is a fixture meant to replace a missing tooth. The implant itself is made of titanium, or a titanium alloy, and is placed directly into the bone. This allows a dental implant crown that looks like a real tooth to be placed on top. Not only does the crown look like a real tooth, but it will act like a real tooth, allowing the patient to eat and chew like normal.
Full and Partial Dentures
Full and partial dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
After a thorough evaluation, the dentist can tell you whether you’re a candidate for dental implants.
Advances in dental materials and technology have made dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever.
Snap on Smile
The snap on smile is an affordable, non-invasive, and completely reversible cosmetic removable arch that can easily and painlessly give you a beautiful smile.
Porcelain veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetic of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth.
In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, Porcelain Veneers resist stains and can last for decades.
As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, foodstuffs and tobacco. Certain antibiotic medications (like tetracycline) can also cause teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel.
Our custom teeth whitening services are safe, effective and affordable. We would be happy to discuss a variety of treatment options to restore your smile’s youthful appearance.
Natural-tooth Reshaping and Recontouring
Enamel shaping is a quick and economic way to correct minor irregulations in the shape or texture of teeth. It may be used to correct the look of misshapen, oversized, rough, crooked, chipped or overlapping teeth. Tooth contouring can provide a solution to:
- Uneven front teeth
- Small chips or surface flaws
- Round off pointed canine teeth
- Shorten teeth that appear to long
- Minor overcrowding problems
- Adjust teeth to create a smile that follows the contour of the lower lip
- Besides cosmetic effects, enamel chipping can improve overall dental health by removing minor crevices (chips and other surface flaws) or overlaps (crowded teeth without enough interdental spaces) in which plaque or tartar can accumulate.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
If you have gum disease, you are not alone. About 80 percent of U.S. adults currently have some form of the disease. It ranges from simple gum inflammation, called gingivitis, to serious disease that results in damage to the bone.
In gingivitis, the gums become red and swollen. They can bleed easily. Most people can reverse this with daily brushing and flossing and seeing their dentist regularly. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. The gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that are infected. If not treated, the bones, gums and connective tissue that support the teeth are destroyed.