Initial Oral Examination
Before any work is done, we ask that all patients have an initial exam in which they will meet the doctor and gauge the patient’s needs. The doctor will then do a quick visual exam and take X-Rays in order to best determine the best treatment plan.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
In Office Teeth Whitening
As teeth get worn down from things such as age and caffeine, the enamel (the white outer layer of teeth) allows staining agents into the teeth, where they can’t be brushed away or removed with traditional cleaning. The whitening procedure instead uses a chemical reaction to break apart the stains and restore brightness and luster.
Invisalign are an alternative to traditional treatment options for straightening teeth such as braces. They are custom-made clear aligners that gradually and gently shift teeth into place.
A new procedure similar to bridges but without surgery or needles, the Snap-On Smile is a removable bridge. All it takes is two visits, a consult and a mold fitting.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
We make our best effort to accommodate emergency appointments. In most cases we can give same day appointments if the patient calls in the morning. Our doctors are all training to minimize the emergency and create a treatment plan that will alleviate pain and offset the possibility of future damage.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. When the roots of the teeth become infected, root canal therapy becomes necessary to keep the patient from experiencing pain and sensitivity.
Toothaches and Sensitivity
A wide range of different factors can cause toothaches. Anything from other health problems to debris stuck between the teeth can result in aches. Our doctors will work with you to find the exact cause and relieve the sensitivity.
We provide a vast array of services other than the ones listed above. If you have a question about a specific service or would like to know if we offer one that isn’t listed, feel free to call or e-mail.
West Avenue Dental
(203) 939 – 1460