Exams and Dental Cleanings
Depending on your needs or dental insurance coverage, we will likely see you a couple of times a year for a checkup and cleaning. Our Dentists and Hygienists will come up with a recall plan on how to keep your dental health at it’s best. In the case of an emergency, we are always happy to see you and check on your specific concern.
White Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are white in nature, which are bonded to the teeth. With different shades, we can blend them to look like natural tooth structure, or like you’ve never even had a cavity.
Root Canal Therapy
A Root Canal is needed when a tooth has had Trauma, an abscess, or decay has gone into the nerve. Root Canals are not as scary as they seem. You are given local anesthetic to numb the area, and we gently clean down the canals. Once this is done, we disinfect, seal the canal, and place a filling back on top of the tooth as needed. Often teeth that have had Root Canals require a Crown for strength and longevity. This is something we discuss for your individual needs.
Of course, we prefer to save teeth, but if a tooth needs to come out due to pain or not being salvageable, we can remove it. Wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or full mouth clearance for Dentures just to name a few. Very rarely do we have to refer out our extractions. Dr. Coccaro also does IV Sedation in our office, when she often removes wisdom teeth.
Crown & Bridge
When a tooth is broken, has had a root canal, or a tooth has more filling material than tooth structure, it often needs a Crown. A Crown (or cap), is a Porcelain (or metal) Cap that fits over your tooth. In order to have enough room for a Crown, we remove about a millimeter of tooth structure from all sides. We then take a digital scan of your tooth, which gets sent electronically to our lab. From there, our lab fabricates your beautiful crown.
Night Guards/Sports Guards
Night Guards protect your teeth from Clenching or Grinding. You may not know you grind your teeth, but there are indications that show us such as wear, and stress fractures. Sports Guards can be made at your request.
Whether you are missing one, a few, or all your teeth. We can help replace them with a Partial Denture or Full Denture.
The Canadian Dental Association (CDA), recommends children visit the dentist within 6 months of their first tooth erupting, or by their 1st birthday. Having a dental exam every 6 months will let your child’s dentist catch small problems early. We start polishing children’s teeth as soon as they let us. Sometimes it is 2 years of age, and sometimes it is 3 or 4 years of age. We encourage but do not force it. We want every appointment to be a positive experience.
Also known as laughing gas, is a safe and easy way to help children (or adults) who are anxious in the dental chair. A soft nose piece is placed over the nose as the patient breathes in and out. After a few minutes, they will feel at ease, as it helps relax your body. The nose piece stays on through the appointment as we do our treatment. After we are done, the patient breathes in oxygen through the nose piece for about 5 minutes, and they leave feeling completely normal.
We do white composite fillings on children in our office and make it fun! Mr. Thirsty and the Rubber Raincoat are a few of our terms. We explain and show kids what we do first, no surprises.
Sometimes children need teeth removed to allow space for their adult teeth or because a tooth is infected. We will make sure your child is comfortable and excited for the tooth fairy to visit.
IV sedation is subconscious sedation administered intravenously through a vein. We have a Registered Nurse that monitors our patient’s vitals throughout the appointment. You will be able to talk and speak to us, but you typically will not remember your appointment. Most of the time IV Sedation is used for removing all 4 wisdom teeth in one appointment, as well as other work if you have some anxiety about dental treatment. We always require a Consultation to explain the process and review your health history first.
Also known as laughing gas, is a safe and easy way to help children or adults who are anxious in the dental chair. A soft nose piece is placed over the patient's nose as they breathe in and out. After a few minutes, you will feel at ease, as it helps relax your body. The nose piece stays on through the appointment as we do our treatment. After we are done, the patient breathes in oxygen through the nose piece for about 5 minutes, and they leave feeling completely normal.
We extract Wisdom, with local anesthetic, and in addition sometimes Nitrous Sedation, or IV Sedation depending on your preferences.
Whether it's wisdom teeth, a bothersome tooth, or extractions to get ready for dentures. We want to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Dental Implant Placement
We are happy to announce we are now placing dental implants in our office.
A Dental implant is a Titanium screw that is surgically placed into the bone to replace a missing tooth. It takes about 3-6 months for sufficient healing time and Osteointegration (when the bone has solidified around the implant), and then an implant crown is placed on top of the implant abutment for functional use. This is an excellent option to replace a missing tooth without interfering with the adjacent teeth.
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires. Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them virtually invisible. Your doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Re-aligning your teeth is not always cosmetic, it is functional as well. Having properly aligned teeth can also help your TMJ, make it easier to clean your teeth, and evenly distributes the pressure along all your teeth.
Crowns are placed on posterior(back) teeth when the tooth is at a weakened state. Whether a tooth may be broken, it’s had root canal therapy, or there is a large filling, covering the majority of the tooth.Crown/Veneers can also be used for cosmetic purposes on Anterior teeth. They can achieve the look and desire you want, that you may not be able to get with a composite filling. We can customize the length and shape to fit your bite.
Composite Bonding is a composite white filling. Sometimes it is done in combination with cleaning out a cavity, and at times it is for cosmetic purposes to close a small gap in between the teeth, or to change the shape of the tooth.
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires. Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them virtually invisible. Your doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Re-aligning your teeth is not always cosmetic, it is functional as well. Having properly aligned teeth can also help your TMJ, make it easier to clean your teeth, and evenly distributes the pressure along with all your teeth.
We offer 3 different whitening options. One option is the custom whitening trays for you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home. We take impressions of your teeth, pour up models of your teeth and fabricate your custom-fit whitening trays. Whitening gel is placed in each tooth compartment for even placement. Typically, you would wear your whitening trays for 30-60min/day for up to 2 weeks.
The next option is our in-office whitening. This is ideal for those that want instant results, and/or those that have very dark or stubborn stained teeth. This is about a 1-hour procedure where the teeth are isolated and the professional whitening product is applied.
Our third convenient option is the Grab and Go pre-fabricated whitening trays. These are for your convenience and used at home. No impressions or appointments are needed.
All of our whitening options are professional dental products that can only be used or purchased from a dental office, so you know you are getting the best quality and best results. In addition, the ideal time to whiten your teeth is after you have had your teeth professionally cleaned by your dental hygienist.
To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Digital X-Rays are taken in order to detect dental caries in between the teeth where our eyes visibly cannot see. They show us if a tooth has an infection/abscess, and they are also used to check the health of bone levels. In children we are also able to see where the permanent teeth are in relation to the primary teeth.
Digital X-Rays have 80% less radiation than traditional dental X-Rays used a couple of decades ago.
Every day we are exposed to radiation: the sun, our cell phones, and even riding in an airplane. But when you get a set of four ‘bitewing X-rays’ the total amount of radiation is only about 0.005 mS (micro-Sieverts), which is less than an average daily dose of radiation in everyday life.
It’s safe to say that dental X-Rays are considered extremely safe.
Intra-oral photos are digital photos captured inside the patient’s mouth with a small camera. We can bring these up on a computer monitor or TV screen to allow you to see, what we see.
iTero Digital Scanner
iTero Digital Scanner captures images to create 3D dental images. These scans create accurate dental models for crowns, veneers, and implants. They help diagnose orthodontic problems and develop the best treatment plans.