General Dentistry services offered at Vineyard Dental
Our in-office Phillips ZOOM tooth whitening system is one of the most effective tooth whitening systems available. Most of our patients prefer Phillips ZOOM whitening because it is about a one hour visit with minimal sensitivity with this bleaching technique. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.
Metal-free crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that fit securely over your existing teeth. A crown protects a tooth that is fractured, broken or has insufficient structure to hold a filling. Naturally looking and durable, crowns are made from porcelain and are virtually undetectable improving the smile of many patients.
Tooth-colored fillings are an alternative to traditional metal fillings. Old-fashioned amalgam fillings are extremely noticeable and can reduce the strength of your teeth. New tooth colored fillings are safe, durable, and are virtually undetectable, making those around you think you’ve always had a flawless set of teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy you may save that tooth. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent aesthetic solution that can conceal unsightly stains and chips as well as crooked or misaligned teeth. These thin, stain-resistant wafers are an effective way to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Easy to apply and extremely durable, porcelain veneers slide right over your teeth and are virtually undetectable achieving a healthy “natural” look. In fact, porcelain veneers are the most aesthetic restoration in dentistry.
Bonding involves the direct application of a tooth-colored material to the tooth reinforcing the tooth structure and is typically used to create a more attractive smile. It is a simple and effective way to mask minor chips, cracks and stains on your teeth. Bonding can also be applied to change the size and shape of your teeth, creating a smile that appears more symmetrical and space free. This procedure provides a fast solution and the treated tooth will be virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth and your smile will look as good as new.
Dental implants enable dentists to create healthy, attractive smiles in an innovative way. Implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone where it replaces the natural tooth root. The artificial tooth roots are capped with a realistic aesthetic crown that is indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth. The artificial tooth roots are made of bio-compatible titanium, allowing bone and gum tissue to grow securely around the implant. For those who are missing a tooth or several teeth, dental implants are a sturdier and more natural looking alternative to bridges or dentures.
Gum Disease Treatment
Maintaining healthy gums is an important part of achieving optimal dental health. Apart from causing bad breath and red, swollen or bleeding gums, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and a variety of other health problems. If we can detect and treat gum diseases early on, we can maintain the appearance of your smile and ensure the continued health of your mouth. We use various non-surgical, laser and antibacterial methods for early treatment of periodontal disease.
Our hygienists utilize the latest techniques, equipment and knowledge to provide you with excellent preventative dental care. Our team works hard to prevent gum disease and increase the longevity of reconstructed and natural teeth. After determining a patient’s individual needs, regular appointments with our hygienists are essential for maintaining beautiful teeth and healthy gums.