Our primary goal is to build a long-lasting, comfortable relationship with each and every patient we see. We are a complete health dental office. Which means, we work with you to achieve optimum oral health that in turn promotes overall health throughout your body. That’s why we are the source for all of your dental needs.
We offer the following services:
Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores,
but for the partner and other family members who live with the snorer.
We offer a dentist-prescribed solution for a good night’s sleep. These
devices are flexible, thin and comfortable to wear, helping you mitigate
or prevent the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
Complete Oral Exams (including exams for oral cancer)
Today, we know that our patients dental health is far more important to their overall health than we
ever knew. We recognize that infections, plaque buildup, tooth loss and gum disease can be just the start
of their problems. The bacteria contained in their mouth can find its way into the bloodstream and cause all
kinds of inflammatory issues throughout your body.
We look at the relationship between your mouth and body to determine how to treat your overall health – This is called
"oral-systemic connection." We are one of the select few practices that specialize in complete health dentistry. At East Center Dental
you’ll find that our dentists are the very best at helping you focus on what’s most important for your long-term health. That is why we
offer Complete Oral Examinations at each of your preventive health visits. This includes:
Periodontal Gum Evaluation
Oral Health Assessment
Necessary Dental X-Rays
Pictures of your teeth (See what the doctor sees)
Oral Cancer Screening
Assessment of Occlusion (bite)
Evaluation of TMJ Joints
Comprehensive Teeth Cleaning
Our teeth are durable, strong, and withstand pressure every day. Regular professional dental cleaning and care protects your
teeth and keeps them healthy and strong. We call this comprehensive teeth cleaning. Routine cleaning removes and prevents the buildup
of plaque and tartar, which can cause disease and inflammation if left untreated. Daily brushing and flossing cannot remove it all, but
we are able to clean every area of your teeth. This includes using professional equipment to get into those hard to reach areas in your
mouth that may otherwise be missed. Every tooth is polished during the cleaning to remove stains and further buildups of plaque. This plaque
may not be removed during regular tooth brushing.
When you have a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth, bonding is used
to repair the tooth and make it look natural. Bonding can be done in a single visit.
It is different than having veneers done, which are manufactured in a laboratory and
require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit. The procedure is called bonding because
the resin material bonds to the tooth to make it look like part of the tooth.
A crown is a cover or “cap” a dentist will put on a tooth that is damaged. Crowns restore teeth to their normal shape,
size and function. The purpose of installing a crown is to make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.
With a dazzling smile, you can make a wonderful impression on the people you meet. How unfortunate, that some people feel embarrassed about their teeth.
They hide their smiles or even avoid social events. If missing, broken teeth or stains have stolen your confidence, dentists can completely refresh your
image with a smile makeover. During your visit, our dentists, will listen to you and show you examples of other cases. After a thorough exam, he will
create a treatment plan for your smile makeover. A smile makeover will usually include one or more of the following:
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissues around and supporting the teeth.
It is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease does not usually cause pain, you may not know you have it.
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. These bacteria create toxins that cause damage to your gums.
In the early stage of gum disease (gingivitis) the gums can become red, swollen and bleed easily. The good news is at this stage, the disease is still
treatable and can usually be eliminated by daily brushing and flossing.
In the more advanced stages of gum disease, called periodontitis, the gums and bone that support the teeth can become very damaged.
Signs of Gum Disease
Red, tender, and swollen gums. You will notice bleeding during brushing or flossing.
Bad breath or bad taste in your mouth, all the time.
Gums receding or pulling away from teeth.
Changes in your bite and your teeth are loose teeth.
Treatment Options for Gum Disease
Our office uses the most advanced technologies to treat gum disease:
COMPUTERIZED CHARTING – Our computer allows us to record the depth of the infected areas as well as the healthy areas. We can then compare your
readings at each appointment and see how you are doing and where we can offer help and instruction. We will then tailor our treatment, just for you.
CAVITRON ULTRASONIC – We use the most modern ultrasonic equipment available to remove plaque buildup quickly and at with the most comfort to you, our patient.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY – Our hygienists have been trained to thoroughly remove the bacterial plaque and tartar that surround the roots.
Treatment Options for Gum Disease
Everyday steps can be taken to prevent gum disease:
Brushing and flossing regularly at least twice day
Using an antimicrobial mouthwash daily to help control plaque
Scheduling regular preventive health visits at East Center Dental
A dental implant is a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like the roots of teeth, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once placed
surgically. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework, or dentures in different ways. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight,
strong and accepted by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are the most commonly used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements.
Dental implants have the highest success rate of any surgical device that is implanted.
Porcelain laminate veneers are made of several thin ceramic layers which replace original tooth enamel, and an adhesive layer. Less than a millimeter of the original tooth has to
be removed in order to apply the veneer. This is crucial as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function. It could
even create a better appearance than the original tooth. The bond between original tooth and porcelain veneer is extremely important as it not only provides the esthetic look wanted, but
also a strong bond which is essential for correct veneer function. Light-sensitive resin is applied between the original tooth and the veneer, then hardened using a special curing light.
Porcelain veneers are very successful in many situations where the original tooth has developed poor color, shape, or contours. It is also a good choice for fractured or broken teeth, gaps
between teeth, and some minor bite-related problems. Some people who have superficial teeth stains do not respond well to tooth whitening or bleaching. In these situations, a porcelain veneer
may be the best option.
Dental sealants act as a guard to prevent cavities. They are a plastic (resin) material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay and
cavities occur most often. Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from the smooth surfaces of teeth, but toothbrush bristles do not always reach deep into the
depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these susceptible areas by "sealing out" plaque and food. The sealant is applied to the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly
to the tooth and hardens. This plastic resin bonds into the pits and fissures of the chewing surfaces of those back teeth. The sealant acts as a guard, protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
The tooth surface will be protected from decay, as long as the sealant remains intact. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and may last several years before a reapplication
is needed. During regular dental visits, the dentist will check the condition of the sealants and reapply them if necessary.