Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Restore Dental Implant

There are three main parts to an implant. Once the implant screw has integrated into the natural bone, we will place an abutment (support for the crown) and lab-fabricated tooth colored crown on top to complete your natural smile and chewing functions.

Teeth Whitening

We use the most effective whitening system available. We will create custom fitting bleach trays that you use in the comfort of your home at your convenience where you have maximum control over the brightness of your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers, Crowns, & Bridges

All of our porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges are created by the best labs in the Reno/Carson area and thoroughly inspected by our dentists to ensure an optimal product.

Tooth Bonding

After emergency extractions, we use a tooth bonding technique to hold the space and temporarily maintain the fullness or your smile until a permanent restoration can be placed.

Tooth Color Fillings

The many different shades of tooth colored filling material allows us to blend any fillings perfectly to each patient’s individual needs. This creates a seamless, natural look, and will not contribute to cracking as much as silver fillings over time.

Natural, Mercury Free Dentistry

As society becomes more environmentally aware, so do we. By placing less silver fillings and using dental dams, we help protect our patients from further mercury exposure and contamination of our natural resources. Instead, we place tooth colored fillings that blend perfectly to our patients’ teeth and do not contribute to cracking as much over time.

Smile Design

Smile design takes into account a variety of factors with your teeth, such as discoloration, misalignment, missing teeth, gaps and chips, and other imperfections which may be preventing you from having the beautiful smile you desire. Our dentists can recommend a full treatment program with options that will address your needs. These include bleaching/ whitening, porcelain dental veneers, dental implants, Invisalign clear teeth aligners, and tooth colored fillings.

Every smile design program is custom-made for your needs and goals. Our dentists will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options, address your concerns, and determine what the best treatments may be for your goals. With help from our dentists, you can have the smile of your dreams.

Invisalign

The easy way to improve your smile. Invisalign is proven technology designed to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, without the pain and anxiety associated with metal braces. Invisable. Comfortable. And Removable.

To help you get a more beautiful smile, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth. You wear a set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each set of aligners with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they reach the position the doctor has prescribed for you. The average treatment time is about a year.


Denture Services

Implant Retained Dentures

Includes multiple implants attaching to a removable acrylic resin base denture.

Complete Dentures

Includes full upper and lower acrylic resin base dentures.

Partial Dentures

Includes partial upper and lower acrylic resin base denture with wrought wire clasps.

Temporary Dentures (Flipper / Stayplate)

A temporary prosthesis designed for use over a limited period of time, after which it is to be replaced by a more permanent restoration.

Reline

Reline is the process of resurfacing the tissue side of a denture with new base material.


Restorative Dentistry Services

Root-Canals

Includes removal of infected nerve within a tooth, smoothing of the canal, filling the canal with a rubber dental material, and restoring the crown structure.

Fillings

Includes removal of tooth decay, acid etching, adhesive agents, liners and bases, and resin-based composites (white fillings).

Crowns

Includes lab-fabricated porcelain (tooth color), porcelain fused to metal (tooth color), and gold crowns.

Inlays/Onlays

Includes lab-fabricated porcelain fused to metal (tooth color) and gold inlays and onlays.

Advanced Gum Treatments

Deep cleanings (Root Planing and Scaling) involve instrumentation of the crown and root surfaces of the teeth to remove plaque and tartar from these surfaces. It is indicated for patients with gum disease and is therapeutic in nature. Deep cleanings are designed for the removal of cementum and dentin that is rough, and/or permeated by tartar or contaminated with toxins or microorganisms. Some gum tissue removal occurs. This procedure may be used as a main treatment in some stages of gum disease and/or as a part of pre-surgical procedure in others.

Sealants

Lightly mechanically and/or chemically prepared tooth surface sealed to prevent decay.

Space Maintainers

A non-invasive orthodontic appliance used to maintain the space when a baby tooth has been lost. Prevents other teeth from moving forward and allows permanent tooth the erupt in the proper area.

Night Guards

Removable dental appliances, which are designed to minimize the effects of grinding and other occlusal factors.

Minor Tooth Movement

A clear plastic retainer used to create slight movement or closing minor spaces.

Preventive Dentistry

We monitor each of our patients’ progress and make sure they receive regular cleanings, home care instructions, up to date diagnostic x-rays, and periodic exams to help prevent future dental problems.


Oral Surgery Services

Extractions

Includes routine removal of tooth structure, minor smoothing of tooth socket, and stitches, as necessary.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Includes related cutting of gum and bone, removal of tooth, minor smoothing of tooth socket, and stitches as necessary for erupted, partially erupted, and impacted wisdom teeth.

Root-tip Extractions

Includes cutting of gum tissue and bone, removal of tooth structure, and stitches.

Full Mouth Extractions

Includes related cutting of gum and bone, removal of tooth, minor smoothing of tooth socket, and stitches as necessary for all teeth in preparation for full upper and lower dentures.

Bone Graft

Bone graft is placed in an extraction or implant removal site at the time of the extraction or removal to preserve bone ridge height and width. Placed in preparation for implants or where the bone ridge is critical for supporting full and partial dentures.

Oral Biopsy

Removal of suspicious lesion on soft tissue, sent to a lab for further diagnostics.

Bone Fragment Removal

May include, but is not limited to, removal of splinters, pieces of wire, etc., from muscle or bone.

Gum Surgery

At times, it may be necessary to perform a crown lengthening procedure. This is usually performed while a tooth is being prepared for a crown, but the crown margins go below the gum line. Crown lengthening reshapes gum and bone in order to prevent complications after the crown is placed and to retain the balance of oral biofilm around the gum line.


New Patient Services

Dental Exam / Checkup

This includes an evaluation for oral cancer where indicated, the evaluation and recording of the patient’s dental and medical history and a general health assessment. It may include the evaluation and recording of tooth decay, missing of unerupted teeth, restorations, existing prostheses, occlusal relationships, periodontal conditions (including periodontal screening and/or charting), hard and soft tissue anomalies, etc.

Teeth Cleanings

Regular cleanings include the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from the tooth structures in adult and baby teeth. It is intended to control local irritational factors.

Deep cleanings involve instrumentation of the crown and root surfaces of the teeth to remove plaque and tartar from these surfaces. It is indicated for patients with gum disease and is therapeutic in nature. Deep cleanings are designed for the removal of cementum and dentin that is rough, and/or permeated by tartar or contaminated with toxins or microorganisms. Some gum tissue removal occurs. This procedure may be used as a main treatment in some stages of gum disease and/or as a part of pre-surgical procedure in others.

Emergency Dentistry

An evaluation limited to a specific oral health problem or complaint. This may require interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures, such as x-rays. Typically, patients receiving this type of evaluation present with a specific problem and/or dental emergencies, trauma, acute infections, etc.

Special Needs – Etc.

To ease anxieties of dental treatment, we provide comfort options such as movie glasses, oral sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), dim lights, and music of your choice.

Nitrous Oxide

To ease anxieties of dental treatment, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available and closely monitored by the doctors and trained staff.

Dental Phobias

We work at our patients’ pace, listen, and address their concerns with professionalism, competence, and compassion. Patient care and comfort is our priority.

Children

For our younger patients, we provide a toy box with positive reinforcement techniques to optimize cooperation and motivation. Our dentists are also very friendly and unintimidating, meeting child patients at eye level to decrease their potential anxieties and create positive first experiences.

Adolescents, Adults

For our adolescents and adults, we emphasize preventive dentistry and closely monitor patient progress to improve the rates of dental retention.

Elderly

For our elderly patients, we emphasize preventive dentistry and closely monitor patient progress to improve the rates of dental retention.


Brushing Up on Oral Health: Never Too Early to Start

As the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other children’s organizations report, tooth decay (also called early childhood caries, or ECC) is the most common chronic children’s disease in the country. As a result, it is very important that parents work with their pediatrician to establish good oral health care from the first weeks of their baby’s life. Although most of us think of dental care in relation to our own dentists, parents will be working closely with their pediatrician even earlier than with a dentist. read more…


5 Habits That Destroy Your Smile

Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Steven A. Ghareeb, DDS, FAGD, offers advice on how to keep your smile healthy and pretty by avoiding these five bad oral health habits.

 

  1. Not flossing

Brushing your teeth twice a day is important, but many patients don’t realize that flossing at least once a day is just as critical to achieving—and maintaining—a healthy smile. Flossing removes the cavity-causing bacteria left behind from food particles that get stuck between teeth. read more…


How to stop Tooth Decay: Sealants

Oral Rinses As Part Of Dental Hygiene

A complete plan for daily dental hygiene is centered around twice-daily tooth brushing and flossing, but you may also want to consider oral rinses.

Oral rinses may contain a variety of ingredients to battle bacteria in the mouth, including cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), a germ-fighting ingredient which has been shown to be safe and effective, although a small number of people have reported a temporary unpleasant aftertaste. read more…


Dental Care During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, your dentist needs to know about the first signs of gum disease symptoms. Pregnant women are at increased risk for periodontal disease because the increased levels of progesterone that come with pregnancy cause an exaggerated response to plaque bacteria. As a result, pregnant women are more likely to develop gingivitis even if they follow a consistent oral health care routine. read more…


Beat Your Bad Breath

What are Common Bad Breath Causes
If you suffer from chronic, severe bad breath, also known as halitosis, it’s important to identify the cause so you can determine an effective treatment.

Halitosis has many causes, including the following: read more…