Our Services

Town-Center Dental Clinic offers an array of dental services so you can have healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime.

 

• Bonding / White Fillings
• Bridges
• Crowns
• Hygiene / Periodontal Health
• Teeth Whitening

• Veneers
• Dental Implants
• Dentures / Partial Dentures
• Extractions
• Root Canal (Endodontics)

• Inlays / Onlays
• Crown Lengthening
• Post OP Instructions
• TMJ Disorder

Bonding / White Fillings

If you want to transform your smile quickly, a dental bonding technique that involves the use of a dental composite is the best way to go. It’s one of the most popular choices, especially for fillings that require the correct amount and color of dental composites that are made from acrylic resins. This process involves the removal of amalgam or silver fillings and replacing them with natural tooth-colored ones to match the shade, translucency and texture of the natural teeth.

Bridges

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One of the best alternatives in replacing a missing tooth or several teeth is dental bridges. These are usually administered if the missing tooth or teeth has a healthy tooth or teeth on either side of the open space to act as anchors or abutments. They act as your new teeth. Often made of gold or metal foundations with porcelain fused to the foundation, bridges close the gap and restore your smile. Some cosmetic dentists create bridges that are completely metal-free so that they absorb light and create a natural looking smile. Bridges are placed permanently and cannot be removed by the patient. This helps ensure that the bridge will support the normal functions of the mouth, as well as reduce the risk of gum disease, and help correct bite problems, among others.

Crowns

Also known as caps, crowns can restore the beauty of your smile because they cover every visible part of the surface of the teeth. By using the latest technology in placing crowns in damaged teeth, we can restore crooked teeth to their original shapes and sizes by encasing fractured teeth. We use all-porcelain crowns, which are the most popular types of crowns, to resemble a set of natural looking teeth. Crowns can last over a very long period of time. We recommend, however, proper care of your teeth by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly. This is to ensure that crowns will last over an extended period of time. Crowns also protect and strengthen the structure of the teeth, especially those which cannot be restored by mere fillings or other types of restorations.

Hygiene / Periodontal Health

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We value the overall oral health of our patients. At Town-Center Dental Clinic, our dentists and hygienists thoroughly evaluate our patients and suggest preventive measures to improve their overall oral health. We take time to educate our patients on the importance of maintaining their oral health in excellent condition. We help them develop proper oral hygiene habits and practices, in addition to providing dental care services that focus on improving their overall oral health. Apart from offering a wide range of dental services that include cosmetic dentistry and dental implants, we also offer meticulous cleaning and polishing of the teeth. Other preventive measures that help mitigate damage the teeth are likewise provided. These include nightguards to protect against bruxism and TMJ, root scaling or planning if a patient has gingivitis, and dental sealants. We not only examine your teeth and gums but your neck and oral tissues as well to check if there are lumps, recurring sores, or red or white patches. This helps us detect symptoms of cancer at an early stage so they can be treated more successfully. This is often the case among those who are heavy smokers and drinkers. Heavy smoking and drinking are often associated among those who have been diagnosed with oral cancers, apart from other lifestyle and environmental factors.

Teeth Whitening

To remove stains and discoloration from teeth, a bleaching process known as teeth whitening is performed to make the teeth look whiter. If the teeth are heavily stained, a dental hygienists performs a simple procedure by scaling and polishing the teeth to make them look shinier and more radiant.

Veneers

These wafer-thin laminates have long been used to create smile makeovers. Made from either composite bonding materials or porcelain ceramic, veneers are cemented on the front surface of the teeth to transform crooked, stained, or damaged teeth and improve their cosmetic appearance. This treatment creates the ultimate smile makeover. 

Dental Implants

If you’ve lost a tooth or teeth and your oral health is generally good, then dental implants are your best option to replace a missing tooth or set of teeth. Unlike traditional bridges, dental implants do not need neighboring teeth for support. The technology involved in dental implants is also more advanced than bridges. Dental implants not only help restore your smile and confidence, they also allow you to speak and eat again with comfort. That’s because your teeth would look and feel as natural as possible. Proper care and maintenance are needed so that dental implants can last a lifetime.

Dentures / Partial Dentures

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Losing a tooth or a set of teeth can affect not only your smile but your self-confidence. It can also have a negative effect on the function of your teeth, such as your ability to chew and bite food. That’s why it is essential to replace a missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible. Dentures are just some of the most popular methods used to replace missing teeth. Designed to look and function like a natural set of teeth and surrounding gum tissue, dentures, especially the modern day ones, can look like a set of natural looking teeth that feels comfortable as well. Dentures can either be complete or partial, depending on the number of lost teeth that need to be replaced. Complete dentures are used when all your teeth are missing. If only a few needs to be replaced, then partial dentures are used. Although most dentures tend to come loose—which can cause difficulties when eating or speaking—they can be fixed securely by dental implants or mini implants.

Extractions

If one or more teeth need to be removed, you can schedule an appointment with our dentist. This can be done over a single session or a few more depending on the number of teeth that need to be extracted. We will explain to you all the options available so that you can decide if you want to have those extracted teeth replaced. More often than not, your teeth may need to be extracted if you have severe gum disease, tooth decay, crowded teeth, or have wisdom tooth problems. If you have a crooked or fractured tooth or set of teeth, it is possible to have them corrected without extractions. An infected tooth that is identified early enough can be spared from having it removed through root canal treatment.

Root Canal (Endodontics)

Our office uses the latest equipment and techniques, along with our gentle approach to ensure absolute comfort, when we perform root canal treatment. We understand the fear and trepidation that many have toward root canal treatment. Ask any of our patients who have undergone one in our office and they’ll assure that it’s as comfortable as a breeze. Some of our patients even bring their Ipod and listen to their music while we perform the treatment. Some fall asleep during the procedure. Root canal, or the process of removing the nerves from the roots of a tooth, is necessary to save an infected tooth, which, if left alone for a long period of time, can lead to the formation of an abscess, which is actually bone loss in the jaw. We recommend dealing with this immediately before the problem deteriorates further.


Inlays / Onlays

Also known as partial crowns, dental inlays and onlays, which are usually made from porcelain and composite resin, can be used to restore cracked or fractured teeth. These are restorations used to repair teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. Inlays are designed to treat damaged teeth within their indented top surfaces or projections while onlays, which are placed in the same way as inlays, are used to treat decay that extends to one or more of the cusps. They help eliminate tooth sensitivity as well as tooth loss.

Crown Legthening

We offer crown lengthening treatment as part of our restorative dentistry procedure to improve your gum lines and make it as natural looking as possible. This is usually done among patients whose gum line suffers from decay. In most cases, this involves removing a small amount of bone and gum tissue in order to adjust them and expose the tooth so that it can be restored. If you’re thinking of having crowns placed on your teeth to restore your smile but your gum lines need a little work done, a crown lengthening procedure would most likely be required prior to placing the crown.


Post OP Instructions

The post operation procedures that are listed below are meant to provide you with valuable tips after certain treatments. Please feel free to contact our office should you experience symptoms that are not covered here.

TMJ Disorder

Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

• Dull aching pain around the ear, face, temples, neck, back of head, back of eyes, and shoulders
• Migraine-like headaches
• Ringing in the ears, hearing loss, ear stuffness/congestion, or ear pain
• Jaw clicking or popping
• Grating noises when opening and closing the mouth
• Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
• Difficulty in or painful chewing
• Locking of the jaw, whether open or closed
• Dizziness or nausea
• Numbing of or tingling in the fingers, arms and hands
• Insomnia