We treat your smile like it’s our own! You can be assured that all treatments are done with the latest proven techniques in an environment that places your comfort and safety as top priorities. Join us and experience dentistry the way it should be done.
Comprehensive Dental Care
Is an approach that analyzes, diagnoses, and treats all the components of the chewing system as a whole. The chewing system includes the teeth, the teeth’s support system (bone and gums), the muscles, and the joint. In thoroughly evaluating all these components, we are striving to treat the original cause of the problem and not just treat the problem. For example, if the cause of a broken tooth is not properly diagnosed and treated before the tooth is restored, it will most likely break again.
This evaluation starts with a thorough oral examination. It includes obtaining an accurate bite and joint record, photographs, molds of the teeth for models, tooth and face measurements. Dr. Chiem spends several hours of undisturbed time to analyze these records to create a customized plan for you. At the end of this evaluation, Dr. Chiem will explain the course of treatment and present the proposed end result. If the situation permits, you can even see how it looks on you.
Of all the methods available today for changing and improving the look of your smile, veneers are the most popular and successful with our patients. The process involves removing a small amount of tooth structure to make room for the veneers. The dental lab fabricates the veneers per our guidelines from impressions. After placement, the veneers look like natural teeth. Advantages of porcelain veneers over bonding include increased longevity and stain resistance.
Is the technique of applying tooth colored material (composite) to teeth. This material can be molded and shaped to achieve outstanding results including changing tooth color, closing spaces between teeth, making teeth appear straighter, and repairing chips and cracks. When polished, it gives a very natural appearance.
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Is an in-office process, which brightens and whitens stained and discolored teeth. Teeth discolored by red wine, coffee, tea, smoking, and aging will benefit greatly from this process. It’s amazing how a subtle change in shade can make someone look years younger.
Clear Aligner Therapy
Aka Invisalign or Clear Correct is a series of thin invisible plastic trays designed to move your teeth to a healthier more attractive position. Unlike the metal brackets which can cause discomfort, demineralization of your teeth, and difficulty in keeping the gums clean and healthy, this new advancement in orthodontics allows you to have straight teeth while eliminating these inconveniences. The treatment protocols are easy, fast, and painless resulting in a healthy, aesthetic enhancement of your smile. We also promote whitening your teeth using the plastic aligners while undergoing treatment.
Until recently, patients have been told that repairing teeth with white fillings was mainly for cosmetic purposes, and white fillings may not be as durable as the metal restorations. With modern technologies of dental adhesion, resins, lasers, and state of the art ceramics, new porcelain restorations are close to rivaling nature in strength, wear, function, and appearance. These new materials make it possible to bond teeth back together and restoring the initial strength without the invasiveness of full coverage crowns.
A restoration fabricated by the dental laboratory that covers the entire tooth. Crowns can be ceramic, part ceramic and part metal, or all metal. They are used when the tooth is severely broken down and a more conservative alternative will not be sufficient for lasting protection.
A bridge is a restorative appliance that replaces a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge has crowns on each end with the replacement tooth attached between them. This appliance is cemented in place and requires the supporting teeth to be ground down to receive the crowns.
Implants are small titanium cylinders resembling tooth roots. They are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Titanium is biocompatible, so bone can grow and actually attach itself to the implant. Compared to bridges, implants preserve bone, allow for better hygiene, are more aesthetic, and have greater longevity. Because of these reasons, implants are the optimal choice in the treatment of missing teeth.
Full Mouth Restoration
Process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions) and endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp).