Custom tailored restorative & cosmetic dental plans, because each smile is unique.
Every patient of ours has their own unique individual goals. As a dentist, my main priority is getting you to your dental goals in the most comfortable way possible. We have many options, including new technologies that dramatically change the patient experience~for the better. Maybe you’ve never experienced a modern approach with your past or current dentist, and we’d love to show you the variety of treatment options we have available.
What We Have To Offer.
We know your time is valuable. That’s why we’ve invested in CEREC digital technology that allows for a faster experience when you need crowns or large fillings.
CEREC is a revolutionary way to restore damaged teeth in a single visit. From simple fillings to full crowns to veneers, CEREC delivers the results you need right here in our office, usually within a single appointment. Making your teeth beautiful, and stronger than before.
Compared to other options:
|CEREC||AMALGAM||COMPOSITE||PORCELAIN FUSED TO METAL||LAB-FABRICATED CERAMIC|
|NO IMPRESSION MATERIALS||YES||YES||YES||NO||NO|
|LOOKS & FEELS LIKE REAL TEETH||YES||NO||NO||MAYBE||MAYBE|
|SAVES NATURAL TOOTH STRUCTURE||YES||NO||NO||NO||MAYBE|
|RESTORES TO ORIGINAL STRENGTH||YES||NO||NO||MAYBE||MAYBE|
In the course of one visit, we can diagnose and prepare your damaged tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth, and use CEREC to design and mill a precision restoration, which is then permanently bonded to your tooth. No metal, impressions, discomfort or the need for additional appointments.
In addition to traditional dental bridges, Dr. Potts also offers implant-supported dental bridges. This type of bridge is supported by dental implants, which have been placed surgically within the jaw. Implant-supported dental bridges are much stronger than traditional bridges. They are permanent and left in all day and night.
If you are seeking a replacement for one or more missing teeth, I’d be happy to help you determine if a dental bridge would be right for you.
Gums and teeth benefit from regular brushing and flossing, but dental plaque and stains build up on tooth surfaces over time. Hard deposits can cause decay and that brushing, rinsing, and flossing alone can’t remove. Professional dental cleanings are one of the simplest preventive measures that can help you maintain and enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.
We understand you are busy, and our staff can determine if more than a basic exam and screening x-rays are necessary, and we can discuss more comprehensive care options and more diagnostics, if needed.
Health history screening
An oral cancer examination is fast and painless. We have been specially trained to identify small changes in the tissue of the mouth, lips and tongue that may signify the early stages of this type of cancer. The screening is primarily a visual and tactile (touch) examination. If we note any abnormalities, a small tissue sample can be retrieved for further testing in a laboratory.
Occlusal & TMJ screening (Bite & Jaw Assessment)
We not only take care of teeth and gums, we also can ensure the health of your jaw by diagnosing and treating a temporomandibular joint (jaw) disorder. Patients with TMJ misalignment, can suffer facial, jaw, neck, and shoulder pain; earaches; headaches; and jaw clicking and popping; and the inability to fully open or close their mouth.
Caries Risk Screening
Tooth decay is typically symptomless until there’s already a cavity or a tooth abscess (an infection at the root of a tooth or in the gums), both of which can lead to pain and tooth loss if left untreated. Prevention of tooth decay is our primary focus in retaining healthy teeth.
Research has also shown, and experts agree, that there is an association between periodontal disease and other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory diseases. Therefore, it is very important to treat the inflammation that causes periodontal disease as soon as possible to ensure that your entire body stays healthy.
When Dr. Potts or our professional dental hygienist performs this evaluation, we will look at these six areas to determine the state of your periodontal health: Teeth, plaque, gums, bite, bone structure and risk factors.
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Because teeth are bones, they are much easier to diagnose with the use of X-Rays. We digital x-rays and also use of Panoramic X-Rays that give us a picture of the entire jaw.
Bite guards, also called night guards or Occlusal splints, help protect teeth at night from clenched jaws and teeth grinding. Custom-made guards are also great for protecting fillings, crowns, bridges and implants. We can find you the right bite guard to prevent these problems from leading to rapid teeth wear and headaches.