SERVICES

Comfortable & comprehensive dentistry.

GENERALDENTISTRY

BRIDGES

West End Dental provides a number of options to replace missing teeth. A bridge is exactly what the name depicts. A gap caused by one or two missing teeth is “bridged” with a row of natural looking porcelain teeth that are permanently cemented to the neighboring teeth.

CROWNS

Crowns are a restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. A crown may be needed to restore a worn, broken, or decayed tooth. It provides support to a tooth after a root canal and can also be done for cosmetic reasons. Commonly made in porcelain, it provides a strong, long lasting restoration that closely resembles a natural tooth. Crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and often can be made in one single visit to our office.

Cleanings

A cleaning appointment may begin with x-rays, so that the dentist can get a full picture of your oral health. To clean the teeth, your hygienist will use advanced technology to remove hardened deposits and stains that regular brushing cannot. A thorough examination by the dentist will follow the cleaning to ensure we keep you on the right path to a healthy smile. Our patients are important to us at West End Dental, so your comfort level is our utmost priority.

DENTURES

Complete or partial dentures may be needed to replace multiple missing teeth. These removable replacement teeth can help someone who is missing all of their teeth or just a few throughout their mouth. They are removable; however, they can be supported by natural teeth, implants, or natural suction. At West End Dental, we emphasize cosmetics in every procedure. For your dentures, You work directly with the dentist to determine the size, shape, color, and position of teeth allowing a new, beautiful smile.

FILLINGS

When a cavity is present, the integrity and life of the tooth is in danger as it is being dissolved by bacteria from the inside out. To heal the tooth, the decay is cleaned out and filled with a composite resin material that hardens into the same color as your original tooth. These “tooth-colored” fillings are long lasting and can be done for cosmetic reasons as well.

GUM DISEASE AND GINGIVITIS

Gum disease, known amongst dentists as gingivitis, is an infection of the soft tissues that surround the tooth. Gum disease can cause swelling, tenderness, redness, and bleeding along the gum line. Without treatment, gingivitis spreads beneath the gums into the bone that holds your teeth in place. This is called periodontitis and it can result in bone loss and mobile teeth. Treatment includes a deep cleaning under local anesthetic to remove hardened plaque that is attached to your teeth underneath the gum line. These rough spots are smoothed in order to prevent bacteria from collecting and reproducing.

Implant Placement

Dental implants are the closest replacement you can get to a healthy, natural tooth. Described as an artificial tooth root, implants are the leading solution to replace a single missing tooth or even multiple teeth. Once placed, implants will heal within your natural bone providing a foundation for your new tooth or teeth. Implants can also attach to your denture to increase stability if you have ever had trouble with it slipping or shifting in your mouth. From placement to restoration, look no further than West End Dental for your implant needs.

WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to appear in the mouth. History tells us that they have many long-term complications if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or if they grow in the wrong position. The majority of people experience “crowding of teeth”, pain, swelling, or stiffness in the jaw due to the position of their wisdom teeth. We know that removing wisdom teeth helps reduce the risk of future problems, and people who choose to have wisdom tooth extractions rarely have serious complications.

COSMETICDENTISTRY

Dental Implant Restorations

Once healed following implant placement, crowns are made at our office using same-day dental technology or by a lab technician. Similar to crowning a tooth, implant crowns are made from porcelain and closely resemble your natural teeth. They are either cemented or screwed into the existing implant. We customize the crown to fit your specific implant allowing for a strong, beautiful, and natural result.

INVISALIGN BRACES

Invisalign is a system of clear plastic trays used as orthodontic devices.The trays act as clear, invisible braces and are custom fit to your individual needs.The Invisalign trays are metal free making it an ideal choice for someone who wants low-profile orthodontic treatment. Treatment time does vary from person to person depending on the severity of the misalignment. It has proven results and has increased in popularity among those looking for a beautiful smile. Invisalign treatment is not for everyone, but our dentists will explain and guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have during an initial consultation appointment. Unlike traditional braces, following consultation with the dentist, you are able to see the estimated time and predicted end result prior to committing to treatment.

Porcelain
Dental Veneers

A porcelain veneer is an ultra-thin shell made of ceramic porcelain that can cover the front of your natural teeth hiding all the imperfections you worry about. They are beautifully crafted by our technicians or a skilled dental lab and then artistically placed by our dentists. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option to hide tooth discoloration caused by staining and/or decay. They can also be used to hide chipped, cracked, or crooked teeth. With our “same day” Cerec technology, sometimes veneers can be made without altering your existing tooth. West End Dental can help you transform your smile using porcelain veneers.

TEETH WHITENING

Teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. It can brighten your smile removing stains and signs of discoloration. Whether it is age, tobacco, coffee, wine, or other staining foods, teeth whitening can brighten your smile. With our advanced tooth whitening technology and techniques, you can achieve the results you are looking for with this easy, affordable solution.

DENTALTECHNOLOGY

CEREC SAME-DAY CROWNS

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Basically, this means that West End Dental can provide you with a beautiful permanent crown in just one single visit to our office! With our computer aided technology, we are able to help you avoid wearing a temporary crown for weeks before the permanent is seated onto the tooth. We also can avoid taking impressions because the design process involves a special camera that takes 3D images of your teeth. CEREC crowns have been well researched and perfected over the last three decades. Our dentists are able to design porcelain crowns that match the exact size, shape, and form of our patient’s natural teeth. This allows us to customize our crowns to each individual increasing your ability to clean around the tooth, and also maximize esthetics. You are able to leave our office in one single visit knowing the crown is permanently in place and is made exactly for you.

CBCT (3D) IMAGING

This type of dental x-ray imaging is used in addition to routine dental x-rays to produce three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerves, and bone. CBCT imaging has lower radiation exposure than medical CT imaging and is approximately the same as one full mouth series of dental radiographs. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) allows the dentist to visualize important aspects of your anatomy that regular imaging does not. It increases our dentist’s ability to diagnose pathological conditions even before seen on regular x-rays. It is commonly used in root canal therapy, orthodontics, TMJ, to aid in implant placement, and in the overall treatment planning process.

DIGITAL X-RAYS

Digital x-rays utilize an electronic sensor instead of traditional X-ray film to capture x-ray images. It reduces patient radiation exposure by 90 percent compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays. Consider a full mouth digital radiographic series of images is less exposure than one average day of sunlight exposure! These images are very important for the dentist to be able to diagnose and treat decay, bone infections, gum disease, abscesses or cysts, and numerous other pathological conditions that cannot be detected by visual exam alone. West End Dental will only utilize such x-rays when absolutely necessary and follows the guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association.