Procedures

We offer a full range of cosmetic and restorative dental services:

Bonding – Bonding improves the appearance of chipped, broken, cracked and stained teeth or those that have spaces between them. Tooth-colored fillings, made of a BPA-free, highly polished composite resin, are placed on the damaged tooth areas. These bonded fillings adhere to the tooth structure, preserving its integrity. They are also very aesthetic, often indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Bridges – These custom-fitted dental appliances replace one or more missing teeth and are permanently cemented onto adjacent teeth. They prevent teeth from shifting and help keep your smile intact. Most bridges are made in our on-site laboratory from porcelain, zirconia or zirconia layered with porcelain.

Cleanings – Experience a dental cleaning like no other. Ours takes place in calm, peaceful surroundings on a luxurious, fully articulating spa bed. Enjoy soft music and a soothing eye pillow while our gentle, highly skilled hygienists restore your smile while you relax in comfort. Add a hand and foot massage to enhance your spa experience.

Cosmetic Consultation – Get the smile you’ve always wanted. Meet with Dr. Oliva to discuss your dental needs and concerns. After a complete examination, receive a treatment plan that outlines your options and gives you a clear direction to achieving your aesthetic goals.

Crowns
 – Crowns are dental restorations that cover all or most of the natural tooth. Made of various materials such as porcelain fused metal, all-ceramic or zirconia, they are cemented directly on top of the damaged tooth, becoming the tooth’s new outer surface. Handcrafted in our on-site laboratory.

Dentures – Today’s dentures are more comfortable, more durable and fit better than ever before. Dr. Oliva takes into account the patient’s lifestyle, age, face shape and aesthetic concerns to create partial and complete dentures that have the look and feel of natural teeth. Advanced dental materials and techniques, such as the Ivocap system, result in stronger, more personalized dentures that will last for years. Custom-made at Dental Aesthetic Studio, our in-house laboratory.

Extractions – An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. Discomfort will be minimized as much as possible through use of anesthesia. The surrounding bone and tissue structure will also be preserved.

Fillings – Dr. Oliva uses a BPA-free composite material to replace areas of the tooth where decay has been removed and a cavity remains. These fillings polish well, and are custom-matched to the shade of your teeth for a natural look.

Full Mouth Restoration – Drawing on his wide clinical and laboratory experience, Dr. Oliva performs extensive restoration of the entire mouth with crowns, bridges and/or implants to restore its natural function. A patient’s lifestyle, age, face shape and aesthetic concerns are considered in creating strong, durable teeth and a new, natural smile.

Implants – In dentistry, an implant refers to a metal rod, or post (usually made of titanium) that is surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone where a tooth is missing. It serves as the tooth root and anchor for the crown, bridge, or denture that is placed over it. Dental implants, though expensive, may actually cost less over time than other tooth replacement options as they do not affect the adjacent teeth and, if good oral hygiene is practiced, can last a lifetime.

Inlays and Onlays – These restorations are a great solution for teeth that have insufficient structure to support a filling but are not compromised enough to warrant a crown. Inlays and onlays help to conserve more tooth structure because their use requires minimal removal of a tooth’s surface. They may also reduce the eventual need for more extensive treatment with crowns, bridges or implants. Created in our on-site laboratory, they are matched to your tooth color, resulting in a natural appearance.

Invisalign – A great option for patients with mild to moderate misalignment and crowding of teeth. Compared to traditional wire braces, these clear aligners have many advantages: they are virtually invisible to the naked eye, they are removable for easier cleaning and they generally require fewer office appointments. After a complete evaluation and impression, receive a treatment plan approximating the movement of your teeth by computer aided design. Sets of aligners will accompany each visit that monitors your progress. Schedule a consultation to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

Oral Cancer Screening – Recommended once a year for patients over 25. We examine the mouth with the Indentafi system, which uses UV light to detect specific areas of abnormal tissue growth.

Overdentures – An overdenture is a removable partial or complete denture that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, and/or dental implants. They provide great stability, ease of cleaning and the opportunity to preserve remaining teeth. Custom-made in our in-house laboratory, Dental Aesthetic Studio.

Periodontal Maintenance – For those who have received periodontal surgery or root planing and scaling in the past. At each periodontal maintenance visit, teeth will be cleaned both above and below the gums to help maintain optimal dental health. The hygienist will also measure the bone level and take x-rays on an annual basis.

Root Canal Therapy – A root canal is usually performed when the tooth cannot be filled or restored in any other way because the decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected. The treatment fixes the tooth by removing its pulp chamber and filling it with a suitable filling material. Using WaveOne technology and anesthesia, we greatly reduce the discomfort and time necessary for root canals.

Scaling and Root Planing – One of the most effective ways to treat gum disease. Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots, using a local anesthetic. The result is a deeper cleaning and the first step towards better periodontal health.

TMJ Evaluation – TMJ Syndrome is a complex disorder that can affect the temporomandibular joint, facial muscles, facial nerves and surrounding tissues. Symptoms can vary widely. Our evaluation covers many factors: eating habits, psychological profile, stress level, parafunctional habits such as grinding and, in severe cases, CT scans. A treatment plan can be customized to address your specific conditions and ease your particular ailments. Common treatments include: medication, replacement of missing teeth, wearing a mouth guard or physical therapy.

Veneers – Custom-made by our on-site laboratory, a veneer is a thin shell made out of porcelain or composite material that is cemented to the front side of the tooth. Veneers are used to treat slightly crooked teeth, discolored teeth, chipped teeth or to cover spaces in between teeth. A conservative treatment that yields beautiful, natural looking results.

Whitening – Ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth and gums. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best to this treatment. We offer a variety of products to help you achieve a dazzling bright smile, including ZOOM, KOR and Ultradent in-house treatments and Venus pre-loaded trays for home use. A preliminary complete exam can insure that whitening can be done with minimum sensitivity.

X-Rays – We use digital x-rays that emit 70-80% less radiation than traditional methods. Instantaneous digital images clearly displayed on flat screen monitors allow for accurate diagnosis, and improve a patient’s ability to understand and follow their treatment. Digital x-rays can be electronically filed, facilitating submission of electronic claims to your insurance company.

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