Anxiolysis (Anxiety-Free) Dentistry
You can have a healthy & beautiful smile with amazingly comfortable, anxiety-free (similar to sedation) dentistry. We care for patients with these concerns:
- I’m afraid of needles & shots.
- I’ve had bad experiences before.
- I have not been to the dentist in a long time.
- I always gag when having dental work done.
- I just can’t seem to get numb.
- All my teeth are too far gone.
In many cases, the loss of a tooth can also lead to loss of bone in the surrounding area. Before the missing tooth can be replaced by an implant, your dentist may need to replace the missing bone using a bone graft. Replacement bone is sourced from within the patient’s own mouth or made from natural bone materials. Restoring bone through grafting also has the cosmetic benefit of preventing a prematurely aged look.
Now renowned for its instant, wrinkle-removing effects, Botox® is best for treating facial lines that have been caused by muscle movement. Examples of these include frown lines between the eyebrows & crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox® is injected into the area being treated & causes the muscles to relax, which means existing lines soften considerably & potential or future lines can be prevented.
CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
The CEREC 3 camera takes a 3-dimensional image of the dental preparation & then designs & creates the milled inlay, overlay or crown via computer within one visit. The CEREC 3 system’s milling process can produce a durable, aesthetically pleasing, biocompatible ceramic restoration milled from a ceramic block to suit your particular needs, quickly & economically.
Having a great smile can make a huge difference in the way you look & feel. Our dentists offer a complete range of cosmetic treatments to create the confident smile you’ve always wanted.
We begin with a detailed smile assessment, discussing with you which aspects you like & dislike about your smile. Once our assessment is complete, we will discuss with you some treatment options to help your smile look more natural, healthy & youthful.
Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone, on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. Because implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth—rather than being removable, like dentures—they allow a return to the comfort & function of natural teeth. Increased chewing ability means you can enjoy more nutritious foods, contributing to your overall health & well-being.
In short, dental implants improve the quality of your life. They can improve your appearance, boost your self-confidence & allow you to speak with greater clarity.
If you’ve found yourself wishing for a more youthful, smoother appearance, dermal fillers may be a cosmetic option for you. Dermal fillers are FDA-approved materials that can be injected into the skin to lift it & make it firm. These fillers, which come in a variety of types, can be used to enhance your lips & cheeks, erase facial lines & generally improve your facial contours.
Our skilled doctors are certified to administer dermal fillers. Call us today to schedule your consultation, or for more details.
Endodontics (Root Canals)
Put simply, endodontic care is the term for the treatments & procedures a dentist will use to save a tooth if it becomes infected or injured. Endodontics involves treating the tissues inside your teeth that surround the root & includes root canal therapy. An endodontist is a dental specialist who completes at least two additional years of training & uses advanced technology & procedures to comfortably preserve your natural teeth & keep you smiling.
Extractions (Oral Surgery)
Sometimes it becomes necessary for a tooth to be removed because of crowding, disease or trauma. No matter the reason, we use a conservative approach with all tooth extractions. Our experienced oral surgeon with perform your procedure with expert skill to ensure the most comfortable recovery & the best possible result.
Filtered Water Lines
We understand your concern about water quality & the importance of keeping you & your family healthy. For this reason, we utilize filtered water lines during our dental procedures. By filtering the water used in dental procedures, we are able to get rid of any substances that may compromise the health of our patients. The safety, health & dental care of patients are our top priorities. This is just another way to show how much we care!
Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening
With the innovative Identafi® Multi-Spectral system, we can easily check for oral cancer at your next dental visit. Your dentist will use a combined system of fluorescent & reflective lighting to inspect your mouth, switching between different light sources to notice any abnormalities & voila—you’re done! The American Cancer Society recommends an oral cancer screening every year, & when detected early, oral cancer treatment has over a 90% success rate. Ask Drs. Bakken & Vislisel today about Identafi®. It’s affordable, painless & could save your life.
Invisalign® is the revolutionary way to help you get straight & even teeth without noticeable & painful metal braces. Virtually undetectable, Invisalign® aligners are made of strong & clear plastic that gradually guide your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets. Tooth impressions are made, from which Invisalign® develops customized aligners that will slide directly over your teeth. Aligners are typically worn full-time (except when eating or drinking) for 12-48 months—no longer than you would wear traditional metal braces. Aligners are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place.
Mini Dental Implants
Tired of your denture moving too much when you eat & talk? Mini Dental Implants (MDI) are a revolutionary new way to perform dental implants & stablize your existing denture! Completed in two, hour-long appointments, Mini Dental Implants do away with the 4 to 6 month process required with traditional implants. Your existing denture will stay in much better & move less immediately following your appointment. There is typically no pain during the procedure & just a small amount of local anesthetic is needed.
Mini Dental Implants can also eliminate the need for unsightly metal clasps on a partial denture. Imagine being able to smile, eat & talk without the fear of your denture coming out or being embarrased by metal clasps that everyone can see.
With no need to wait months for healing & practically no downtime, you will find Mini Dental Implants surprisingly affordable & available at a fraction of the cost of traditional implants. Contact us to learn more today!
Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to more than just an unsightly smile—it can cause loss of teeth & eventually, if left untreated, serious health problems. Called gingivitis in its early stages, periodontal disease is caused by excessive toxic bacteria (found in plaque) that attack your mouth’s soft tissues. Early warning signs of this disease include red, swollen, bleeding gums. If caught early, we can help you reverse the damage. If detected late, we can use one of many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore your mouth to a healthy, beautiful state. Let our dentist help you keep your teeth & gums strong & disease-free with regular examinations & cleanings.
Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
Tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities, can be a significant problem for children as well as adults. There are numerous factors that lead to tooth decay & there are ways to prevent it. With the use of sealants, we can cover the deep grooves in your back teeth & extend their life while helping to prevent cavities.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Now you can have significantly whiter teeth in a matter of a few days using advanced teeth whitening techniques. Both comfortable & affordable, our teeth whitening procedure involves you wearing a specially crafted tray for a few hours in order to achieve a surprising difference in your smile!
Now you can have significantly whiter teeth in a matter of a few days using advanced teeth-whitening techniques. Both comfortable & affordable, our teeth-whitening procedure involves your wearing a specially crafted tray for a few hours in order to achieve a surprising difference in your smile.
There are several methods to whiten teeth. The doctors have found a simple process that effectively whitens an entire arch (all the top teeth or all the bottom teeth) in just 19 days. This method uses an etching process that is done in the office on the first & the eighth day, along with a take home gel that you apply.
You should be aware that the results vary according to the individual, the innate shading of their teeth, & your diligence in following the instructions. It is also very helpful when you eliminate as many dark beverages from your diet as possible. These include colas, coffees, teas, red wines, etc. Also, you should not smoke during this period. Some side effects may be evident, including cold sensitivity & a rough feeling of your teeth. These will return to normal after the whitening is completed.
Tooth-Colored (White) Restorations
Did you know that the days when tooth ailments & cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings are gone? Today, modern tooth-colored (white) fillings made of durable resin or porcelain can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger & more natural-looking effect. These revolutionary fillings are virtually undetectable & are easy to apply.