Your teeth can be pearly, shiny, and stunning.—even if that’s not how they are right now. Through preventative maintenance and corrective procedures, your smile can be a perfect smile. Time and coffee are not always gentle on the teeth, but technology can help make up for the effects of nature. We recommend that you start with a cleaning every six months. During each visit, Dr. Stewart and his staff will provide recommendations and options about how to achieve and maintain your perfect smile. Here are just a few of the most popular services we offer:
Cleaning is the main part of your regular dental check-up, it's important that your dental hygienist is highly skilled. During this procedure, one of our staff hygienists will examine, floss, and clean your teeth. You may also receive x-rays showing any dental problems happening below the gum line. Dr. Stewart will provide a consultation about your dental health program. Regular cleanings are one of the best bargains you can give yourself in dental healthcare. Most insurance plans cover cleanings, which they term “prophylaxis” or preventative care.
Most people can’t tell when they have a cavity. That’s why it’s critical to stop a cavity before it develops. When you come for your cleaning, your dentist thoroughly examines each tooth to make sure you don’t have any cavities. If a cavity is found, you can relax knowing that your dentist is experienced. Filling your cavity can be a painless experience. We offer both amalgam and white filling, so that the filling blends in with your tooth surface.
As your filling grows old, it will need to be replaced. We advise each patient on any aging fillings during a cleaning exam. Dr. Stewart has replaced thousands of fillings--you can trust that experience.
Sometimes fillings simply can’t be replaced. When this happens, it is necessary to reconstruct the tooth with a handcrafted, artificial tooth called a crown. We can make crowns from gold or white porcelain so that your crown matches your other teeth. This is a multi-appointment process. During the first appointment, your tooth will be prepared for the crown. After it has been manufactured to fit your mouth flawlessly, you’ll have a second appointment during which Dr. Stewart will install the crown over your existing tooth. We want you to be as comfortable as possible through the entire procedure and will assist you with empathetic pain control.
If you need to replace more than one tooth, dental implants may be your best choice. Implants look like your existing teeth, require little maintenance, and will last you a lifetime. Dr. Stewart is skilled in cosmetic dentistry and has years of practice with dental implants. Implants are not inexpensive, but the long-term positive results are more than worth the investment. You’ll want to consult with a dentist you can trust before making such an important decision. Dr. Stewart will put you first, and will provide you an honest perspective based on your specific needs and situation.
Smile! Cosmetic dentistry treatments can trigger the kind of smiling that comes from feeling good about how you look. You have several options from which to choose. Veneers make your teeth pearly white instantly. Whitening is a less permanent procedure that involves applying a bleaching agent directly to the teeth. It is a highly effective approach for those “big” moments in life such as your wedding day, a job interview, or if you are delivering a speech. Cosmetic Dentistry treatments are not scary and can greatly enhance the quality of your life. Be sure to consult Dr. Stewart about the options available to you.
Nothing changes your smile for the better than straight teeth. Invisalign invisible braces offer a much easier and more attractive alternative to metal braces. Dr. Stewart is trained and certified to apply Invisalign braces.
Biteguards and Sleep Apnea Oral Devices
Sleep Apnea is a condition that can be helped through dental treatments. For people with mild to moderate sleep apnea, dental devices that assist in opening the airway and positioning the jaw during sleep can be custom-fitted to the patient to ensure a better night’s sleep and improve overall health. Some people grind their teeth at night and need the protection of a mouth guard to keep from wearing down their dental work. Dr. Stewart deals with these and other oral conditions and can offer discreet advice as well as provide custom fittings.