From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, The Dental Dimensions is equipped to handle all your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control -- you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with the doctors or the and receive a straightforward answer.
At the Dental Dimensions our entire team follows procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.
The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual dental and soft tissue examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take digital x-rays for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
This is a newer is a newer dental x-ray technique and includes high-performance technology that's environmentally friendly (no more film or chemicals), reduces exposure to radiation. Instead of developing x-ray film in a dark room, the x-rays are sent directly to a computer and can be viewed on screen, stored, or printed out. There are several nice benefits of using this new technology. Read More...
Dental Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Read More...
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...
Lumineers™ is the newest breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry. Lumineers™ veneers are ultra-thin, permanent smile enhancers that transform worn, misshapen, broken, and discolored teeth into the most naturally beautiful smiles possible! This smart new porcelain technology enables the fabrication of veneers that are contact-lens thin and translucent, making beautiful smiles without removing painful tooth structure. Read More...
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...
Get "WOW" whitening results, today. Our office uses the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System. It is considered to be the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever developed. So, if you’re too embarrassed to smile, have dark-stained teeth, or just simply want a whiter smile, the superiority of KöR Whitening is just what you need.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read More...
Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers. Read More...
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More...
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas):
Nitrous Oxide is a drug in the form of a gas delivered to the patient through a mask that fits over the nose.
Nitrous oxide is considered to be extremely safe and has many effects including reduced anxiety, reduced pain, altered perception (which may make appointments seem shorter), and also visual fear reduction. Read More...
Computerized Shade Matching:
Our office uses computerized shade matching to make restorations that perfectly match the color of your natural teeth ( or to change them to the shade that you desire). Old methods of shade matching can be inconsistent and inaccurate. Our shade matching system is a small hand-held device that captures tooth hue, value and chroma to create precise color matches. With this technology, you can be confident that your restorations will beautifully match your natural teeth.
The latest in caries detection, the DIAGNOdent™ uses a patented laser fluorescence method to provide a more accurate way of detecting cavities at the earliest stages so that precious tooth structure can be saved. It helps detect cavities that even x-rays may not be able to detect and without the radiation used by conventional x-rays.
The advantages of the DIAGNOdent include:
- Unerring early caries detection
- Modern exploration without scratching or damaging the healthy tooth substance
- Pain-free, minimally invasive treatment.
Single Tooth Anesthesia:
The STA™ System technology utilizes computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery to enhance the injection process for both the dentist and the patient. Audio and visual confirmations make injections more accurate and less stressful.
The STA™ System is an innovative, clinically-proven way to achieve more precise injections, improved drug delivery, and higher patient comfort levels. Groundbreaking science-based technology makes it possible; the system is comprised of Milestone Scientific's STA™ System featuring an ergonomic handpiece -- a newly-patented technology.
The STA™ Handpiece is engineered for an easier and more controlled fluid flow -- and at greater volumes -- resulting in the ability to provide pain-free, precise anesthetic delivery, regardless of required pressures.
The STA™ System, then, creates a highly-successful local dental anesthetic delivery experience. Compared to traditional injection techniques that typically cause extensive collateral anesthesia, the STA™ System technology lets you achieve immediate onset, deliver painless injections with unparalleled levels of predictability, precision, and performance. STA™ technique prevents needle deflection - improving the ability to inject perfectly the first time! Single tooth anesthesia means faster onset - and the patients return to their routine without collateral numbing.
The STA™ handpiece is far more visually friendly than the traditional dental syringe making it more child-friendly too.