We provide a variety of services to accommodate your dental needs from routine dental hygiene in adults and pediatrics to cosmetic and restorative cases. Dr. Dean specializes in ALF Therapy to treat children and adolescents with crowding and airway restrictions.
Maintaining your oral health is a priority! A healthy mouth is the foundation to a long lasting smile. Dental cleanings completed by one of our dental hygienists is recommended every six months. Routine cleanings can help prevent decay or catch problem areas early. During this visit one may receive X-rays to allow the doctor to clearly diagnose and monitor problem areas.
Part of a healthy mouth includes healthy gums, the tissue surrounding the teeth. Dr. Dean and our hygiene team evaluate each patients’ gums through a detailed measuring and from that can determine the necessary gum treatment and/or maintenance therapy needed.
We always welcome and love to work with children! We like to get to know children from an early age, allowing us to watching them grow in our family practice. It’s important for children to visit us every six months for routine cleanings and exams to help maintain a healthy smile.
We provide professional fluoride treatment for our higher risk children. Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums.
We use sealant on the chewing surfaces of children's back teeth. It is a thin, protective coating that adheres to the tooth. Sealant is no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity.
We are happy to make custom fit mouthguards for children or adults participating in athletic activities.
We can custom fit night guards/ bruxism appliances when one spends much time at night grinding or clenching their teeth. Grinding and clenching can cause unnecessary wear on the occlusal surface of the teeth, tooth pain, jaw pain, and headaches.
We would perform a dental extraction when a tooth is no longer viable. Often times an extraction is performed to alleviate pain or prevent future complications.
Dr. Dean specializes in ALF Therapy. ALF (Airway Focused, Lingual Posture and Facial Growth Guidance) is a non-traditional therapy used to treat a variety of orthodontic problems as well as health problems. ALF Therapy does more than creating a beautiful smile it is a preventative approach to improve health. Dr. Dean may recommend an ALF appliance in children who have crowding to expand the palate and allow secondary teeth to move into place naturally, a crossbite, or sleeping and/or airway issues. Adolescents and adults may also be candidates for an ALF appliance if they experience crowding, bite issues, sleep and airway restrictions. ALF therapy has many health benefits beyond a beautiful straight smile.
Often a whiter smile is what you are going for, we offer a couple of solutions to help you obtain that whiter smile. We can make custom fit whitening trays to complete whitening at home or we supply a simple, fast, "ready to go" prefilled disposable whitening tray option.
Veneers are a dental procedure that is done to improve the appearance of your visible teeth when smiling or talking. One may choose veneers when they simply do not like the way their smile looks. Veneers are thin layer of material placed over a tooth, they improve the aesthetics of a smile and/or protect the tooth’s surface from damage. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth.
Dental bonding is another option to improve the appearance of your smile. Dental bonding is the application of tooth colored composite that is then shaped and smoothed to repair chipped, decayed, or discolored teeth.
If you are looking for your ideal smile SureSmile Aligners can help you achieve that. SureSmile treatment uses a series of clear, removable aligners to correct and straighten your teeth. Each custom fit aligner is fabricated per your doctor’s treatment plan, to progressively advance your teeth into their ideal position, leaving you with a healthy and beautiful smile.
If at all possible we like to catch and treat a cavity at the earliest stage. We use composite filling material in the tooth when decay is removed. If caught early enough, cavities can be easily treated.
Crowns are full coverage restorations, when cemented into place a crown fully covers the area of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. A crown may be necessary to restore a tooth to its original shape and function, strengthen a tooth due to fracture, multiple fillings, or decay, or improve cosmetic appearance of the tooth. Dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth becoming the tooth's new outer surface.
With the use of CEREC restoration services our office is able to offer a superior method of creating precisely designed, color-matched, and highly durable ceramic restoration in one single appointment. CEREC restoration restores the tooth back to its natural form, function, and beauty. The tooth will be prepped, designed, and restored in one single appointment using a digital 3D camera and CAD software.
Bridges are crown like restorations that are used to "bridge" the gap if one is missing one or more teeth. A bridge must adhere to two anchoring teeth via crowns. Fabricated teeth are then attached to the anchoring teeth to fill the gap where natural teeth are missing. A bridge allows one to smile again!
Dentures and removable partials replace teeth that have been lost due to periodontal disease, bone loss, decay, or injury. Whether full or partial denture, they can replace your natural teeth and smile. Once the mouth is accustomed to the denture, all normal function and appearance is regained.
A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. In this procedure, cylindrical or screw shaped devices are positioned into the jawbone. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, a crown is cemented on the top of the screw. In essence, a dental implant acts as an "artificial root" on top of which a dental crown or dental bridgework can be secured. Dr. Dean refers the implant placement out to an oral surgeon, but will take care of restoring the implant with a custom crown.
Root canals may be necessary when any trauma or infection of the nerve has occurred. A root canal is performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth.
Do you snore or are you told you snore? Is your sleep disrupted by someone who does snore? Would you like better quality sleep?
Snoring becomes more prevalent as people age and nearly 40% of people over the age of 40 will experience snoring or sleep disordered breathing. NightLase® therapy is a non-invasive patient friendly laser treatment for increasing quality of sleep and reduction of snoring and sleep apnea. Snoring is caused by loose pharyngeal tissue (tissue in the back of the throat) that vibrates when a person breathes. This vibration can impair breathing and oxygenation.
NightLase® therapy is a series of 3 laser treatments used to firm and tighten the pharyngeal tissue, decreasing the amount of vibration when breathing and opening the airway allowing one to breathe easier. The Erbium: Yah Laser is a non-cutting laser that heats the tissue of the airway causing a tightening effect.
*Improve sleep quality, reduce fatigue, weight loss, decreased snoring, increased airway & oxygenation. *
Laser dentistry can be an option for many restorative dentistry procedures. The use of the Erbium Laser potentially offers more comfortable treatment options for a number of dental procedures. The Erbium Laser creates light energy in a narrow and focused beam that produces a reaction when it encounters hard and soft tissue allowing tissue to be removed or shaped. There are several benefits of using a laser that many patients find appealing.
Benefits of using Erbium Laser technique:
TouchWhite is our in-office laser assisted whitening option. It is the fastest, most gentle and minimally invasive laser-assisted tooth whitening treatment available, utilizing the unique wavelength characteristics of a Er:Yag dental laser. A perfect white smile is now faster and safer than before. Treatment times are up to 10 times shorter, leaving you with permanent, natural looking results after one single treatment.