Services and Technologies
Creekside Dental has provided personalized dental care to thousands of families. Our patients come from near and far to experience the warm, individualized care we provide. We pride ourselves in utilizing the most modern equipment and methods available.
In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures. These new technologies allow us to detect dental concerns at early stages, treat your dental issues with precision, and provide stunning and customized restorations. Our premium dental software system maximizes your time and our office efficiency. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced in dental care.
For children who experience heightened dental fears or anxiety, or may require extensive treatment, we have the solution. Dr. Mark Bottorff is a board certified Anesthesiologist who visits our office once a month. Dr. Bottorff has many years of experience helping children feel at ease throughout their dental procedure.
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The Invisalign System work begins by first creating a series of trays that will each moving your teeth gradually until the end result is achieved. At the end of each two-week period, you will switch trays. Throughout the process, you will visit your dentist every six weeks to ensure treatment is progressing as planned. Once your treatment is complete, you will likely wear a clear retainer to ensure your new smile stays in place.
As with all orthodontic appliances, the cost of Invisalign varies according to the complexity of the case. However, Invisalign is generally more expensive than traditional braces. Insurance policies generally cover Invisalign to the same extent that they cover traditional braces.
An impression of your teeth is used to create a customized clear tray that will hold the bleaching gel against your teeth. The whitening gel trays are typically worn for one hour each day for 7-10 days. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional treatments can be applied in the future to maintain your new smile.
Looking for a clear solution to orthodontic braces? Click on “Invisalign” in our list of services offered.
Crowns may be used to:
- Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
A bridge is an option for filling the space created by one or more missing teeth. Artificial teeth are cemented in the place of missing teeth, using the adjacent teeth for support. A bridge replaces the missing tooth (or teeth) both functionally and cosmetically. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.
Scaling: This is the process of removing plaque and calculus/tartar from all tooth surfaces in using a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar.
Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. New and advanced technology has led to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. To achieve best results, both electric and manual scaling methods are combined for dental cleanings.
The procedure usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment, the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth.
Veneers are a good choice for changing the cosmetic appearance of the teeth without removing much tooth structure. They can be recommended for restoring teeth that have large fillings with new decay and for restoring a normal shape and size to small (“pegged”) front teeth.
Complete Dentures – A complete denture is a removable appliance that is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble your natural teeth and are positioned into your mouth to take the place of where the natural teeth used to be. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
Partial Dentures – A partial denture is a removable appliance used when one or more teeth are missing, but natural teeth still remain in the jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth.
- Severe decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Infection or abscess
- Orthodontic correction
- Malpositioned teeth
- Fractured teeth or roots
- Impacted teeth
After careful examination and treatment, the dentist may advise to have a tooth extracted. Before a tooth is removed, an x-ray is taken in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. Based on the degree of difficulty, we may refer you to a specialist called an oral surgeon.
A certain amount of pain and discomfort is to be expected following an extraction. The pain is usually managed with a pain killer and ice packs applied to the face for 15 minutes at a time. After a routine extraction, discomfort should lessen within three days to two weeks. If you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever, call our office immediately.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.