Dental Care

 

No More Cavities – Ever! Is this even possible? It is now!!

Even with regular brushing, flossing and routine dental visits, preventing cavities 100 percent is a tall order. Because cavities (also called caries) are caused by a bacterial infection, we offer our patients the CariFree program. This revolutionary program helps identify your risk for tooth decay through what is termed a caries risk assessment. Once your risk factors have been identified, you receive dental products, which help prevent tooth decay from ever forming in the first place. In addition, we use state-of-the-art laser scanners to identify cavities in their earliest stages of development. This 'early warning system' means we can repair these early stage caries with a small, nearly invisible, bond filling. We also use natural looking, metal-free, and biocompatible filling materials.

What is Xylitol, and What Does it have to do with Reducing Cavities?

Xylitol (pronounced ZYE lih tall) is a natural ingredient found in a variety of veggies and fruits like mushrooms and blueberries. Decades of medical testing and clinical testing have established the fact that Xylitol plays a strong role in reducing cavities and promoting good dental health. This natural substance combats tooth decay caused by foods, such as starches and sugars. In fact, Xylitol has been endorsed by many global dental associations. This amazing product can be purchased as candy, chewing gum, mouthwash and even toothpaste. Be sure to ask us about our cavity fighting Xylitol products to keep those cavities at bay.

Beautiful Dentures for Confident Smiles

We design your dentures using the very latest technology available. From any necessary tooth extractions to creation of your natural looking and functioning denture, we take care of everything for you. The usual process is a few weeks. Once your gums are ready, we take several impressions, and schedule one or more sessions to confirm a proper fit, as well as for you to select your desired tooth shade. Dental plates are anchored securely, so there’s no need to worry about dentures shifting and slipping while eating your favorite foods. With the right set of dentures, you can be back in the game in no time!

Saving Hopeless Teeth

Our mission, wherever possible, is to save teeth, and root canal therapy (RCT) can often be an effective alternative to tooth removal. Typically, teeth with severe decay and infected roots can be saved simply by removing the pulp of the tooth. Once the root canal is complete, a cap is placed on the exposed area. Thanks to modern aesthetic dentistry, the result is a natural looking and functioning tooth. Thanks again to modern technology and Dr. Luchtefeld's expertise and gentle aproach, roots canal therapy can be nearly pain-free.

Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team

At our dental practice, we employ a collaborative approach to patient care, and that includes working with you in creating your treatment plan. To help empower you to make informed choices, we offer a 'birds-eye view' of the inside of your mouth with our Intra-Oral camera. It's a high tech miniature camera, which displays live, crisp images of your teeth and surrounding structure. These images help bring to life the present condition of your mouth, and supports our recommendations. In this way, you become an informed participant in your dental care options.

Healthy Smile, A Healthy Body

Good oral health is not simply about having good-looking teeth. It is a goal and mindset, which includes proper care of one's periodontal (gum) health. Many people do not realize that a major cause of tooth decay is gum disease. Gum disease can even adversely affect your overall health. When you visit us for your Complimentary Evaluation, it includes a full assessment of your gum health. When detected early, gum disease can be treated without more aggressive protocols such as surgery. Now that's something to smile about!