In our office, we are excited to serve our patients!. Our entire staff is dedicated to make sure you have a happy and healthy smile. We want you to be proud of your smile so that you are happy to show it off.
For this reason, we offer the following services:
Crowns – A tooth can lose its original shape, size, and strength for a variety of reasons. A crown covers your tooth to help restore its original shape, size, and strength. Crowns can also be used to make teeth stronger and look better. Crowns have a variety of uses. In some cases that require a large filling, there isn’t enough tooth remaining to keep the filling in place or provide proper strength to the tooth. A crown can strengthen the tooth and hold the filling. Crowns can also protect teeth that are weak, or help fix ones that are broken. Discolored or misshaped teeth can be covered by a crown.
Implants – Missing teeth not only affect your oral health, but can be embarrassing. Dental implants are the best solution for gaps and missing teeth. Dental implants are made of titanium and are designed to replace the roots of missing teeth. The implants are placed into the bone by a simple surgical procedure. Once the implants have healed, the implants are attached to crowns, bridges, or even dentures. Implants restore correct bite pressure and make a smile beautiful and natural!
Bridges – Bridges can solve the issue of missing teeth. Similar to dentures, bridges replace gaps in your smile with artificial teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, gold, and alloys. Bridges also be placed on implants to replace multiple missing teeth. With so many options, it is important to consult with Dr. Goodwin about which type of bridge is best for you.
Fillings – Dental fillings are used to fill cavities and repair some forms of cracked or broken teeth. Fillings can be done with gold, porcelain, or silver amalgam, but is most commonly done with materials called composite resin fillings that are designed to match the color of your teeth. Additional steps are required for tooth-colored fillings because it requires multiple layers and a special light to dry and harden the area around the filling. (please replace these with: We use two types of materials in our office to fill cavities: porcelain that is milled (cut) to the exact shape of the missing tooth structure to be replaced, or composite resin. Both types of fillings are designed to match the correct color and shape of your teeth.
Dentures – Removable dental replacements, or dentures, are a common service that we provide for our clients. We provide both complete dentures (for when all teeth are missing) and partial dentures (for when some teeth are missing). Dentures can be tissue supported, or for a stronger, more stable option, secured to implants.
Cosmetic Dentistry – A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after features in cosmetic medicine. People from all backgrounds and professions want a white, straight smile, and we can help make it a reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major changes, cosmetic dentistry aims to help people feel good about the way their teeth look. There are many procedures that can improve your teeth and correct issues such as discoloration, chips, gaps, or irregularities. Common options include bonding, veneers, bleaching, reshaping, crowns and orthodontics. In addition to cosmetic improvements, these procedures can help solve other oral problems as well.
Veneers – Veneers are thin shells intended to cover the front side of teeth to hide stains, chips, decay, or irregularities. A dental technician uses a model created by a dentist to make a custom shell out of specials materials. Because veneers require removing some enamel, they are usually permanent. Your dentist will typically recommend avoiding food and drink that will stain your veneers. Veneers can chip or crack, but overall the results are worthwhile and many people are thrilled with their new smile.
Teeth Whitening – One of the most common desires patients have is whiter teeth. When considering your options, it is important to with us to make sure you have all the facts and understand how they may affect your teeth and mouth. Options for teeth whitening include at-home bleaching and in-office bleaching. Of course effectiveness, safety, and results vary between methods, We would be happy to discuss your options for teeth whitening!
Extractions – An extraction is the removal of a tooth or teeth. Extractions are necessary when a tooth is unrestorable due to decay, periodontal disease, dental trauma, patient preference, crowding (for orthodontia), or unnecessary (wisdom teeth). Tooth extraction is usually relatively straightforward, and the vast majority can be usually performed quickly while the individual is awake by using local anesthetic injections.
Gum Treatment – Gums are the tissue that surround and support your teeth. Gum disease is when this tissue becomes infected and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease, which is also called periodontal disease. Plaque (the bacteria on teeth) is constantly forming, so regular dental care is important to preventing buildup that affects the gums. If you experience bleeding or swollen gums, gums that are pulling away from your teeth, bad breath or taste, loose or changing teeth, you may have signs of gum disease.
Root Canal – A root canal is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Although normal tooth decay can become increasingly worse and eventually lead to a root canal. Blunt trauma can also cause the tooth to die as well. Dr. Goodwin will remove the dead nerve from the tooth and then seal it off to prevent another infection or abscess from forming around the tooth. If the nerve is not removed the infection will continue to climb deeper into your gums, often causing swelling, pain, and discomfort.