Wouldn’t you like to have your entire family all go to the same office? Here at Deerhaven Family Dentistry we treat entire families all the time. We treat patients of all ages, from young children to the elderly. We know how busy life can be. We have the ability to do most procedures in our office. We do use referrals to dental specialists for unique dental situations, however our patients return once that specific situation is corrected or fixed. Being a truly compassionate and gentle family dental office is our first concern.
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Everyone knows that a good first impression is important, and your smile is one of the first things people notice. Why not have the smile you have always wanted? Cosmetic dentistry is a way of giving you that dream smile. Our doctors can give you a smile that feels right, looks great, and lasts a long time.
There are many options that they can present to you. They have years of experience with traditional porcelain veneers, minimally invasive veneers, Lumineers, bleaching, and dental bondings. They can work in concert with orthodontic specialists to move teeth into proper position, and/or cover or repair dark teeth and older restorations.
Feel free to set up a consultation appointment with one of our award- winning dentists, and see how rewarding an investment in your smile can be.
What if you have a missing tooth, or a tooth that needs to be removed? What if a dental implant is not the choice for you? Thankfully our doctors are highly skilled in the use of dental bridges. A dental bridge can replace one or multiple teeth in a row. Dental bridges are a fixed or non-removable tooth replacement option. Dental bridges can oftentimes replace a tooth that has been missing for years. Let us evaluate your broken or missing tooth and see if a dental bridge is right for you.
Do you have unsightly dark “amalgam” fillings that show when you smile? Did you know that they can oftentimes simply be replaced with a white tooth colored filling? Traditional fillings have come a long way over the last ten to twenty years. Our dentists have many years of experience with placing white dental fillings. Bonded white composite fillings can also be used to strengthen minor cracks in your teeth.
Dental sealants are a way to seal and protect the surface of newly erupted teeth. The biting surface of teeth has many microscopic “pits and fissures”. Dental sealants are used as a preventative measure to seal or fill these little pits before they begin to decay.
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, full or partial dentures may be a good option to replace them. Full dentures can be difficult to adapt to for many patients, but thanks to dental implants, now they can be made much more comfortable to wear. Often the denture can be made to ‘snap on’ with rubber gaskets that grab on to the implants, giving much better stability. Talk to the doctors and staff at Deerhaven Family Dentistry and we will be happy to discuss which options might be best for you. Our goal is to give you a comfortable, appealing smile!
Let’s face it, no one relishes the thought of having a tooth removed. However, sometimes it is necessary. At Deerhaven Family Dentistry, our main concern is to make the procedure as pleasant as possible for you. We strive to thoroughly numb your tooth to make the extraction painless and comfortable. If you prefer to be asleep while the extraction is done, we can refer you to one of the highly professional oral surgeons who we work with regularly.
Do you have missing or severely broken down teeth? Do missing teeth prevent you from smiling or even eating your favorite foods? Let us introduce you to the world of dental implants. Our doctors are highly trained in all aspects of dental implants. With careful consultation our clinical team can walk with you from the surgical placement of the implant to the beautifully crafted final restoration. Our dentists will sit with you one on one, and determine what type and how many implants you may need to return your smile to what it once was.
A smile can be your most eye catching feature. Deerhaven Family Dentistry offers a number of different options to improve your smile. Bonding, porcelain veneers, and full coverage crowns are just a few of the options available to you at Deerhaven Family Dentistry.
Before you begin down the path of cosmetically altering the look of your smile it’s a good idea to discuss teeth whitening options with our doctors. Brightening your teeth before investing in bonding, veneers, or porcelain crowns allows you to have your desired shade matched to your final restorations.
Whitening (bleaching) is a great way to give your smile a boost! During a FREE smile consult we can discuss which whitening method is best suited for you. We offer several smile brightening options from custom trays to non-custom whitening strips to in-office ZOOM tooth whitening, when a brighter smile in a single office visit is your desire.
Bonding is a technique where a tooth-colored material is added to a tooth to modify the shape or color. This simple and painless procedure is performed in a single visit in our office.
A porcelain veneer is a thin, custom fitting, shell that is made at a dental laboratory and is bonded to a tooth. Porcelain veneers are used to improve the color, shape, and overall appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers are a two step process with a “prep” visit and a “delivering” visit, typically spaced two weeks apart.
A full coverage porcelain crown is a stronger option usually used on your back (molar) teeth where strength is needed for grinding/chewing food. A full coverage crown may also be used when a tooth has larger or older fillings or has had a root canal. A tooth that has been discolored by time or injury may also require a full coverage crown in order to “block out” the darkness of the tooth. By choosing an all porcelain crown you eliminate the metal collar at the gum line, that with time and as we age, can be seen when you smile.
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People are sometimes a bit nervous when they hear that a tooth needs a root canal. They may have heard ‘horror stories’ about them and expect it to be an unpleasant procedure. Well, we’re pleased to tell you that most patients are pleasantly surprised. Most often the comment we hear is, ‘wow, that sure was easier than what I was expecting!’ The branch of dentistry known as Endodontics (root canals) has improved dramatically through the years, due to advances in techniques and technology. Most root canals can be completed in one appointment now. Keeping the procedure painless is first and foremost, and at Deerhaven Family Dentistry we won’t do a root canal unless we can do it painlessly.
What is a root canal exactly? Every tooth has an inner part of it which contains the pulp, which is the nerve supply and blood supply to the tooth. Sometimes, this pulp tissue can become inflamed, painful, or infected. A great way to save a tooth, which otherwise might need to be extracted, is to remove the inner infected tissue and fill the space inside with a filler material. Due to the tooth being a bit weaker after this inner part of the tooth has been removed, most root canal-treated teeth need a crown put on them afterwards, to protect the tooth from breaking.
Please feel free to discuss this procedure with the doctors and staff of Deerhaven Family Dentistry, as we recognize that sometimes fear of the unknown can be a scary thing, and we are glad to help dispel some of the misconceptions, fear and mystery associated with root canals.
"The dentist was ready and waiting in the treatment room when I arrived. He was friendly and courteous and then expertly completed the needed work." -Wendy D.