Smiles Unlimited is a comprehensive dental services provider. We offer all major cosmetic, restorative, surgical, and periodontal dentistry procedures in an environment that is warm, comforting, and friendly. Sit back and relax in our plush dental chairs while you enjoy the convenience of a personal mini-television while we perform one or more of the following featured procedures:
Because we promote long-term relationships with all of our patients, we encourage you to come in at least once every six months in order to be proactive against serious dental problems. In the office, our dentists provide expert advice and recommendations for a customized dental hygiene plan that will ensure that your smile continues to look beautiful and bright for years to come. We do oral cancer screening during periodic exams.
When you have a cavity, we strongly recommend getting a filling as soon as possible because the cavity will grow and cause more serious problems. Composite (a tooth colored material) or amalgam (silver colored material) are the most common materials used to restore decayed teeth. Amalgam is a metal alloy made of liquid mercury (50%) and powder containing silver, tin, copper, zinc and other metals. We emphasize using composite resin fillings for both front and back teeth because they are more natural looking, blend well with tooth enamel, increase the strength of the tooth being repaired and do not result in the medical problems associated with amalgam fillings. Additionally, composite resin fillings require minimal removal of the tooth structure, unlike amalgam fillings.
If for medical or aesthetic reasons you have amalgam fillings and would like them removed and replaced with composite resin fillings, we would be happy to do this for you.
Crowns, also known as caps, cover teeth that have been weakened by decay that has occurred around fillings or to cover teeth that are severely damaged, decayed, chipped, discolored, or misaligned. We offer highly aesthetic full porcelain crowns such as IPS Empress, Wol-Ceram, and Zirconia. When we prescribe PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns, we use gold which goes beneath the porcelain. Many dentists use non-precious metal to fabricate the crowns, which contain Nickel. Because Nickel can cause an allergic reaction in the mouth, we use only FDA approved, high precious alloys.
A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is used to replace missing teeth. Artificial teeth are set between crowns, placed over adjoining natural teeth. The bridge s permanently cemented, ensuring that the patient will never have to remove it. Smiles Unlimited uses porcelain or porcelain fused to a metal (usually gold) to construct bridges for our patients.
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that are an effective and durable way to counteract tooth loss. Implants are a permanent solution in situations where severe tooth decay, root canal failure, periodontitis, trauma, and excessive wear and tear have caused the loss of teeth in patients. Implants are, in most cases, extremely successful at restoring the natural beauty of your smile.
Removable Partial Dentures
We offer removable partial dentures as a less expensive alternative to bridges or implants, which can be used to replace one or more teeth that are missing for any number of reasons. RPDs can be removed by the patient and are composed of a metal portion, artificial teeth, and a resin base. We offer metal free partials made of acrylic and Valplaft (flexible partial).
For patients who have lost all of their natural teeth, complete dentures offer a way to restore your smile, support your facial muscles, and give you a younger appearance. Modern dentures are comfortable, durable, and functional, allowing you to speak and eat with confidence.
Gum Treatment (Periodontal)
Periodontal (gum) diseases are infections of the tissue that support your teeth. The two major stages of gum disease are gingivitis (less severe) and periodontitis (more severe). We place strong emphasis on the health of your gums. If gum disease is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be successfully treated. We do scaling and root planning in our office to treat the disease in its early stages. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, you may be referred to the gum specialist for surgical treatment.
If you have an injured or diseased tooth, it may not be necessary to remove it. With today’s advanced in modern dentistry, we can offer you endodontic treatment or RCT (Root Canal Therapy). Usually, RCT requires one or two visits. We strongly recommend restoring the tooth with a crown after the procedure is completed. Because preserving the natural tooth is very important (after all, we only get 2 sets over the course of our entire life!), root canals may be necessary to save your tooth and repair the damage that has been caused. Smiles Unlimited gives you an environment that is calming, relaxed, and comfortable to keep you at ease and make the process as smooth as possible.
Aside from the health, cleanliness, and strength of your teeth, we understand that most patients are concerned with the overall appearance and attractiveness of their smiles. Cosmetic Dentistry offers solutions to people who are concerned about discolored or stained teeth, misaligned teeth (minor gaps, crookedness, tilting, or crowding), or damaged teeth (chips, fractures, cracks, etc.)
Veneers are thin, custom made shells that are designed to adhere to and cover the surface of teeth. They can mask problems with severe discoloration, damage, misalignment, or poorly shaped teeth. Veneers can be made from composite resins, acrylic material, or porcelain. Veneers only require two visits, one to prepare your teeth and another to apply, and are a much more durable and longer term solution than bonding.
Visiting your dentist for a tooth whitening consultation ensures that you receive the best, most satisfying results from a quality, trained professional. Tooth whitening, also known as bleaching, is an easy way to improve the attractiveness of your smile and your self esteem. For in-office procedures, our dentists will apply a bleaching solution to stained teeth that is activated with a combination of heat and light. For at-home treatments, our dentists will fit you with custom trays that hold the bleaching gel. In home whitening treatments typically take 2 weeks to achieve maximal results. If you have sensitive teeth, we recommend utilizing our in-office, ZOOM! Whitening treatment.
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
Smiles Unlimited uses ZOOM! Teeth Whitening, a fast, convenient, long lasting, low sensitivity whitening system that is safe and effective and can only be conducted by a dental professional.
If your tooth can not be saved, we can remove it in our office. In the event that the tooth is severely impacted or if you would prefer to undergo the procedure using general anesthesia, we can refer you to a reputable oral surgeon.
Sterilization & Safety
At Smiles Unlimited, safety and sterility are primary concerns. We use the most current and clean technologies to ensure that our services and procedures are safe and hygienic. Tools are cleaned and sterilized using high pressure autoclaves and surfaces are sanitized using hospital grade disinfectants regularly to ensure safety for all of our patients.
Patient Comfort & Entertainment
We understand that a trip to the dentist can be stressful, boring, and for many, frightening. Smiles Unlimited is committed to providing our patients with a comfortable and warm environment that features luxurious seating, a personable staff, pleasant music, and an individual television attached to all of our dental chairs to keep you occupied and entertained even during lengthy procedures.
The mouth is a mirror to the body. Ask us about how Smiles Unlimited uses a holistic approach to dentistry.