SERVICES WE OFFER:
Starwhite Dental has provided comprehensive dental care to thousands of families. Our patients come from around the block as well as surrounding counties to experience the warm, personal care we provide. As we help you obtain optimum oral health and work together to help reach your goals, we offer the latest and best dental treatment including:
Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque from teeth, in order to prevent cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontitis. It is part of a complete program of oral hygiene.
SEDATION DENTISTRY – READ MORE
Dental sedation is a technique that can be used when a patient suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia. We are happy to offer a number of solutions for our patients to make their dental visit as comfortable as possible.
DENTAL IMPLANTS – READ MORE
Artificial tooth roots that are placed into bone to mimic the root structure of a tooth. They can be used to replace teeth or to support and retain dentures. A crown, bridge, or denture is then placed over the implant to restore natural tooth function.
ONE DAY PORCELAIN CROWNS – READ MORE
Crown refers to the restoration of teeth using materials that are fabricated by indirect methods which are cemented into place. A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth. Crowns can be done in one day with our CEREC machine.
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This high-tech equipment allows us to restore damaged teeth with beautiful custom ceramic crowns in a single visit, completely eliminating the need or multiple appointments over a several week period. The process can create a ceramic dental crown, inlays, onlays or veneers using a variety of technologies.
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
3D IMAGING TECHNOLOGY – READ MORE
3D images make the X-ray diagnosis and implant treatment safer, more predictable and faster. The Sirona system provides a three dimensional image of the patient on the computer screen and the surgery is performed virtually for the patient review. Then at the time of treatment customized guides specific to the patient and the case assist with accurate implant placement. This allows for faster more comfortable surgery.
The process of lightening discolored or stained teeth. Treatment can be in-office or at-home.
Ultra-thin, custom-made facings bonded to teeth to enhance and restore function and/or appearance. Veneers can be used to treat chipped, worn, crooked, and/or discolored teeth.
LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. These contact lens-thin “smile shapers” can be applied to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual. LUMINEERS can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them.
EXTRACTIONS / WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS – READ MORE
The process or act of removing a tooth or tooth parts. There is an opportune time to remove wisdom teeth. It is best to remove the wisdom teeth when they have erupted out of the bone and are in the soft tissue. When wisdom teeth are removed at the best time, there is very little swelling and less complications.
Halitosis is sophisticated word for “bad breath.” Depending on the cause, bad breath may strike on occasional or may be a more persistent condition.
Plastic resin placed on the biting surfaces of molars to prevent bacteria from attacking the enamel and causing caries.
A composite resin applied to a tooth to change its shape and/or color. Bonding also refers to how a filling, orthodontic appliance or some fixed partial dentures are attached to teeth.
INLAYS & ONLAYS
Dental Inlays and Onlays are porcelain fillings that are alternatives to crowns. When a tooth is cracked, or an old filling (amalgam filling) is leaking/failing, an inlay or onlay is an ideal way to restore the tooth.
A lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, plastic or porcelain.
A fixed or removable dental appliance that replaces lost and/or missing teeth.
An artificial substitute for natural teeth and adjacent tissues.
The connecting hinge mechanism between the base of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw (mandible).
Gum treatment is the treatment of active gum and jaw bone disease. Gum disease treatment can slow or stop the progression of gum disease. Since there are different stages of gum disease (from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis), there are different levels of treatment. In some cases, the patient may be referred to a specialist.
A plastic type of appliance that is used to relax the jaw muscles and/or prevent the teeth from
wearing down due to bruxism (grinding), which typically occurs during sleep. People who wake up with sore muscles, facial weakness, or a jaw that is “locked” are good candidates for this device.
The Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, snap-on, custom fit, removable mouth trays that apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, forcing them to shift. The system provides the same beautiful results as traditional braces, but since the trays are made of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible. In addition, because Invisalign trays are removable, they can be taken out while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
Orthodontics is the art of using appliances to straighten and align teeth. Most commonly it involves the use of braces to move teeth into their proper position.