Dental Exams, Cleanings and Preventative Care
We care about the health of your mouth. And with links between gum disease and systemic conditions like cariovascular disease and diabetes, having healthy gums and teeth is important in maintaining the well-being of your entire body. We provide preventative care for children and adults to help prevent tooth decay, keep your gums healthy, and provide you with a long-lasting smile.
Dental implants are a very safe and effective treatment option to replace missing teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a biocompatible titanium post, which is safe to the body and mouth, at the site of a missing tooth. This post can support a crown to replace a single missing tooth, or can be combined with one or more implants to support a bridge or denture to replace multiple missing teeth. Dental implants offer many advantageous over traditional bridges and crowns, including improved comfort, maintaining bone, easier eating, greater esthetics, and higher durability. Today’s implants have success rates as high as 98%. Our office will coordinate your treatment with our team of trusted oral surgeons. Following placement of your implant by an oral surgeon, our office will fabricate your crown or denture to restore your smile’s natural function and esthetics.
Tooth whitening involves the application of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide-based products to lighten the color of your teeth. These whitening compounds can be found in whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses, and in gel form in whitening strips and trays. While modest whitening can be obtained through toothpastes, mouth rinses, and over-the-counter whitening strips, our office provides custom-fit whitening trays that maximize contact between the gel and the teeth, leading to faster and more even whitening of the teeth as well as minimizing the side-effects of irritated gums and sensitive teeth often associated with over-the-counter whitening strips. Fabrication of a custom whitening tray is fast and easy, and we will provide you with the best whitening gel for your teeth. Your start to a whiter smile is just an appointment away.
Invisalign® treatment is a comfortable and cosmetically friendly option to correct mild to moderately crowded or misaligned teeth. Treatment involves the use of a series of custom fit clear trays to move the teeth in a similar manner to traditional wire-based braces, without the use of bonded brackets or metal wires. Trays are worn all day, with the exception of eating and cleaning of the teeth, and treatment time typically ranges from 10 months to 24 months. Our licensed orthodontist can provide you with a free consultation to determine if Invisalign® is right for you.
From directly placed tooth-colored restorations, to resin infiltration and esthetic porcelain veneers, a wide array of cosmetic procedures are available to make your smile shine. Pictured to the left are before and after images from one of Dr. Burseth's patients.