Below are descriptions of some of our most common services.
From cosmetic dentistry to full-mouth rehabilitation, our practice is equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand more about our office, we have included brief descriptions of some of our most common services on this page.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Dr. Grosser will also take x-rays, which will include periapical x-rays for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as bite-wing x-rays for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Cleanings and Periodontal Treatment
All patients should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A child should have a cleaning and fluoride treatment twice a year. We have two hygienists on staff to treat our patients.
Fillings Resin and Amalgam
We use both tooth colored resin filings that are cured to match your teeth and amalgam (silver-colored) fillings that are used for posterior teeth because it is a more durable material. If an amalgam filling shows in your smile we can replace it with a tooth-colored resin filling.
We perform root canals on anterior, premolar and molar teeth by appointment in our office.
Crowns and Veneers
You can have a new beautiful smile with all-porcelain crowns or veneers on anterior teeth. Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain or a combination of porcelain and metal placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. For the posterior teeth, the latest technology in porcelain and porcelain fused to metal crowns can be utilized to insure a beautiful, natural looking smile. Veneers, also called laminates, are wafer-thin custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length.
Bridges and Dentures
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Bridges are custom-made so they are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. Some bridges are removable and can be cleaned by the wearer; others need to be removed by a dentist.
Tooth Whitening or Bleaching
Our state-of-the-art, in-office Zoom Bleaching system will make your teeth whiter in less than 2 hours. Another option is our home bleaching system that you take with you, for results in 2 weeks. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.