- Laser Fillings
- Composite Coverage : Affordable - Low Cost - One Visit
- Cerec, One Visit Crowns
- Implant Dentistry - Free Consultation
- Periodontal Surgery
- Richmond Family Dentistry
- Oral Sedation Dentistry
- Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
- Laser Root Canal Therapy
- Laser Assisted Extractions
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Laser Gum Therapy
- Laser Bleaching
If you have a strong gag reflex, dislike dental visits or need extensive dental work, consider oral sedation dentistry to make your experience more pleasant & comfortable. We would need to have you come in one hour prior to your dental treatment and have nothing to eat for six hours prior. You will be given a few little pills to swallow depending on your size and weight. These may include diazepam, triazolam, lorazepam and hydroxyzine. During your appointment, you may drift off to sleep, but you will still be able to respond to verbal commands when spoken to. When your treatment is completed, you may not member parts of most of the procedure. Some patients feel that is a bonus!You must have some drive you home. The sedation often allows more dentistry to be completed in fewer appointments as well as allowing complex procedures to be performed in less time.
A dental implant is one option for replacing a tooth. Implants are manufactured devices that are placed surgically in the jaws, where they function as anchors for replacement teeth. Implants are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. An implant-restored tooth consists of several parts.
The implant, which is made of titanium, is placed in the upper or lower jawbone.
The restoration (the part that looks like a tooth) is a crown, made of porcelain fused to a metal alloy (PFM), all-metal or all-porcelain crown. The crown is attached either to the abutment or directly to the implant. It can be screwed or cemented onto the abutment. If the crown is screwed to the abutment, the screw hole will be covered with restorative material such as tooth-colored filling material (composite).
An implant looks and feels like a natural tooth. It fits securely when you chew and speak. A single-tooth implant is a free-standing unit and does not involve treatment to the adjacent teeth. With a dental implant, the surrounding teeth can remain untouched if they are healthy, and their strength and integrity may be maintained. The implant can stabilize your bite and help prevent problems with the jaw.