The following information outlines our most popular services. For inquiries about services not listed here, please contact us.
Dental implants are recommended to replace missing teeth without compromising the adjacent teeth. An implant is placed in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. A porcelain tooth will then be attached to the implant and will look and feel like your natural tooth.
Dental implants can also be used to attach a “floating” denture which moves due to excessive bone shrinkage over time. Over time, if teeth are missing, the jawbone shrinks and partial or full dentures become loose or unstable. Dental implants can be used to secure your existing or new denture for confidence and improved function.
Root canal therapy is treatment provided to help save a tooth that has become infected due to decay, trauma and various other reasons. When a nerve becomes infected, it can be very painful. If left untreated, the pain can become worse and the infection may spread to adjacent teeth. Sensitivity to cold, heat and biting pressure can all be signs of an infection in a tooth.
If these symptoms occur, come in for and evaluation as soon as possible. The use of techniques learned in advanced training provides you with less appointment time and pain, as well as an anxiety-free treatment.
The thought of oral surgery typically causes anxiety and can be intimidating. Sometimes it is necessary to treat infected teeth or to provide spacing for braces. When necessary, oral surgery can be performed in a pleasant atmosphere with sedation dentistry. We offer a variety of ways to provide anxiety and pain free surgical procedures.
Replacing Old Or Loose Fillings
Over time, traditional silver fillings can become loose, chipped, or even break and fall out. This can lead to new decay, infection and tooth loss. Replacing them with porcelain fillings repairs the damage and restores a more natural looking smile. Replacing fillings can be pain and anxiety free, and can be completed in as little as one relaxing visit.
No one wants to lose their teeth, but in the event of trauma or gum disease it is sometimes unavoidable. In these instances, we offer highly esthetic dentures that are comfortable and fit well. This will enable you to have the confidence and function you need as you go about your daily routine.
By the age of two, most children have all their baby teeth and should be seen for an initial exam by their second birthday. Early detection of dental problems can help establish healthy habits for your child. We will work with you to help teach good oral hygiene and maintain a healthy beautiful smile.
Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
We offer treatment for all types of gum disease. Gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, can be treated by maintaining a regular cleaning schedule with one of our caring hygienists. Gingivitis is caused by plaque, which accumulates on teeth after eating and drinking. If plaque is left on teeth too long, it hardens into a substance known as calculus or tartar. This tartar sits on the teeth and on their roots below the gumline, making it difficult to remove. Bacteria starts to destroy the bone supporting the teeth and if left untreated can result in loose teeth or, even worse, tooth loss.
We offer state-of-the-art treatment for gingivitis and periodontal disease, including non-surgical deep cleaning, as well as special medications to specifically treat your gums and help restore a healthy beautiful smile.
For patients that have fear and anxiety regarding dental treatment, we offer a range of options. Dr. Burk is a member of D.O.C.S (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation). With a small pill, we can provide a comfortable and relaxing way for you to receive the care you deserve.