Fixing what's important.
Tooth Coloured Filling
Getting a cavity is unpleasant. When you have an appointment for a filling it's important to us that your teeth feel great and look great.
A porcelain dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and an excellent way to replace missing teeth. It is one of the most popular methods because of how closely bridges resemble your natural teeth.
Root canals have received notoriety as being painful, but in truth, this procedure is what stops the pain and can save a tooth. Having a root canal done on a tooth saves it, and prevents removal.
While we do our best to make our dental office comfortable and calming for our patients, we understand that some people need more than reassurance and a soothing atmosphere to relax.
If the idea of dental treatment makes you uncomfortable or causes you stress before you get to the dental office, oral conscious sedation may be right for you. This is a good solution for our patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety. We prescribe an oral medication that you take before your appointment. This will put you into a relaxed but still conscious state during your procedure.
Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Many people have gum disease and don’t even know it! This can happen because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.
Dr. Shaffer may determine that you need a tooth removed for various reasons. Any tooth that is affected by disease, severe decay, or trauma may be a candidate for extraction.
Did you lose a tooth from trauma or extraction? Were born without that tooth in the first place? Dental implants can help restore your smile to its former glory and protect surrounding teeth from needing further medical attention.
There are various kinds of dentures available, but all share a common function: replacing teeth that have become loose or lost. Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and can be either full or partial oral appliances.
A common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing is disrupted during sleep with repeatedly stops and starts. Although sleep apnea is treatable, it often goes unrecognized.