SERVICES

Apple Dental offers a wide variety of services .
•Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
•Veneers
•Teeth Whitening / Zoom!
•Dental Implants
•Fillings
•Crowns
•Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
•Full Mouth Reconstruction
•TMJ Treatment
•Periodontal (gum disease) Treatment
•Dental Surgeries
•Complete Family Dentistry
•Nitrous Oxide available
•IV Sedation available

VENEERS

If your teeth are stained, broken, or shaped in any way that is not pleasing to you, then you may want to consider Porcelain Veneers to enhance your smile.

Veneers are very thin coverings that are custom made from porcelain. They can make uneven teeth even, fill in gaps between teeth and make broken teeth appear whole. Porcelain Veneers are the most natural looking choice among cosmetic restorations

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ZOOM WHITENING

Feeling good and looking great are two of the most important aspects of dentistry today. A bright sparkling smile indicates confidence and does look great. We all want that. Now, with today's technology, we can have that smile.

Apple Dental and Implant center is proud to offer the newest in-office whitening system, ZOOM! It takes just over an hour in our office. What used to take several "at home" applications can now be done in one short appointment. ZOOM! is safe, fast and you won't believe the results.

Set up an appointment today for your free smile evaluation and see what ZOOM! can do for you!

Achieve the Brightest, Whitest Smile with Tooth Whitening

Your smile is one of the most important aspects of the way you present yourself to others. If you are not pleased with the color of your teeth, then you may be a candidate for Bleaching. Bleaching is a simple, at home, method of lightening teeth!

IMPLANTS

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into you jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework. since implants do no rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget that you ever lost a tooth.

There are several types of implants, we will select the most suited for your needs and general dental condition.

Implants can replace one single tooth, several missing teeth, or end entire arch. The secure fit of dental implants helps replaced teeth feel more natural than a conventional bridge.


What is involved?
The dental implant process involves several steps that take place over a time period that averages from 4 to 9 months. The typical process will include:
Initial implant placement: This procedure is typically performed by your dentist's office under either a local or general anesthesia. Your doctor places the small implant in your jaw. Over the next several months, bone will attach to the surface of the implant anchoring it into position. Depending on your particular case, an additional minor procedure creates and opening through which your artificial tooth will emerge.

Implant prosthetic attachment: During this phase, your dentist painlessly attaches a prosthetic "post" to the implant. A simple impression will be taken and over the next few days and artificial tooth will be created for a functional natural restoration.

FILLINGS

Advanced dental materials and techniques available today offer an array of options in this area. A good resource of the options available today are offered on the American Dental Association web site. Click below to be directed the the area about fillings at their web site

American Dental Association - Fillings
http://www.ada.org/public/topics/fillings.asp

Picture Perfect

It is becoming popular to replace discolored and worn silver fillings with new naturally colored fillings nearly for cosmmetic reasons.

CROWNS

Grinding your teeth, an improper bite, age, fillings and tooth decay can all be contributing factors in the wearing down, cracking or breakage of your teeth. Dental crowns cover the entire visible surface of your affected tooth and add strength, durability and tooth stability.

Crowns can be used to make your teeth look more natural. Crowns can also be used as an improvement over old fillings. Worm teeth, like the picture to the right, can be made to look new.


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TMJ TREATMENT

Advanced TMJ or as the dental profession refers TMD, patients occupy a unique niche in our health care system. They often shuttle from doctor to doctor in a search of a solution to their discomforts that are not easily remedied, or even diagnosed by the medical and dental establishment. They often face a hostile attitude from insurance companies who deny their disease exists, or at best limits their benefits to cover needed treatment. They are often told that they are in need of psychological counseling to treat very real physical symptoms. This is usually a very frustrating journey.

There is much confusion for people who suffer from TMD and that confusion has come from a lack of a cohesive definition by the dental and medical professions. Today with new knowledge, and the application of modern bioelectronic technology, TMD and other complex dental problems can be successfully diagnosed and treated. The technology used for this treatment is commonplace in our computerized world, and is used as an extension of the doctor's senses to measure and quantify muscle and jaw physiology that we cannot see with our eyes, feel with our fingers, and hear with our ears. This specialized equipment is non-invasive and painless.


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TMJ treatment outline

Every person has unique jaw and muscle physiology. This is of prime importance and must be respected. Although no two people are alike, this is an outline of neuromuscular diagnosis and treatment. The patient is evaluated thoroughly with a complete examination. Medical history is very important especially any history of allergies, breathing problems, or upper airway obstruction. Dental history is critical and particular attention must be paid to the analysis of casts of the patient's teeth to evaluate the extent of the problem. Bioelectronic measurement of muscle physiology and jaw movement is very sensitive and illuminating. Electrical activity of muscle is measured to one ten-millionth of a volt, and sonography of the temporomandibular joints records sounds that can indicate disease processes that cannot be heard with or without a stethoscope. A thorough examination utilizing bioelectronic instrumentation can detect these important findings: acute and chronic muscle spasm in jaw musculature, presence or absence of displaced articular disks, jaw muscle status during function, presence of arthritis in the temporomandibular joints, and identify the true physiologic rest position of the mandible (jaw), the location from which ideally all dental procedures should commence.


The identification of the true neuromuscular rest position is the critical step in neuromuscular dental treatment. This is the position where muscles are relaxed and function most efficiently. Since most pain comes from injured or unhealthy muscle, muscle function normalization greatly reduces pain. A precision oral appliance is fabricated and worn by the patient. When the rest position is correctly identified, appliance therapy can rapidly reduce TMD symptoms including headaches, clicking and popping joints, tinnitus, jaw pain, and a locking jaw. When symptoms become greatly reduced or disappeared, the appliance becomes a guide for permanent stabilization procedures that can include orthodontics or prosthetic dentistry.