What is Bonding: Bonding is the term for restoring teeth with a composite resin.   The process consists of etching  a tooth and then adding an  acrylic ‘bond’ to the enamel.  A composite is a mix of a liquid resin and porcelain particles of various sizes.  The buzz word in dentistry for composites and Silicon Valley is nano-particles.. read more →

We do invisible braces. The trade name for this technology Invisilign or invisible braces. This is an option for adults who are highly motivated and want to improve their smile.  Traditional braces are bonded to teeth and then the forces for movement are provided by high tech titanium wires or by bending stainless steel wires. .. read more →

A Patient’s Guide to Implants This is a short guide to dental implants. Dentistry has over 30 years experience with the modern dental implant.  Dental implants work. Implant therapy requires a well thought out treatment plan,  patience and financial commitment. The surgeon (in this instance me) can place an implant in an extraction site  the same.. read more →

Success with implants is  predictable. I know you may be looking at the x-ray and thinking  ‘What is that?’.   You may not be familiar with implants.  So let me take a few moments to explain. About thirty five years ago a researcher in Sweden, Dr. Ingmar Branemark, discovered that when he used a titanium cylinder in his research subjects (dogs) .. read more →

Small incisors: Small incisors or peg laterals or lateral incisors is a common problem which people like their dentist to address.  Melissa’s lateral incisors (the teeth next to two front teeth)  were very small.  We opted to place crowns on her teeth following orthodontic treatment.   Melissa had orthodontic treatment in our office when she was.. read more →