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Dental Services

Crowns

This is one of our most popular services available. With the CEREC technology we have in our office, we can often place these biocompatible restorations in a single visit. It’s made a big difference for many of our customers, and is provided with the highest level of excellence. With this service, we ensure all details are simple, seamless and handled in a timely manner.

In fact, you can even watch as the restoration is being designed and milled from a block of EMAX, our preferred material for such restorations!

The crowns are then chemically bonded to your tooth, restoring your tooth’s original strength.

Whether we’re placing composite or ceramic, always, we use ozone during and after each procedure to support healing and limit the risk of decay recurring below the restoration.

When you work with Drs. Colpitts and O'Brien Wellness Center, you can trust that you’re in great hands.

 
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Composite Fillings

Composite resin materials can be bonded directly to the remaining enamel structure once the amalgam and any decay has been removed. The two most common materials we use are Admira Fusion and VOCO.
Always, we aim to use the most biologically appropriate materials available for stability, longevity, and aesthetics. This means they’re BPA-free and fluoride-free. However, composites do tend to wear down faster than natural tooth enamel or porcelain restorations.
Because of this, they’re typically recommended for small fillings or teeth toward the front of the mouth, which experience less wear from chewing.

 
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Oral Surgery

Along with state of the art equipment, we strive to provide the most compassionate care to all of our patients. After all- isn't that the least you should expect during oral surgery?

During your extraction we go the extra mile to ensure you are providing the most sterile environment. Our protocol includes: 

  • Preoperative rinse with ozonated water

  • Socket cleaning is accomplished with curettes and the laser to ensure the periodontal ligament and granulation tissue are removed. 

  • Socket is disinfected using ozonated water along with the laser. The laser promotes bone formation and healing. 

  • Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) is placed in the socket after it is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. PRF is used for socket preservation and promotes blood flow and healing in this area. 

  • Bone grafting is necessary to replace and regenerate lost bone. 

 
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Hygiene and Periodontal Care

What makes our cleanings different?


We use products that contain no fluoride, glutens, or artificial sweeteners.  Essential oils are sometimes recommended to apply to the gum tissue, along with nutritional support for bacterial control and a healthy oral PH. In severe cases, antibiotics may be prescribed.  With every appointment Ozone is used, periodontal treatment may be recommended for those patients that need more than a 6 month cleaning that would include laser treatment along with scaling, anti-microbial therapy, home care medicaments. 

Maintaining good oral health is largely a matter of good nutrition and diligent hygiene, including regular professional cleanings.

Why is your brushing and flossing routine not enough?

Biofilm is our biggest enemy in the oral cavity. It harbors bacteria that can cause gum irritation, bone loss, and tooth decay. These organized colonies of microbes are there when you’re born and after you die.

The goal, then, is to maintain a balance of the oral flora or and a healthful pH level to support the absence of disease.

Plaque – the sticky stuff on your teeth – is 100% bacteria. You usually can brush it off easily before it hardens with the minerals in you saliva to create “tartar” or what we call calculus. When this hardened deposit forms below the gum line, it causes the tissue to detach from the root of the tooth and will change the cellular components to epithelium to “wall-off” the offense to the body.

Unfortunately, this destabilizes a perfectly good tooth. Without treatment, it eventually becomes loose. The first signs of this is a slight irritation or bleeding from the tissue upon simple brushing or flossing. Mercury fillings and metal crowns can also cause gum irritation.

Flossing is the only way you can remove this plaque below the gum line where the bacteria targets the bone.

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Meridians and your TEETH

Dr. Voll and Dr. Kramer, of the International Society for Electro-Acupuncture in Germany, and their dentist colleague Dr. Adler, have have identified which parts of the body are related to each adult tooth. Their work has shown a connection between patient’s symptoms and illness and those teeth which have suffered degenerative change.

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Nico or Dead bone disease

Neuralgia-inducing cavitationa osteo necrosis(NICO) is a non supperative infection in the jaw. Usually in the 3rd molar regions or around infected teeth.  This may include teeth that have root canals.

 

Our office is Smart Certified which means we go to the greatest lengths possible to protect you, ourselves, our patients, and our planet when removing mercury amalgam “silver” fillings to replace them with biocompatible alternatives.
The science-based guidelines we follow were developed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and include the use of protective coverings, air filtering and alternative oxygen sources, water irrigation, and high volume suction.