Although in Dentistry we primarily treat the mouth and all of its structures, the oral cavity is connected to the rest of the body and acts as the Gateway to many of its organ systems.
At Molar to Molar Dentistry, we offer a variety of services to care for your mouth. Whether you’re 1 or 100, keeping up with your oral health is crucial. It’s even more important to know and understand your treatment options when it comes to your teeth, something you use every day to cut and chew your food. Today there are many treatment options for repairing damaged teeth so it’s vital to weigh your options and how they will impact your future dental health and lifestyle. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your teeth and mouth, please contact us today.
Dental Exam, Taking care of your teeth means more than brushing and flossing. For complete care, it’s important to visit a dentist every six months for a regular checkup and professional cleaning. For more details visit
Emergency Services – According to American Family Physician, about 28 percent of people have experienced dental or oral pain in the last six months. Whether the result of an accident or biting on a piece of food that’s too hard, mouth injuries can cause teeth to become cracked, broken, or knocked out/dislodged. It is important to see a dentist because if left untreated, a dental emergency can lead to serious complications. For more details (make a hyper link) and link to Emergency
Sealants, also referred to as dental sealants, consist of a plastic material that is placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth — the molars and premolars — to help protect them from bacteria and acids that contribute to tooth decay. Dental sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach. For more details visit.
Fillings – Dental fillings are used to fill cavities and repair cracked or broken teeth. Fillings can be done with gold or silver amalgam, but most commonly done with materials called composite resin fillings that are designed to match the color of your teeth. Additional steps are required for tooth-colored fillings because it requires multiple layers and a special light to dry and harden the area around the filling. For more details visit
Cosmetic Dentistry – A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after features in cosmetic medicine. A Smile Makeover can completely rejuvenate your teeth and address a number of cosmetic dental issues. In fact, a Smile Makeover offers you a chance to transform not only your smile – but also your overall appearance. Whether through minor adjustments or major changes, cosmetic dentistry aims to help people feel good about the way their teeth look. The results of this treatment can have a significant effect on your facial aesthetic, not to mention your self-confidence!
Root Canal – A root canal is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Although normal tooth decay can become increasingly worse and eventually lead to a root canal, often time’s blunt trauma can cause the tooth to die as well. Your dentist will remove the dead nerve from the tooth and then seal it off to prevent another infection or abscess from forming around the tooth. If the nerve is not removed the infection will continue to climb deeper into your gums, often causing swelling, pain, and discomfort.
Periodontal Treatment – Gums are the tissue that surround and support your teeth. Gum disease is when this tissue becomes infected and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease, which is also called periodontal disease. Plaque (the bacteria on teeth) is constantly forming, so regular dental care is important to preventing buildup that affects the gums. If you experience bleeding or swollen gums, gums that are pulling away from your teeth, bad breath or taste, loose or changing teeth, you may have signs of gum disease.
Crowns – A tooth can lose its normal shape and size for a variety of reasons. A crown covers your tooth to help restore its original shape and size. Crowns can also be used to make teeth stronger and look better. Crowns have a variety of uses. In some cases that require a large filling, there isn’t enough tooth remaining to keep the filling in place. A crown can strengthen the tooth and hold the filling. Crowns can also protect teeth that are weak, or help fix ones that are broken. Discolored or misshaped teeth can be covered by a crown.
Bridges – Bridges can solve the issue of missing teeth. Similar to dentures & implants, bridges replace gaps in your smile with artificial teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, gold, and alloys. Bridges are fixed and have to be maintained for them to last for a long time.
Implants – Implants are a state-of-the-art replacement for missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth — the crown — in place. The implant emulates the shape of the root and is usually made of titanium and other materials that are well-suited to the human body. The implant is surgically placed into the jaw and incorporates into the bone over time to become a stable base for crowns. Dental implants have been used for several decades by patients of all ages. They can replace a single tooth, several teeth or support partial or full dentures.
Invisible Braces – These are invisible ways to straighten teeth using a series of of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. And it’s been proven effective in both clinical research and in practices nationwide. So whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing braces, you’ll have a new reason to smile.
Dentures – Removable dental replacements, or dentures, are a common service that is provided to replace teeth. There are complete dentures (for when all teeth are missing) and partial dentures (for when some teeth are missing). There are both conventional and immediate dentures. Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and are ideally placed 8 to 12 weeks after removal. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. After 6 months of placing immediate dentures, patients most often needs a new set of dentures. With modern technologies we can place fixed dentures using implants. Ask one of our trained dentist if that is a viable option in your situation.
Veneers – Veneers are thin shells intended to cover the front side of teeth to hide stains, chips, decay, or irregularities. A dental technician uses a model created by a dentist to make a custom shell out of special materials. Because veneers require removing some enamel, they are usually fixed. Your dentist will typically recommend avoiding food and drink that will stain your veneers. Veneers can chip or crack, but overall the results are worthwhile and many people are thrilled with their new smile.
Teeth Whitening – One of the most common desires patients have is whiter teeth. When considering your options it is important to consult your dentist to make sure you have all the facts and understand how they may affect your teeth and mouth. Options for teeth whitening usually include whitening toothpastes, at-home bleaching, and in-office bleaching. Of course effectiveness, safety, and results vary greatly between products, so consult with your dentist if you are considering these choices.
Extractions – An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area. Caring for your mouth after an extraction is very important. Your dentist will outline how you should care for the area of the extraction. It is important to allow your mouth time to heal, so avoid activities like smoking, drinking through a straw, or eating foods that may aggravate the area.
Snoring Appliances – Snoring and other types of obstructive sleep apnea can be much more than just a nuisance; they can lead to a serious debilitation in your sleeping habits, as well as your overall health and relationships with others.
TMJ – Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. Dentists believe symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of your jaw or with the parts of the joint itself. Ask your dentist on how they can help you if you have this issue.