The Exchange Dental Group employs the finest, most experienced, caring, and knowledgeable registered dental hygienists. The hygienist will perform a professional dental cleaning that will consist of removing plaque and tartar, and a tooth polishing to remove stains. They will also assist the doctor in oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation, tooth decay, and examination of existing restorations.
Despite all of our advanced procedures, we still keep smiles beautiful with general dentistry procedures at our office. Although our dentists specialize in a variety of procedures, they all still have the general dentistry training and expertise needed to help all of our patients maintain optimal oral health, no matter what type of treatments they are seeking. We believe in the importance of regular cleanings and oral examinations, and the availability of emergency care. If your dental health is important to you, and you would like to schedule an appointment for a general dentistry consultation, cleaning or examination, please contact us today!
CT Cone Scan (3 Dimensional Dental X-rays)
Our state-of-the-office has acquired the latest in x-ray dental technology. It is called a CT Cone Scan and it gives the dentist a 3 dimensional view of the teeth and their supporting structures. The scan is a valuable tool in helping to diagnose abnormalities, unusual pathology, cracked teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, curved roots, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, sinus lifts & sinus pathology, bone grafting, and positioning of implants.
Tooth-colored Composite Fillings
Are you hesitant to smile because your cavities have been filled with ugly metal fillings? If so, tooth-colored fillings might be just the answer for you. These revolutionary white fillings are bonded to the teeth for not only an aesthetic, long-lasting effect, but also to keep the teeth strong and resistant to injury. No one but you and your dentist will know! To learn more about tooth-colored fillings, please contact us today.
Teeth Whitening with Zoom
Have you dreamed of having a sparkling white smile? Have your teeth been discolored by tea, coffee, soda, or tobacco? The Exchange Dental Group offers you a solution in the form of Zoom teeth whitening system. Zoom is a revolutionary no-tray, long-lasting, one-visit teeth whitening procedure designed to give you a winning smile! Because Zoom is so effective and takes such a short amount of time, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular teeth whitening procedures at our office. During the procedure, you may comfortably watch television or listen to music.
Teeth whitening results gained through Zoom can last up to three years and can be touched-up at home with our customized bleaching trays. Get the sparkling white smile of your dreams with the Zoom teeth whitening process. To learn more about Zoom teeth whitening from our office, contact us today with your questions or to schedule an appointment.
Take Home Teeth Whitening
In addition to Zoom, we also offer traditional take home teeth whitening.
If you are looking to whiten your teeth a few shades, but prefer to do so over a couple of weeks, we have take home teeth whitening kits that will work perfectly for you. Our teeth whitening kits are also perfect for at-home touch-ups needed after receiving Zoom to maintain a dazzling white smile. Our take home teeth whitening kits include custom made trays to fit each individual’s teeth. The teeth whitening gel is applied to the custom trays and worn while you sleep. This allows for consistent and complete contact of the teeth whitening gel with your teeth for the most effective stain removal possible. In about two weeks, you will achieve teeth that are noticeably whiter. Our take home teeth whitening kits can erase years of yellowing and stains from common foods and drinks. Enjoy a rejuvenated smile! Contact us to find out more about our teeth whitening procedures at The Exchange Dental Group today!
Perhaps the most natural looking and permanent cosmetic dentistry procedure of all, dental implants are comfortable, virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, and require very little upkeep once in place. They consist of a titanium post – which is inserted into the bone and left to heal for a short period of time – and an aesthetic crown, which is attached to the implant. Implants work best for patients with sufficient bone and gums, but in some cases, exceptions can be made. These tooth implants are natural looking, aesthetically pleasing and will last for years to come. To find out if you are a candidate, contact us today!
Invisalign® is a revolutionary way to help you get even, straight teeth without noticeable, painful metal braces. Virtually undetectable, Invisalign® aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that gradually guides your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets on which your lips or gums can snag. During your first evaluation, our dentists will help you determine if Invisalign® is a good option for you. We will design a treatment plan and take tooth impressions, from which Invisalign® will develop accurate, personalized tooth-straightening devices, called aligners. Aligners slide directly over your teeth and are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place. Depending on your case, you will wear them full-time (except when eating or drinking) for 12 to 24 months—no longer than you would wear traditional metal braces—and see your dentist about every six weeks for check-ups.
Crooked, discolored, broken, or misshapen teeth can zap the beauty from any smile. With bonding, you can restore your smile’s aesthetic appearance. During bonding, our dentist gently applies a thin layer of resin or plastic to the teeth and shapes them to look completely natural. To learn more about bonding, please contact us today.
Porcelain Veneers are artistically designed custom thin porcelain layers that are bonded onto teeth to create straight, healthy looking teeth without the use of orthodontics. It is usually a 2 visit procedure. During the first visit the dentist removes a small amount of the enamel & takes an impression, which is sent to our highly qualified technicians who design the Custom Veneers. It usually takes 7-10 days for the Veneers to be back. During this period the patient wears temporary Veneers that are custom crafted by the dentist.
Replacing large fillings in back teeth often requires stronger, more precisely contoured restorations. These are called inlays or onlays depending on whether they are being placed inside the tooth or on its outer surface. These restorations need to be custom-made at an off-site dental lab; therefore, two visits may be required. Once the dental office receives the custom inlay or onlay, the patient returns to the dentist’s office, where the restorations are bonded into place.
Onlays protect teeth similarly to crowns, but conserve more natural tooth structure. Our Doctors have restored beauty and function to the teeth of thousands of patients through the placement of custom-crafted inlays and onlays.
Broken down teeth, or looking for a solution post-root canal? Porcelain crowns are the answer to strengthen your teeth back to proper form and function. Once in place, you’ll be able to bite and chew pain free.
Even if you only have a single damaged tooth – one that is cracked, chipped, or discolored – it can ruin the aesthetic look of your smile. Crowns, sometimes called caps, fit neatly over the damaged tooth and hide it’s imperfections, and provide extra support. If you are ready for a uniform, beautiful smile, contact us today about porcelain crowns.
Are you missing two or more teeth in a row but want a permanent, discrete alternative to dentures? If so, consider bridges. Bridges literally bridge gaps between teeth, improving the smile’s overall appearance as well as the patient’s ability to speak clearly, chew properly, and bite down without fear or pain. We offer a variety of bridges, including traditional, implant, Maryland, and modern porcelain; so we have an option for almost everyone. If you’re seeking a comfortable, natural-looking answer to missing teeth, contact us today and inquire about bridges.
Pediatric Dentistry places special importance in preventing tooth decay. Pediatric Dentists give advice on how to make teeth strong, the importance of developing healthy eating habits and other ways to prevent disease from occurring. Additionally, our Pediatric Dentist works toward the maintenance of primary teeth (baby teeth) until they are naturally lost. The importance of maintaining healthy primary teeth can be stated as follows: they serve in permitting children to chew properly and maintain good nutrition, they have a role in speech development, and they maintain the necessary space for the eventual eruption of the permanent teeth.
The role of your Pediatric Dentist changes as children enter adolescence. Recognizing the growing importance of appearance and self-image in their patients, Pediatric Dentists work to ensure that adolescents’ dental needs are met.
Pediatric Dentistry not only aids in the dental health of children but serves as an educational resource for parents.
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, whether it’s for children with developing jaws, or adults, who especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile.
New techniques and materials used by the orthodontic specialty today have greatly reduced the discomfort of wearing braces, decreased the frequency of office visits and reduced overall treatment time. You probably want to know if braces will interfere with your lifestyle. Absolutely not! You can do anything with braces on.
Transparent Sapphire (Ceramic) braces, Invisible (Lingual) braces, and Invisalign are just three of these newer methods to fit braces into your lifestyle. A consultation with an orthodontic specialist is the best way to determine if you can benefit from treatment, so contact us today to see how to move forwards towards your perfect smile!
We perform advanced procedures in implant surgery, bone grafting, sinus lift and wisdom teeth removal. In addition to these procedures, we firmly believe in the importance of oral care as a preventative measures for oral cancers. We regularly screen for oral abnormalities that need to be surgically removed and laboratory tested.
It is our desire to treat patients in a safe and non-threatening environment. Special attention is given to each of our patients. We understand that oral surgery involves a large component of patient apprehension. Our job is to render superior surgical care while making the patient comfortable, confident, and pain-free. To learn more about our surgical procedures contact us today!
Do you sometimes brush and your gums start to bleed, or are your teeth feeling a bit loose or your gums receding? Through our periodontic procedures of deep scaling, osseous surgery, and gum grafting, our office can help restore your gums to optimal health! Please contact us today to learn more and start your quest to restoring your gums!
Our board certified periodontist, Dr. Joseph Song, graduate of Harvard University College of Dental Medicine, uses the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) to treat gum disease. LANAP is a laser procedure that represents a significant (some say revolutionary) advance in the treatment of periodontal disease.
Older methods caused swelling, down-time, pain, sensitivity and receding gums. These problems are virtually eliminated through the use of lasers
The field of Endodontics has changed dramatically in the last ten to fifteen years. Advances in technology have allowed endodontists to do procedures more effectively and with great precision. By magnifying the tooth as much as twenty times, this technology greatly enhances the ability to see down into the root canals, and helps identify any additional canals and/or cracks in the tooth. Scientific research shows that the surgical operating microscope can significantly increase the success of root canal treatment and surgical procedures performed. In addition to the surgical operating microscope, our office uses new digital x-ray technology. It releases up to 90 percent less radiation than old-fashioned radiographs, and produces high-quality images of your tooth onto our computers.