Your smile is a reflection of your personality and reveals so much about your sense of humor, affection, confidence and overall appearance. At Higgins Dental, our goal is to help you maintain a healthy and bright smile through preventive dentistry. We also offer a variety of restorative services to repair and protect your teeth.
Preventive dentistry aims to help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, as well as other oral issues. It is an ongoing practice that includes regular brushing and dental cleanings.
Dental health professionals also educate patients about at-home care, dietary habits, and smoking cessation. They can also perform fluoride treatments to prevent dental decay and cavities.
A tooth-colored filling is an effective way to restore a damaged tooth. They are also more aesthetically pleasing than gold or silver amalgam fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, which are a mix of plastic and ceramic materials. They are more durable than metal fillings and can last for years.
Tooth-colored fillings are ideal for repairing minor cavities and cracks. They are also a better option than silver amalgams, which contain mercury. Amalgam fillings can corrode, leading to additional oral health issues.
Crowns offer a durable and attractive way to restore damaged teeth. They can be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain and ceramic.
Porcelain crowns are the most popular choice because they are the closest to your natural tooth in color. However, they can be more expensive than other types of crowns.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a procedure that can save your tooth if it has been damaged by severe decay or infection. This treatment removes the infected pulp, disinfects the area and re-fills it with synthetic biomaterial to prevent future infection.
The higginsdmd.com will place a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth. A small hole will be drilled into the tooth and the dead pulp will be removed using endodontic tools.
Implants are designed to be a permanent solution to missing teeth. They’re stronger and more natural-looking than dentures or bridgework.
Dental implants are titanium posts that our surgeons place surgically in your jawbone. Over time, the titanium fuses with your jaw bone and becomes a solid foundation for your replacement tooth.
If you have lost teeth, dentures can help restore your smile. They are comfortable, functional and affordable options that are custom-made for your mouth and gums.
Our practice offers partial and complete dentures that can replace all or some of your missing teeth. Our team takes impressions of your mouth and provides a precise fit for each denture.
Whitening your teeth is a quick and easy way to brighten the appearance of your smile. It can improve the color of your teeth and remove stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine, cola and more.
Teeth whitening treatments use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to break up stains and make them less concentrated, giving you a brighter smile. But some stains can’t be removed by whitening alone, and your dentist can recommend additional methods such as veneers or filling materials to improve the color of your teeth.
Invisalign treatment can straighten your teeth without the need for unsightly metal braces. The clear aligners are designed to move your teeth a quarter of a millimeter at a time.
Invisalign is effective for most adults with crooked or misaligned teeth. However, if you have severe tooth movement or a more complex alignment issue, fixed braces may be more appropriate.