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Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Exler and his entire team believe dentistry is more than treating your teeth. Their comprehensive approach treats the whole body with an understanding of the systemic connection between physical well-being and your oral health. Below is a list of procedures offered in our practice:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Dentures & Partials
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Inlays/Onlays
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Implants
  • Anesthesia/Sedation Services

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin dental restorations that can modify the shape, color, length, and width of your teeth. They are conservative restorations in that they do not require extensive preparation (reshaping) of your teeth when compared to conventional dental crown restorations. Veneers also have the advantage of improved wear resistance, strength, and color stability when compared to tooth bonding procedures.

Veneers are a good option for individuals looking to enhance the overall appearance of their smiles. Veneers are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions, including diastemas (spaces between teeth), broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, discolored teeth, or crooked teeth.

Porcelain Veneers usually only take about two visits and are durable enough to last a long time, especially when taken great care of.


Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is a common procedure for those patients wishing to lighten their teeth without the need to prepare (reshape) teeth for dental restorations. There are many factors that affect the color of your teeth. Coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine and age can all darken teeth. Using customized molds, the whitening solution fills in the areas around and between each tooth and allows one to lighten teeth at home in a one to two week period of time. For those patients desiring more immediate lightening, in-office procedures can be performed to provide a same day tooth whitening.


Bonding

Cosmetic tooth bonding is a great solution for individuals looking to fix the overall appearance of their smiles. Tooth bonding is used for a series of things, such as: correcting a tooth gap, covering spots, chips, and discolorations, repairing fractures, and reshaping teeth. Tooth bonding involves roughening the surface of a tooth, applying an adhesive, and shaping a putty like resin into the desired shape.


Dentures & Partials

Unfortunately, some individual's experience tooth loss due to different oral conditions (advanced tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, or advanced tooth attrition (wear). In worse case scenarios, one may even end up with complete tooth loss. It is recommended that lost teeth be replaced as soon as possible. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones begin to drift into different positions in the mouth. Teeth that are out of position can damage tissues in the mouth. In addition missing teeth can affect ones speech, and chewing function. This greatly impacts your overall health and quality of life.

Dentures may be used as an option to replace your missing teeth and restore the smile and confidence that you deserve. A removable partial denture or complete denture, fill in the space created by missing teeth and fills out your smile. Once a denture has been placed, one will regain the ability to speak and chew properly, something that becomes much more difficult once you lose teeth.

After a consultation and examination with Dr. Exler, he will decide if dentures are the right option for you.


Crowns & Bridges

Another alternative to other cosmetic procedures are crowns and bridges. Crowns are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. A bridge is a cosmetic feature that serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Sometimes, bridges and crowns are used in the same procedure along with implants to support them.

Crowns and bridges are produced from tooth colored-material, metal, or a combination of both. Natural looking crowns and bridges are ideal for those looking to replace or support missing or seriously damaged teeth.


Inlays/Onlays

Inlays and Onlays serve as a more conservative option to a crown. There are two methods of restoring normal tooth structure after decay or other damage. Inlays and Onlays are known as indirect fillings because they are made in a laboratory and cemented to the surface of the tooth during a second visit. Inlays and Onlays do not weaken tooth structure, in fact, they serve to strengthen it.

Inlays are done when the tooth structure replaced is within the cusp tips of the tooth. If the damage is more extensive, the procedure is called an Onlay because it then covers two or more surfaces of the tooth. Similar to a crown, an Onlay covers and protects the tooth's biting surface.


Periodontal Treatment

Struggling with Periodontal or gum disease isn't easy. Periodontal treatment is an investment into your overall health. Treating periodontal problems will help you better your oral health and prevent tooth loss.

After evaluating the stage in which you are with your periodontitis, Dr. Exler will create a treatment plan option that is best suited to your problem. Treatments vary with how severe your periodontal problems are. If caught in the earlier stages, simple procedures are done to help remove bacteria from the mouth. However, if caught in more advanced stages further more complex treatment may be necessary.


TMJ Treatment

Over 50 million Americans annually have headaches severe enough for them to seek medical attention. The majority of these individuals deal with disruptive head pain that cloud their daily lives. The majority of these individuals are experiencing Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ.

TMJ is a group of separate, but related disorders of the temporomandibular joint and all the associated muscles, ligaments, and nerves.

After a thorough examination and consultation, Dr. Exler will help you identify the source of your pain. He will then recommend what type of treatment is needed for your particular problem and begin moving forward.

Dental appliances are one of the most common ways to treat TMJ. Many individuals become accustomed to a corrective or protective dental appliance in a very short period of time. Dr. Exler will include any custom dental appliance in your treatment plant, and will discuss every detail with you.


Dental Implants

Dental implant treatment is the preferred method of tooth replacement. Dental implants serve as the "state of the art" in technology, as it makes it possible to replace missing teeth and restore the mouth as closely as possible to its natural state without compromising adjacent teeth.

Dental implants preserve the integrity of facial structures by preventing the deterioration of the jawbone that happens when teeth are missing. Implants have helped brighten the lives of thousands, improving overall health and well-being, and restoring the confidence that comes from a natural smile and appearance.

Dr. Exler works closely with oral surgeons and periodontists to restore implants that have been surgically placed to his guidelines so patients have optimum results.


Anesthesia/Sedation Services

Many people have dental fear; they often avoid needed dental treatment even if they are in pain or discomfort. Dr. Exler wants all his patients to feel good about their dental visits. Sedation dentistry will reduce fear and anxiety and give you a pleasant state of relaxation. In addition it leaves little or no memory of the procedure. If you are a patient who experiences anxiety about visiting the dentist we offer a variety of anesthesia techniques to ensure your comfort during your dental experience. These include nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation, oral pre-medication or general anesthesia provided by an anesthesiologist.