Dental Services

Dr. Deenihan’s practice is dedicated to providing quality care for the whole family using the state of the art dental materials, equipment and techniques. Our office is centrally  located, offers convenient scheduling and strives to make your visit stress free and pleasant.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Tooth Colored Bonding – We have been mercury-free in our office for the last 20 years due to the advancements in bonding materials.

Porcelain Crowns – Newer porcelain systems are available that have greatly improved the vitality of these restorations.

Computer Imaging – This technique allows a patient to visualize what cosmetic dentistry can offer them.

Zoom Bleaching – This system, featured on “Extreme Makeovers,” provides a safe, predictable method of lightening teeth when indicated.

Porcelain Veneers  – These are the most natural restorations in dentistry that can be utilized to correct many smile defects such as crowded, discolored or worn teeth.

e.max – We are now utilizing the latest porcelain system e.max in-house with impressive results.This all ceramic (metal free) restoration provides optimal vitality and strength that conventional techniques lack. We are happy to have a certified lab technician on staff who can customize each restoration right in our office. Refer to our smile gallery to see the results.

Periodontal Therapy

We offer phase one periodontal treatment and maintenance. We have a long term working relationship with local specialists to make referrals when indicated.

Periodontal disease are infections that affect the tissues and bone that support teeth. As the tissues are damaged, the sulcus develops into a pocket that is greater than three millimeters. Generally, the more severe the disease, the greater the pocket and bone loss. The enlarged pockets allow harmful bacteria to grow and make it difficult to practice effective oral hygiene. Left untreated, periodontal diseases may eventually lead to tooth loss.

Endodontics

Most root canals can be performed in our office in one visit due to advances in techniques.

Natural teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Even if one of your teeth becomes injured or decayed, it can often be saved through a specialized dental procedure known as a root canal (endodontic) treatment. To help you understand when and why you might need this procedure and how a damaged tooth can be saved, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about endodontic treatment. Check out our FAQ page.

Pedodontics

Children are welcomed to our office and enjoy live video examinations and portraits. Sealants are often suggested to reduce decay in permanent teeth; orthodontic therapy is referred to local specialists.

People usually think of a newborn baby as having no teeth. But the 20 primary teeth that will erupt in the next two and a half years are already present at birth in the baby’s jawbones.

Primary teeth are just as important as permanent teeth – for chewing, speaking, and appearance. In addition, the primary teeth hold the space in the jaws for the permanent teeth. Both primary and permanent teeth help give the face its shape and form.

Implants

Dental implants have become the preferred choice for tooth replacement. We work with a team of specialists in order to create restorations that are esthetic, functional and comfortable.

A dental implant feels and looks like your own lost tooth. Here’s how it works. A specialist inserts a metal post beneath your gum. It fuses to bone in your jaw and acts like the root of a tooth. Then Dr Deenihan mounts a replacement tooth on the implant, where it’s most likely to blend in with the way your own teeth look and feel.

Most patients find that an implant is secure and stable – a good replacement for their own tooth. Implants, however are not an option for everyone. Because implants require surgery, patients should be in good health and have healthy gums. Further the patient either must have adequate bone to support the implant, or be a good candidate for surgery to build up the area requiring the implant. Patients also should be committed to very thorough oral hygiene every day, and regular dental visits. If you are considering implants, a full evaluation by your dentist will determine if you would be a good candidate.

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