We love to clean teeth, but we do so much more with a variety of dental services. Our caries (cavity) and periodontal (gum and bone) management systems are what set us apart. Do you seem to keep getting cavities despite regular dental visits? Are your gums sore or bleed when you floss, so you shy away from regular flossing?
Dr. Hubis will figure out why this may be happening to you and then recommend a way to treat the cause. A thorough assessment of your caries risk can lead to a few easy, recommended modifications in your home care that can prevent new cavities from forming. Complete Dentistry uses a caries management system with products by Cari Free that can put you or keep you on the right track to complete oral health. Vist carifree.com for detailed information about the caries process and you can even shop for the same Cari Free products available in our office.
We also assess your periodontal health and recommend treatment if necessary. Most patients are surprised to realize that regular brushing and flossing alone cannot prevent periodontal problems if they have certain medical or genetic risk factors. Click here for more information about periodontal health.
If present, Dr. Hubis will identify these risk factors, then design a treatment solution to return you to health. This may include a special toothpaste, a special rinse, a special cleaning in our office, or a combination of all three. Once risk factors are identified and controlled, if you are willing and able to follow our recommendations, cavities and periodontal problems do not have to come back. Here is a list of some of our dental services:
Sometimes cavities need to be filled and when they do, we do it well. We utilize the Isodry system to comfortably isolate and dry the teeth that are being restored. A dry field is paramount in creating long lasting, great looking composite restorations. The Isolite also helps our team work more efficiently, saving you time in the dental chair! We use SonicFill composite as our filling material of choice. Sonicfill is very strong, looks great and eliminates internal voids in composite fillings.
When a tooth is structurally weakened, the best way to strengthen it is with a crown. Cracks, old metal fillings, and cavities can weaken a tooth so that it can break at any time – usually an inconvenient time for you. Dr. Hubis conservatively removes the necessary unwanted parts of the tooth, rebuilds it with a strong, bonded, fluoride releasing material and covers the tooth with a strong, natural looking material called e-max. We utilize a process called CEREC to restore most teeth that need crowns. Click here for more information on the process.
A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is basically a series of connected crowns that are supported by your natural teeth on either side of a space. For some this is the best option. The goal is to restore normal function and esthetics.
Veneers are porcelain coverings that can totally change your smile. We can control the shape, contour and position of your teeth and improve on anything you choose. Sometimes veneers are used in conjunction with crowns to improve a smile. Veneers have to be placed on structurally sound teeth, whereas crowns can strengthen structurally weak teeth.
Sometimes a tooth has to be removed. Dr. Hubis will recommend extraction only if there is no option to save the tooth. A thorough medical history is reviewed, risks are explained and your questions are answered. Gentle and complete local anesthesia is provided and Nitrous Oxide is also available. Once the tooth is removed, Dr. Hubis makes sure you know exactly how to take care of the extraction site to ensure a comfortable and healthy healing process.
***If General Anesthesia is required or requested or if possible complications exist, Dr. Hubis may recommend you see an Oral Surgeon. Most wisdom teeth fall into this category.
Implant Restorations are at the cutting edge of replacement teeth. Placing the man-made titanium root, or implant, is usually a simple, conservative procedure. Dr. Hubis will first take a 3D scan to evaluate the implant site. Then he will decide what is best for you. Some implants we can place in our office and some may need to be placed by a specialist. After a necessary healing period the implant is restored to look, feel and function as a natural tooth.
Dr. Hubis takes great care in creating dentures that look, feel, and function as naturally as possible. A few appointments are required to make impressions, record your bite and “try in” your new denture. Dr. Hubis never compromises the final fit to save time. A proper bite and correctly positioned teeth are what separate the good dentures from the not so good. Sometimes teeth need to be removed in conjunction with making you a denture. This is called an immediate denture and the advantages and disadvantages will be thoroughly discussed with you.
Removable Partial Dentures
A Removable Partial Denture, or RPD, is a great, economical way to replace missing teeth. Any number of teeth on either the upper arch or lower arch can be replaced. Dr. Hubis will first determine the health and stability of your remaining teeth and assess your periodontal and caries risk. This will ensure that your new RPD lasts a long time, fits comfortably and functions as naturally as possible.
Do you feel like your front teeth are getting shorter, thinner or worn? Have you ever chipped a tooth while eating? Do you feel like you need to shift your jaw back to get your teeth to fit together? If so, chances are your bite could be adjusted to make you more comfortable. Let Dr. Hubis analyze your bite and offer his opinion on what may be the cause. Excessive wear on teeth is not normal. Instead, it is a preventable condition and the treatment may be simpler than you think.