Yes, we are accepting New Patients!
We welcome patients of all ages! We are a full service dental practice, offering services ranging from basic preventative care to full mouth rehabilitation. Our extensive training combined with dental experience allow us to provide a wide range of services to include pediatric dental care, preventative family dental care, personalized periodontal care with laser therapy, cosmetic dentistry including various tooth whitening options, veneers, crowns, bonding, rehabilitation, orthodontics & Invisalign™, laser surgery, Botox & Fillers, TMJ and Sleep Therapy to include snoring devices.Back to Top
Following your detailed initial comprehensive exam, we will determine the hygiene treatment and preventative schedule that fits your needs.
We may make recommendations for techniques, and tools that can better assist you in maintaining optimal health.
Our experience has proven that one size does not fit all!
Our extensive training combined with our dental experience allow us to deliver highly effective and successful personalized preventative care for optimal oral health.
Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal health. Your participation in making and implementing health choices is a key part for success.
We encourage you to bring in your current home aids for evaluation at your initial appointment, and share any prior dental experiences with us.
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Customized Tooth Whitening, including Laser Whitening
What is the first thing others see when we smile? Our teeth. Are they brown, stained or discolored? What does this say about us?
A beautiful smile makes a big difference in the way we feel, the way we interact with others, and the way others see us. Unsupervised over the counter whitening products can be very harmful to your teeth, so we recommend you avoid them, and talk to your dentist first. Following a dental evaluation, we will recommend a customized whitening treatment that is right for you. We will evaluate the sources leading to your staining, the quality of your enamel, your risk for sensitivity, and determine your whitening maintenance schedule.
Our office offers customized whitening treatments to meet your specific needs. Our most popular is Laser White: we utilize a highly specialized laser light to expedite the whitening procedure and to reduce and block any whitening sensitivity. You see immediate results after only a 20 minute treatment, have minimal to no sensitivity, and your teeth keep getting whiter after the procedure.
Laser Tissue ContouringOur office uses the latest technologies, including laser therapy for cosmetic tissue contouring, and removal of excess and unaesthetic gum tissues. Disproportionate teeth, and small teeth may be the reason you don’t smile. Many times its not the teeth, but excessive gum volume and shape that distort tooth sizes. Laser Tissue Contouring is minimally invasive and can greatly enhance the appearance of your teeth following a short appointment. Healing after laser therapy is faster and less painful than traditional surgical methods.
VeneersVeneers are facings that provide partial but highly cosmetic coverage of malformed, discolored, chipped, spaced, crowded, or rotated teeth to provide immediate alignment and color symmetry. They are permanently cemented to cover the fronts of teeth. Veneers can be made of porcelain type materials, and more immediate resin veneers are also an option.
Ceramic CrownsA crown provides coverage for the entire tooth. Crowns are used to protect and cover broken teeth, discolored and malformed teeth, or to rehabilitate worn down teeth. Ceramic or Porcelain crowns provide a highly cosmetic option in terms of color, anatomy, and natural tooth appearance. Ceramic Crowns also offer a great option for replacement of old graying or yellow crowns. Metal Crowns are recommended for patients at high risk of tooth breakdown such as clenchers and grinders.
Aesthetic Bonding & Resin Tooth-Colored FillingsBonding or Resin Fillings are used to fill areas where decay has been removed. Bonding may also be used for cosmetic enhancement of teeth to cover voids, discolored or spotted areas in tooth structure. It is a minimally invasive option for tooth correction.
Botox & FillersTraining with the prestigious American Academy of Facial Aesthetics allows us to deliver truly cosmetic dentistry by allowing us to provide Botox & Fillers (Belotero™, Juvederm™ and others) to better support your cosmetics needs, to relieve muscle pain and decrease bulky muscles, as well as to provide a harmonious facial appearance. Botox is utilized to treat facial muscle pain and temporo-mandibular pain, and its use can help to maintain a healthy dentition and stability of dental work by helping to relieve painful muscle spasms, and clenching and grinding that are responsible for tooth breakdown and deterioration.
Snap-On Smile™Snap-On Smile is an affordable and life-changing solution for people of all ages. Getting a Snap-On Smile simply requires two, short, painless visits with no drilling, no shots and no change in tooth structure. And for many people, Snap-On Smile can be life changing. It gives back the confidence to smile.
How does it work?It's easy, it's painless, and you can start today.
- You pick the style and shade of your new smile
- Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth
- You come back in about three weeks for a final fitting and you wear your Snap-On Smile home
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Trauma to the mouth, a history of grinding, and premature loss of teeth can lead to:
- TMJ pain
- Short teeth that are unpleasant
- Lack of tooth structure for individual restorations
- Tooth sensitivity
- Sharp tooth edges
In such cases, full mouth rehabilitation is required to reposition the jaw and return the teeth to the dimensions necessary for proper function and support of oral structures.
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Have you been told you snore? Are you rested during the day? Do you fall sleep at the red light?
Take this test as as assessment to your sleepiness level and bring it in to your upcoming appointment at our office: EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE.
Snoring may be a sign of the more dangerous condition known as Sleep Apnea. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In OSA, the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses. Central sleep apnea is a less common type of sleep apnea. This disorder occurs if the area of your brain that controls your breathing doesn't send the correct signals to your breathing muscles. As a result, you'll make no effort to breathe for brief periods. Sleep apnea is very dangerous to your overall health. A snore appliance is a dental mouthpiece that is custom fitted, they are much like a custom sports guards or the removable clear orthodontic retainers. A snore appliance is used to treat snoring and OSA. Oral appliance therapy devices draw the lower jaw forward to prevent the airway from collapsing. The oral appliances are non-invasive and easy to use, and are usually preferred by many patients that cannot tolerate or have been unsuccessful or non-compliant with CPAP use.
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Determining the health of your TMJ (temporomandibular joints) before dental treatment is very important for the longterm stability of your dental work and your jaw joints. We will perform a basic screening of your TMJ and muscles at your initial comprehensive exam. Based on our findings, it may be necessary to scheduled a separate appointment for a complete and detailed evaluation of the TMJ and muscles.
What is TMJ Disease?TMJ Disease usually refers to the temporo-mandibular jaw joints and the pain and symptoms associated with that joint. Signs and symptoms may include jaw pops, clicks, locks, and painful chewing. TMJ disease screening is important because problems of the jaw joint and its associated muscles can affect treatment outcome and success.
Common Symptoms of TMJ Disease:
- Popping, clicking, and/or crackling sounds of the joint
- Pain with chewing
- Difficulty opening the jaw
- Jack locking open or closed
- Pain to the ears, or ringing in the ears
- Muscle pains: neck, shoulders, jaw
- Worn teeth
- Unstable bite and sore teeth
BOTOX™Training with the prestigious American Academy of Facial Aesthetics allows us to deliver truly cosmetic dentistry by allowing us to provide Botox & Fillers (Belotero™, Juvederm™ and others) to better support your cosmetics needs, to relieve muscle pain and decrease bulky muscles, as well as to provide a more harmonious facial appearance. Botox is utilized to treat facial muscle pain and temporo-mandibular pain, and its use can help to maintain a healthy dentition and stability of dental work by helping to relieve painful muscle spasms, and clenching and grinding that are responsible for tooth breakdown and deterioration. BOTOX™ has been found to be very effective in the treatment of TMJ and migraines. BOTOX™ delivered to the painful muscles can relieve you of pain, tics, spasms, and the detrimental and involuntary clenching, and grinding responsible for tooth breakdown and deterioration.
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Dental ImplantsDental implants are a permanent and comfortable replacement for one or more missing teeth that are often used in place of a fixed bridge. They are teeth that look and feel just like your own! And, with proper patient maintenance, your implants can last a lifetime. Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Arias can give you the smile you've always wanted. Your treatment is coordinated in detail to provide for the most cosmetic and best longterm success.
What are Dental Implants?A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.
Why Would I Want Dental Implants?
Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth.
- Esthetic Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
- Tooth-saving Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
- Confidence Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They'll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
- Reliable The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
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Our extensive training and experience allow to offer a wide range of services in the area of surgery, these services included, but are not limited to:
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Our extensive training and experience allow us to offer a wide range of options for orthodontic treatment to include: traditional orthodontics, short-term orthodontics, Invisalign™, and other lesser known but highly customized methods for tooth movement with specialized removable appliances.
Poor oral habits can lead to crossbites, open bites, crowding, unaesthetic and unpleasant smiles, as well as orthodontic relapse. Our office offers appliance therapy for habit correction for both children and adults.
Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted - without braces. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Arias today to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
What is it?
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. Why would I want it?
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How does it work?
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Arias has prescribed. You'll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
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Our office utilizes the latest in laser technology. Laser dentistry allows us to deliver pain-free dentistry with minimal to no use of anesthetic. There are many benefits to laser use in dentistry. Please visit this link BENEFITS OF LASER TREATMENT to learn more about the benefits of laser treatment in dentistry. The WaterLase be utilized to perform a wide range of clinical laser procedures. The use of lasers offers minimal or no treatment discomfort, and results in faster healing. Furthermore, lasers may be used to reduce pain and discomfort to areas receiving traditional surgery. Our office utilizes lasers for a wide range of procedures to include: Laser Whitening, cavity preparation, soft tissue procedures, laser periodontal therapy, laser pain therapy, removal of denture sores, canker sores, and elimination of cold sores (herpetic sores). Visit this link CLINICAL USES to learn more about the full range of clinical laser services offered.
WaterLase dentistry is one of the most advanced dental treatments today. WaterLase uses a patented technology that combines focused light energy with a stream of water for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience. WaterLase allows your dentist to perform a wide range of procedures with benefits including:
- Faster healing time and less trauma to teeth and gums.
- Less anesthetic for most procedures.
- Treating dental needs in more than one part of the mouth in one visit.
- Making dental care a more relaxing experience for you.
The Benefits of WaterLase Dentistry
WaterLase dentistry uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures without the heat, vibration and pressure associated with the dental drill. With many procedures, it’s possible to use less anesthetic, or no anesthetic at all.
Your WaterLase dentist can often get you in and out of the dentist chair faster, since it’s less likely that you’ll need an injection. It’s nice to avoid that shot, isn’t it? Not using anesthetic can allow your dentist to perform procedures that used to require more than one visit in a single appointment. Also, a WaterLase dentist can perform procedures that once meant an additional trip to a specialist, saving you even more time.
A WaterLase dentist can remove decay far more precisely than the drill. This saves more of the healthy parts of your tooth and avoids micro-fractures that the friction of a drill can cause. Saving your natural teeth can save you the discomfort and cost of bridges, dentures and implants. Even better, studies show people with natural teeth live longer.
What Can WaterLase Dentistry Do?
IMPROVE YOUR SMILE
We may suggest contouring or shaping your gums using WaterLase dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile – safely removing excess gum tissue that may give you a “gummy” smile, or make your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
REMOVE ORAL GROWTHS
Quickly and safely remove growths or excess tissue in your mouth including gum tissue over an unerupted tooth, small “tags” called papilla, and growths called fibromas.
FIX A “TONGUE TIE” OR PREVENT GUM RECESSION
Connections that restrict the movement of your tongue or cause your gums to recede can be “released” with less post-operative pain.
TREAT PERIODONTAL DISEASE
We recommend using WaterLase dentistry to remove debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession and even loss of teeth. For moderate to severe gum disease, ask your doctor about REPAIR minimally invasive periodontal treatment. We may also use our WaterLase laser to perform other procedures that could benefit you. We can completely eliminate nasty cold sores and canker sores for good! Laser White teeth are possible in only 20 minutes of treatment, and the results is unlike any other with zero sensitivity!
Contact us today to find out if WaterLase Dentistry is right for you.
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Technology helps us streamline our delivery of care, and enhances our diagnostics, and patient education. Technology does not replace our unsurpassed diagnostic and clinical skills, it serves as an additional tool to assist us in providing the best care possible to our patient population.
Paperless OfficeYou will complete your new patient registration on the computer. Our records are mainly digital and allow of easier communication within our office, with the specialists we work with, and with any third parties such as dental plans. We have a secured system for both storage and e-mail transfer, and our systems area HIPPA compliant.
Digital RadiographyOur office offers both intra-oral and extra-oral digital X-ray imaging. Digital X-rays allow us to immediately view the exposed images, and they provide a much higher quality than film radiographs. We can view the images faster, on multiple computers, and even magnify images for patient education. Digital X-ryas also use far less radiation than conventional film X-rays. Unlike film X-rays, our storage is digital, so the quality of the image is always preserved. Some of the benefits of dental X-rays include: helping the dentist to monitor growth and development in children, assist to diagnose and confirm cavities, periodontal disease, bone infections, and even cancer. We want to provide the best dental care to our patients, and a visual examination does not tell us everything we need to know. Digital X-rays allow us to see areas of the tooth that we cannot see with a clinical exam, and areas under the gums to determine the health of the supporting tissues that hold the tooth in the jaw bone. Thanks to digital X-ryas we can more accurately diagnose, and treat dental disease early and before it becomes more serious. X-rays allow us to get the whole picture, and better monitor each individual patient based on their risk factors. The type of x-rays that is needed is determined on an individual basis, taking into account factors such as age, risk for diseases (decay, periodontal disease, TMJ, cancer), and the type of care that the patient has and needs to receive.
The POLARIS intraoral camera further enhances our diagnostic ability. It allows us to image small areas of the mouth and bring them into focus, as well as share those images with our patients so they are better informed about their oral conditions, and this will assist them in making treatment decisions.
X-rays show us areas that we cannot see with the naked eye, whereas the intraoral camera greatly magnifies areas that we do see, and we can save the images and review them with our patients. The intraoral camera helps us more clearly see areas of: cracked teeth, broken fillings, tartar deposits, large caries, ulcers, trauma, etc.
Caries DetectorWith old school dentistry, you probably remember your dentist scrapping on your teeth to detect cavities, this can be harmful to your enamel and not only break healthy enamel but also spread bacteria and decay. Our office utilizes the SPECTRA detection aid to assist in the most accurate diagnosis and prevention techniques. The Spectra is the only detection aid that works like Doppler radar to discover caries earlier, as well as tartar and plaque. The SPECTRA uses fluorescence of decay-causing bacteria to detect decay in the grooves and smooth surfaces of teeth that may not show in the X-ray images. The SPECTRA image will show the extent to decay in two ways: a color change in the tooth, as well as a number indication for the depth of the decay. Active caries regions appear red, while healthy enamel appears green.
Learn more about the SPECTRA
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