Our practice treats each patient in a comprehensive way. In talking with our patients, we discover individual needs and desires and develop a plan to address esthetics, bite, tooth condition, and infection. This means any procedure we perform, we perform with the end goal in mind. That comprehensive care can involve something as straightforward as a simple cleaning or it could entail a full mouth rehabilitation.
There are three ways to enter our practice: a limited exam, a comprehensive exam, and a detailed extensive exam. A limited exam focuses on a specific concern (think pain or a broken tooth). A comprehensive exam provides us a complete picture of the masticatory system, tissues, teeth, and gums from which we can develop a plan. A detailed exam goes further into a particular area of concern such as esthetics.
One of these exams informs us as to what kind of cleaning best suits each patient.
When changing the shape and position of front teeth, designing the smile is essential to achieving beautiful, predictable results. This can be done digitally, or with models, or by using both modalities in order to best visualize the possibilities for each individual.
In our practice, tooth colored fillings, or composites, are used exclusively. While amalgam fillings do a serviceable job at restoring teeth, composites are able to blend into teeth creating a beautiful, natural restoration.
Working with excellent ceramists we can use porcelain to create crowns that provide strength to the underlying tooth and biomimetic esthetics.
Veneers are a conservative way to restore shade and shape to teeth in order to maximize esthetics. We will typically perform a smile design prior to placing veneers.
An implant is a titanium root replacement for a missing tooth. These can be used as the replacements for individual teeth, anchors for bridges, or even anchors for dentures. Implants are a safe, predictable way to replace missing teeth.
Working closely with a top lab in the country we are able to fabricate incredibly lifelike dentures and partial dentures that provide excellent stability and superior esthetics.
In-office tooth whitening is a safe method to drastically change the shade of your teeth. Because of the strength of the material used, we protect your gums and other soft tissues in order to ensure a safe, beautiful result.
Dental anxiety is very common and can prevent patients from pursuing appropriate treatment. Dr. Forbes received extensive training in conscious/moderate sedation during his hospital residency and, with a simple IV, can make any appointment a comfortable experience for patients for whom dental anxiety is an issue.
If our goal is to correct crowding, show more teeth when smiling, or to better position teeth prior to restoring a smile, Invisalign provides us with an esthetic, hygienic alternative to braces. Not every patient is a good candidate, but for those who are, Invisalign provides predictable fast results.
Root canals get a bad reputation. Where a filling removes an infection of the hard tissue of a tooth (a cavity,) a root canal removes the infected soft tissue (the nerve.) A properly managed root canal should be as comfortable as the restoration of a cavity.