Happiness Is A Healthy Smile

Orthodontics (Braces/Invisalign) 

Braces

Of the many aspects of treatment that Orthodontics includes, probably the most familiar are Dental Braces. Braces are typically made from stainless steel or more aesthetically pleasing ceramic materials and Invisilign. There are different stages of treatment. Typically, after an active corrective stage there will be what is called a retention stage. The familiar appliance associated with this stage is the retainer.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that both orthodontists and dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces.  Dr. Todaro's goal is to correct misaligned, crooked or crowded teeth and making your smile the best it can be.

Endodontics (Root Canal) Therapy

Root canal therapy is performed when the tooth’s root becomes infected due to cavities or cracks, causing discomfort and swelling in the area.

The procedure involves cleaning out the root canal to prevent further damage and save your tooth.  When performed by Dr. Bender, you can be sure that your smile is restored to show healthy and beautiful results.

Crown

When a tooth is severely damaged or missing, dental restorations are necessary to preserve your dental health. A dental crown is designed to save an existing tooth, while a dental bridge replaces missing teeth. Not only do these restorations improve your dental health, but dental crowns and bridges resemble real teeth! If you need dental treatment and a tooth filling won’t suffice, talk to your dentist about your options. Dental crowns and dental bridges are two of the most successful dental procedures done today.

Laminates

Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover involves consideration of your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth, gum tissue, and lips to develop a customized smile. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and are customized according to your unique considerations.

Porcelain Laminates

Laminates are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of each tooth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

Laminates can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment, spacing and chips or cracks. They create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth.

Teeth Whitening

In-office whitening

In-office whitening produces an immediate and often dramatic effect. Typically, your teeth can be whitened by several shades within 90 minutes, dramatically improving your appearance in the shortest possible time.

 

Zoom! In-Office Whitening System

The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System can make your teeth dramatically whiter within 90 minutes while you relax in our office. Teeth typically become an average of eight shades lighter, sometimes more. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.

Fillings

One of the most common diseases known to man, tooth decay is second only to the common cold. Cavities are still plaguing the nation — and once it starts, the only way to stop a cavity from destroying your tooth is with a tooth filling. There are now several types of dental fillings available, from tried and true amalgam fillings to a variety of natural-looking tooth-colored dental fillings. Keep cavities from ruining your dental health with dental fillings!

Periodontics

 We specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.   

In the first visit, Dr. Bender will examine the gums, checks to see if there is any gum line recession, assesses how the teeth fit together when biting, and checks the teeth to see if any are loose.
Dr. Bender will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets. This helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums. X-rays will also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.

Untreated gingivitis, the mildest form of periodontal disease, can advance to periodontitis and eventually lead to tooth loss and other health problems

 

Root planing and scaling

Scaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins.

Scaling and root planing is often followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health.