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Treatments

Get your smile ready for un-masking season!

A great-looking smile can boost your self-confidence and have a positive impact on your social and professional life.

Invisalign®


We are certified to provide our patients with Invisalign® invisible braces. Invisalign® uses new technology to offer you the straightest way to a great smile. The new removable invisible aligners will straighten your teeth without anyone realizing you are receiving orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign® there are no metal wires or brackets, only proven results. It is the comfortable and convenient way to straighten teeth and have a beautiful smile.




Fillings


Gone are the days when tooth trauma and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-colored fillings made of durable resin can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. Composite fillings are virtually undetectable and require only a single appointment to apply.




Bridges


If you are missing teeth and having trouble speaking or chewing, or are noticing strain when biting, bridges may be the ideal procedure to help make your mouth healthy and beautiful again. Bridges literally “bridge” gaps between teeth by filling them with strong, natural-looking artificial teeth. Bridges are semi-permanent – they can only be removed by a dentist – and are comfortable and proven to strengthen teeth.




Cleanings


Twice-daily brushings and regular flossing are excellent for maintenance between office visits, but a healthy mouth and beautiful smile require routine general and preventative care to stay that way. Our practice offers general care that includes regular oral examinations and cleanings. Our preventative hygiene services include fluoride, professional breath control, and periodontal (gum disease) treatments designed to help you maintain your smile’s health and beauty. Keep your teeth and gums strong and disease-free. Contact our office today to schedule a cleaning or consultation.




Crowns


Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully covers that portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. In comparison, composite fillings/inlays/onlays are dental restorations that are used to fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth's new outer surface.

Crowns are used to rebuild broken or decayed teeth, to strengthen teeth, and as a means by which to enhance the cosmetic appearance of teeth. Crowns can be made out of porcelain/ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both. Dental crowns are often referred to as "dental caps".




Extractions


In only the most extreme and necessary cases—such as when its roots are damaged beyond repair—we may extract a tooth in preparation for a restorative dentistry procedure, such as dentures or implants.




Full Mouth Restoration


Severely worn down, missing, or badly damaged teeth can truly have a detrimental effect on one’s ability to chew or to feel comfortable in social situations. Teeth marred by neglect, lack of care, and improper dentistry often require comprehensive restorative treatment, a combination of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that may include periodontal therapy, endodontic treatment, veneers, bridges, crowns, implants or other dental work. Manning Crossing Dental offers you a full range of options to get you smiling again!




Implant Restoration


Manning Crossing Dental performs dental implant restoration by attaching artificial teeth to implants anchored in the bone below the gum line. After the anchor has been surgically placed in the jawbone, excess bone and gum grow around the implant, holding it firmly in place.




Non-Surgical Gum Therapy


Non-Surgical Gum Therapy It is possible that in spite of your best efforts you may require more aggressive gum therapy. Like many other ailments gum disease can be quite painless due to its slow progression. After a thorough periodontal screening and examination we may choose more aggressive therapies aimed at eliminating or reducing the amounts of bacterial poisons and plaque accumulating below the gum line, (generally cleaning and polishing of teeth is above the gum-line). This involves curettage and root-planning and/or treatment with site specific administration of medications to the affected gums. Curettage is the debridement of the soft tissue lining around the tooth. In disease this tissue is chronically irritated by bacteria deep below the visible gum-line and needs to be removed so that proper healing can occur. Root-Planning is the removal and smoothing of micro-amounts of root surface so that a clean and un-infected surface is presented to the healing lining of soft tissue. These two procedures are generally done simultaneously, may require local anesthesia and are skillfully done by our well trained hygienists under Manning Crossing Dental prescription. Gum disease does not happen over night and treatment generally is spread out over time as the effectiveness of a procedure needs to be assessed before the next takes place. Generally your condition is re-assessed in time and joint decisions are made about your next step. The services of a specialist (Periodontist) may be required should surgical intervention be required. Often surgery allows for complete healing of the gum and bone, reduced mobility of teeth and a greatly improved prognosis. Manning Crossing Dental hygiene team will work with you to assure that you have access to the care that best suits your needs. They will also help you hone your home-care skills so that you can maintain the optimum level of health that you want.




Orthodontics & Functional Orthopedics


Though both are considered Orthodontics, Orthopedics is usually initiated earlier in an effort to assure more favorable facial growth and jaw structure. It is known that only 18-20% of malocclusion in children is genetic. This implies that the remaining 80% of poor bites arise due to environmental factors i.e., poor tongue position, mouth breathing, allergies, or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. As these influences act upon the developing lower face almost from birth it is important to try to and counteract these negative influences early and allow for more normal development. Well timed functional therapy can have an astounding influence on your child's development often discouraging mouth breathing, poor sleep habits and a slow physical growth pattern. Functional orthopedics is usually therapy of short duration, may involve removable appliances and often makes more extensive therapy (braces) unnecessary. Functional Orthopedics are a great way to help younger patients avoid many of the conditions that have plagued their parents, such as, poor sleep habits, T.M.J. pain, sleep apnea, small lower jaws ( weak chin profile ), and proud upper teeth (buck teeth) that my lead to poor self-image.
Orthodontics, more classically involves the use of braces that are bonded to the teeth. These braces allow us to control the teeth more accurately so that we can fine tune their relationship to one another and create that beautiful smile.




Porcelain Inlays/Onlays


Porcelain inlays and onlays are a very aesthetic alternatives to composite fillings. They have a high degree of strength, and as such, are excellent for restoring weakened back teeth. Inlays and onlays protect and restore large portions of decayed, heavily restored tooth, or teeth under very heavy load (i.e. back teeth). Unlike crowns, they only cover a portion of the tooth, and are therefore more conservative on the amount of tooth preparation required. They are made with porcelain, customized to your natural tooth shade, and look like your natural tooth. Porcelain inlays and onlays are made from the same strong, tooth colored material that is used for crowns and bridgework. A customized shade makes them virtually undetectable. The main differences between tooth-colored composite restoration and inlay/onlays is that the latter are fabricated using a laboratory process and differing materials, thereby making them stronger and more durable.




Root Canal Therapy


Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp—which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves—that extends down to the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth. During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown.




Teeth Whitening


Many of us feel that our smiles are most striking when our teeth look especially white, but unfortunately, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and tobacco can leave behind ugly stains. To help you restore your gleaming, bright white smile and to give you an added boost of confidence, we offer many options, such as custom whitening kits. Please contact us today to find out more about these options and which one is best for you.




TMJ (TMD) Therapy


Many suffer from Tempromandibular Joint pain or Tempromandibular Dysfunction. Symptoms include: 1. Pain on opening. 2. Inability to open wide or move from side to side comfortably 3. Neck and shoulder pain. 4. Ear pain, hearing loss. 5. Ringing in the ears. 6. Clenching, night grinding 7. Chronic fatigue 8. Noise, grating or popping in joint 9. Chronic Temporal or occipital headache 10. Chronic Temporal or occipital headache Treatment of these problems can be complicated. The cause can often be multi-factorial. Successful treatment may involve other professionals; Physiotherapy, Chiropractors, Massage Therapy, Cranio-mandibular specialists, and Physicians.
Meaningful treatment begins with proper diagnosis. We will do a thorough evaluation of your problem to determine the best way that we can help and the appropriate therapy.




Porcelain Veneers


An excellent alternative to crowns, porcelain veneers can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment, and creating uniformity. Veneers, which are made of thin, customized material, are designed to slide over the teeth, look incredibly natural, are long-lasting, and are relatively easy to apply.




Athletic Mouthwear


A New Option in Athletic Mouthwear Scientifically proven to enhance concentration and increase strength and speed, UnderArmour™ Performance Mouthwear can help you improve in your favorite sport—from baseball to golf to hockey. Because these custom-created mouthpieces prevent you from clenching your teeth during training or competition, your body doesn’t trigger your brain to release performance-hindering hormones that can lead to decreased performance due to stress, tiredness, or simple distraction. UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear For athletes who want to protect their teeth and enhance their performance, UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear provides performance gear suitable for athletes of all sports. Different from traditional mouthguards that only provide protection, Performance Mouthwear included patented Bite Tech technology that relieves pressure on the temporomandibular joint and prevents teeth clenching. Because Performance Mouthwear prevents the hormone release associated with clenching the teeth or the jaw, you’re able to reach your full potential without stress hormones slowing you down. The Science behind Performance Mouthwear Recommended by dentists, trainers and coaches, and used by hundreds of professional athletes, Performance Mouthwear’s performance-enhancing qualities have been studied and reported on in respected peer-review journals. Check out the science behind the product here. UnderArmour has Performance Mouthwear for Your Needs and Your Sport Performance Mouthwear is designed for male and female athletes of any sport who want exceptional mouth/teeth protection with the added benefit of performance enhancement. For high-contact sports like football, hockey, lacrosse, and similar activities, the Under Armour Performance Mouthguard offers the maximum protection available. Athletes who participate in limited- or non-contact sports like golf, tennis, baseball, weightlifting, soccer, and similar activities may prefer the Under Armour Performance Mouthpiece, which offers excellent protection in a comfortable design. The Performance Mouthwear Process No matter whether you choose a Performance Mouthguard or Performance Mouthpiece, getting a proper fit is a quick and painless process. Manning Crossing Dental will simply make an impression of your top and bottom teeth as well as taking a bite impression—and that’s it! Once your dentist finishes with the impressions, your Under ArmourPerformance Mouthwear will typically be back in our office in around 10 days. Long-Lasting and Customizable Looking to add a little color to your life? You can customize your UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear with decals, and yellow biteplates are also available. And UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear is designed to last! For most athletes, one mouthpiece or mouthguard will last at least the entire season—though if you chew on the product, or you have dramatic changes to your teeth or jaw, you’ll likely need to replace it sooner. Is Performance Mouthwear Right for Me? Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is an excellent option for most athletes ages 8 and up, but may not be right for everyone. If you have suffered from joint pain, currently have braces, or are missing molars, you should contact Manning Crossing Dental to discuss if Performance Mouthwear is right for your needs. Performance Mouthwear Care and Cleaning Under Armour Performance Mouthwear can be cleaned with traditional dental cleaning products. For proven tips on taking good care of your Performance Mouthwear, ask Manning Crossing Dental or your hygienist to provide you with specific instructions about the best cleaning methods.




Migraine Pain Prevention


If you suffer from tension or migraine headaches, Manning Crossing Dental may have a way to help reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches: Stabilization splints. Appropriate for headache sufferers—as well as those who may be experiencing tooth wear, jaw muscle pain, or those who simply want to protect their mouth’s surfaces during a time of healing --a properly-fitted stabilization splint is smaller and more comfortable than a traditional biteguard. Stabilization splints can prevent and/or reduce the intensity of jaw clenching while you sleep, which can minimize headaches and create a variety of other benefits: • Reduces teeth grinding and abnormal muscle contractions by nearly 70% • Doesn’t trigger your gag reflex, meaning you’re more likely to wear it and benefit from it! • Costs less and has fewer side effects than prescription drugs • Allows you to avoid the need for tooth repair due to jaw clenching and teeth grinding in your sleep Are stabilization splints the answer to your headache nightmares? Talk to Manning Crossing Dental to see if stabilization splints can help you live a happier, more pain-free life.





Your Smile Matters to People

Advances in technology and dental services have made all of us much more aware or our smiles. Most people today are keeping their own teeth well into their senior years, and there is a strong desire to have a younger, whiter smile.

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It's Not All About Looks

Our examinations are comprehensive and we encourage your involvement and input on any conditions which may concern you, even if no discomfort is involved. Not all dental problems are accompanied by pain. You will find the staff expertly trained, with a willingness to listen to your concerns and answer your questions about upcoming treatment.

Cosmetics aren't everything, but they do matter!

Teeth whitening, white fillings, porcelain or composite veneers, and orthodontics are all available to give the individual the opportunity to have a whiter, straighter, younger looking set of teeth.