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At Sherman Dental, we offer a wide range of services. Listed below are all the services that we offer. Listed to the right are descriptions of most of our services.
Periodontal (gum) Treatments
Zoom One Visit Tooth Whitening
At Sherman Dental, our first and foremost goal is ensure your complete oral health. Whether you need routine cleanings or comprehensive rehabilitation, our team of professionals is here to serve your best interest. We treat each of our patients as we would treat ourselves or members of our own family. From your first visit you will experience the difference in what clinical excellence, contemporary technique, and genuine caring is all about.
After getting to know you personally, the Sherman Dental Team will assess your complete oral health status. A full dental and periodontal evaluation will be performed. A oral cancer screening and TMJ assessment will also be included. Working together, the doctor and staff will recommend treatment if needed. With each individual there are always options for success. The Sherman Dental Team will educate you on all of these options and ultimately help you make decisions for care that works BEST for YOU.
Your routine cleanings at Sherman Dental are everything but routine. We take great effort to spend all the time necessary to make your visits both enjoyable and beneficial. We do not rush patients in-and-out in order to increase our profits. Sherman Dental was founded on the premise of QUALITY not quantity. If you have spent time in an office where you barely saw the doctor or where the hygienist cleaned your teeth in 20 minutes we encourage you to see what you have been missing. In today’s dental industry there is a great difference in the level of care a patient can receive between the offices in the valley. Discounted or fast-paced offices may seem better on paper, however ultimately they are a disservice and borderline malpractice. At Sherman Dental we pledge never to compromise our high level of care, and always to serve our patients interests above all else.
Ever wonder why dentists fix teeth with materials that look nothing like the tooth?
Well for many years, options for dental restorations were limited. The only materials that could stand the test of time were made of metal. This included silver fillings, metal crowns, or crowns that had gray lines around the edges.
With advances in technology, we now have restorations that not only restore function but also natural form and aesthetics. Porcelain and composite restorative materials have evolved so that their strength and longevity rivals that of the traditional metal options. With these materials we can now make your teeth look as nature intended. No matter how severely a tooth is compromised, we can restore it with aesthetic excellence and long-term success.
At Sherman Dental, we do not place silver fillings. All of our restorations are naturally aesthetic. Our goal is your health, appearance, and ultimate confidence.
What are digital X-rays? Well if you haven’t checked lately, the digital age is upon us. Digital technology is improving so many facets of our current lives that it is not surprising dentistry is one of them.
Digital X-rays differ from traditional X-rays most notably in that they reduce the amount of radiographic exposure to patients. Images are processed by a computer rather than a traditional film developer. Instantly after a digital x-ray is taken, it can be viewed on a computer screen. These images can be viewed in ways never possible and also stored conveniently on a computer file. Pictures can be enlarged, enhanced, and measure with appropriate computer software. What this means for patients is that doctors can now utilize the digital technology to better diagnose and treat dental problems.
Digital Imaging is also becoming an important part of cosmetic dentistry. Many times before, dentists would look in a patient’s mouth and attempt to tell them about something no one could see but him. With digital cameras, pictures can be taken and viewed in seconds so that education and communication with patients is now easier than ever. Patients can now understand what is going on in their mouths, and accordingly can make better decisions on how to maintain their oral health.
The digital camera is also an important part of communication and treatment for the dentist. At Sherman Dental, we take many pictures of our patients and the work we do. When we create the smile of your dreams the digital camera helps us communicate with you and our acclaimed ceramists so that the results are flawless. Also, viewing before and after photos of our work helps you understand the difference in quality and excellence that we provide.
For years, the only real option for straightening teeth has been metal orthodontics. While many people desire a straighter smile, the thought of having a mouth full of metal may cause them to think otherwise about seeking treatment.
If you wish to improve your smile, Invisalign may be the treatment for you. Using both computer technology and orthodontic principles, Invisalign treatment can now help improve smiles without the dreaded “metal-mouth”. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign works by using a series of clear, removable aligners to move your teeth into the ideal position. In a stepwise fashion, teeth move in sequence with the computer designed fit of the aligners. The aligners are worn for two weeks, and removed only for eating, brushing, and flossing.
The major benefits of Invisalign are esthetics and oral hygiene. Since the aligners are clear, they are virtual undetectable when worn. Also, since the aligners are removable, better oral hygiene can be achieved by brushing and flossing than compared with the hygiene problems that typically arise from treatment with metal braces.
To see if Invisalign is right for you, please call our office for more information or visit www.invisalign.com
Many individuals suffer from showing excessive or uneven amounts of gum tissue when they smile. This condition can greatly detract from having an otherwise great looking smile. With the technology available today, a “gummy smile” is no longer an obstacle for achieving an outstanding and aesthetic new look.
What causes a “gummy smile”? A variety of factors can cause an overgrowth or asymmetry of gum tissue. Genetics, medications, and poor oral health are the more common factors. In many instances the gum tissue can predominate the smile, leaving the overall impression of seeing gums rather
How do we correct a gummy smile? Using soft tissue lasers like an artist’s brush, we can reshape the position and architecture of your gum tissue. With little or no anesthetic, the laser literally vaporizes the unwanted tissue. Patients can return to their work and regular activities immediately with full recovery in less than a few days.
Sherman Dental utilizes the soft tissue laser in many different ways. In most all of our Smile Makeovers the gum tissue will be laser corrected for the ideal look. For periodontal or poor oral health conditions, the laser is used to remove tissue that traps bacteria around the teeth. Additionally, many oral lesions or ulcers can be treated with the laser in order to eliminate pain and speed recovery.
Millions of people suffer from both tension migraine headaches and tooth damage resulting from involuntary grinding and clenching. In most cases the cause is simply overactive muscular functioning. The muscles that open and close your mouth can not only wear your teeth down, but also can lead to headaches in the frontal and temporal areas of your head. Further pain can also develop in the jaw and neck regions. If left untreated, severe tooth damage and problems with your Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) can result.
If you are experiencing any such signs and symptoms, the NTI device may be the treatment for you. Recently approved by the FDA for tension migraine headache therapy, the NTI works not only to stop related pain but also protect your teeth from excessive wear. Worn at night, the NTI is an incredibly small appliance that is custom fit over two of your front teeth. The device works by preventing contact of your back teeth and helping the bones and tissues in the TMJ to rest in the most stable position. For severe cases, modified devices are also available for daytime treatment.
For more information, please call our office or you may also visit www.nti-tss.com.
If you are less than happy with your current smile, a Smile Makover may just be what you are looking for. Smile Makovers allow us to change not only your smile for the better, but more importantly, your life.
Did you know?…..
- 74 percent of Americans believe an unattractive smile can hurt your chance for professional success
- When choosing a mate, the smile is one of the top three features chosen to evaluate beauty
- Smiling causes the nervous system to produce a “cerebral morhphine”. This hormone makes you feel better
Smile Makeovers involve many things, but most notable are the restorations we use for the teeth called Veneers. Veneers are seamless and undetectable when viewed from even inches away. Your new teeth do not stain, and, with good home care and routine dental visits, can last a lifetime. For more information about what veneers are, please review the Question and Answer
Please view the animations on the Smile Makeover page to see examples of how this procedure has changed the lives of so many of our patients already.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a thin, semi-translucent laminate permanently bonded to your teeth. While they’re not suitable for every patient, veneers are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth, including:
- Diastemas (spaces between teeth)
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Unsightly, stained, or washed-out fillings
- permanently stained or discolored teeth that can’t be bleached
- Crooked teeth
Advantages and Benefits of Veneers
There are many benefits and advantages to having porcelain veneers placed on your front teeth:
-The procedure takes only two appointments
-A conservative amount of tooth structure is removed during the procedure
-Veneers are the most biocompatible material you can use next to the gingiva
-A healthy “natural” look is achieved; in fact, porcelain veneers are the most aesthetic restoration in dentistry.
How are Veneers different from Bonding or Crowns?
Bonding is a resin filling material that was used for several years to cover the front surface of teeth. Today, we generally use bonding only to fill in small surfaces or cavities and repair chips in teeth. A full crown is when a tooth has had root canal treatment, or when a substantial amount of the entire tooth structure (enamel) has been lost.
How are Porcelain Veneers done?
At the first appointment the teeth are prepared for the veneers and an impression is taken. This impression is then sent to a lab where each porcelain veneer is custom made to your and Dr. Sherman’s specifications. Beautiful temporaries are fabricated to simulate your new smile so you can expect to leave the first appointment looking better than when you came in. Unlike any other cosmetic surgery procedure, your temporaries (prototype smile) allow you to evaluate what you like or don’t like about the smile design initially chosen. During this time, changes can be made so that your smile looks the best that in can and also looks the way you want it to. By wearing the prototype smile, you can see so many different things and really give your new look a thorough evaluation. Also, this allows not only yourself but your family and friends to help you make your new smile just what works best for you. With this technique there are no surprises, and the end result is nothing less than spectacular. At the second appointment the prototype smile is removed, and your final veneers are permanently adhered to the natural teeth.
One of the most popular and simplest forms of aesthetic dentistry is tooth whitening (or bleaching). Teeth can be stained or darkened by aging, smoking, certain food or drinks, and/or medications. By removing these stains and improving the shade of your smile, we can make someone look years younger.
There are two forms of teeth whitening available for patients today…..
In-Office Laser Whitening
At Sherman Dental, we use the ZOOM! 1-hour Whitening System. The ZOOM! System works by using a high strength whitening gel and a specially designed light. Patients can achieve 9-12 shades of whitening improvement in about an hour. During the treatment you can relax by watching TV or a movie. After your treatment, you may choose to have home whitening trays made so can maintain the shade of your smile. The best overall method of whitening is ZOOM! plus a few nights of follow-up whitening at home. Patients are encouraged to use the home trays again in the future if their teeth begin stain from usual habits that caused them to darken in the first place.
A more affordable yet more time consuming method of whitening your teeth is through the use of home trays and whitening gel. At Sherman Dental, we use the Nite White system which has been proven to be the best at-home treatment available. By wearing custom fabricated trays with whitening gel for a period of two weeks, patient’s can achieve a dramatic improvement in the shade of their smile. After the desired shade is reached, patients can store the remaining gel at home in their refrigerator for use again in the future.
A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or for an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, play and enjoy all of your regular activities of everyday life without worrying about your teeth.
Dental implants are sophisticated devices, so it is important that you ask this question of any dentist offering to do your implant: “Are you an AAID credentialed implant dentist?” An AAID credentialed implant dentist has proven levels of education, skills and experience.
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