We offer a variety of services in our dental office to meet all your dentistry needs. We believe your comfort comes first and specialize in relaxed and anxiety free dentistry.
Dr. Kelli Slate always recommends that you make an appointment every 6 months for a regular check-up and dental examination. Prevention is always preferable to cure from both a clinical and an economic point of view.
White composite fillings
In the past, dentists used a silver and mercury amalgam to fill and seal cavities. Because a larger amount of the original tooth must be removed and because they contained mercury, these types of fillings often weaken teeth and are no longer a desirable filling option.
Teeth are often restored using silver or composite resin fillings. However, when too much of a tooth’s structure is removed to support a filling, a crown or “cap” may be needed. A crown may be needed to:
- Restore a tooth when it is unable to support a large filling.
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or restore fractured teeth.
- Cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.
- Cover dental implants or a root canal.
Healthy and strong teeth support and maintain your bone and jaw alignment. That is why when you lose one or more teeth, your remaining teeth may shift, and the ability to chew and speak may be affected.
Dental implants are small titanium posts, which are set in the jaw to serve as artificial roots for dental restorations, including crowns and fixed dentures. This restorative dental treatment provides a comfortable, durable, and effective solution to tooth loss
As dental implants are rooted in the jaw, they tend to provide more strength than other treatments such as dental bridges. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or several missing teeth.
We know how important relaxed and anxiety free dentistry is to our patients.
When a tooth’s nerve or pulp area becomes diseased or injured, a special dental procedure called root canal therapy may help you save that tooth. If the diseased pulp is not removed, your tooth becomes infected and you could lose it. During a root canal, a dentist removes the pulp, cleans the root canal and seals the canal to protect it. Once you are healed, Dr. Kelli Slate places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger. Generally, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort.
Children should have their first dental visit at age three. Dr. Kelli Slate is comfortable with all phases of children’s dental care, including cleanings, fillings, fluoride treatments, sealants and more.
As your child grows, we will monitor your child’s teeth for early treatment of bite or tooth alignment problems that may arise. We are committed to providing the best possible dental care for your child in a friendly, anxiety-free environment.
Do you want a beautiful smile?
Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your smile and boost your self-confidence.
Even with today’s advanced whitening techniques, not everyone’s teeth will whiten with the same results. During the visit with Dr. Kelli Slate, your situation will be carefully evaluated and you will be advised accordingly.
We offer reasonably priced prefabricated trays to the most advanced in office whitening and will help you find what will get you the best results. For in-office treatments, Dr. Slate and her team use the Zoom! Teeth Whitening.