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Dentistry For Adults

Preventive Care

In order to develop a personalized oral health care plan we begin each appointment with a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, bone, jaw joints and soft tissue.

Amalgam/Mercury Filling Removal

The doctors of King St. Dental Wellness Center focus on patient education. Evidence shows that amalgam fillings have a negative impact on overall health. Amalgam fillings weaken teeth, very often leading to cracked teeth and mercury vapor released in the mouth simply by chewing release a toxin into your body. Due to health risks involved with amalgam, we follow the following safety protocol recommended by of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations:

..................-use of a rubber dam
..................-the option of pure oxygen
..................-copious amounts of water with a special suction device

After the mercury is removed, we restore the tooth with safe, biocompatible materials. The mercury that is removed is isolated from our patients and staff and disposed of responsibly. In addition, we have installed a special water filtration system that separates the mercury so it does not go down the drain and pollute the environment.

Bonding What is composite bonding?

Bonding is a form of smile sculpture accomplished with a special composite resin, which enables patients with imperfections in their teeth to have more attractive smiles for an affordable price. Bonding can be used to close spaces, change the color of the teeth, mask any discolorations, repair chips, alter the size or shape of teeth, and give mal-aligned or crooked teeth a straight-looking appearance.

How is it done?

Bonding is a simple procedure, but it may require getting your other teeth to a pleasing color first, through whitening. First, a solution is painted on the tooth enamel. A liquid resin is then flowed onto the tooth surface. A putty-like resin is then sculpted on the tooth and hardened with a bright light to a durable finish. It is polished and smoothed to a life-like luster. The bonding process is usually reversible. Depending on the number of teeth involved, one visit of several hours is usually all that is needed.

How long does it last?

The life of bonding is 8 - 10 years depending on your lifestyle. If you drink, smoke or use your teeth as “tools”, you may not see the entire life expectancy of your bonding. At the end of the bonding's term, a resurfacing (1/2 the cost) usually suffices. A complete re-bonding rarely is necessary.

Allergies

At King St. Dental Wellness Center we recognize that patients may have sensitivities or allergies to certain products. Although we use safe, bio-compatible materials, sometimes it is still necessary to do allergy testing.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile - it creates a healthier you. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Cross-bites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Open bites can result in tongue - thrusting habits and speech impediments.

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Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults, affecting three out of four people at some point in life. The best way to prevent periodontal disease—and keep your teeth for a lifetime—is seeking routine dental care and getting a customized treatment plan from Dr. Niver.

Smile Enhancement

Periodontal smile enhancement services help make smiles last a lifetime. This cosmetic service offers a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession, decay, or loss of teeth. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Dr. Niver and cosmetic dentistry by Dr. de los Reyes.

Tooth Loss

Tooth loss may be due to disease, injury, or simple daily wear. With the advent of implant dentistry, those who are missing one, two or several teeth no longer have to accept a lifetime of embarrassment and inconvenience. Dental implants are very important to our overall health and well-being. Dental implants placed by Dr. Niver allow patients to replace missing teeth with ones that look, feel, and perform like their own.

What is an implant?

An implant is comprised of two components:

..................-a cylindrical metal post that is implanted into the jaw.
..................-the prosthesis which is the part that replaces (and looks like) a real tooth.

Sedation

King St. Dental Wellness Center provides five levels of sedation:

..................-Full sedation with an anesthesiologist
..................-Deeper sedation - IV sedation
..................-Moderate sedation – combination of nitrous oxide and oral sedative (a pill)
..................-Light sedation - An oral sedative
..................-Light sedation - Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) Our team of specialists will discuss which level of sedation meets your needs.

Who will benefit from sedation?

..................-Any form of sedation can be a benefit to relieve stress or anxiety associated with a dental visit.
..................-Oral sedation dentistry can benefit a wide range of patients, including people with:
..................-Children with special needs
..................-A desire to have dentistry done comfortably while fully relaxed
..................-High dental anxiety or fear
..................-Severe gag reflex
..................-Time constraints
..................-Chronic or acute jaw soreness
..................-Physical limitations
..................-Difficulty getting numb
..................-Extensive treatment needs During the entire time you are sedated you are in our dental treatment room being monitored by a hospital grade pulse oximeter unit. This unit is used to monitor and record your vital signs.