The smile you present to the world is often the first thing people notice about you. It is a reflection of your confidence, health, and wellness. At TS Dental, we are committed to helping you achieve a beautiful smile that accurately represents who you are. Through personalized treatment plans, innovative technologies, and a range of unique dental services, we can prevent and treat both minor and major dental issues while also helping you meet your aesthetic goals. If you are interested in learning more about any of our services, please feel free to explore our website or contact us directly with any questions you may have.
Candid is a leading orthodontic tech company that offers revolutionary clear aligner treatment. Candid works with practices like ours to bring patients a convenient way to straighten their teeth. If you’re interested in a straighter, healthier smile, we can get you started with one quick diagnostic appointment. How It Works: During your treatment, you’ll wear a series of clear aligners made just for you. Each aligner step requires two weeks of wear. At the end of each step, you’ll receive a notification via CandidApp™ to share a progress scan with TS Dental. These progress scans help us ensure your teeth are moving according to plan. It’s a great alternative to regular, in-person check-ins—especially if you’re on a tight schedule. Contact us directly to learn about pricing and to schedule a consultation.
If you're searching for a more cost-effective solution than complete oral reconstruction options such as dentures, dental implants, or dental veneers, we suggest considering Snap-On Smile! Snap-On Smile is a personalized and detachable dental arch designed to fit comfortably over your natural teeth, resulting in a stunning and realistic smile that can conceal discoloration, chips, gaps, or lost teeth. It can only be provided and dispensed by a licensed dentist, and at TS Dental, we're delighted to serve as your primary Snap-On Smile supplier!
When participating in physical activities that pose a risk of head or mouth injury, wearing a mouth guard is essential. This equipment typically covers the upper teeth, offering protection against various types of damage including broken teeth, cuts on the lips, and even concussions. It's possible to get custom-made mouth guards through dental impressions, which are created in a lab for the best fit and optimal safety. To ensure maximum protection, TS Dental offers top-of-the-line mouth guards that are specifically designed and crafted to provide the highest level of safety.
A bridge, crafted from porcelain fused to metal or ceramics, serves as a viable solution to replace missing teeth, and can be supported by either natural teeth or implants. The creation of a crown for teeth on either side of the gap establishes the framework for the bridge. By attaching the false tooth or teeth to the crowns, the void is filled. With diligent upkeep and oral hygiene, the supporting teeth can sustain their health while the bridge maintains its structural integrity for five to fifteen years or possibly even longer.
The realm of Cosmetic Dentistry aims to enhance the appearance of an individual's mouth, teeth, gums, bite, and smile by focusing on the improvement of dental aesthetics like color, position, shape, size, and alignment. Although elective, several of these procedures offer restorative benefits. Among the many forms of cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, bonding, bridges, crowns, implants, veneers, and whitening are included. With the aid of advanced technology, these treatments and procedures are available to address issues from discolored teeth to complete smile transformations.
A crown, in essence, is a covering consisting of metal or porcelain that is fused to metal, which serves as a replacement for tooth structure that has been lost due to decay or damage. It is frequently referred to as a "jacket" or a "cap" because it covers the top of the tooth. A comprehensive assessment can determine whether a crown is a suitable option for your individualized dental care plan.
An urgent need for dental treatment may arise when there is bleeding that cannot be controlled, severe pain that requires immediate relief, or a tooth that needs to be saved. Additionally, infections that can be life-threatening should also be considered as dental emergencies. Such emergencies can take various forms, including but not limited to soft tissue bacterial infections, trauma to facial bones, pulpal inflammation, third-molar pain, osteitis following surgery, bacterial infections in a localized area, tooth fractures, final crown/bridge cementation, abnormal tissue biopsy, extensive dental caries or faulty restorations, suture removal, denture adjustments, and snipping or adjustment of an orthodontic wire. If you suspect that you may be experiencing a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact TS Dental without delay.
Dentures are individually crafted from impressions of your mouth and serve as substitutes for lost teeth. Unlike implants, they are removable and can be affixed with the aid of an adhesive. A flesh-toned acrylic base is molded to fit your gums - the upper denture base sits atop your mouth's roof, while the lower one has a horseshoe-like shape that accommodates your tongue. Dental advancements have rendered dentures highly natural-looking and notably comfortable.
Endodontics pertains to the dental pulp and surrounding tissues of the tooth roots, derived from the Greek words "endo" meaning inside and "odont" meaning tooth. Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal treatment, deals with the soft pulp tissue within the tooth. Our aim is to preserve your natural smile by saving your tooth, which enables you to relish your preferred foods and maintain your general well-being. No substitute can match the appearance, sensation, and function of your original tooth.
The benefits of dental implants extend beyond enhancing one's smile. Not only do they provide an aesthetically pleasing result, but they also offer ease of eating and speaking, stability, and mimic the natural appearance of teeth. These implants, typically crafted from titanium and resembling screws or cylinders, serve as a reliable foundation for personalized artificial teeth that are anchored to the jawbone and gum tissue. To explore incorporating implants into your dental plan, schedule a consultation with Dr. Materon.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer occurs on the lips, mouth, salivary glands, tonsils, throat, esophagus, tongue and soft tissues of the mouth. TS Dental does not have to utilize tests that require dyes or extensive procedures. An exam can be performed during your routine hygiene exam in about two minutes. Dr. Materon performs an oral cancer examination and screening during routine visits, with the goal of identifying and detecting oral cancer as early as possible. The test for oral cancer is quick, painless, simple, and worth it.
A plastic dental appliance, known as a night guard, is designed to fit over the top teeth in order to transfer force from grinding or clenching away from the teeth and onto the guard. While upper guards are preferred due to their ability to remain securely in place, lower guards are often more comfortable and easier to adapt to. It is essential for the ideal night guard to provide full protection to all teeth while maintaining the natural bite.
The optimal treatment for the initial stages of periodontal disease involves non-surgical methods, such as specialized procedures to remove plaque and calculus from below the gum line. Even for the most severe cases of periodontal disease, non-surgical periodontal therapy is vital for enhancing the overall quality of the tissue. Ongoing evaluations will determine if continuous maintenance and therapy are necessary. The non-surgical therapies available include scaling and root planing, local antibiotic administration, and occlusal adjustment.
Preventive dentistry encompasses a variety of dental treatments designed to preserve optimal oral and dental health. Regular check-ups and hygiene appointments serve to prevent and identify issues such as cavities, gum disease, and enamel deterioration, among others, with the aid of state-of-the-art dental technologies. Early detection of problems enables patients to make informed decisions regarding their dental health and treatment. Patients of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, are advised to schedule regular preventive dentistry appointments to maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. With a minimum of two annual visits, patients can ensure prompt identification and effective resolution of any dental concerns, all while preserving their oral health.
The use of radiographs allows for early detection of disease and developmental issues before they cause permanent damage. At TS Dental, we use different methods to see what’s happening inside your mouth. Digital X-Rays – Instead of traditional films, we use digital x-rays, which means less exposure to radiation and a more efficient and in-depth look at the state of your mouth. Intraoral Camera – This is a non-invasive mini camera that allows us to explore your mouth in greater detail with photography and make certain all dental issues are discovered.
Inevitably, dental issues will arise during one's lifetime that necessitate restorative dentistry, a process aimed at repairing damage to the teeth, gums, and mouth. The four main materials employed for this purpose are porcelain, dental amalgam, composite resin, and gold. Depending on the extent of the damage, various types of treatment can be administered, such as fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges, implants, inlays and onlays, and bonding. Each of these procedures addresses specific issues and aims to restore teeth to their original state.
To maintain optimal oral health, it is recommended to schedule a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year. This routine procedure not only strengthens your home-care regimen of brushing and flossing but also allows the hygienist and dentist to identify any areas in your mouth that require additional care. The dental cleaning encompasses both diagnostic and preventive services provided by Dr. Materon, along with educational information specific to your needs.
Our commitment to ensuring comfortable dental visits involves recognizing that each patient has their own individual level of dental anxiety. As such, we offer oral sedation options that aim to ease any fears or concerns you may have. Under sedation, you can expect to feel relaxed and may even fall into a light sleep. This state is referred to as conscious sedation, where you remain awake but in a state of relaxed alertness. You can expect to maintain your own airway and respond to verbal or physical cues during the process. We will guide you through the various sedation options available to you, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that your dental visits are as anxiety-free and comfortable as possible.
Veneers may be the ideal treatment for teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, cracked, stained, worn-down, or misaligned. These dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted from porcelain or composite resin, which fit perfectly over the teeth and offer a natural, appealing appearance. They attach to the front of the teeth to conceal minor orthodontic issues, without modifying the positions of the teeth. With veneers, nobody will know what your original teeth looked like.
Tooth whitening is a sought-after cosmetic dental procedure that effectively lightens teeth and removes unsightly stains and discoloration. With its ability to greatly enhance the appearance of your teeth, it is no wonder that it is among the most popular procedures. TS Dental provides both in-office and at-home whitening options. For optimal results, we advise you to begin your whitening treatment in our office. Doing so allows us to have an open dialogue about your aesthetic goals and monitor your progress.