- Dental Implants
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Root Canal Therapy
- TMJ/TMD Treatment
A tooth consists of two parts: the crown and the root. When a tooth is lost, the crown is often replaced, but the root may not be. This can adversely affect your oral health, reduce jaw bone mass, and lead to further tooth loss. This is where dental implants come in.
Enamel is the hardest substance created by the human body, but it’s not unbreakable. Sometimes it needs to be replaced by a synthetic crown. The synthetic crown acts like a tooth helmet, covering the natural tooth in a sealed, protective layer. It also looks like a real tooth.
A veneer is a thin, precisely engineered layer of material that covers your teeth. It can be made from porcelain, resin, or a composite material. If properly cared for, veneers can give you a perfect smile that really lasts.
Bleaching or teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure. This will make your teeth several shades whiter. We also provide take-home treatments that are more concentrated than over the counter bleaching.
Deep inside the tooth is a soft area called pulp, which is made of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that run from the center of the tooth, down through the roots, and into the rest of the mouth. The “root canal” is the passageway the pulp takes on its way to the jaw. Sometimes the tissues inside this canal get inflamed or decayed and the tissue needs to be treated.
At North Star Dentistry, we aren’t just concerned with teeth. It’s our job to keep the entire mouth healthy, including the gums. If untreated, diseases like gum/periodontal disease can cause pain and damage to the teeth.
Temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are extremely flexible joints that can move open and closed, forward and backward, left and right. This makes them very susceptible to stress and disorders. North Star Dentistry is readily equipped to help you heal.
Sometimes, for any number of reasons, teeth must be extracted for the continued health of your mouth. This is most common in the case of wisdom teeth. Here at North Star Dentistry, we will take a look at your mouth and make an extraction plan that is specific to you
Any age, any problem