- A single-appointment restoration — only one visit needed
- An efficient appointment — less time spent in the dental chair
- A natural-looking filling — no more silver metal-mouth
- A healthier, metal-free filling
- Less tooth surface removal for better bonding
- No messy impressions or ill-fitting temporaries
- A restoration that matches the natural color of your teeth
- A restoration that is anti-abrasive, bio-compatible and resistant to plaque
- A durable restoration — CEREC fillings don’t break or leak like traditional fillings
- Proven technology — 10-plus years of clinical research and more than 4 million restorations performed worldwide
No more unsightly silver fillings which contain mercury. All fillings at Island Dentistry are precision-milled on our CEREC® equipment from a block of biocompatible, durable, anti-abrasion ceramic.
The fillings are then color-matched to your natural teeth. In addition to a great-looking restoration, the ceramic bonds to your tooth structure to restore its original strength.
Unlike silver fillings, ceramic does not become pliable and cause more tooth decay, and no worrying about leaky fillings.
Why risk over-the-counter products that may damage your teeth? We use ZOOM, the proven, professional whitening system that gives brilliant results in just one hour.
Periodontics is the treatment of gum disease, the most prevalent disease in the United States today and the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Dr. Scales believes that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner
Crowns are caps that strengthen teeth that have been heavily filled, weakened or darkened because of root canal treatment. Our porcelain crowns will have your teeth looking as good as new in only one appointment, thanks to our CEREC® technology. Dr. Douglas Scales is a leader in CEREC dentistry, the most advanced, computerized dental technology available today.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to your teeth to correct stains, gaps, chips and other imperfections. Veneers can revolutionize your smile and rebuild your self-confidence.
When you lose a tooth or teeth, it impacts your remaining teeth, which tend to “drift” out of position. This leads to crooked teeth, a change in your bite, possible gum disease and tooth decay, and the potential loss of more teeth.
Fixed bridges are non-removable restorations made of one or more replacement teeth. They are anchored by one or more crowns on each side or are cemented to remaining teeth. Bridges can include up to four replacement teeth (with natural teeth on both sides of the gap to act as anchors) and look very natural.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is most common form of sleep apnea. It is a chronic condition that requires long-term treatment and management. There are several types of oral sleep appliances, however, that can successfully treat OSA in most people. Most are versions of a “mandibular repositioning dental appliance” that push the lower jaw forward, but there are oral sleep appliances that also restrain the tongue from falling backward. Both effectively reduce blockage of your airway, helping you to sleep better and decreasing snoring. Oral sleep appliances cannot be purchased over the counter. Only a qualified dentist may prescribe and fit the OSA.
Dental Implant Advantages
In the past, the most common treatment options for tooth loss was dental bridges or dentures. Today, dental implants are an affordable alternative for restoring your smile. Dental implants are essentially small screws that are drilled into your jaw bone. They replace the root of the missing tooth and act as an anchor for the abutment and crown (typically porcelain), which mimics your natural teeth. Unlike dentures, which must be taken out often, dental implants are permanent. With proper care and regular dental visits, dental implants can last a lifetime.
- Red or white patches in the mouth
- A sore that doesn’t heal within 2 weeks
- Pain or difficulty swallowing
- Hoarseness or changes in your voice
- A lump or mass in the neck or mouth
Research indicates that smoking (tobacco use) and alcohol may increase your chances of developing oral cancer. If you have HPV (human papillomavirus), you could also be at a higher risk.
Early detection may increase your chances of survival. Reduce your risk by getting an oral cancer screening at your next dental appointment. During the screening, we’ll exam your lips, mouth and throat. We may also take a skin scraping from inside your cheek, or other areas within the mouth, to help identify any abnormal cells.