Woodland's Village Dentistry, PC
Woodland's Village Dentistry, PC
Our Services for over 20+ years
Our dental staff will work alongside an implant specialist to take care of your implant needs whether it be replacing a removable appliance, missing multiple teeth, or just a single tooth
Woodlands Village Dentistry, P.C. owns and operates a state-of-the-art Power Bleaching system that will create whiter teeth in a short period of time. The patient also has the option of an at-home bleaching system where they can see results in two weeks. The option for both programs is also available so that you can have quality, long-term results
Crowns and Veneers
A patient is able to leave our office with all-porcelain crowns on the anterior (front) and porcelain fused to metal for the posterior (back) teeth with a new, attractive smile
We offer white - resin type fillings that are tooth colored to match your smile
Roots canals on anterior and premolar teeth are performed in our office
Our practice offers orthodontics to yound and old. We provide simple aligners, tooth positioners and full case orthodontics. We offer complimentary consultations for those interested in receiving more information.emolar teeth are performed in
Visiting a dentist office should be done twice a year to have a standard check-up and cleaning. If a patient has not been to a dentist in over a year, a more thorough examination with either Periodontal Scaling (deeper) or Root Planning and Scaling (requires anesthetic) may be required
If a patient needs a mouth guard for whatever reason, whether it be sports, teeth grinding, or TMJ, we will provide a custom mouth guard that can come in either soft or hard materials
Removable Dental Prosthesis
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you
What Sets Us Apart
Patients of ours receiving dental work have an option for oral sedation if necessary
Our Other Services
metal or plastic instruments that align one's teeth and bite
correction of small gaps and cracked or chipped teeth with a resin
changing of the oral cavity for a better appearance
a branch of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of the oral cavity
Crowns and Bridges
replacing or covering of bad or missing teeth
porcelain or resin fillings that have a better appearance Dentures - false set of teeth that replace missing teeth
removal of a tooth due to an infection or other problems
replacement of an individual tooth
removable appliances that provide minor tooth movement without using braces
Jaw / TMJ
temporomandibular joint which connects the lower jaw to the skull
Root Canal Surgery
the removal of pulp or nerve in the root of the tooth
Scaling and Root Planing
convention periodontal therapy or deep cleaning of teeth
a coating over teeth that prevents bacteria and plaque
thin layers of porcelain or plastic placed over the front of teeth for a whiter smile
Call us anytime to inquire about services you may be seeking. We are here for you!
Braces are made up of metal brackets and wires or clear plastic trays
that fit to the patient's teeth that are put on teeth to correct the alignment of one's teeth, bite alignment, and to help widen the palate or jaws. They work by applying pressure and force to teeth so that they can move in a certain direction. After a certain amount of time, the teeth will straighten, the bite will align, and the jaw will widen.
Bone remodeling is what is actually taking place.
When bone remodeling is taking place, new tissue is replacing old, mature bone tissue which controls the reshaping of the bone. What is happening in a mouth when braces are put in is a tooth will loosen and move slightly to a specific position. New bone around it grows in order for it to be supported in its new location.
Metal braces are placed on teeth and wires are placed in the brackets along the teeth.
The wires are the part of the braces that apply pressure to the teeth and jawbone. Pressure is constantly being applied to the patient's mouth when braces are in. During the treatment, the wires that run along the teeth in the brackets are adjusted to provide more or less pressure to the teeth so that they align properly. Elastic rubber bands are also used with metal braces. The rubber bands are used to move individual teeth or to correct jaw alignment.
Clear braces are a more cosmetic way to straighten teeth and align jawbones.
They do the same job as metal braces, but in a slightly different way. They move teeth and reshape the jawbone, but clear braces do it one section at a time. With the Invisalign system, new sets of braces are used so that different parts of the jaw and different teeth are shifting at different times instead of everything moving at once. Clear braces are usually more comfortable for a patient and also usually take a shorter period of time compared to the conventional metal braces.
Braces are necessary for teeth that need either structural or cosmetic improvement.
People that have incorrect bites (overbites, cross-bites), crooked teeth, and other flaws with their teeth and jaw. The use of any braces is to give the patient the proper form and function of their teeth and jaw. Braces will give you the straight, beautiful smile that you have always dreamed of.
Definitions related to Braces
putting two or more parts in straight and proper positions.
the replacing and reshaping of old bone tissue by new bone tissue.
Dentures are necessary for someone who has missing teeth.
Major oral problems can arise whether someone is missing 1 or 2 teeth or all of their teeth. If teeth are missing, smiles can become drastically crooked. The other teeth, if there are any left, and the jaw will compensate for the missing teeth by shifting incorrectly. These are major problems that can take a lot of time and money to fix. Avoid these difficulties by replacing your missing teeth with partial or complete dentures.
To receive dentures, several appointments are necessary to complete the process.
At first, an impression will be made of your mouth so that the dentist can create the right size and right shape so that the dentures will fit in your mouth properly. Models will then be made to see if they fit properly and to match the colors to your gums and your teeth correctly. A final set will then be made and put in. Receiving dentures will help the patient return to normal use of their mouth. It will also return their confidence and smile.
No matter what the reason for missing teeth, dentures can replace them and correct your smile.
Complete and partial dentures are the two different types of dentures that are used
Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some permanent teeth remain.
Exondontia or better known as dental extractions occur
when a tooth that is non-restorative due to either tooth decay, infection, extra teeth, gum disease, and many other reasons. Wisdom teeth are very common teeth to be extracted from a patient's mouth.
There are two different types of extractions
The first is called simple extraction. This involves local anesthetic so that the tooth can basically be rocked back and forth until the tooth is loosened enough to be lifted out. Surgical extractions are the other type of extraction done. This involves removing a tooth that has not fully erupted through the gum line. An incision is made to the tissue above the tooth.To remove that actual tooth, some jawbone tissue may be removed and the tooth broken into pieces to aid the removal. The healing process could take some time for it to be complete. At first, bleeding should start to decrease after the first hour and completely stop by 24 hours after the extraction. The actual location where the tooth was removed will take approximately one week to heal. Then as months pass, gum tissue will start to fill in the socket and then bone tissue will completely close the socket.
Defintions related to Extractions
a small cut made by the dentist or surgeon.
an empty part of the gum.
which can be made out of gold, porcelain (ceramic), amalgam, or composite materials, are used to treat the decayed part of the tooth after there has been a cavity or a hole on the surface. There are some advantages and disadvantages to each type of filling.
Gold is a filling material that is made up of gold, copper, and other strong metals.
This can be high priced because of the actual value. Another disadvantage is that it is not a natural tooth color. Otherwise, gold is an excellent material for fillings because it has an amazing durability and resistance to tooth decay. Dentists need to remove only a minimal amount of tooth in order for it to be placed.
Porcelain can be cracked easier than gold it also has a higher price that is comparable to the price of gold.
Porcelain is great if you would like to have a natural color because its color is identical to that of the tooth enamel. Also, just like with gold, very little amount of actual tooth needs to be removed in order for it to be placed. Porcelain would be a good choice for the restoration of the front teeth that do not have as much biting impact.
Amalgam which is made out of approximately 43 - 54% mercury combined
with other metals including silver, copper, and tin has been said be a health hazard due to the amount of mercury involved in the filling (ADA). Although there are some concerns, there is still no evidence that amalgam fillings are bad for a patient's health. This is the least expensive filling material, one of the most durable and resistant materials. It can be placed in one visit and a patient will rarely have to come in for repair or replacement. Amalgam would be the one of the best choice of materials used for molars because they receive the most biting force.
Composite is similar to porcelain because it is not as strong as gold and amalgam, but it still provides good durability.
The composite material also can be colored and shaded to match the tooth so that it cannot be noticed as well. This material is better suited for smaller restorations and since they are usually used with smaller restorations, only one visit to the dentist office is necessary.
There is also a low repair or replacement level that is similar to amalgam.
Definitions related to Fillings
the first layer of the tooth.
the repairing of an object to its original state.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
a device that is placed on the patient's skin and uses an electrical current to stimulate the nerves to block pain.
This improves mobility and helps relieve soreness in the muscle by applying a deep heat to the TMJ.
Trigger Point Injections
A trigger point is a knot or band of muscle that has not relaxed. A needle is inserted into that tense muscle and a local anesthetic is injected to relax the muscle.
Radio Wave Therapy
Blood flow is increased around the joint by having low electrical stimulation applied to the joint.
The pain caused by TMJD can become so unbearable that these steps might be necessary. Do not let the pain continue longer than it already has. Contact a dentist and make an appointment. Call today to schedule your next appointment! (928)774-5599.
This surgery can correct a variety of problems such as diseases, injuries, and defects.
It is a specific type of dentistry that deals with problems around the mouth, jaw, and neck. The maxillofacial surgeon can cosmetic flaws by correcting damaged tissue, nerve damage, and other issues regarding the face.
An example of when a specialist would be called in to perform surgery
would be when jawbones are not aligned properly or the mouth has had serious trauma and needs reconstructive surgery. Birth deformities can also be fixed with maxillofacial surgery.
Maxillofacial surgery is an important step when dealing with oral cancer and other serious conditions.
This surgery is referred to a patient when orthodontics or general dentistry procedures are not enough to correct the problem.
Procedures that maxillofacial surgeons do are
Cleft and craniofacial surgery
reconstructive surgery for birth defects.
procedures that deal with the diseases of teeth, soft tissue, and bone structures of the oral cavity.
Facial trauma/Reconstructive surgery
restoring facial or other tissue to original state.
treatment for temporomandibular joint disorders.
If a patient needs a mouth guard for whatever reason
whether it be sports, teeth grinding, or TMJ, we will provide a custom mouth guard that can come in either soft or hard materials. Call today to schedule your next appointment! (928)774-5599.
It is necessary for a patient to receive root canal therapy when their tooth has been badly decayed or infected.
It becomes infected when the bacteria breaks down the nerve tissue and begins to multiply inside of the pulp chamber. The nerve or the pulp (vascularized connective tissue) in the tooth is located in the root canal or the inner chamber which is a passageway that is located beneath the top of the tooth and runs all the way to the root of the tooth.
When the nerve or the pulp becomes damaged or infected due to decay, large fillings, or trauma, the tooth's pulp or nerve needs to be removed.
It needs to be removed otherwise it might cause more problems. The infection and swelling can spread to other areas near the tooth such as the face or neck. The tip of the root is at risk of loosing bone tissue if the infection is not taken care of. If you have a severe toothache when you bite, prolonged sensitivity, tenderness in the gums, or if the tooth becomes darker, you will potentially need root canal therapy.
The root canal process starts with x-rays
so that the dentist is able to see how the inside of the tooth is formed and where the actual infection is located. Local anesthesia is used to numb the surrounding area and a tiny hole is drilled into the tooth. When the hole is drilled, the dentist removes the infected pulp and nerve tissue as well as cleans the bacteria and other debris that might be in there. After everything is removed, the dentist will put medication in the tooth if it is necessary and then seals the hole.
It is said that root canals are a very painful procedure
but most people do not feel any more pain or discomfort compared to other small dental procedures. The pain that an infected tooth is far worse and lasts a lot longer than the actual root canal procedure.
Definitions related to Root Canal
vascularized connective tissue.
the area inside of the tooth where the nerve tissue is located.
If you, for whatever reason, have a gap in your smile because of a missing tooth or teeth, a bridge is a great way to fix it.
Having a tooth for an extended period of time can lead to more serious oral problems. If gaps or missing teeth are not fixed or replaced, teeth can reposition themselves in a place that results in an incorrect bite. One preventive measure for these further problems is to have a bridge put in place. Bridges are also used when a crown cannot fix the tooth or when there are not enough root structures to support it.
A dental bridge or a fixed partial denture replaces missing teeth or a single tooth by bonding a fabricated tooth to the ones adjacent to it.
Traditional bridges are made out of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. They are put in after the adjacent teeth have been reduced in size so that the replacement can fit and bonded correctly. Other types of bridges are Cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Cantilever bridges are necessary when there are teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. Resin-bonded bridges are plastic teeth and gums that have to supported by a metal framework.
Receiving a bridge can greatly improve your life.
You will be able to smile like you did once before. Chewing and speaking will become easier tasks than they were before when there were gaps in your smile. Having a bridge placed in the gap, the teeth and jaw will not shift so you can maintain the shape of your face. Return your smile by getting a bridge put in.
Crowns are used to restore the tooth to its original shape, size, and strength after the cavity has deteriorated the tooth.
It is a type of dental restoration that will improve the appearance of your smile as well as the strength of your teeth. The crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is made out of metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic/porcelain. A crown is needed when a large cavity has damaged a tooth. They can prevent teeth from breaking or replace a tooth that has already broken. Crowns are also needed when misshapen or discolored teeth need to be covered, to hold a bridge in place, or to cover a dental implant.
If the dentist feels that you need a crown, the first thing that they will do is prepare the tooth.
The dentist prepares the tooth by removing some enamel so that there is room for the crown to fit properly. A impression is made so that a crown can be made to fit exactly the way it should. A temporary crown will be placed until the permanent crown is created. At the next visit, the dentist will cement the crown permanently.
The durability is a major advantage of getting a crown instead compared to other restorative procedures or having no treatment at all.
A dental crown will last between 5 - 15 years. They do not need any special attention, but they do need good hygiene just like the rest of your teeth because there is still a partial tooth and nerve underneath the crown that is still alive and needs to be taken care of.
Definitions related to Crowns
a representation of ones mouth using a liquid cast that hardens
Soft tissue grafts or a gum graft is necessary to prevent gum lines from receding further than they already have and to also improve the look of your gum line.
Gums can recede so far that the root of the tooth is exposed. Having the roots exposed will make your tooth or teeth look longer than they actually are and will make your gum line look uneven. It could also cause sensitivity because the gums have receded so far that the cementum, which is located over the root, is not being protected by the gum line anymore. The other way to tell if this is happening is when you are able to see the difference in color between the enamel and cementum.
Grafting procedures starts with the dentist removing tissue from the roof of the mouth or from a donor.
The removed or donated tissue is then placed over the exposed part of the root and attached to the existing gum line of the patient. Grafts are quick. Both the procedure and the healing time. In no time, the sensitivity will disappear and the smile will reappear.
Types of grafts
Free Gingival Graft
skin is taken from the patient's palate and placed as necessary.
Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft
tissue is taken from underneath a patient's healthy gum and then placed.
tissue is taken from the gum that is adjacent to the repair spot.
Acellular Dermal Matrix
this is a material that is processed, donated human skin.
Dental implants replace the actual root of the tooth or root.
Instead of the tooth, a synthetic rod is placed into the jaw bone of the patient which becomes an anchor. The rod is made out of a titanium post that can hold a crown, a bridge, or a set of dentures.
The success rates of these implants are high and will almost always improve the patient's life depending on the placement of the implant as well as the oral hygiene habits
that the patient has afterward. In order to receive a dental implant, recipients of the dental implant will have to have high bone density in the location of the implant as well as a strong immune system to fight off any infections.
Anyone that does not have an implant can hardly tell the difference between a real tooth and an implant.
The material that dentists use for the implants resemble a real tooth in both site and touch.
Surgery for an implant requires a couple visits to the dentist.
Preparing the area for the implant requires surgery that embeds the actual synthetic root into the jaw. Time is given to the patient so that the bone tissue in the jaw can form itself around the implant and hold it steady. The next visit will be the placement of the imitative tooth. A metal post will be connected to the synthetic root and the realistic crown will be placed over the post.
Dental implants require invasive surgery and with most invasive surgeries, anesthesia would be given.
Antibiotics would also be given to the patient after the surgery so they are able to fight off any possible infection.
Proper dental hygiene is absolutely necessary after this procedure, otherwise the implant my become infected or fail completely.
Time and proper care will heal the implant so that it can be used properly for a long period of time. The success rate will increase as long as good oral hygiene habits increase.
Our dental staff will work alongside an implant specialist to take care of your implant needs
whether it be replacing a removable appliance, missing multiple teeth, or just a single tooth.
Definitions related to Implants
a technique that is inside of the skin.
the base of the tooth that connects the tooth to the jaw.
Invisalign is a dental product that will help give you a more confident smile in a short amount of time.
Invisalign will comfortably straighten your teeth without having visible metal braces. Invisalign is a clear, plastic aligner that is created from dental impressions and 3D technology. These aligners are clear and custom made for your teeth which makes it comfortable for you and makes it difficult for other people to even notice. The Invisalign shifts the teeth into place in small increments. These increments are approximately every two weeks. About every two weeks, the patient needs to have another Invisalign because their teeth have shifted and the old aligner will not create any new progress. In order for positive progress, an Invisalign user should only take them out when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. An average treatment time for an Invisalign user is 9-15 months which is approximately half of the time that traditional braces take. Invisalign is a comfortable and sleek way to align your teeth without having many people even notice.
If a tooth is lost, there is a good chance that an indention in your gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be will appear.
When the jaw is holding a tooth in place, everything stays where it needs to be. When the tooth is lost and nothing is done about it, the jawbone will recede. The indention can become very prominent over a period of time and affect one's mouth greatly. It will affect the look of the mouth, the way they bite, and how they speak.
An indention in the gum and jaw creates an unnatural looking smile.
Your smile can look natural again with ridge augmentation. The dentist will fill in and reshape the gum and jawbone to a more natural looking state by using a bone graft. The bone graft will fill in the empty space to the way it once was so that an implant can be placed. The bone for this procedure can be taken from the holes of the implants, from the chin, or even from part of the pelvis. The bone will be placed so that the jaw is strong enough to support a dental implant. After the dental implant is placed and healed, the jaw and teeth will become straighter and the entire ridge augmentation process will have been completed. You will then have a new, straight smile for everyone to see.
If a tooth of yours has been missing and has affected your smile, it is time to get it taken care of
Definitions related to Augmentation
the lengthening or making bigger of something.
the space left by an object.
Teeth Whitening Bleaching
The removal of brown and yellow stains from teeth using different techniques such as chemical whitening.
Teeth can become stained because of many factors. Changes in mineral structure, aging, bacteria, plaque, food, caffeine, and tobacco are all reasons why teeth will become discolored or stain.
Getting rid of stains and discolored teeth has moved up on a lot of people's priority list.
Nowadays people want the brightest and whitest smile that they can get. Teeth whitening is the most effective way to receive that smile. Woodlands Village Dentistry, P.C. owns and operates a state-of-the-art Power Bleaching system that will create whiter teeth in a short period of time. Our office offers both in-office and at-home whitening programs.
The patient also has the option of an at-home bleaching system where they can see results in two weeks.
The option for both programs are also available so that you can have quality, long-term results.
Bonding is any easy dental procedure that will correct any small gaps, cracked teeth, or chipped teeth that you may have.
Bonding is also able to change the color of your teeth by having a small layer of composite resin placed on the tooth. The resin that dentists use is a durable plastic that hardens with a special, high intensity light. It is natural looking which helps the appearance of your smile and it holds up very well. Then the dentist will structure and reshape the teeth as necessary. All of this can be done in one visit to the dentist's office.
The procedure starts off with a mild etching solution being applied to the surface of the patient's tooth.
This solution creates small crevices in the tooth's structure so that the resin bond is able to hold its place after it is placed. After the bond is placed, a high-intensity light molds the resin onto the surface of the tooth. The procedure is as simple and quick as that. In no time, your gap will be filled or your chipped tooth will be restored and the color will be brighter. If you are not happy with your smile for any reason, tooth bonding can fix many dental problems and it is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures around.
Veneers are a cure for discolored teeth, misshaped teeth, and crooked teeth.
They are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic that placed over the front of the patient's teeth. Compared to bonding, veneers have a longer life expectancy and they are also more resistant to permanent staining.
The process is easy and almost completely painless.
Some local anesthetic might be used but is not always necessary. Veneers are placed on the front of the tooth to either make the appearance of the tooth more attractive or to protect a tooth's surface that has already been damaged. Although they do protect the tooth's surface, veneers are mostly used for cosmetic dentistry so that patients can trade in their unwanted smile for a better and brighter smile. It is also an irreversible procedure due to the fact that a small amount of enamel needs to be removed so that the shell will properly fit and also be sturdy when placed on the tooth. When the dentist is actually placing the veneer, an adhesive is placed on the tooth after some of the surface has been removed. After the veneer has been placed, a high-intensity light is used to bond the veneer to the tooth. After the process is over, you will have a brighter smile that fits you better than the cracked, chipped, or worn down tooth you previously had.
Lumineers are very similar to traditional veneers, but there are some differences.
While patients need a small portion of their tooth's surface to be removed, a smaller portion, if any of the tooth's surface needs to be removed for Lumineers. The procedure to receive Lumineers takes only 2 visits. The first visit will include a molding for the patient's teeth so the dentist can get the correct size and shape. The second visit to the dentist's office will be when the Lumineers are painlessly placed. After the Lumineers have been placed, the patient can expect them to last for over 20 years.
Definitions related to Veneers
producing a loss of feeling or sensitivity.