It is important for us to get to know you, and for you to get to know us! Your first appointment will consist of a relaxed conversation with Dr. Kapp to address any concerns you may have and to determine your dental goals. Once your treatment objectives have been established, a thorough, comprehensive exam will be performed. This includes a full series of digital radiographs, followed by a full clinical, periodontal and TMJ examination. Once all of your personal and clinical information has been gathered, a private consultation with Dr. Kapp will be scheduled to review your current dental status and any recommended treatment.
Improving your overall health is our number one goal. With current research proving that compromised oral health is linked directly to systemic health complications, our team is dedicated to ensuring that your smile is healthy. This is accomplished through restorative procedures and timely recare (hygiene) visits. Restorative procedures include composite resin restorations (fillings), full coverage crown and bridge procedures, root canal therapy, and implant restorations. While these procedures are successful in improving your oral health, it is very important to maintain this improved state of health through our recare programs. Based on the results of your initial comprehensive exam, our team will be able to structure a recare program that is appropriate for your specific dental needs.
We believe that all of our patients deserve a smile that they can be proud of! In addition to providing you with a healthy smile, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a smile that can be shown with confidence. This can be achieved through full coverage ceramic crowns, composite resin bonding, ceramic veneers, esthetic recontouring, and whitening procedures. These desires can be discussed at your initial comprehensive exam, allowing us to develop a treatment plan that is capable of accomplishing your cosmetic goals.
Advanced Dental Care
We take pride in being able to care for our patients who are experiencing more complex dental concerns. These include TMJ dysfunction, malpositioned, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and dental implant restorations.
Occlusion and TMJ Dysfunction
It is important to understand that how your teeth function is a vital part of your dental health. This will be addressed during your initial comprehensive exam, and discussed with you in detail if any irregularities were to be observed. Many patients also suffer from TMJ Dysfunction, and may be seeking treatment to relieve any uncomfortable symptoms that they may be experiencing. Should you notice any discomfort and/or “popping” sounds in your TMJ, we are happy to address your specific situation. Through extensive continuing education training, we are able to construct custom mandibular bite splints for our patients that are experiencing TMJ issues and grinding activity.
We are happy to offer Invisalign® to our patients who are unhappy with the alignment of their teeth. In addition to providing esthetic improvements to your smile, research has also shown that Invisalign® is a successful tool for addressing compromised oral health. This includes addressing malpositioned teeth that commonly increase the amount of plaque and calculus that are collected in areas that are difficult for patients to adequately clean at home. Feel free to ask any of our team members if Invisalign® may be an option for you and your dental needs!
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
It was found that over 50 million people in the US suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA is a chronic breathing condition characterized by repeated episodes of airway obstruction leading to reduced amounts of oxygen being delivered to the lungs during sleep. This leads to an increased risk of systemic health complications, including heart attack and stroke. Of all of the cases in the U.S., up to 90% are undiagnosed. Working alongside a sleep physician, our team is proud to offer oral appliances to aid in the treatment of OSA.
Replacing missing teeth with implant restorations is extremely beneficial for both esthetics and function. After a specialist places an implant into the underlying bone in the area of a missing tooth, our team is able to fabricate a custom abutment and ceramic crown to complete the process and give you a natural, esthetic result.