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Common Dental Terms & Definitions

Amalgams

You’ve probably heard some of the debate about using silver fillings, or dental amalgams, to fill cavities. Informed patients make the best decisions about their dental care, so you should know the truth about amalgams, as well as what materials are available for filling teeth. Learn More…

Dental Crowns

Crowns can restore tooth shape, structure, strength, and function. Many materials are used for crowns, so how can you know which is best? Learn More…

Gum Disease

It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth, and it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications. Don’t think it’s your problem? Conservative estimates report that up to 80 percent of the population unknowingly has gum disease in some form. Learn More…

Dental Implants

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants will improve your smile and your lifestyle. Dental implants look, feel, and function like strong, natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. Learn More…

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer, which claims the lives of 8,000 Americans each year, is painless, sneaky, and often undetected until it has spread to the neck and lymph nodes. If oral cancer is detected in the early stage, patients are more likely to survive. Our office screens for oral cancer at every checkup. Learn More…

Porcelain Veneers

If you need to put the sparkle back in your smile, consider veneers. Chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth can be effectively masked with veneers, laminates, or Lumineers. Boost your self confidence and enhance your appearance with veneers because you deserve a reason to smile! Learn More…

Teeth Whitening

Popular, safe, and effective, teeth whitening can makeover your image in about an hour. If you want a reason to smile, consider in-office professional teeth whitening for a brighter smile. Learn More…

CEREC Crowns

Your time is valuable, and so is your smile. Now you can have a strong, beautiful, and permanent dental crown milled and placed in a single office visit. With CEREC technology, millions of dental patients have enjoyed the convenience of one-visit crowns. Learn More…

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment usually involves the removal of the tooth’s pulp, a small thread-like tissue that was important for tooth development. Once removed, it is replaced with materials that seal off the root canal from its supporting structures. Years ago, disease or injured teeth were often extracted. Today, even if the pulp of one of your teeth becomes injured or infected, it often can be saved through root canal (endodontic) treatment. Learn More…

Complete & Partial Dentures

Replacing missing teeth is important if you want to maintain a healthy smile and good chewing function. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can change position, drifting into the surrounding space. Learn More…

New Operating Guidelines

During the COVID-9 pandemic, the wellbeing of our staff and patients is our highest priority. For this reason, we have implemented several changes in order to support a safe and healthy environment.

— If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-9 or any other illness, please reschedule your appointment. Dental appointments will be spaced in a manner that allows for proper social distancing between patients.

— When you arrive at the office, please remain in your car, call our office to let us know you are here, and a staff member will come out to meet you. The staff member will take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer and ask some COVID-19 screening questions. We request that you remain in your car until we call to let you know that your chair is ready.

— Please arrive at your appointment wearing your own mask. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one.

— Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before entering the office.

— We ask that patients do not bring others with them into the office, unless you are a parent or guardian of a patient who is a minor or has special needs. If you need to accompany a patient to the door, you will then be asked to wait in your vehicle or outside the office during their appointment.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this difficult time, and we look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!

Sincerely,
George Rizkalla, DDS Team

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