Prophylaxis: A professional dental cleaning that removes plaque, tartar, calculus, and stain from teeth and gums. It promotes a healthy oral environment by reducing harmful bacteria, and helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Debridement: A deeper cleaning targeted at removing larger amounts of buildup to help decrease inflammation and bleeding gums.
Sealants: A protective coating usually placed in the grooves of children’s teeth to prevent cavities from developing.
Dental X-rays: X-rays are taken to see inside and between teeth, roots, and bones. They are an essential diagnostic tool to monitor and screen for many oral health problems, including signs of decay, pathology, and infection that may not be apparent otherwise.
Night Guards & Bite Guards: Guards are used to treat a variety of conditions. They can be recommended to protect teeth from grinding and clenching, help with jaw alignment problems, protect from sports injuries, and even help with snoring.
Fillings/Bondings: A procedure that involves removing decay from a tooth and/or replacing any lost structure with a flowable and packable material that hardens and bonds to the remaining tooth.
Inlays/Onlays: A procedure that involves removing decay from a tooth and/or replacing any lost structure with custom-fit, lab-fabricated piece that is bonded directly to the remaining tooth. It requires two visits to complete, and involves the use of a temporary over a two-week span while the final piece is fabricated.
Crowns: A “cap” that covers the whole tooth. They are often used as a way to treat a tooth that is cracked, has lost a substantial amount of structure due to decay or a break, or has been root canal treated.
Bridges: A fixed appliance that is used to treat missing teeth. A crown is placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing one(s), and a number of false teeth are attached in between to “bridge” over the site where the teeth are missing.
ESSIX retainers: A removable appliance that is a temporary method used to treat missing teeth. It is a clear plastic retainer that covers the teeth on the upper or lower arch. Artificial teeth are set in the place(s) where the patient is missing dentition.
Partials: A removable and long-term appliance that is used to treat missing teeth. Made out of plastic, resin and/or metal, artificial teeth are clipped onto adjacent remaining teeth.
Implant Crowns: A fixed appliance used to treat missing teeth. Patients are referred to a specialist to have implants placed in the area of a missing tooth. A crown is later designed by Dr. Benedetto and a dental lab to fit on top of the implant to serve as the replacement tooth. An implant procedure requires a longer treatment process, but is often the most recommended option for replacing missing teeth as they don’t require interaction with adjacent teeth.
Complete Dentures: Removable appliances that are used in cases where all teeth on the upper and/or lower arch require replacement.
All-On-Four: A fixed complete denture that is used in cases where all teeth on the upper and/or lower arch require replacement. 4 implants are placed by a specialist, and Dr. Benedetto works with a lab to fabricate a denture that attaches to the implants. Implant procedures require a longer treatment process, but are often the recommended option for comfort, fit, and performance.
In-Office Whitening: A whitening option that allows patients to improve multiple shades in 1.5 hours of chair time. It is one of the fastest ways to achieve a brighter smile.
Take-Home Whitening: A whitening option in which custom trays are fabricated, and an appropriate strength of whitening gel is given to suit each patient’s needs. When used at home daily, patients can improve multiple shades in two weeks. This option takes longer, but allows for more control over the achieved shade.
Veneers: A covering that adheres to the front of the tooth. It allows the size, shape, and color of the tooth to be changed to give the most aesthetic look.