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General Dentistry

Fillings

A filling is used to replace a small portion of a tooth that has been damaged. Fillings can be made of composite resins or ceramics to restore the strength and beauty of your smile. Read More ››

Crowns

A crown, also called a cap, used on a tooth that has been broken or has a high risk of being severely damaged. A crown can restore and cover a toothe not healthy enough to support a filling. Most often crowns are used after a root canal or the loss of a sizable amount of enamel. Crowns can be anterior posterior, and are available in a variety of materials. Dr. Straka can help you choose what is appropriate for you. Read More ››

Bridges

Bridges are non-removable prosthesis for replacing missing teeth. Teeth on either side are crowned and used to anchor the new tooth. Bridges are constructed of either porcelain over metal or are resin-based. They can restore a missing tooth, such as the drifting of other teeth. Read More ››

Extractions

Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. Read More ››

Dentures — Full and Partial

Partial dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. Full dentures will benefit your appearance and your health if you’ve lost all of your natural teeth whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury. Read More ››

Night Guard/Bite Splint

From the occasional sore jaw to chronic grinding, teeth grinding can be a serious problem. It may be time to talk to Dr. Straka to talk about a night guard/bite splint. Read More ››

Routine Cleaning and Periodontal Therapy

Patients who do not have bone loss, periodontal disease or an infection around the teeth are scheduled for a routine cleaning with one of our dental hygienists. If your hygienist recommends Periodontal Therapy it is because you have gum disease that has resulted in bone loss, bleeding gums and/or exposed root surfaces and a routine cleaning is not enough to get your mouth back to health. Read More ››