Treatments

From regular cleanings and exams to advanced restorative treatments, all of your routine dental needs can be taken care of at Christopher Nelis, DDS.

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Invisalign

Invisalign’s® uses invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. And the best part is, no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them.

Invisalign® is a great option for both adults and teenagers.

What is Invisalign®?

  • Invisalign® is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
  • Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
  • Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.

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Root Canal

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.

All teeth naturally have between one and four root canals.

Many tooth problems start with infections that spread to the pulp or inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues. As the infection worsens, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp and lead to the same problems.

Pain and sensitivity are the first indications of a problem in the case of a diseased inner tooth. A spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop from the inside, which can lead to an abscess.

Root canal therapy works to save a diseased tooth by removing the diseased tissue and therefore halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. Root canal therapy has a very high success rate and is quite popular as it is the only alternative to an extraction of a diseased tooth.

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Crowns & Bridges

Crowns

Crowns are man-made cap which is placed on the top of the tooth, porcelain is the most popular material.

After a restorative procedure such as a root canal, a crown serves to restore the tooth’s function and natural appearance. A crown is also used to restore a natural appearance when large portions of the tooth have been removed to correct advanced decay.

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Bridges

Bridges are custom-made appliances designed to replace a section of missing teeth while maintaining a natural-looking appearance. Bridges blend in with the natural appearance of the smile and help to restore the natural contour of the teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between the upper and lower teeth.

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Implants

Dental implants serve to replace a missing tooth or teeth and are an alternative to dentures.

Implants are synthetic structures that occupy the area of the tooth where the root would typically be. Implants are anchored within the jaw bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures as a way to increase their general stability and function.

It is important to remember that not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. For a successful implant to take hold, the ideal candidate must have proper bone density and a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene from the patient.

Implants are custom-designed and mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are typically made from a synthetic yet biocompatible material such as metal or ceramic.
An implant requires surgery to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. After the surgical portion of the procedure, a rest period o is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts can be inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure that serves to connect the tooth.

Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.

Much like other restorative procedures, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure a proper lifespan.

Veneers

What makes a smile beautiful? Most people can agree on some main characteristics: good tooth color, natural shape, and proper alignment. If your teeth can use improvement in any of these categories, porcelain veneers could be the right solution for you.

In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of super-strong porcelain that is bonded to the tooth to cover a non-aesthetically pleasing tooth or portion of teeth. The veneer is so natural-looking that it substitutes the appearance of natural tooth enamel since both are translucent and tough. However, an advantage of veneers is that dental porcelain does not stain like tooth enamel.

Due to important advances in dental porcelain technology, veneers can be made so thin that they can sometimes be bonded directly onto your existing tooth surface without removing any tooth enamel. If this is not possible, a layer as thin as the veneer is removed from the tooth enamel to improve the natural look as much as possible.

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Additional Services

We offer a large variety of dental treatments and services. Please call our office today to learn more about all the treatments and services we offer.

Our treatments and services include:

  • Professional Teeth Cleanings
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • Fillings
  • Bonding
  • Sealants
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Dental Implants
  • Removable Dentures
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • TMJ/TMD Treatment

Emergency Dental Treatment
If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. For non-life-threatening traumatic dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely, please call our office for assistance.