Dr. Zazzaro offers you the highest level of care and state of the art treatment and services for you and your entire family.
After complete examination and diagnosis, we will work with you to develop a customized plan for the maintenance of your oral health.
Periodontal (disorders of gum tissue), Endodontic (root canal problems), Oral Surgery, Dental Implants and Reconstructive services are all performed at our office. This provides a continuum of care whatever dental needs or emergency you may have.
Our services include:
Routine dental x-rays determine problems above and below the gum line
Oral Cancer Check:
As a part of our examination services we look for suspicious lesions or areas in and around the mouth. With early detection and treatment, oral cancer, in most cases, can be successfully eliminated.
Catching small areas of decay early saves tooth structure and helps you keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Gum Disease Evaluation:
Gum disease is not only responsible for premature tooth loss but studies indicate that bacteria from gum disease is linked to heart disease and other diseases.
Detection and Recession Index: Dr. Zazzaro evaluates and measures loss of gum. The recession is monitored at each check up visit.
Tooth Color Comparison Evaluation:
Age, medicines, food and beverages are some of the causes of tooth discoloration. Dr. Zazzaro and his team will help you decide if you need to whiten your teeth and which system is right for you
Periodontal Pocket Depth and Mobility Detection:
Measuring pocket depth and mobility of the gums and teeth respectively gives Dr. Zazzaro important information on how to treat your your particular periodontal, (GUM) situation.
TMJ and Facial Muscle Evaluation:
Jaw muscle and joint dysfunction can be as minor as slight clicking or popping sensations or as severe as persistent pain extending into the face, neck and shoulders. There are many common causes and a variety of treatment options.
Detailed Consultation with Optional Treatment Choices:
Dr. Zazzaro will discuss your needs, encourage your input and offer you various approaches to your treatment that will fit your style and your budget.
Teeth Cleaning and Polishing:
Studies reveal that more frequent cleanings are recommended to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Zazzaro agrees and many of his patients are experiencing less dental troubles by having cleanings every 3-6 months.
Dr. Zazzaro believes in not keeping patients in discomfort waiting days for an appointment. In all cases, patients are offered same day emergency care.
Implants are the next best thing to growing your own teeth. They replace the roots of teeth that have been lost through injury, decay and gum disease and can serve as a base for ceramic or porcelain crowns.
Full and partial Dentures:
Dr. Zazzaro masterfully designs full dentures for strength, beauty and comfort.
Children’s Dentistry: One stop dental care is what many of our patients are asking form. Children are welcomed and are shown how easy and fun their first visit can be.
Tooth colored fillings, beautiful ceramic crowns, veneers and bridges are examples of Restorative Dentistry.
Tooth loss doesn’t have to stop your smile from saying great things about you. Cosmetic dentistry has many tooth-replacement options that allow you to recapture your youthful appearance and restore the function of your teeth. Dental implants are often the best option because they last indefinitely.
Dental implants provide a look and feel that’s identical to natural teeth. Dental Implants are titanium replacement roots surgically placed in your jaw bone. After healing, the implants are often stronger than natural teeth. These dental implants can then be used to support, Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures.
A bridge allows the replacement of a missing tooth or teeth. To use a bridge to replace a missing tooth, there must be a sound tooth remaining on either side of the space that the missing tooth previously occupied, known as abutment teeth. The abutment teeth must be healthy, with adequate bone structure remaining to support the tooth and the restoration. These teeth may or may not have required root canal treatment or restoration in the past. The procedure for making a bridge is virtually identical to the preparation for an individual crown. We prepare the abutment teeth for crowns and, after taking impressions, bite registrations and doing a temporary restoration, the laboratory creates the final restoration which is cemented to the abutment teeth..
A bridge is a long-lasting, beautiful solution for a missing tooth or teeth.
A crown or "cap" may be required to make a weak tooth with a large filling, strong again. Crowns provide the strongest restoration for teeth. Teeth that are badly broken or have large worn-out fillings can be restored to their natural appearance and strength with crowns. Using the latest ceramic technology, we can create beautiful results for:
- Spaces between the teeth (diastemas)
- Unnatural porcelain-to-metal crowns
- Dark lines at the gum line of crowns
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Unsightly, stained or washed-out fillings
- Permanently discolored old fillings
- Misshapen or crooked teeth
- Weak Teeth with very large restorations; i.e. fillings
Dentures are made to be natural looking and esthetically pleasing. Full, partial or implant supported dentures, are a great solution for many people.
A partial denture replaces some, but not all of the teeth in a jaw. In order to be a candidate for a partial denture, there must be a sufficient number of teeth that the denture will attach to and these teeth must have adequate bone support and tooth structure. Partial dentures are a great solution when a patient is missing multiple teeth.
A complete denture restores the function of a patient who is missing all of the teeth in one or both jaws. A complete denture is a prosthetic device that attempts to replicate the appearance of natural teeth while allowing the patient to chew food and speak as naturally as possible. Dentures are custom-designed to the patient’s facial features and are very cosmetically pleasing. Most patients love their “new” teeth and adapt to them quickly.
Fillings are used to restore portions of a tooth that have been damaged (primarily by tooth decay) to proper form and function. Depending on the situation, either a silver (amalgam) or a tooth-colored (composite) filling may be used. Depending on the location of the decay and the size and placement of any existing fillings, a filling may include one, two, three or more surfaces of your tooth. In the case of a tooth that has a great deal of missing tooth structure, a more extensive treatment (such as a crown) will be required to prevent further future damage to the tooth.
Modern composite fillings provide durable, beautiful restoration of the teeth, matching their function and appearance amazingly well.
Old black amalgam fillings are becoming a thing of the past.
Tooth loss doesn’t have to stop your smile from saying great things about you. Cosmetic dentistry has many tooth-replacement options that allow you to recapture your youthful appearance and restore the function of your teeth. One which we might recommend is a dental implant.
Dental implants provide a look and feel that’s very close to natural teeth. Implants are metal posts or frames surgically placed beneath your gums. After placement, the implants fuse to the bone of your jaw and act as artificial tooth roots. Replacement teeth are attached to the implant.
The bleaching process lightens discolored enamel and dentin. This is the safest, most effective way to brighten your smile — often in one week.
Bonding involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin to the tooth. It can be used for cosmetic purposes or to repair or protect teeth. Bonding is ideal for patients who have chips or cracks in front teeth or want to make changes in the appearance of teeth.
Composite resins are also used to protect exposed roots which results from gum recession. They also help prevent sensitivity to temperature changes which can occur when roots are exposed.
Bonding is often completed in one visit and may not require the use of anesthesia.
Dental sealants can play an important role in helping to prevent some forms of tooth decay (“cavities”). The placement of dental sealants involves your dentist bonding a plastic coating into the grooves of your tooth (the tooth’s pits and fissures). The net result is a smoother tooth surface, one which is less likely to trap food and plaque, as well as one which is easier to effectively clean with a toothbrush.
Porcelain Veneers are a great way to fix front teeth and give you that instant make-over you’ve been looking for.. They are very durable and life-like. You can whiten your teeth, close spaces and create a great smile. We can even do virtually instant orthodontics to straighten crooked teeth and create a great smile.
Spaces between the teeth (diastemas)
Broken or chipped teeth
Unsightly, stained or washed-out fillings
Permanently stained or discolored teeth
Misshapen or crooked teeth
Whiten dark, yellow or stained teeth