Our mission is to provide the highest possible level of care with empathy and understanding; to deliver this care with first class, five star service; and to continuously and relentlessly pursue excellence through continuing education, personal and team growth, and mastery of leading edge technology.
Restorative dentistry restores the strength and beauty of your smile. Whenever possible, we will preserve your natural teeth. When needed, we can also provide tooth replacement options that are both functionally and esthetically pleasing.
Your restorative dentistry treatment plan may include one or more of the following solutions:
- Composite Fillings
- Inlays / Onlays
- Dentures (full, partial, and/or implant supported)
Restorative dentistry may be right for you if you have experienced any of these dental issues:
- Tooth decay
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Tooth pain
- Missing teeth
- Severely worn teeth
Dr. Romano has the training and experience to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile safely and gently.
Cosmetic dentistry is an option available for any of our patients who would like to improve the beauty of their smile. Cosmetic Dentistry is a special branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the overall appearance of your teeth and gums. We are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, whether there is dental trauma to repair or if you simply would like to enhance your smile’s natural beauty.
Cosmetic dentistry might be the solution you need if your smile has:
- Cracked, chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Discolored, yellowed, or stained teeth
- Slightly misaligned or uneven teeth
- One or more missing teeth
- Teeth that appear too long, too short, or too pointed
- Very worn teeth
- Unaesthetically shaped teeth
Based on your personal needs and desires, Dr. Romano will help you choose one or more of our high-quality cosmetic dental treatments for an individualized treatment plan specifically created to help you accomplish your smile goals
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to restore your ability to eat, speak, and chew comfortably, we may recommend a dental implant. Dental implants are permanent and stable tooth replacements commonly used to replace one missing tooth, but if you have several missing teeth you may still be a candidate. Implants provide you with a replacement tooth that is easy to clean, maintains your bone health, all while looking very realistic. Dr. Romano will provide you with an implant restoration, which may be a dental crown, dental bridge, and/or an implant supported denture. Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance.
When our teeth become stained or discolored due to aging or lifestyle habits, many patients make a trip to the store and purchase an at-home teeth whitening kit. Unfortunately, many of these patients do not get the results they wish and, in some cases, experience unwanted side effects. Here at 501 Restorative, we recommend you skip these cheap, quick fixes and get the professional, effective teeth whitening service you deserve to restore your smile.
As the enamel of your teeth is worn away by the result of food, beverages, and citrus fruits, the darker tissue of your teeth, also known as the dentin, can become visible. Products like soda, coffee, tea, and tobacco are infamous for discoloring teeth. Over time, in fact, teeth become more absorbent and susceptible to staining from food and other substances. In return, more and more people today are choosing teeth whitening procedures to reverse the effects.
Professional teeth whitening completed by our office is believed to be the most effective and harmless method; done correctly, teeth whitening can last as long as five years.
TMJ stands for: temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that connects the jawbone to both the left and right sides of our skull. Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD, refers to issues affecting the TMJ and the muscles and soft tissues that surround it. Common TMD symptoms include:
- Jaw pain
- Clicking jaw joint
- Jaw stiffness
- Stuck jaw, open or closed
- Clenching or grinding teeth
- Pain in cheeks and temples
Causes of TMD
There are a number of issues that can cause TMD. The most common is subconscious clenching or grinding of the teeth. This usually occurs during sleep or when under high amounts of stress. Patients with this type of TMD may find that their symptoms vary depending on their level of stress.
Other causes of TMD can include:
- Jaw joint disc out of place
- Osteoarthritis damage to joint
- Swelling inside the joint
- Poor posture muscle strain
- Joint inflammation or strain
During your visit, our office will take a detailed dental and medical history. Tell us about any symptoms or injuries to the TMJ area. Be sure to notify us of any chronic illnesses or medications you are taking.
Next, Dr. Romano will perform a comprehensive exam of your head and neck. Particular attention will be paid to the jaw muscles and joints.
We will recommend a conservative treatment plan based on your individual needs. We can help relieve TMD pain, reduce stiffness, and increase function
X-rays are high frequency light (or radiation) that penetrates different substances with different rates and absorption.
At 501 Restorative, we provide two types of x-rays:
- Periapical x-rays: used to look at the root tip of the tooth
- Bite-wing x-rays: used to look between the teeth for decay
Many patients ask, “are x-rays safe?” The answer is yes.
Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation that the public and professional communities consider safe. We take special precaution taken to ensure their safety such as including using a lead apron with a thyroid collar, and a fast process, so as to limit exposure. In fact, our everyday environment contains natural radiation and dental x-rays have far less radiation than you might think.
A single conventional dental x-ray delivers 3,000 times less radiation than an upper GI series, 250 times less than a chest x-ray, and 50 times less radiation than a typical day of background radiation from the sun. Dental x-rays are both safe and effective, and can be used during pregnancy. We have integrated digital x-rays in our office, which have a minimal radiation exposure.
Digital x-rays offer additional advantages, with an additional 80 percent reduction in the radiation exposure to the conventional dental x-rays stated above. Using digital x-rays there eliminated the need for films, processing chemicals, and the dentist gets the image in about 3 seconds. The exposure to radiation with digital x-ray is very minimal.