Dr. Smith uses the latest techniques to create and maintain
beautiful and healthy smiles. We are pleased to offer our patients the following
services in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Dr. Ron Smith provides excellent dental care for the entire family. We
offer preventive care, cosmetic dentistry as well as restorative dentistry.
Call our office to learn how we can improve your smile.
The first thing most people notice about you is your smile. We offer a
variety of advanced techniques to create the smile of your dreams. We offer
Conservative Refurbishing or a Complete Makeover. Call us today to learn how
how we can give you the smile you deserve.
Bleaching - Teeth
Whitening is one of the simplest and least expensive techniques and it can give
you a brilliant smile you�ll be proud of. Our custom made whitening kits to use
at home are comfortable, easy to use, and deliver a great result.
Porcelain veneers are top line in cosmetic dentistry. If your teeth are
chipped, broken, or discolored, porcelain veneers are a great way to change the
color and shape of your teeth. A porcelain veneer is a covering over the tooth
that gives natural color and bridges small gaps. Veneers can be a great
alternative to braces for slight orthodontic problems and provide a beautiful
smile in a short amount of time. The results are simply gorgeous!
Dental bonding can produce amazing improvements by fixing chips in your teeth.
Bonding is covering the front surface of teeth with durable plastic to either
change the tooth's color or shape, or to rebuild broken teeth. Bonding is
similar to veneers, but not as strong, but it is a low-cost way to improve your
smile. Bonding is great for children who have chipped front teeth and for
adults who need an alternative for veneers and understand the limitations.
Metal Free Crowns
Crowns, or caps, are used to restore broken or cracked teeth. The new metal-free
crowns eliminate the ugly black line you may have seen next to the gumline on
Dr. Smith has 30 years of experience in oral
surgery and understands the importance of patient comfort which is why he is
also trained in sedation dentistry.
What to expect when you are scheduled for a tooth
Dr. Smith will numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, he
will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow, in most cases a small
amount of bleeding is normal. Avoid anything that might prevent normal
healing. It is usually best not to smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously,
or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot
and delay healing.
For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently afterward,
for pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don't
clean the teeth next to the tooth socket.
When having an extraction, today's modern procedures and follow up care as
In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased
nerve, you'd probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure
called a root canal therapy you may save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the
pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread
down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue
dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it.
After the dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to
protect it. Then your dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or
no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth
and your smile! Call our office to learn more.
Inlays and Onlays are tooth-colored restorations that are used in place of
silver fillings on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. This approach has become
very popular because silver (mercury) fillings are not safe and are less
Implants are an increasingly popular alternative to dentures and
bridges. They have many advantages, including their natural appearance,
improved comfort and unequaled convenience. If you are considering
implants, we can discuss the considerations and help you make the
decision that is right for you.
Our hygienists are great. They are both thorough
and gentle. They can help you create a custom preventive maintenance routine to
keep healthy. If you have gum problems, we offer both non-surgical and surgical
clenching, grinding teeth
Many people damage their teeth or give themselves
headaches by grinding or clenching their teeth during their sleep. Some people
develop jaw joint ( TMJ )pain. We offer nightguard type splints to help with
Our office is OSHA compliant, and follows the same OSHA sterilization
recommendations for hospitals.