Because she believes that teeth should function well in addition to being cosmetically pleasing, Dr. Risos combines cosmetic and restorative dentistry in her treatment of patients. She won’t push patients into any dental work; she believes that all patients should have options, and should choose what’s best for them. After all, they’re the ones who’ll be using and living with their teeth for years to come.
Dr. Risos’ cosmetic and restorative dental services include:
These can be a quick and easy solution for fixing chipped, stained, discolored or even slightly crooked teeth because with veneers you don’t need to cut much of the tooth structure.
If you need a crown, Dr. Risos usually recommends all porcelain crowns, or sometimes crowns made of gold inside of porcelain. These won’t corrode and or become discolored over time.
- Dental Implants
Dental implants are a rapidly emerging technology used to replace missing teeth, from one tooth to multiple teeth. Dental implants are man-made tooth roots crafted using very strong, lightweight materials such as titanium.
- Teeth Whitening
Dr. Risos counsels patients carefully so they’ll get whiter teeth—without the tooth sensitivity problems.
A fixed bridge is another way of replacing missing teeth. Since a fixed bridge is permanently attached in your mouth, you don’t need to remove and wash it.
Dr. Risos can fit you with fixed or removable dentures that don’t show metal in your mouth when you smile. (Metal can help strengthen and reinforce your dentures, but it doesn’t have to show!)
- Dental Appliances for Many Needs
Dr. Risos can fit you with a best bite discluder – a device that can “take the bite out of headaches.” She provides other dental appliances such as spacers to save room for teeth that are coming in.
- Smile Design
Dr. Risos will analyze your current smile and then design the new smile that’s right for your face and features.
- Emphasis on Equilibration and Articulation – Bite Adjustment
Your smile can look great but your bite might not be right. You wouldn’t walk with a high heel on one foot and a running shoe on the other – it would throw you off balance and hurt your body. The same thing can be true for the teeth on either side of your face. An open space in your gums that wasn’t filled, a restoration that was broken and never fixed, and several other problems can cause an uneven bite. When Dr. Risos adjusts your bite, she’ll be getting your teeth back to their optimum functioning.
Today’s root canals are much less painful than they’ve been in the past—and they’re an important tool in helping to save a tooth that has been damaged by decay or accident.
- Sedation for Long Appointments
Dr. Risos understands that long appointments can be difficult for patients, so she offers oral conscious sedation as an option. As a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, she is trained and knowledgeable about the use of oral sedatives.
Dr. Risos provides nourishment for patients such as yogurt, orange juice and raisins to keep patients’ blood sugar at good levels during long appointments.
Other Dental Services
In addition to cosmetic and restorative work, Dr. Risos provides family dental services for every member of your family.
- Preventative Care
- Basic Restorations
No mercury amalgams, white composite fillings only
- Appliances for Kids
Help them prevent or overcome bad oral habits like thumb sucking