Crowns, Veneers, Bridges
You want the most aesthetic and strongest restorations that today's technology provides. Unlike most dental restorations, ours help resist decay on adjacent teeth. Every time you use fluoride, the restorations "recharge" to protect the surrounding areas.
Implants and Mini-Implants
Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. Without teeth, your jawbone will atrophy or thin. This is why dentures don't fit for a lifetime. Implants will maintain this bone and facial structure. They can also be used for various other purposes: to support a crown, bridge, hybrid, partial denture, or full denture.
Mini-implants are less expensive, have faster placement, and require less bone.
Clear Aligner Therapy / Invisible Braces
We can straighten teeth without wearing wire braces! We take impressions to create a series of clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth. Since the trays need to be worn for about 22 hours a day, they require a high level of commitment to wear. The average length of treatment is 10 months.
ClearCorrect is the clear and simple alternative to braces. It’s a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them.
They're practically invisible, so most people won't even know you're in treatment. They fit you perfectly, so they're more comfortable than regular braces. Because they're removable, you can eat whatever you want, and you can clean your teeth normally which helps to avoid those ugly white spots and swollen gums.
Some cases, however, are still better-suited for traditional braces, or a combination of techniques.
Cosmetic and Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Cosmetic dental procedures often require more preparation and planning than others. With today's technology we can do cosmetic dentistry anywhere. Dr. Straw has the education and experience to create bright, natural-looking smiles like you see to the left.
Patients often think they can fix their teeth one at a time to make it more affordable. My own experience has found this to be untrue most of the time. Not only is the aesthetic outcome compromised--shade matching, alignment, tooth lengths--but it actually ends up costing much more in time and dollars.
It's definitely an emotional experience to get a smile makeover. Have you ever seen a photo of yourself with a digitally enhanced, new, bright smile? A new smile can change your life: enhancing your health, your relationships, your self-esteem, your career, and last throughout retirement.
The art of creating a smile involves using the ratio of beauty found in nature--the golden ratio of 1.618. Laboratory technicians who make the crowns and ultra-thin veneers deserve a fair amount of credit for the beautiful, natural-looking smiles they create. However, it's the dentist who must envision, plan, and prepare the teeth appropriately. A new aesthetic smile does not imply improved function or chewing. It's important to remember that the teeth need to be custom designed to fit your bite, lips, and the way you chew. Some cosmetic dentistry may look absolutely perfect, but if it wasn't designed properly, you could have continual pain or breakage. On the other hand, improved looks is a natural result of improved function. That's why our goal is always function to ensure longevity and comfort.