Services and Technologies

Creekside Dental has provided personalized dental care to thousands of families. Our patients come from near and far to experience the warm, individualized care we provide. We pride ourselves in utilizing the most modern equipment and methods available.
In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures. These new technologies allow us to detect dental concerns at early stages, treat your dental issues with precision, and provide stunning and customized restorations. Our premium dental software system maximizes your time and our office efficiency. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced in dental care.

At Creekside Dental we offer a variety of procedures to restore teeth to a more functional state. These procedures include, but are not limited to: amalgam or composite fillings, crown and/or bridge work, root canal therapy, partial dentures and/or complete dentures, and implants. Your dentist will explain all of your options to you and help you understand why the recommended procedures are necessary.
We know children. A trip to the dentist can be very intimidating for them. At Creekside Dental, we’ve developed our Kids Zone to help your child enjoy their time with us. We have several team members who are dedicated to making sure your child is comfortable and happy. These team members are patient, attentive, and will talk your child through procedures, enabling your child to feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the dental appointment. Our Kids Zone is for children and young adults alike!
For children who experience heightened dental fears or anxiety, or may require extensive treatment, we have the solution. Dr. Mark Bottorff is a board certified Anesthesiologist who visits our office once a month. Dr. Bottorff has many years of experience helping children feel at ease throughout their dental procedure.
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Our office is proud to offer general anesthesia for our young patients with extensive dental needs. Anesthesiologist Dr. Mark Bottorff works in conjunction with our doctors to provide quality dental care in a safe and efficient manner. In about an hour all dental treatment can be completed comfortably without the worry of injections.
The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for one’s teeth. Collectively they are referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth—just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy periodontium include: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Early diagnosis and proper gum treatments can return gum tissue to a healthy state. The treatment usually involves a deep cleaning or root planing done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If the gum disease is severe enough, surgery or tooth extraction may be necessary.
Want to improve your smile? Creekside Dental offers several approaches to cosmetic dentistry. Bleaching trays are a quick way to brighten your smile. Porcelain veneers can change the shape and color of your teeth and improve their appearance. For cases that are a bit more severe we offer all-porcelain crowns too! Some cases will involve a combination of procedures to achieve the desired result. Ask about our interest free payment plans!
At Creekside Dental, we take a comprehensive approach to helping you feel and look your best. There is no better complement to a healthy, beautiful smile than great looking skin. For those who are concerned with lines and wrinkles, we offer two of the most popular and effective dermal fillers available–BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®. Both are FDA approved and proven to fight wrinkles, providing you the final piece to a perfect smile. Let us help you feel younger, fresher and more radiant!
The Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, snap-on, custom fit, removable mouth trays that apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, forcing them to shift. The system provides the same beautiful results as traditional braces, but since the trays are made of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible. In addition, because Invisalign trays are removable, they can be taken out while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.

The Invisalign System work begins by first creating a series of trays that will each moving your teeth gradually until the end result is achieved. At the end of each two-week period, you will switch trays. Throughout the process, you will visit your dentist every six weeks to ensure treatment is progressing as planned. Once your treatment is complete, you will likely wear a clear retainer to ensure your new smile stays in place.

As with all orthodontic appliances, the cost of Invisalign varies according to the complexity of the case. However, Invisalign is generally more expensive than traditional braces. Insurance policies generally cover Invisalign to the same extent that they cover traditional braces.

Sleep Apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition in which an individual repeatedly stops breathing while he or she sleeps. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea, caused by a blockage of the airway. This blockage could be excess tissue in the nasal passages or behind the tongue in the oral pharynx and hypopharynx of the airway. Sleep Apnea can be helped by using a custom oral appliance, which should be fitted by qualified dental personnel who are trained and experienced in the overall care of oral health like the doctors at Creekside Dental.
Tooth whitening is a popular procedure to make teeth whiter, brighter, and more attractive. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or to simply enhance a dull smile. Tooth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure, ideal for most patients. Our office offers tray whitening; tray whitening is a less expensive whitening treatment that you can use in the comfort of your own home.

An impression of your teeth is used to create a customized clear tray that will hold the bleaching gel against your teeth. The whitening gel trays are typically worn for one hour each day for 7-10 days. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional treatments can be applied in the future to maintain your new smile.

With the expense that comes along with orthodontic care, parents often feel that braces are out of reach for their families. Creekside Dental makes getting braces easy. We offer in-house interest free payment plans and bill all major insurance companies. Patients are often surprised at how much money they save when they come to Creekside Dental. Call for your free consultation today and find out how much we can save you!

Looking for a clear solution to orthodontic braces? Click on “Invisalign” in our list of services offered.

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Crowns are dental caps made of porcelain and/or metal alloy that entirely cover a tooth. They are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment.
Crowns may be used to:

  • Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

A bridge is an option for filling the space created by one or more missing teeth. Artificial teeth are cemented in the place of missing teeth, using the adjacent teeth for support. A bridge replaces the missing tooth (or teeth) both functionally and cosmetically. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.

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A dental cleaning is the process of removing plaque, irritating deposits (known as calculus/tartar), and stains from your teeth. Your cleaning is performed by one or our five experienced dental hygienists and will last approximately one hour. Cleanings should be performed regularly (usually every six months) to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include any necessary scaling or root planing and polishing.
Scaling: This is the process of removing plaque and calculus/tartar from all tooth surfaces in using a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar.
Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. New and advanced technology has led to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. To achieve best results, both electric and manual scaling methods are combined for dental cleanings.
Veneers are thin shells of (usually) porcelain or pressed ceramic that are bonded to the outside of teeth. Veneers can change the color, shape, and appearance of teeth and are typically placed on teeth that are visible when talking or smiling.
The procedure usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment, the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth.
Veneers are a good choice for changing the cosmetic appearance of the teeth without removing much tooth structure. They can be recommended for restoring teeth that have large fillings with new decay and for restoring a normal shape and size to small (“pegged”) front teeth.

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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available:
Complete Dentures – A complete denture is a removable appliance that is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble your natural teeth and are positioned into your mouth to take the place of where the natural teeth used to be. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.

Partial Dentures – A partial denture is a removable appliance used when one or more teeth are missing, but natural teeth still remain in the jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth.

Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is necessary when a tooth’s pulp (nerve tissue) becomes infected and cannot heal itself. Cavities that progress inside a tooth and reach the pulp usually require root canal treatment. Deep restorations or trauma to a tooth may cause the nerve to be damaged to the point it needs root canal therapy. Once this occurs the pulp becomes infected, and can extend through the root tip and begin eating away at the surrounding bone (this is an abscess). An infected pulp left untreated can even weaken the body’s entire immune system. Symptoms that the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. There are times when no symptoms are present and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup. When a root canal treatment is performed, the infected tooth pulp is first removed and then the canals traveling down the length of the root are cleaned and disinfected. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal treatment.
Advancements in dentistry have enabled patients to restore and keep their teeth healthy for their entire life. There are, however, some occasions when a tooth may need to be removed (also known as an extraction). A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs:

  • Severe decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Infection or abscess
  • Orthodontic correction
  • Malpositioned teeth
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Impacted teeth

After careful examination and treatment, the dentist may advise to have a tooth extracted. Before a tooth is removed, an x-ray is taken in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. Based on the degree of difficulty, we may refer you to a specialist called an oral surgeon.
A certain amount of pain and discomfort is to be expected following an extraction. The pain is usually managed with a pain killer and ice packs applied to the face for 15 minutes at a time. After a routine extraction, discomfort should lessen within three days to two weeks. If you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever, call our office immediately.

A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically positioned into the jaw. Once the bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post. While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

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Sealants are liquid plastic bonded to the tooth surface to prevent cavities. Sealants are commonly used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing.