- Oral Exam
- Digital X-Rays
At First Central Dental, we use digital X-Rays to take higher quality images and check your teeth and jaw bone problems. Digital X-rays use up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional film X-rays. Digital radiography is an excellent option for those who take X-rays on a regular basis or for those who are concerned about radiation. It can also shorten your dental appointment! With digital radiography, the sensor develops the picture almost instantly and projects it onto a computer screen right before your eyes.
- Teeth Cleaning
- Dental Fillings
- Tooth Extraction
- Pediatric Dentistry (Children)
- Geriatric Dentistry (Seniors)
- Orthodontics ( Invisalign )
Invisalign is a series of clear, plastic “trays” that fit over the teeth and move them a little bit at a time. You will wear at least 22 hours per day. After the two weeks are up, you will move on to the next pair of trays, which will move your teeth a little bit more towards the goal. When you finish wearing the last trays, your teeth will be in the ideal position, and your smile will look great.
One of the major differences between Invisalign and metal braces is that Invisalign is not attached to the teeth. This means you can take your trays out to eat and to clean your teeth, and even for important social occasions when you want to look your best. Many people, both teens and adults, like Invisalign because it makes orthodontic treatment more private: No one knows you are having your teeth straightened unless you tell them.
If you want to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your teen, please contact us to Make an Appointment with Dr. Liu
- Gum Disease
- Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Third molars, better known as wisdom teeth, often grow beneath the surface of the gum. Sometimes, the teeth will partially emerge from the gums but not grow in completely. Many people do not have enough room in their mouth and along their jaw bone for these teeth to grow in properly, thereby causing problems in the area or with the adjacent teeth.
At First Central Dental, we recommend that the wisdom teeth be removed early, preferably during the mid to late teens, even if they haven’t begun to emerge from the gums yet. Since the roots of these teeth have not fully developed, the extraction process is generally much more rapid if they are removed early. Younger patients are also more likely to experience a faster recovery after surgery, and avoid serious complications with the sinus and lower jaw nerve.
- Root Canals
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. A root canal procedure is performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. At First Central Dental, the vast majority of root canals are painless and done in one appointment.
- Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Implant Dentistry is the #1 choice for replacing missing teeth. Whether you are missing one tooth, or all of them, implant dentistry can provide tremendous advantages. Maintain the health of the adjacent teeth: When dental implants are placed, there is no need to grind down or damage adjacent teeth to cement a bridge.
Increased stability: Dental implants are made with medical-grade titanium, which integrates/fuses with the jaw bone during the healing period. This fusion creates the most stable restoration available and ensures that the restoration acts just like a natural tooth.
Decreased Bone Loss: When a tooth is missing from the mouth for a period of time, the jaw bone can begin to deteriorate. When dental implants are placed, the jaw bone fuses with the implant and maintains the jaw’s natural, healthy growth and development.
- Teeth Whitening
Cosmetic Dentistry and Veneers
From bleaching to veneers, crowns and all-porcelain bridges, we offer the best combination to suit your needs. We have vast experience in Smile Design. A veneer improves the appearance of a tooth by covering the visible front surface with a custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain overlay. A veneer is often prescribed for a tooth that is: Discolored or stained, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped. It may also be prescribed to “fill the gap” between two otherwise healthy teeth.