Bright Sunny Treatment Rooms
Chair for Visitors in Treatment Room
Super Clean Treatment Room Air
Ultraviolet Light Treated Room Air
COVID and Aerosol Room Filters
Comfortable Reception Area
Free WI-FI for Patients/Visitors
Separate Private Out Call Phone Line
Dr. Manuel’s extensive post graduate training and decades of experience allow you a broad range of In-House treatment options as well as the benefit of his judgement from experience with thousands of similar cases.
You will benefit from a long term plan to establish and maintain good oral health.
INSURANCE CAN BE CONFUSING!
Insurance is a contract between you, your employer, the insurance company, and sometimes the dentist.
WE PARTICIPATE WITH MOST INSURANCES
We‘ll need detailed information about your employer, the exact insurance company, the exact policy,and the exact insured person in order to help you get the benefits you deserve.
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While the best long term option for your care is to carefully plan, predetermine coverage and reserve adequate schedule time, sometimes unexpected emergency needs arise. If you contact us in the early morning on a day the office is open, we can usually work you in to evaluate your urgent needs and provide some form of provisional relief that same day. We provide a 24 hour emergency telephone messaging service to Dr. Manuel, so he can address your crisis situation at times the office is closed.
Dr. Manuel spent two years in a post graduate internship through all the dental specialties, including Oral Surgery. He has performed thousands of wisdom teeth removals and other moderately complex oral surgery procedures. Of course, there are unusual or complex surgery procedures for which we would refer you to an Oral Surgeon. Also, while we have Nitrous Oxide Sedation in the office, if you want deeper sedation (to be “Knocked Out”), we would refer.
The best way to ensure a pleasant dental visit for children is to bring them in during their first year, or at least BEFORE they need extensive work. That way they can get to know and trust us in a non-threatening environment.
While we enjoy working with kids, we don't want to do anything to create fearful experiences. As such, if your child needs significant dental work and is seriously frightened, we may refer him/her to see a Pediatric Dentist until the major work is done. If your child is cooperative and comfortable with us, we'd love to work with them. Sometimes they might see the specialist for major work and return to us for routine checkups, small fillings, etc.
A number of conditions can lead to a tooth’s having irreversible inflammation of the pulp tissue, deep inside the tooth. Cleaning and sterilizing and sealing the small canals in the tooth‘s roots make it possible place it back in normal function. Being hollow inside after the pulp cleaning, a “post“ or “bonded build up” is needed to strengthen the tooth so it can hold a crown. Endodontic (Root Canal) Treated Teeth, often damaged from decay or trauma) dry out, become brittle and are likely to break, so a Full Crown is recommended for long term term stability.
While Root Canals are usually successful, sometimes the doctor needs to reopen the tooth to look for extra canals, oddly shaped canals that could harbor tiny nerve fibers, cracks, etc..
Sterilizing and sealing the root canals usually allows the bone infection around the tooth to heal on it’s own, but sometimes that infected area at the root tip needs to be cleaned out in a separate procedure called “Apicoectomy” or “Apical Currettage“, or “Apical Surgery.”
Dr. Manuel uses the latest Endodontic technology with computer controlled electronic, self reversing rotary handpieces, vertically vibrating files, electronic depth finders, etc.. Dr. Manuel treats and seals the canals using bone and tissue friendly Bioceramic Materials.
High Magnification Telescopes are used to see deep down into canals.
Having placed a wide variety of implant designs since the late 1970’s, Dr. Manuel feels the least invasive implants with the highest bone surface area per length are the best choice for most applications.
Bicon Short Implants use a FINNED design instead of the THREADS common on other designs. This allows a more gentle bone preparation and passive placement, resulting much greater bone support contact per length. Ultra Short Implants can be placed in shallow bone without endangering nerves and blood vessels.
Bicon implants do not need screws to hold the tooth to the implant in most applications, so the center core is smaller, the bone contact area greater, and there is no worry about tiny screws breaking.
THREADED implants are placed under pressure so the bone must first RESORB before it returns to GROW into the threads. Bicon FINNED implants, placed passively, allow bone to immediately migrate into the FINS , more rapidly binding the implant to the bone.
Once teeth are lost, the bone and gum tissue immediately start to shrink and the lips, nose, cheeks and jaws lose their support resulting in the aging face appearance.
Custom Designed Removable Full Dentures are the best way to rebuild this lost support with acrylics/composites/vinyl constructions.
Usually, a well designed, well fitting Upper Denture is stable and needs no implant support underneath. Some loose fitting Lower Dentures can provide more comfortable, full function after just two small implant snaps are placed in the front corners underneath the denture.
Implants are wonderful, but cannot “pad out’ or be built up enough to fully support the lips, cheeks, nose and jaw like dentures can.