Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are natural looking restorations that completely covers an existing tooth. There are many reasons that a crown may be recommended including extensive decay and fractures. A bridge is another type of restoration that helps to replace missing teeth. Dr. Olson and Dr. Courtin both use the newest techniques and materials when preparing the teeth to save as much of the natural tooth structure as possible.
Endodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with the treatment of pulp-related diseases of the teeth. The dental pulp is the center of the tooth beneath the enamel which is composed of connective tissues. Dr. Olson and Dr. Courtin use rotary endodontic tools to make the procedures smoother and more comfortable for the patient.
Dental fillings are used to restore a damaged or decayed tooth back to its normal functionality and shape. We use composite material for all our filling restorations. Composite is a tooth colored material that is bonded to your existing teeth and looks like your natural teeth.
Implant dentistry provides a great alternative to replace missing teeth. Once the implant is placed by a dental specialist, Dr. Olson or Dr. Courtin will restore the tooth with an implant crown. Similar to crowns, an implant crown is placed on top of the implant and is made to look like your natural tooth.
Both Dr. Olson and Dr. Courtin are well experienced in dental extractions and oral surgery. The doctors may recommend extracting a tooth for various reasons. They use the latest tools and techniques available to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
Orthodontics is a specialty field of dentistry that deals with correcting the alignment of the teeth. Most people sought out for orthodontic care in order to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. One of the most commonly used dental appliances to correct misaligned teeth are braces, which will greatly improve the alignment of the teeth. Other remedies used to correct them are removable retainers such as Invisalign. Dr. Olson has been treating patients with bonded braces for many years. Both Dr. Courtin and Dr. Olson are certified Invisalign providers and are able to treat both simple and more complex cases. Misaligned teeth are a contributing factor to periodontal disease. Straitening your teeth can improve your confidence and your overall health.
Sleep Apnea ( Snore Guard )
Sleep apnea is an obstructive sleep disorder that occurs when the airway to the lungs is blocked. The causes of sleep apnea are mainly obesity, the structural difference in the anatomy of the mouth, nasal malfunctions, etc. As the patients develop sleep apnea, they will begin to experience interrupted sleep patterns preventing them from having a sound sleep at night. If snoring is an issue, Dr. Olson and Dr. Courtin may recommend a snore guard. A snore guard is an oral appliance that prevents the tissues of the mouth behind the throat from collapsing during sleep. Snore guards are easy to use and are known to be a comfortable method of preventing one from snoring. Other forms of appliances can also be made after the patient has been medically diagnosed with sleep apnea, which is achieved by participating in a sleep study.
Teeth Whitening ( Custom Trays )
Olson Dental provides patients with the much anticipated cosmetic dental procedure known as Teeth Whitening. This popular and non-invasive treatment of improving the appearance of the teeth will improve and enhance the natural color of the teeth. At Olson Dental, we provide our patients with the luxury of attaining take-home custom whitening trays. Custom trays are designed to fit the patient’s teeth. It will involve taking impressions of the patient’s teeth before customizing the trays.
TMJ (Night Guard)
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint which links the lower jawbone to the skull. Millions of Americans complain of experiencing pain in the jaws, face, neck, and also of recurring headaches. All this could be a result of Temporomandibular disorder (TMD). At Olson Dental, we provide our patients with night guards in order to treat Bruxism. Bruxism is an involuntary rhythmic movement or clenching of the jaws against each other. Grinding of the teeth is typically experienced while the patient is asleep, although, during the daytime, clenching of the teeth is quite common among youngsters who work under stressful conditions.
Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that safely and effectively treats periodontal disease and symptoms of TMD/jaw pain. The laser can also be used to perform soft tissue contouring for improved esthetics. Laser Therapy uses an infra-red light that works at the cellular level to assist in blood flow, increase oxygen, and stimulate the body's own healing process. Treatment promotes regeneration of soft tissue, ligaments and bone around a tooth while killing bacteria at the site and reducing pain and inflammation without the use of medications.
We also use a special attachment that allows us to offer pain management therapy for TMD and jaw pain. This therapy can help improve range of motion and physical function, while accelerating healing and reducing inflammation and pain. These treatments take about 10 minutes and should be applied about once or twice a week. Although the number of appointments varies case by case, the majority of our patients undergo 3 rounds of therapy and often experience reduction of pain after just one session!