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Our patient exams are living proof of just how much we care about your dental and overall health.
During your visit, we go the extra mile to provide a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and mouth. Here is what you can expect:
- Thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues
- VelScope® oral cancer screening
- Digital x-rays
- Intraoral pictures
- Dental cleaning (optional)
- Review of your dental and medical history.
With this complete evaluation, your doctor will be able to uncover any issues before they become bigger problems.
What’s more, we are open and honest about our findings, so you fully understand our recommendations and the benefits of your treatment plan.
When it comes to dental hygiene, we take a truly comprehensive approach. We’ve designed our hygiene appointments to be a unique experience and a preventative haven for your oral health.
During your visit, our amazing hygiene team will guide you through a professional cleaning and evaluate your oral habits while you’re in complete comfort.
Our goal is to teach you how to keep your smile healthy and bright for a lifetime! This is why we use our gentle touch and friendly personalities to create an atmosphere where you’ll feel educated and empowered.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a serious yet common condition causing gum tissue to swell and bleed. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other whole-health concerns, such as heart disease, diabetes, and more.
To prevent this disease, we recommend scheduling check-ups and hygiene appointments once every six months. However, if you have periodontal disease, Dr. Berardi…Learn more about our dentist… and our team can stop the disease in its tracks with professional cleanings and hygiene education.
If your gum disease is more severe, our Williamsville dentist offers scaling and root planing. This treatment consists of a deep cleaning above and below the gum line.
After treatment, you may be required to visit us every three or four months to keep your gums healthy and the disease under control.
At our office, we take periodontal disease seriously, and we’ll do everything to safeguard your oral health and wellness.
Our advanced screening consists of a visual and physical exam of your oral cavity and connected tissues. Along with the traditional examination methods, we use the innovative VELscope® system…Opens a new window to the website… to check for early signs of oral cancer.
The VELscope® system emits a fluorescent light that causes healthy tissue to light up and abnormal tissue to remain dark. This contrast allows your dentist to identify possible signs of oral cancer in an easy and non-invasive way.
Early detection is key for better treatment outcomes and an increased chance of survival. With oral cancer on the rise, our VELscope® exam is an important part of your regular check-ups, and it only takes a few minutes to perform.
We deeply care for your wellbeing, and if there is any cause for concern, you can trust us to work alongside your physician to make a full diagnosis and establish a proper course of treatment.
The rear molars can be harder to reach while brushing or flossing, especially for our younger patients. These teeth have grooves on the surface, which become a common trap for food or debris. Your Williamsville dentists offer a simple solution: dental sealants.
A dental sealant is a thin transparent composite coating that acts as a suit of armor against plaque and bacteria. The coating fills the pits and grooves on your teeth to prevent anything from becoming trapped.
During the procedure, your dentist will:
- Clean the surface of your tooth
- Apply a special solution (liquid) to the tooth to help make the surface rough so the sealant can bond with it
- Rinse and dry the tooth
- Paint/apply the sealant on the tooth’s surface with a brush
- Use a special light to dry and harden the sealant
The entire process takes 5-10 minutes per tooth, and it is pain-free! The result is a protected smile that is easier to maintain.
When a tooth becomes severely damaged or decayed, a cavity may reach the nerve (pulp) and cause an infection. If left untreated, the infection could cause:
- Swollen or tender gums
- Severe pain while chewing
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Dental abscesses
When the inner tooth has been impacted, root canal therapy can be your savior. Unlike root canals in the past, our modern procedure is comfortable and durable. You can relax as we carefully restore the integrity of your tooth and ensure it returns to full-functionality.
During your root canal procedure, Dr. Berardi will remove the infected pulp and all bacteria within your tooth. Then the space will be filled with a composite material to restore your tooth’s strength and function. Modern root canals utilize state-of-the-art technology and often take only a single office visit to complete!
Many people, including Dr. Berardi, clench or grind their teeth while sleeping. This problem is called bruxism, and it often leads to headaches, excessive tooth wear, and sensitive teeth.
To help with this chronic problem, we often recommend the use of a nightguard. This simple oral appliance is specially designed to hold your jaw in place to protect your teeth during your sleep.
Our nightguards can make a world of difference by taking away your pain and preventing further teeth damage! What’s more, they are custom-made to fit your smile so that you can enjoy zero discomforts and a good night’s sleep.
At Berardi Dentistry, we use tooth-colored composite fillings to repair small issues such as cavities. The special material is designed to mimic your tooth’s natural color and beauty.
A filling begins with your dentist in Williamsville, NY cleaning the area and removing tooth decay. Once this is removed, we select a composite material that matches the shade of your smile. Then, we’ll fill the hole and shape the materials to fit your natural bite. Once you are comfortable, your dentist will bond the material to your tooth and harden it with a special light.
With this simple procedure, you can restore your tooth’s integrity in a discreet and beautiful way.
Crowns and bridges are two of the most common and effective restorative treatments available today. Crowns are ideal for those with damaged teeth, whereas bridges act as a tooth replacement solution. Learn more about these treatments below.
Crowns are recommended to restore teeth that are damaged, worn out, decayed, or severely discolored.
Similar to a cap, your crown is placed on top of a damaged tooth to protect it and restore its function and strength.
Receiving a crown is simple. First, Dr. Berardi will take an impression of your teeth and send it to our partner dental lab. The lab technicians will then use the impressions to construct your custom crown (using the finest materials). Once it’s ready, the crown is returned, and some final adjustments are made before bonding it into place.
Our crowns are made from porcelain or all-ceramic materials to offer a durable and beautiful look that seamlessly blends with your smile.
Losing a tooth affects not only your smile, but it can impact your everyday life. The good news is that dental bridges can restore your smile and help you reclaim your oral health.
A bridge consists of two crowns attached to either side of an artificial tooth. These crowns are placed over the adjacent natural teeth (to the gap) to act as anchors to the artificial tooth.
At Berardi Dentistry, we use bridges to:
- Replace missing teeth
- Correct bite issues
- Prevent teeth from shifting out of place
- Prevent jaw joint problems from an altered bite
- Improve cosmetic appearance
Your dental bridge is customized to your needs and will fit comfortably into your smile. Our dental lab uses quality materials to ensure a longer-lasting restoration that looks and functions beautifully.
Our experts have extensive knowledge and experience rebuilding smiles with full and partial dentures. Each of our options considers your individual needs and uses the highest-grade of materials.
Partial dentures are ideal if you’re only missing a few teeth on the upper or lower arch. These dentures can be made of metal or plastic and are a fabulous option to help you achieve a comfortable and natural-looking smile.
In cases where all of your teeth are missing, we will give your smile a second chance with a complete denture. These dentures provide you with a new set of teeth that can restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile. These comprehensive restorations will improve your smile’s function and bring back your vitality and increase your overall health.
If you are missing a tooth, dental implants could be the ideal solution!
Dental implants are small titanium posts inserted into your jaw bone to replace a vacated tooth root. The post acts as a foundation for dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. The result is a fully-functional and natural-looking tooth!
If Dr. Berardi suggests you are a candidate for dental implants, he may refer you to a trusted local oral surgeon. The surgeon will be the one to place the implant, but our team can assist with your custom restoration.
Throughout your treatment, Dr. Berardi will work closely with the oral surgeon, and he will help manage the process from start to finish. Once the implant is successfully placed, Dr. Berardi will continue the restoration process by placing a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture on top of the implant.
Once complete, you will be able to feel confident with your full smile.
Tooth extractions are often performed to maintain your oral health or as preparation for a future dental procedure.
With Dr. Berardi, there is no need to feel anxious. He takes his time and ensures you feel comfortable throughout the process.
The first step for potential tooth removal is to take a digital x-ray to determine your tooth’s condition. In most cases, Dr. Berardi will be able to simply remove your tooth, but some cases (i.e., impacted wisdom teeth) may require a referral to one of our partner oral surgeons for more extensive care. Whatever your situation may be, our compassionate team will provide excellent care every step of the way.
Many patients suffer from what is known as Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain. This common issue occurs when this jaw joint becomes inflamed due to stress, trauma, poor posture, clenching, or grinding (bruxism).
If you suffer from this condition, Dr. Berardi may recommend changing your daily habits or wearing an oral appliance. The appliance is similar to a nightguard. It is designed to hold your jaw into position to help the muscles relax. This will help reduce the stress placed on your jaw and provide you with the pain relief you need.
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