Mauro Family Dentistry is a family and cosmetic dental practice. Drs. Cathy And Greg Mauro know the importance of having healthy teeth and know that when your smile looks good, you feel good. They use the best combination of preventive dental care, metal-free fillings and restorative techniques to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. The Mauro’s are true family dentists who, through education, experience and a passion for healthy smiles will meet the dental needs of your whole family.
• Preventive Care • Cosmetic Dentistry • Ceramic Inlays and Onlays • Ceramic & Porcelain Crowns • Implant Surgery & Restorations • Root Canal Therapy • Dentures • Pediatric Dentistry • Digital Panorex & 3D Scan • Invisalign
A beautiful smile begins with healthy teeth. Taking preventative measures will help you avoid costly and painful dental emergencies and preserve one of your most valuable assets – a beautiful smile!
We offer complete routine dental exams, children’s exams and cleanings and provide the education you need to achieve complete dental health.
In the past decade there has been a dramatic interest in cosmetic dentistry. We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Chipped, cracked or broken teeth can be restored to their full, life-like appearance in a matter of minutes with dental bonding. Restore your smile and your confidence.
An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. It is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist.
Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings. Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays.
An onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. An onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. It is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist.
Onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Onlays are an ideal alternative to crowns (caps) because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of onlays. Onlays are essentially identical to inlays with the exception that one or more of the chewing cusps have also been affected and need to be included in the restoration.
Ceramic and porcelain crowns
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Implant surgery and restorations
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Root canal therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate”. A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
A pediatric dentist is a formally recognized specialist in pediatric dentistry who is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, special needs and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems.
The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs. A pediatric dentist has extra two to three years of special training beyond dental school, which allows them to provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems. Because of this specialized training and commitment to comprehensive oral health, many parents wisely choose a pediatric dentist to treat their children.
Digital Panorex and 3-D scan
When we take a digital intraoral X-ray, we take an X-ray of one area of your mouth to see what the teeth in that area look like. With our digital Panorex system, we take a ‘panoramic’ picture of your teeth. The machine makes an entire half circle motion, to capture an image of the entire oral cavity. This image is useful in diagnosing medical conditions such as Cancer and infections. This Digital Panorex technology gives us an anatomically correct geometric picture, eliminating shadows and gives us a constant magnification of what we are viewing. This assists us in your initial visit allowing us to better determine what the best and most comprehensive treatment plan that will fit your dental needs. Along with the Digital intra-oral X-rays, the digital Panorex reduces the amount of radiation a patient receives by about 90%.
Panoramic X-rays provide a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and temporomandibular (jaw) joints in one large picture. This type of X-ray reveals problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fractures.
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces. We will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. We will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.