Saturday, March 2, 2013

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IV Sedation:
What Is It?
Conscious sedation is an altered state of consciousness, where you become disassociated with your surroundings. Memory, anxiety levels, and perceptions of pain are greatly reduced. You become very relaxed and comfortable. For example, most people having conscious sedation "think" they have been asleep because they cannot remember anything that went on from the time of sedation to when they left the office.

How is it Different From "Being Asleep"?
"Being asleep" for dental treatment is called general anesthesia. It differs from conscious sedation in many ways. First, of all you are unconscious and your reflexes are diminshed considerably, to the point where you must have machines to breathe for you through a tube placed down your windpipe. Secondly, the drugs used are very potent and may have undersirable side effects during and after the procedure. Complications tend to increase the longer you are asleep, and you may wind up very nauseous afterwards. This adds up to more risk and considerably more personnel to monitor you during and after the procedure. For this reason, it is usually done in a hospital setting where proper support is available.

Who is it For?
Any reasonably healthy person can have conscious sedation with ANY dental procedure, whether it is to have your teeth cleaned or surgery.

How Will I Feel?
Essentially you are awake, but you will remember very little and feel no discomfort. What you do recall will not be unpleasant. For example, most people do not recall or feel any part of the procedure, including numbing the teeth. When your appointment is over, the effects of the sedatives may last for several hours and you may be groggy most of the day of your appointment. However, the sedatives will not make you sick to your stomach.

How Is It Done?
Most of the time the sedatives are administered intravenously. This way your dentist can be sure you receive the right amount of sedation. Often, oral pre-medication is given to help you relax before your appointment. Because you may feel groggy, it's important to have someone available to take you home from the office on the day of your appointment.

Is It Safe?
Yes, but it is very important that you let us know about any and all medications you are taking. The doctors administering conscious sedation are specifically licensed to do so by the State of Washington. They have extensive education in dental anesthesia techniques and are active members of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.



Are you a candidate for veneers? Yes. LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® are the biggest breakthrough ever in achieving the smile that you’ve always wished for. These contact lens-thin “smile shapers” are so thin, yet so strong, that there is no need for the removal of any sensitive tooth structure, no shots, no drilling, and therefore, NO PAIN. No matter what your problem is, LUMINEERS are the perfect solution to your smile issues!
LUMINEERS can make everyone's smile more beautiful WITHOUT removing painful tooth structure.
LUMINEERS Porcelain Veneers Makes Painful Veneers Unnecessary
LUMINEERS BY CERINATE are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. Your LUMINEERS dentist can apply these contact lens-thin “smile shapers” to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual. LUMINEERS can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them.
LUMINEERS are contact lens-thin and are placed over existing teeth without having to remove painful tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers.) LUMINEERS is the painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.
LUMINEERS can only be made from patented Cerinate porcelain unavailable anywhere other than the Cerinate Smile Design Studio. In just 2-3 visits to your LUMINEERS dentist, you can have a custom-made smile that is clinically proven to last over 20 years - and it is completely reversible since your natural tooth structure is still intact! Get your perfect smile today with Lumineers from Town Center Dental!

Family Care:

Good family dental care and good health is an important part of a healthy and happy life. American Dental Association consumer advisor, Mr. Kimberly Harms, D.D.S., says that, attitudes and habits established at an early age are helpful to maintaining good family dental care throughout life.
Awareness of education plays a significant role in daily dental care; the dental hygienist gives instructions on proper brushing and flossing. Some easy methods of daily routines are very helpful to maintain good family dental care. To keep all your teeth bright and have a lifelong smile, establish a brushing and flossing routine, as well as a balanced diet and regular dental visits.

American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association advises that any family member should consult with the dentist about gum disease if you have any of the following problems:
- Bleeding at the time of brushing from gums
- Red or swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Pus between your teeth
- Gums or spaces between your teeth

Family Dental Care:
Good Family Dental Care and good health is an important part of a healthy and happy life. American Dental Association consumer advisor, Mr. Kimberly Harms, D.D.S., says that, attitudes and habits established at an early age are helpful to maintaining good family dental care throughout life.

Reliable sources to get proper fluoride and balanced diet:
Fluoride is the best cavity fighter. It is able to keep the whole family's teeth strong. Outside Sources of fluorides are fluoride toothpaste, fluoride rinse and fluoride gel. fluoride drinking water, fluoride tablets and drops work from the inside of the body. A balanced diet with emphasis on calcium, phosphorous, and proper levels of fluoride is necessary.

Maintaining a healthy smile may be more important than you think. According to "Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association", tooth loss and periodontal disease may increase the risk of ischemic stroke. Periodontal disease is the result of bacteria in tooth plaque, which causes gum erosion and inflammation. So, with a good family dental care program your whole family can live and smile together for a long time. Town Center Dental is your family dental center.

Cosmetic Dentistry:


We invite you to view our Dental Education Videos to understand a variety of dental procedures. . If you have any questions, feel free to contact us with our Online Email Form. We look forward to serving the dental needs of your family.

We offer full service family and cosmetic dentistry services, and are state of the art dental practices offering general and cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, endodontics or root canals, periodontics, oral surgery, implants and a variety of other dental services at each of our locations.



Missing teeth are not only unattractive, but can lead to serious problems. If you are missing one or more teeth, your teeth can begin to drift out of position. In effect, this can lead to a change in your bite, loss of additional teeth, tooth decay, gum disease, as well as migraine headaches. If you are experiencing any of these problems, you should consider dental bridgework.

Essentially, a bridge is a group of interconnecting crowns. A bridge is used to stabilize your bite if you are missing one or more teeth. A bridge prevents further damage to your teeth and gums while giving you a new and improved smile.

If you are considering a crown or a bridge, please contact Town Center Dental today to schedule your initial consultation.

A Dental Bridge, also known as a pontic, is a restorative fixture used to put back the missing tooth. Dental Bridges are a custom-made false tooth or teeth. They are permanently placed between two healthy teeth, filling in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. Dental Bridges can't be removed by the patient.
Dental Bridges are lined to the natural teeth surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. You may get the dentist's advice before choose the materials for Dental Bridges, which will help you to get the natural color of the teeth.

Type of Materials for Bridges:

All Metal Bridge: These type of bridges uses gold. But usually, go down due to poor esthetics.

Porcelain (Fused Gold) Bridge: These type of bridges are a popular way for restoring the missing teeth, but color is the main problem.

All Porcelain Bridges: These type of bridges are used to give an almost natural look. It is the best way.

There are three types of bridges. Your Town Center Dental dentist will suggest one for you according to your mouth condition:

1. Traditional Fixed Dental Bridges
2. Resin bonded bridge or Maryland Bridges
3. Cantilever Bridges

How the Dental Bridge works:

At the first visit, your dentist removes the amount of tooth from the teeth on either side of the space to be filled by the new tooth or teeth. An impression of the area will be made. This impression then serves as a model from which the bridge will be created. You will then be fitted with a temporary Dental Bridge.
At the second visit, the temporary Dental Bridge will be detached. The new bridge will be fitted and adjusted for ideal fit and comfort. This new Dental Bridge will then be bonded to the teeth.

Benefits of Dental Bridge:

- Returns your smile.
- Restore your ability to properly chew and speak.
- Maintain the shape of your face.
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth.
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Your new Dental Bridge will give you many years of improvement in your appearance and bite.

If you take care of your mouth and teeth with good oral hygiene, your Dental Bridge can last a very long time. This includes daily preventive care like proper brushing, flossing, eating right and regular dental check-ups at Town Center Dental.

Dental Fillings:


Do you have problem with tooth decay? What can you do for your damaged teeth? Dental fillings are a way to restore the tooth damaged by tooth decay. Dental fillings help to stop further decay by closing off spaces where bacteria can enter. No one type of dental filling will be best for everyone.

Types of Dental Fillings:
Gold Dental Fillings: Gold fillings are very comfortable with gum tissue and may long last between 10-15 years.

Silver Dental Fillings (Amalgams): It is common material used to dental fillings. It is less expensive than composite.

Composite (plastic) Resins Fillings: Composites may not be the ideal material for large fillings as they may chip over time, but can be used where a natural look is desired.

Porcelain and Ceramic Dental Fillings: these fillings can be matched to the color of the tooth and resist staining. A porcelain restoration generally covers most of the tooth.
If your Town Center Dental dentist decides to use dental fillings to fill a cavity or restore your teeth's shape, then he or she will first remove the decay and clean the affected area. After that the cleaned-out cavity will be filled with any of the variety of dental filling materials described above.
Usually most dental insurance plans cover the cost of the composites up to the price of the silver dental filling.

Dental Bleaching:


Cosmetic Dental & Dental Bleaching or Teeth Whitening-- A New Era Of A Beautiful Smile:
Everyone would like a perfect smile and now it is reachable by everyone. Cosmetic dentistry is the way by which we can obtain and maintain a very good smile.
There are a large range of cosmetic dental enhancements available that can help you achieve the smile you want. These enhancements can boost your look, pleasure, and self-confidence. Cosmetic Dentistry is a combination of Art and science.

The problem:
  • Dull colored or stained teeth
The solution:
Plastic whitening trays will be made from models of your teeth. You will then place a special whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays in your mouth for several hours per day. (Many patients wear their trays after dinner and before bed.) A significant change in tooth color is usually seen in just four to six weeks.

Modern tooth whitening systems are highly effective and have dramatic results. Many celebrities consistently whiten their teeth to improve their appearance.

Occasionally, patients may experience some gum or tooth sensitivity when using their trays. These symptoms subside when whitening is discontinued for several days.

Alternatives:Occasionally, teeth may be stained in a way that limits the effectiveness of tooth whitening. In those instances, porcelain laminates or crowns are an excellent alternative. 

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Customer Support

Town Center Dental strives to provide the best service available
We work hard to make sure your Dental experience is great from your first call to your follow up calls and care. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns. We look forward to your call!

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Town Center Dental
3 Locations - Chehalis, Wa -- Rochester, Wa -- Rainier, Or