At Oasis Dental Care we offer a wide range of procedures to keep your teeth healthy, and offer solutions that work best for you whether it be a tooth ache, sore gums, a cavity, or other issues. We provide a clean and comfortable environment to help put you at ease. Trust in our skilled staff and we will give you good reason to smile!
A typical exam includes the following:
Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
Our Popular Services
Orthodontics - Braces
Whether you choose the invisible or traditional metal brackets, braces can solve many problems for children, young adults and even seniors.
However, there are benefits for some children to have braces, even partial ones at an early age. They can be used to treat cross bites and prevent damage to other structures such as the lips and jaw.
Problems that can be treated:
- Realigning jaws - deviations such as an underbite or overbite
- Overcrowding - insufficient space in the mouth for normal growth of adult teeth
- Straightening - a single misaligned tooth can ruin a straight smile. With braces realigning teeth is easy!
There are many products on the market that will help remove stains and improve the shade of teeth that have gotten stained or yellowed with age. However your dentist can offer a quicker, more comprehensive treatment.
After an initial consultations, the dentist will insert a lip retractor into your mouth, which is just a plastic guide that moves your lips out of the way so your teeth are easy to access.
He will then cover your gums around your front teeth with a gel and then harden it with a high-powered light. This is a barrier that protects your gums from the teeth bleaching chemicals during the whitening process. Your dentist may also apply a compound to your teeth that will help prevent tooth sensitivity.
The actual whitening process involves the dentist applying a gel made of 15% to 35% hydrogen peroxide to your front teeth. Hydrogen peroxide can penetrate the porous outer layer of your teeth and break apart stain compounds using a chemical reaction called oxidation. Depending on the whitening system being used, the application of the whitening gel may be followed by applying a high-powered light that speeds up the whitening process.
This whitening procedure can lighten tooth color four to six shades after only one session. Some patients experience tooth or gum sensitivity after whitening, but this usually goes away within a day or two.
When a tooth is damaged or diseased and has been removed, an implant is a good option to restore a natural bite and help fill the gap.
There is a process for installing a cosmetic implant. First, an artificial tooth root is placed in the bone socket. After about one to three months, the new root will fuse with the jawbone.
Once the healing process has been completed, the process can continue. A dentist, like Dr. Jason Fu, will install an abutment—which is used as a connector between the tooth root and new tooth. Finally, the tooth replacement, known as a crown, is bonded to the abutment.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include:
- Removal of calculus (tartar)- Gently scraped away with dental tools
- Removal of plaque - This nearly invisible sticky film will be washed away
- Teeth polishing - Stains and additional plaque will be polished away
Dental radiographs (X-rays) are an essential part of an exam. They provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without X-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Dental X-rays may reveal:
- Abscesses or cysts.
- Bone loss.
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
- Decay between the teeth.
- Developmental abnormalities.
- Poor tooth and root positions.
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
When a tooth has a large cavity or is badly cracked, a dentist will use a crown to cap off the tooth and prevent further damage.
After a mold is made, it will be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth. More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves.
Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay. A sealant protects the tooth by filling in deep grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface.
Sealants can protect teeth from decay for many years, but need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits.
Reasons for sealants:
- Children and teenagers – As soon as the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear or any time throughout the cavity prone years of 6-16.
- Adults – Tooth surfaces without decay that have deep grooves or depressions.
- Baby teeth – Occasionally done if teeth have deep grooves or depressions and child is cavity prone.
Root Canal Therapy