Hygienists: We Do More than Clean Your Teeth!
When you see April for your hygiene appointment, you know that she will clean your teeth. But, did you know that she will do much more? She will begin by asking you about your medical history as often as your physician would ask. Then she conducts a thorough oral exam, looking for signs of tooth decay or wear and gum inflammation. She will also perform a thorough oral cavity examination,checking for signs of oral cancer and other problems.

As a critical part of your care, April will make sure your dental treatment plan addresses your needs based on your age and medical
condition to help you achieve the best oral health possible.

April has been a hygienist for over 25 years. Dr. Withers has been fortunate to have her in his practice for nearly 15 years. She attends 10-15 hours of continuing education every year and is very enthusiastic about helping people have a healthy and beautiful smile.

cerec® – one visit crown

Dr. Withers’ office has Cerec® capability. Cerec® is a special machine that enables a dentist to create restorations in office in one visit.
You may have heard of this procedure: let’s look at how it’s done.
1. Defective filling and decay is removed and reflective powder is placed on the tooth.
2. A 3D image is acquired with a small camera and restoration is created using the data from the camera.
Next, diamond coated instruments mill a ceramic block to reproduce the design in one appointment.

3.The restoration is polished and fitted and a special light is used to bond the
restoration to the tooth. The restoration is then polished; your new tooth will last for a long time!

This procedure can be used for onlays, crowns and veneers. They’re custom-made for you because your mouth is used to create the


When teeth are missing or unrestorable we now have the ability to replace them with Dental Implants. These titanium implant anchors attach to the bone and become the foundation root on which to fashion an Implant Crown or Bridge. You care for your Implant Restoration in much the same way as your natural teeth.


Veneers are a way for a dentist to create a cosmetic change in primarily anterior teeth with minimal alteration to existing tooth structure.Veneers can correct chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.


Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two or more anchoring teeth are called
abutment teeth – and a false tooth/teeth in between. The false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys porcelain or
a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
Bridges can

• Restore your smile
• Restore the 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.


Have you noticed how some people seem to have the whitest smiles? Now you can, too, with teeth whitening by Dr. Withers. We offer professional results in a timely, affordable manner.

There are two ways to achieve that bright white smile:

In-office bleaching This procedure is called chairside bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply a protective gel to your gums to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth and a special light may be used.

At-home bleaching Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a mouthguard. Usage regimens vary.


Many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Fortunately, silver fillings can be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations. These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.

There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. They are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth.

The resin wears like natural teeth and since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contains fluoride, this can help prevent decay.

You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored fillings in just one appointment!

The result is a beautiful smile!

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