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Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is what many people notice first. Even a small change can make a big difference in the way you look and feel. We offer a wide variety of the latest in cosmetic dental procedures to provide you with the results you want.

Whether it is metal-free all ceramic crowns, porcelain veneers, or tooth colored composite fillings, we have all the options needed to achieve the best smile possible.

We understand that everyone has a different idea of what they are looking for in smile enhancement so we spend the time necessary to discover what methods are best suited for you.


Dental Consultation
Dental Consultation

At Ferris Dental, we complete the needed diagnostics, such as taking films or models, and then Dr. Ferris evaluates the area of your concern. After Dr. Ferris' thorough review of this information, he will meet with you to discuss and review your dental needs and any of your concerns. This meeting will address your questions as well as assist you in making a wise investment of your time and money to move in the correct direction.


Dental Implants
Dental Implants

Implants are devices that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Most of the time, implants feel more natural and secure than other methods of replacing missing teeth.

There are many reasons it’s important to replace missing teeth:

  • Having all of your teeth can make you more self-confident. You don’t worry that people notice that you have teeth missing.
  • When teeth are lost, the area of the jawbone that held those teeth starts to erode. Over time, you can lose so much bone that you will need a bone graft to build up your jawbone before Dr. Ferris can place implants or make a denture that fits properly.
  • Tooth loss affects how well you chew and what foods you are able to eat. Many people who have missing teeth have poor nutrition, which can affect overall health.
  • The loss of teeth can change your bite, the way your teeth come together. Changes in your bite can lead to problems with your jaw joint, called the temporomandibular joint.
  • Losing teeth can lead to changes in your speech, which also can affect your self-confidence.
Benefits of implants include:
  • Feel — Because implants are imbedded in your bone, they feel more like your natural teeth than bridges or dentures.
  • Convenience — You will not need to worry about denture adhesives or having your dentures slip, click or fall out when you speak.
  • Nutrition — You will be able to chew better with implants. Chewing can be difficult with regular dentures, especially ones that don’t fit perfectly. A regular upper denture also covers your palate, which can reduce your sense of taste.
  • Self-Esteem — Because implants are so much like your natural teeth, you will think about them less. Your self-esteem and confidence will be improved because you will not have to worry about denture problems or people noticing that you have missing teeth. Regular dentures also can affect your speech, which can make you less self-confident when talking with others.


Invisalign Invisale Braces
invisalign® Invisible Braces

invisalign® is a nearly invisible method of straightening teeth so you can smile during, as well as after, treatment. In fact, virtually no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, invisalign® straightens your teeth right before your eyes.

Aligners are removable so you can continue to eat your favorite foods as well as brush and floss normally. Average treatment time is only about a year.

Features of invisalign® that traditional braces cannot offer:

  • Invisible
  • Removable
  • No metal or brackets to irritate the mouth
  • Able to brush and floss normally during treatment
Dr. Ferris is a certified invisalign® doctor. In 2014, he was awarded Preferred Provider Status by Invisalign Technologies.

Hundreds of thousands of people have already discovered invisalign® Maybe it's time you were one of them.

To learn more about invisalign®, visit their website at www.invisalign.com.


LAser Cavity Detection
Laser Cavity Detection

We utilize the latest in early, pain free cavity detection with the Diagnodent® Laser Decay Detector which allows us to discover decay at its earliest stages, when it is more easily treated.

Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a major goal for modern dentistry. The widespread use of fluoride supplements in dental materials, toothpastes and drinking water has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay. However, diagnosing cavities beneath the hard surfaces is more challenging. X-rays and probing are limited in detecting sub-surface decay. The Diagnodent® scans your teeth with harmless laser light in search of that hidden decay, and allows the dentist to provide a treatment to stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.

The Diagnodent® is completely safe and pain-free. A pen-like probe simply glides over tooth surfaces to check the health of the tooth.


Oral Cancer Screening
Oral Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society estimates that oral cancer strikes tens of thousands of Americans each year. Only about 56 percent of those diagnosed with oral cancer will survive more than five years.

The reason these statistics are so grim is that oral cancer is often detected in its later stages. But when it's detected early, before the disease spreads to destroy healthy tissue, the chances of survival are greatly improves.

How We Detect Oral Cancer
Because early detection is vital to surviving oral cancer, we will perform a thorough oral cancer screening each time we see you in our office for an exam.

We'll feel for lumps or abnormal tissue changes on your neck and inside your mouth. We'll also thoroughly examine the soft tissues in your mouth, especially the most frequent oral cancer sites; your tongue, the floor of your mouth, your soft palate, your lips, and your gums.

What You Can Do
Come see us at least twice a year for your regular checkups and let us know if you notice any of these warning signs: a sore that does not heal or that bleeds easily; a red, white, or otherwise discolored patch or lump in or around your mouth; an area that seem to have thickened, raised, or become hardened; a rough patch of tissue; difficulty chewing or swallowing; or a chronic sore throat or hoarseness.

It's vital that you not ignore a mouth sore just because it doesn't hurt. Most pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions are completely painless.

You can also minimize you chances of developing oral cancer by making some lifestyle changes. Don't smoke or use chewing tobacco, avoid excessive alcohol usage, and make sure you're eating plenty of fruits and vegetables each day.


Sensitive Teeth
Sensitive Teeth

For millions of people, sensitive teeth can make life miserable. The pain and discomfort make even favorite hot or cold foods impossible to enjoy. All is not lost. In many cases, sensitive teeth can be successfully treated bringing long sought after relief.

You may have sensitive teeth if you have twinges of pain or discomfort in certain situations, including:

  • Drinking or eating cold things
  • Drinking or eating hot things
  • Eating sweets
  • Touching the teeth with other teeth or the tongue
Some causes of sensitivity:
  • Brushing your teeth too hard — This wears away the enamel layer.
  • Poor oral hygiene — This may allow tartar to build up at the gum line, leaching minerals from the tooth.
  • Long-term tooth wear
  • Untreated cavities
  • An old filling with a crack or leak
  • Receding gums, often caused by periodontal diseases or by brushing too hard
  • Gum surgery
  • Excessive tooth whitening
  • Frequently eating acidic foods or drinking acidic beverages
  • Decay or infection
  • A recent filling
  • Excessive pressure from clenching or grinding
  • A cracked or broken tooth
We have in-office and take-home products that are very helpful in relieving sensitive teeth.


Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is an illness in which the soft tissues at the back of the throat completely close off the airway so that air cannot flow into the lungs. Some common symptoms are loud snoring, periodic stoppages in breathing, significant daytime sleepiness and difficulty concentrating. If you have sleep apnea and are not happy with your CPAP, we may have a simple, comfortable solution for you!

Oral appliances are acrylic devices that fit over the upper and lower teeth or tongue (similar to a retainer or mouth guard). This slightly advances the lower jaw or tongue, opening th airway and improving breathing, effectively treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Consult your physician or a sleep medicine physician for a proper diagnosis prior to making a treatment decision.


Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening

Over the years we found that many people would spend hundreds of dollars on many different whitening products -- Crest White Strips, over-the-counter gels and other products -- only to find they had to spend more money six months later to regain the whitening they had. In some cases people would just continue to use whitening products beyond the recommended use and develop other problems.

For a one-time set-up fee, we provide the necessary custom-fit trays and whitening gels. Then, in order to maintain the result, we supply additional whitening gel at your regular cleaning visit for free.

It is just that simple to achieve and maintain your whitest smile!


Advanced Dental Technology
Advanced Dental Technology

At Ferris Dental, we utilize the latest in advanced technologies to provide the most comfortable, efficient procedures possible.

  • Digital X-Ray for greatly reduced x-ray exposure and improved clarity of images
  • Panoramic Radiographs for complete view of upper and lower jaws and jaw joint for more detailed information of dental conditions
  • Laser Decay Detection via use of the Diagnodent™
  • Precision Endodontics for fast, effective, and more comfortable root canal treatments
  • Ultrasonic Scaling for removal of hard deposits of plaque and tartar with less need for hand scraping
  • Velscope™ Oral Cancer Screening for noninvasive evaluation of suspect lesions for oral cancer detection
Our most important advanced technology, however, is our staff. Without fully trained people capable of utilizing technology with a human touch, all the technology in the world is of little value. That is why we make sure everyone you meet in our office is fully capable and certified, where required, to make your experience the best possible.

To schedule an appointment or consultation, call 815.625.6842.