Dr. Craig Friedman, DMD

Patient Care

Our practice provides the following treatments
for adults and children over the age of four.

Preventative Care

Current research indicates that problems with your mouth can affect your overall health. Preventative care will assist our patients in maintaining healthy teeth and gums to avoid future problems. The two primary cause of tooth loss, decay and gum disease, are generally caused by bacteria in the mouth. However, the vast majority of dental disease can be prevented through proper dental hygiene and routine exams and cleanings.

  • Exams, Digital X-rays and Cleanings
  • Fluoride and Sealants
  • Mouthguards

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry refers to repair and maintenance of the mouth. It includes the repair of broken or leaking fillings, creation and maintenance of crowns and bridges, placement and maintenance of implants, the fit of partial and full dentures, and realignment of your bite. Natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost can be made to look and function as healthy teeth once again through restorative dentistry. Fillings, crowns and bridges, veneers and implants are just a few of the restorative dental procedures that can be performed to improve the look and health of your teeth. The best news is that today restorative dentistry offers many more comfortable alternatives than were available even just a few years ago.

  • Tooth Colored and Amalgam Fillings and Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Implant Restorations including Implant supported Dentures
  • Complete and Partial Dentures

Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentistry

A smile is the ultimate accessory. With the use of state of the art procedures you can smile with confidence as the most subtle changes can make dramatic differences.

  • Tooth Colored Bondings
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening (Zoom a seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover)

Periodontal (gum) Care

Periodontal diseases (gum diseases) are infections that affect the tissues and bone that supports teeth. Periodontal disease is often painless and you may not be aware that you are having a problem until there is damage. Several warning signs which left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss include:

  • gums that bleed easily
  • red, swollen, or tender gums
  • persistent bad breath
  • loose or separating gums

To treat these ailments we provide

  • Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Limited Endodontic and Oral Surgery

  • Extractions
  • Root Canals

Oral Appliances

Oral appliances are a front-line treatment for snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This small plastic device fits in the mouth during sleep like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances help prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, keeping the airway open during sleep and promoting adequate air intake. Oral appliances may be used alone or in combination with other treatments for sleep-related breathing disorders, such as weight management, surgery or CPAP.

Invisalign

Invisalign® uses a custom-made series of clear and removable acrylic trays created for you. You wear these aligner trays over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.