provide a service to help identify missing children.
It consists of a soft thermo-plastic wafer that your
child bites into. This records the child's bite, DNA
samples from the saliva, and is a source of scents for
tracking police dogs to work with in the event that
your child is ever reported missing. The tooth prints
are sealed in a plastic bag and given to the parents
for their safekeeping and peace of mind.
upon your unique situation and dental health, your visit
may include any of the following diagnostic, preventative
or educational services.
offer a cosmetic alternative to the conventional braces
that utilize wires and brackets. This procedure is available
for adolescents and adults and is virtually invisible.
We take digital pictures and impressions of your mouth
and send them to our orthodontic lab. They develop a
computerized image of your teeth and can show you in
the office the changes your smile will make from start
to finish. The patient is given a series of custom fit
plastic trays that are placed over the teeth for two
weeks at a time. Dr. Hogg was so impressed with the
procedure that he is currently under treatment to straighten
will discuss with you the different types of technologies
that will ensure a comfortable dental experience.
your comfort, I try to build a personal relationship
with each of my patients. You will be encouraged to
express your dental wants and needs. Once your trust
has been earned, we utilize the latest technologies
to make your visit as comfortable and time efficient
as possible. To further ensure a pleasant experience
we use topical anesthetics, nitrous oxide (laughing
gas), extremely high speed rotary instruments, and stereo
head phones for your listening enjoyment.
office uses "tooth colored" hardened plastic
fillings for restoring the tooth after the cavity is
removed. They are aesthetically pleasing to the eye
when the old black and silver fillings wear out. The
composite (plastic) fillings have the extra advantage
of bonding the remaining tooth structure together and
thereby further strengthening your teeth.
is the area that Dr. Hogg taught in at the University
of Illinois College of Dentistry. In the event that
your remaining tooth structure is not strong enough
to support additional filling material, a crown (cap)
may be necessary to restore your teeth. These lab fabricated
crowns have a durable understructure of gold, platinum,
and palladium for strength and porcelain on the outside
for superior aesthetics.
the patient is missing one or more teeth, a permanent
"fixed" bridge can be used to replace these
missing teeth. The bridge is attached to the remaining
bridge on either side of the missing teeth. This bridge
is permanently cemented onto the teeth and does not
need to be taken out at night.
and Removable Partials
office has had extensive experience in the area of dentures.
We strive to produce the best possible functioning dentures.
In addition, we use high quality denture teeth that
give a natural looking appearance to the patient's smile.
Removable partial dentures can be used to replace multiple
missing teeth. We can use these to prevent denture movement
even if there are only two teeth left in the mouth.
great news about root canals is that teeth that previously
would have to be extracted can now be saved! Root canals
have been dreaded by patients as a last resort treatment.
The truth is that we have more patients that fall asleep
during this procedure than any other that we perform.
Because of high tech dental equipment, many root canals
can be finished in one visit saving patients from multiple
visits. The diseased nerve canal is cleaned and the
sealed to prevent reinfection.