Services

No matter the procedure, we aim to provide dental care that delights, offering the best quality care while maximizing confidence and comfort.

As a general dental practice, 44 West Dental Professionals offers a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services to keep you smiling. We utilize the latest technology – like a CEREC machine, which uses CAD/CAM capabilities to design and create restorations while you wait, intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, chairside computers, nitrous oxide, and the highest standards in sterilization and infection control. We’re committed to ongoing, advanced clinical education to achieve outcomes that create predictable, long-term harmony between your teeth, jaw joints, and muscles. We collaborate closely with the best specialists in the area, guiding your care even when you leave our office for other services. And most importantly, we care for you with a personalized, patient-centered approach, not as a number on a chart.

Preventive Care

Dental Cleanings

Remove harmful plaque and tartar from around teeth and gums and maintain good oral health. Because individual mouths vary, we’ll recommend a cleaning frequency that’s customized for you.

Fluoride Treatments

Offered annually to prevent decay and strengthen enamel in children. Fluoride supplements may also be prescribed for children who drink well water that does not contain fluoride.

Digital X‑Rays

Screen for and detect problems that aren’t obvious during a routine clinical exam. X-rays can identify cavities, certain periodontal problems, and other pathology of the teeth and jawbone.

Sealants

Create a bonded barrier that prevents decay in molars with deep pits and grooves and are usually completed on children when the permanent molars erupt.

Restorative Care

Periodontal Gum Therapy

An initial series of special cleanings followed by a customized periodontal maintenance plan for those with diagnosed gum disease. May be treated in conjunction with a periodontist.

Implants

Replace a lost tooth or several lost teeth with a dental implant. Working closely with the oral surgeon who places the titanium implant into the jawbone, we create crowns or bridges to complete the restoration after the bone has successfully healed.

Fillings

Restore a portion of a tooth that has been compromised by wear or decay. They’re often done to preserve tooth structure and for aesthetic reasons.

Bridges

Replace a lost tooth with a fixed partial denture. The teeth on each side of the missing tooth are typically prepared for crowns, and a replacement tooth (or teeth) is connected permanently to those supporting teeth.

Onlays

Restore and protect a back tooth using a porcelain or resin onlay when the tooth is fractured but an adequate amount of natural tooth structure remains. Much like a crown, it is bonded permanently to the remaining tooth structure and works in tandem with the original tooth to strengthen tooth structure.

Root Canal Therapy

Remove the nerve from the interior of the tooth to relieve pain or infection and attempts to save a tooth that may otherwise need to be extracted. They’re occasionally performed on teeth that are extremely broken down before restoring them to their original shape and size with a crown.

Crowns

Use a permanent tooth-shaped cap to cover a weakened or broken tooth, restoring and protecting its integrity for the future. They’re often recommended for teeth that have been compromised by large, older, failing fillings; for fractured or cracked teeth; for most back teeth that have undergone root canal therapy; and sometimes to enhance unattractive front teeth.

Extractions

Remove baby or permanent teeth performed when nothing more can be done to preserve the tooth as a result of decay or periodontal (gum) disease. In children and young adults, extractions are often requested by an orthodontist to make room for erupting teeth or to assist in proper alignment.

Full/Partial Dentures

Replace all upper and lower teeth. Partial dentures are used when multiple (but not all) teeth have been lost in the upper or lower jaw, relying on existing teeth for support. Both full and partial dentures may be further stabilized in the mouth by securing them to dental implants.

Cosmetic + Orthodontic

Bleaching

Whitens teeth using at-home bleaching trays with hydrogen peroxide gel after one office visit to take impressions and create a custom tray.

Veneers

Restore the appearance of discolored or misshapen front teeth. A thin layer of porcelain (sometimes as thin as a contact lens) is permanently bonded to the front face of the tooth to enhance its appearance.

Invisalign

Straightens teeth by using a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually and predictably move the teeth into a more ideal position instead of using conventional metal brackets and wires.

Laser Therapy

Treats gums affected by periodontal disease, soft tissue oral lesions, and canker sores using a virtually painless, state-of-the-art laser technology as an alternative to surgical treatment.

Bite Splints

Protect teeth from wear due to nighttime clenching or grinding and can alleviate jaw muscle soreness as well as some TMJ conditions.

TMJ Therapy

Adjusts teeth therapeutically to treat sore jaw joints and muscles using a combination of custom bitesplints, adjusting teeth to fit together more harmoniously, and/or restoring teeth to create a more ideal bite.