Dental Services

When you visit our dental practice, Dr. Cancio and his team will perform a thorough assessment of your oral health. As a new patient, you’ll receive a complete evaluation of your teeth and oral tissues. If your bite is misaligned or you have missing teeth, a diagnostic impression may be required. During your examination, we will use digital X-rays and an intraoral camera so that you can see images of your teeth and gums greatly magnified on a computer monitor. This will allow you to better understand the problems we find and our proposed solutions.

General Dentistry

The prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region of the body.

Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. There are two main categories of dentures, depending on whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or the maxillary arch.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental Implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials such as Porcelain Fuse to Metal, Zirconia Crowns, Lava Crowns, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive.
In dentistry, an inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it extends to replace a  cusp. Crowns are onlays which completely cover all surfaces of a tooth.
If you are faced with tooth loss, crown and bridge treatment may be the best option for you. A bridge is a custom-made device anchored to neighboring natural teeth, which replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side of the missing one are prepared as crowns to hold the bridge in place. Bridges, sometimes referred to as a fixed partial denture, look natural and literally bridge the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Fixed bridges appear and function similar to natural teeth and remain in the mouth at all times. They can only be removed by your dentist.
A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouthguard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism or TMD, or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching. Depending on application, it may also be called a mouth protector, mouth piece, gumshield, gumguard, nightguard, occlusal splint, bite splint, or bite plane.
NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS OF GUM DISEASE, Professional dental cleaning. During a typical checkup your dentist or dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line of all teeth. If you have some signs of gum disease, your dentist may recommend professional dental cleaning more than twice-a-year. Scaling and root planing/Deep Cleaning. This is a deep-cleaning, nonsurgical procedure, done under a local anesthetic, whereby plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line are scraped away and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth. Smoothing the rough spots removes bacteria and provides a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth. Scaling and root planing is done if your dentist or periodontist determines that you have plaque and calculus (hardened plaque, also called tartar) under the gums that needs to be removed. SURGICAL TREATMENTS FOR GUM DISEASE. Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery. During this procedure the gums are lifted back and the tarter is removed. In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. The gums are then placed so that the tissue fits snugly around the tooth. This method reduces the size of the space between the gum and tooth, thereby decreasing the areas where harmful bacteria can grow and decreasing the chance of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.
A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including  tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for ortho treatment.
Root canal treatment is about saving teeth, rather than  removing them. In the past, the only way to treat teeth with disease was to pull them. This is not the case today. Now, thanks to modern dental techniques, we are able to save damaged teeth more than 90% of the time in one visit. Root canal therapy treats disorders in the nerve of the tooth. It can save a tooth whose pulp, which contains its nerves and blood supply, is diseased or damaged causing a lot of pain to the patients. Pulp disease usually means that the tooth will be lost unless something is done to save it. Root canal involves replacing the diseased pulp with a substance that will keep the tooth functional.
Periodontal scaling procedures include the removal of plaque, calculus and stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth. Root planing is a specialized skill involving scaling of the root of the tooth, made up of cementum. Because cementum is softer than enamel, it is affected more by ongoing build-up and inflammatory byproducts. A smooth cementum provides less opportunity for bacteria to accumulate and form calculus, so root planing is an important part of stopping progression of periodontal disease, especially once deeper pockets have formed in the gums, which is really in the bone. Thus root planing is a specific treatment that removes the roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms and their toxins.
Brushing Guidelines Brush lightly with soft or extra-soft bristles twice daily for at least two minutes. Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Move the brush in a circular motion or back and forth in short strokes. Brush the outer and inner surfaces of teeth, as well as the chewing surfaces. Use the tip of the brush to clean the inside surfaces of front teeth. Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath, then rinse. Have a standard routine for brushing. Brush no more than three times daily. Flossing Guidelines  Choose a time to floss daily and stick to it. Don’t rush – flossing takes time. Use plenty of floss – the experts say to start with 18 inches. Choose the type of floss that works best for you. How to Floss, Starting with about 18 inches of floss, winf most of the floss around each middle finger, giving yourself an inch or two of floss to work with. Holding the floss tautly between your thumb and index fingers, slide it gently up and down.


Orthodontics/ Braces

Cosmetic Dentistry

The focus on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. Using the latest in technological advancements in natural looking and tooth colored dental materials to bring the patient to a more pleasing appearance.

Tooth whitening is one of the easiest procedures that can be done to improve the appearance of a smile. Today, tooth whitening is a safe and long-lasting way to achieve a brighter smile. A dentist supervised whitening treatment is the  safest and most effective method for obtaining whiter teeth. Another option is with the use of a bleaching tray that you can use at home to whiten and touch up your smile..
Crown Lengthening is a surgical procedure that fundamentally makes a tooth or teeth appear cosmetically longer. Some of the indications for crown lengthening are gummy smiles, root caries, short height of tooth receiving a crown to gain retention.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
The Powerprox Six Month Braces Technique is a fast, affordable way to give you the smile you always wanted in just six months ? That’s right, six months! The Powerprox Six Month Braces Technique will move your front teeth to their most beautiful position giving you a great smile. Whether your teeth are crowded together, overlapped, or have spaces between them, the Powerprox Six Month Braces Technique will give you the smile you always wanted in just six months (see photos of actual cases below).
clear, custom, removable dental braces (known as clear aligners) used by dentists and orthodontists to straighten patients’ teeth. The devices move the teeth a little bit at a time, eventually resulting in straight teeth.
Gingivectomy first was developed to treat periodontal disease. Today, it is more commonly used to remove over grown gum tissue and improve the appearance of the gums.
What is a bone graft? Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of the bone around the teeth. Why is a bone graft needed? Bone grafting is performed to reverse the bone loss/ destruction caused by periodontal disease, trauma, or ill fitting removable dentures. It is also used to augment bone to permit implant placement, such as augmenting bone to enhance the fit and comfort of removable prostheses, or to enhance esthetics of a missing tooth site in the smile zone. When one loses a tooth, as in an extraction, the surrounding bone collapses. To preserve this bone for future implant placement or for esthetics, a bone graft is used.
What it’s Used for?
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth.
Snap-On Smile is affordable, non-invasive, and completely reversible. it that can easily and painlessly give you a beautiful smile.Your Snap-On Smile is custom made for you to be thin and strong with the look of natural teeth. you can eat and drink with it. You can wear it everyday and remove it anytime. Simply pop it in and out with a simple click.