We are pleased to offer our patients the following services in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Complete Family Dentistry
Emergency Care
Dental Hygiene and Cleaning
Dental Sealants
Periodontal Care
Crowns
Full and Partial Dentures
Implants
Root Canal Treatment
Bridges and bridge repair
Nitrous Oxide
Sapphire Whitening
Deep Bleaching
Cerinate No-Prep Veneers
Perfect Cosmetic Dentistry
White Fillings (Non-Mercury)

Oral Sedation Dentistry

Q. What is oral sedation dentistry?

A. Sometimes referred to as “comfortable” or “relaxation” dentistry, the terms describe the feelings most patients experience during their oral sedation appointments. The purpose of oral sedation is to allow a dentist to work more effectively by helping a patient become as comfortable as possible with the use of sedative medications administered orally and sublingually. Appropriately trained dentists can use a variety of protocols customized to a patient’s physiological and pharmacological needs. A number of oral agents developed especially for these purposes, subjected to rigorous research and testing, are safe and have been used for decades. Those in the benzodiazepine class, such as triazolam and diazepam, have “amnesic” properties, meaning that patients remember little to nothing of their time in the dental chair by the next day. Other medications sometimes used in sedation protocols include antihistamines, like hydroxyzine, and insomnia medications, like zaleplon, which aid in relaxing and calming a patient. The term “sleep dentistry” is inappropriate. Patients are never meant to sleep through their appointments and should always be able to verbally and physically respond to cues from the doctor or team.

Q. Which patients benefit the most from sedation?

A. Oral sedation dentistry can benefit a wide range of patients, including people with:

High dental anxiety and fear
A severe gag reflex
Time constraints—those who need to get more dentistry done in fewer visits
Chronic or acute jaw soreness
Physical limitations such as back and neck problems
Difficulty getting numb
A reluctance to previously complete treatment plans
Extensive treatment needs
A desire to have dentistry done comfortably while they are fully relaxed

Sapphire Professional Whitening – Fast, Safe, and Effective.

Staining from coffee, wine, smoking, certain medications, genetics and age can slowly diminish the power of your smile.

With Sapphire® Professional Whitening, we can whiten your smile over 7 shades in just 30 minutes.

 

Sapphire FAQ.

Q. What causes tooth discoloration?

A. Discoloration may be the result of genetics, medication, poor oral hygiene, aging, smoking, certain foods and beverages, or a combination of these factors.

Q. Are you a good candidate for tooth whitening?

A. People with most types of discoloration can achieve lighter teeth through Sapphire Whitening Systems. The type of stain you have will affect how much whitening you will experience. Ask Dr. Murfree how much whiter your teeth can be.

Q. What is Sapphire Chairside Whitening Gel?

A. Sapphire Chairside Whitening Gel is a hydrogen peroxide formula. When activated by the Sapphire® light, whitening of up to 12 shades is often achieved in one hour.

Q. Is this whitening procedure safe?

A. Absolutely! When used under the supervision of Dr. Murfree, the procedure is safe and will not harm teeth or gums.

Q. What is involved in the procedure?

A. It is always performed by a dental professional, so you can be assured that the procedure is safe. They will use the Sapphire Light in conjunction with the Sapphire Chairside Whitening Gel to achieve whitening up to 12 shades.

Q. Will I have to wear a mouth tray?

A. Sapphire Chairside Whitening does not require the use of a mouth tray. This is a one-visit procedure that Dr. Murfree will perform. Rather than having to wear a mouth tray night after night, you will see results immediately.

LUMINEERS ® BY CERINATE ® are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. Dr. Murfree can apply these contact lens-thin “smile shapers” to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual. LUMINEERS can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them.

 

LUMINEERS are contact lens-thin and are placed over existing teeth without having to remove painful tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers.) LUMINEERS is the painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.

LUMINEERS can only be made from patented Cerinate porcelain unavailable anywhere other than the Cerinate Smile Design Studio. In just 2-3 visits, you can have a custom-made smile that is clinically proven to last over 20 years – and it is completely reversible since your natural tooth structure is still intact! Get your perfect smile today!

Invisalign – If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly as the Invisalign system.

Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.

 

Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits.

Not only is Invisalign versatile, helping to correct a broad range of dental and orthodontic issues, but it really works. And there are over half a million smiles to back that up. But a confident smile isn’t the only benefit of correcting your dental issues with custom-made Invisalign aligners—your health can be positively impacted as well.

Dr. Murfree will work with you to create a custom-designed program that will treat your specific dental or orthodontic issue(s). Your treatment program will consist of a full set of aligners, made for you, and only you.