Services at Larry Tilliss, DDS
Larry Tilliss, DDS offers dentistry for the entire family. We understand that adults & children have different needs & we address them all. Adults want the best technology, the most informed doctors & the highest-quality care, while kids want to be comfortable & respected. That’s why Dr. Tilliss has extensive experience working with both adults & children. We can make your dental experience more enjoyable for everyone.
We place a high emphasis on providing the type of dental care that prevents problems from even forming. By focusing on our patients’ optimal health through regular hygiene visits, complete diagnostics, & patient education, we keep our patients healthy. Preventive dentistry also includes the use of sealants & other methods to repair existing decay & prevent it from spreading in the future.
We enjoy the challenge of restoring your smile. And thanks to rapid advances in dental technology, there is much more that we can do for our patients these days. Modern ceramic materials combined with the in-depth experience of our clinical team can assure you of an effective & long-lasting result.
Perfecting your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment & creating uniformity can make an incredible difference in your appearance & confidence. From inexpensive bleaching & the use of easy-to-apply plastics to custom ceramic veneers, that cover just the front of a tooth, & full crowns, we have many ways to create beautiful & long lasting smiles.
At our office, we have all the current technologies at our disposal & use the most durable fillings possible, along with tooth colored materials. Tooth colored fillings are often used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important & can be used on the back teeth as well, depending on the location & the extent of tooth decay. We can advise you on the best filling material to use to achieve healthy, long lasting results in any situation.
Crowns & Bridges
Many times a weak or severely damaged tooth may need a crown restoration to “cap” over the top of it & provide strength for chewing. We take pride in expertly fabricating & fitting crowns made of gold and the latest ceramic materials that will protect your teeth for many years to come. A bridge, several crowns connected together in a row, can be used to replace missing teeth in a comfortable & realistic manner.
Dentures – Full & Partial
Here, we offer new advanced removable dentures, custom-made to look & feel more like real teeth! Replacing some or all of your missing teeth with economical dentures can change your life. To increase speaking & chewing ability, we can attach a customized denture to multiple implants, securing the denture in place. They look completely natural, are long lasting & are quite durable.
Dental Implants are essentially permanent, attached teeth that are commonly used instead of bridges or partial dentures to replace one or more missing teeth. A titanium implant is permanently attached to your bone & a prosthetic tooth (crown) is attached to the implant. Implants are preferred to bridges because they do not involve neighboring teeth & are much more secure & convenient than removable dentures.
Sleep Apnea & Snoring Appliances
Did you know that people with sleep apnea can stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds at a time while they are sleeping? This can happen up to 400 times every night! If you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring, Dr. Tilliss can help. Through the use of oral appliances, you’ll avoid the health consequences of sleep apnea, including increased rates of heart disease & strokes. These devices will also help relieve snoring, leading to a better night’s rest for you & your partner. For more information, call our office today!
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Now you can have significantly whiter teeth in a matter of a few days using advanced teeth-whitening techniques. Both comfortable & affordable, our custom take-home teeth-whitening kit achieves a surprising difference in your smile!
TMD (Jaw Pain) Therapy
Commonly misdiagnosed or overlooked, a subtle misalignment in the temporomandibular joint can be a common, significant source of head & neck pain. If you have frequent & severe head or neck pain we may be able to relieve it with advanced treatment.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a great tool for patients who may be uneasy about their dental procedure. The beauty of laughing gas is that your dentist can constantly adjust your level of sedation during the procedure, & once he turns it off, the effect stops almost immediately. A few minutes after the procedure is complete, you’ll be back to normal.
State-of-the-Art Antiseptic Procedures
Our sterilization procedures meet the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. We sterilize all handpieces & instruments after each use. We use disposable gloves, masks, eye protection & barrier covers at all times. Our patients’ safety is our top priority.