From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Dr. Reichgott and Dr. Rigby are equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.

Crown & Bridge
Crowns are fabricated caps, usually made of a material like porcelain or nobel alloy (gold), cemented over a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal or when decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Implants are titanium structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Titanium is used because it is the only material that human tissues will grow and attach to.  Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.

Dentures/Removable Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues in an entire arch. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals.  We sometimes use a metal palatte to reduce thickness, increase the ability to taste and increase strength.  One of the biggest complaints with upper dentures is the reduction of taste.  Since 80% of the taste buds are in the roof of the mouth, covering this area with metal enhances the stimulation of these taste preceptors.  A removable partial denture is used to replace several missing teeth.  Dr. Reichgott actually fabricates all of his dentures in his on-site dental laboratory.  This offers him complete control of the finished product.

Jaw & Facial Pain/TMJ Dysfunction/Headache
People who clinch or grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth.  Because symptoms masquerade as many other conditions, people tend to go from doctor to doctor in search of answers.

Snoring/Sleep Problems
In September 1995 the American Sleep Disorder Association (ASDA) endorsed oral appliance therapy as the third currently acceptable treatment modality for snoring and sleep apnea. The two most common solutions include continuous positive air pressure (CPAPA) or the removal of either the excess palatal tissue or the uvula.

It has been estimated that 60% of men and 40% of women between the ages of 40 and 60 years of age snore. Snoring occurs when there is a partial obstruction of the airway which causes the palatal tissues to vibrate. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway is completely blocked for certain periods of time. As many as 20 million people in North America may have sleep apnea. Snoring is a social problem, particularly for the spouse, but obstructive sleep apnea poses a significant health risk for the patient in that it can lead to irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

Although this is a prosthetic dental practice, we do accept adult patients that may need minor treatment.  These treatments and materials used for each patient will be discussed on an individual basis.

Hygiene Recall
We have a hygiene department in which our patients of record are followed on a regular basis.  On many occasions however, patients that are referred for specific procedures by their referring dentist are asked to return to that office for continued dental hygiene visits and care.