With 30 years’ experience in Cosmetic and Sedation dentistry, Dr. Willett is skilled at performing numerous dental procedures which include:
An alternative to scaling (scraping) during dental cleanings, the PiezoScalerremoves tartar build-up on teeth. As the vibrations remove the tartar, a water stream washes away any debris. This method eliminates more biofilm (microbes) than hand scaling, can be used to deliver medications directly to problem areas, and for many patients is more comfortable and faster than traditional scaling. Piezo Scaling can be a better option for people with lung, heart disease, and diabetics
Mandibular repositioning appliances
(Snoring or apnea appliances) For patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea and who aren’t satisfied using a CPAP, these devicescan be a more comfortable alternative to keeping the airway open during sleep. Dr. Willett is the only dentist in Columbia using sound waves and breathing techniques to help screen for sleep disorders and predict the success of using these appliances.
A non-invasive in-office procedure which can help minimize white or brown spots on teeth.
Our office also offers prescription strength toothpaste MI Paste™, fluoride varnishes, enamel remineralizers, and specialized electric toothbrushes(Rota-dent®). Our staff can customize your care based upon your individual needs.
Dr. Willett will soon be offering
Diode Laser Treatments: Used for prevention and treatment of periodontal (Gum) Disease. Screening for oral cancer in stages 1 and 2: Oral cancer is considerably more treatable and has a better outcome when diagnosed in the beginning stages. This service can benefit all patients since 25% of all oral cancers are found in patients with no risk factors.
Extractions/Wisdon Tooth Removal
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth, a secure and a usual procedure that is no reason for worry. Dr Willett will enlighten why extraction, or a wisdom tooth or any other tooth is the best way for the health of your mouth. What is tooth extraction? Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth, a secure and a usual procedure that is no reason for worry. Occasionally it is referred to as “pulling teeth”. Depending on your condition … Read More
A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to remove diseased soft tissue from the interior of a tooth. The fine channels under the pulp chamber in the inner part of the tooth are emptied out and cleaned, and the roots are filed with stretchy nickel titanium files. Why would someone need root canal treatment? Occasionally gum pain and toothaches are in fact signs of infection inside a tooth, knows as abscess. When the harder layer of the … Read More
Sealants protect teeth from tooth decay by adding a protective layer to keep out plaque. Ask Dr. Willett how this magnificent technology can, swiftly and with no trouble, help you and your children fight cavities. What are sealants? The molars and pre-molars the chewing teeth at the back of the mouth have pits and fissures that are difficult to clean. Improper removal or left over of plaque causes tooth decay. A composite layer of plastic applied to your teeth by … Read More
Adult Care And Prevention
Appropriate oral hygiene and regular visit to Dr. Willett are the two best defenses for safety against plaque which is the main cause for most dental issues. Adult care and prevention is Dr. Willett’s main focus to fight against plaque, the preservation of natural tooth structure, and early recognition and treatment of severe oral issues. Why is care and prevention important for adults? Dental issues have the tendency to get worse when left untreated. A regular visit at Dr. Willett’s … Read More
Advanced Dental Technology
High-tech and advanced dental technology is the medium of Dr. Willett for serving you and your family. Learning more is a hobby of Dr. Willett that is why every year he keeps adding additional training on the latest in dentistry so our community can have the best available care. Some of the amazing happenings at Dr. Willett’s office right now: Smile Makeovers with cutting-edge cosmetic technology It is now possible to choose the smile you want. Modern cosmetic dentistry lets … Read More
Cosmetic flaws in teeth can be fixed easily, safely and quickly using the technique of Dental Bonding. Dental bonding is an affordable technique which can be used not only to fill gaps and conceal stains and cracks, but damaged tooth structure like chipped and broken teeth can also be replaced and restored using it. Resin which is a moldable plastic is used by Dr Willet for dental bonding. What resin does is that it hardens and bonds to the already … Read More
A cosmetic filling is an alternative to more commonly used amalgam fillings. They are of the same colour as teeth and are used to replace those areas of teeth which have been hit by decay. The advantage of cosmetic filling is that they are not easily noticeable and as such a person has a much better appearance when he or she smiles. Who requires a filling? A tooth structure weakened by decay is known as cavity. This decay is removed … Read More
Crowns and Bridges
The process of replacing a damaged tooth by covering it with a cap is known as crowning. A bridge is a fixed partial denture, which is used in place of missing teeth and is fixed to either original teeth or a crown. Why use a crown? Your dentist will use a crown when the surface of the teeth has eroded to such an extent that filling or other dental procedures cannot be used to fix it. Keep in mind that … Read More
Advantage of dental implants The problem of missing tooth has only one solution and that is implants. Contrary to popular perceptions implants nowadays save more of your original teeth than the old style bridgework. The reason for this is implants are not depended upon nearby teeth for support. Reasons why you should go for an implant are: Save healthy tooth The implants will save your nearby teeth which may be lost if you go for bridge work. In bridge work … Read More
VVeneers are used mainly as solutions for cosmetic problems. They are slim shells of plastic or porcelain and are used to cover that piece of the teeth which is exposed when a person smiles. By using veneers a person’s smile can be changed in a drastic manner. Veneers what are they? Veneers are shells which are made of either plastic or porcelain and they are used to beautify the front portion of the teeth. i.e. the chewing surface and the … Read More
Services ORAL SEDATION Normally patients are sedated using nitrous oxide, IV sedation or general anaesthesia. Another option for the patients is oral sedation. The advantage of oral sedation is that by simply using a small pill a patient can remain sedated for the time it takes to complete a visit to the dentist. An explanation of the process of a Conscious Sedation The advances in dentistry now allows a calm and comfortable for even the most fidgety and afraid patients. … Read More
Dr. Willett or his dental hygienist provides regular dental cleaning service as part of a regular oral hygiene program. These cleaning are important and necessary as cleaning are instrumental in getting rid of plaque. Plaque causes tooth decay, gingivitis and serious gum disease. The importance of regular dental cleanings: Preventive care of teeth involves getting rid of plaque on regular basis. . Of course the first step towards fighting plaque involves daily flossing and brushing your teeth but even then … Read More
Regular visit for dental examination are essential because they allow Dr. Willett to deal with dental issues in their early stages, and to single out the problems, which might occur. For most of the people a visit every six months is essential but cases may vary according to your conditions. Why dental exams are necessary? Dental issues have a tendency to get poorer when left untouched. A regular visit to Dr. Willett will assure that small problems won’t become major … Read More
It is habitually considered the last option of a dental cleaning, scaling and some curative procedures. This procedure removes some spots restores the surfaces or gives a soft and smooth surface. What is polishing? It is habitually considered the last option of a dental cleaning, scaling (deep root cleaning), and some recuperative procedures, like when a new crown is placed. This procedure removes some spots restores the surfaces or gives a soft and smooth surface. Tell me about the polishing … Read More
Tartar is the hardened form of plaque remains on your teeth, which is almost impossible to remove with brushing and flossing. A deep cleaning procedure known as Scaling is done by Dr. Willett or the hygienist. In this procedure they scrape the tartar off your teeth at and below the gum line. What is scaling? A deep cleaning procedure known as Scaling is done by Dr. Willett or the hygienist. In this procedure they scrape the tartar off your teeth at … Read More
Well-known for his expertise in both sedation dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, Dr Willett has been named “Best Dentist in Columbia,” by Inside Columbia Magazine.
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