Services

Think of your teeth and gums as a great work of art: A fabulous smile. Straight. Bright. White. Healthy. The right combination for a perfect image. Here's how we'll help you get—and keep—that perfect smile:

Oral Health Exams: Every new patient  receives a thorough examination and a precise assessment of his or her oral health. Dr. Hackman will discuss your needs, answer your questions, advise you of options, and make his recommendations for treatment. Intra-oral cameras, computer imaging, and surgical telescopes are available when indicated for even more in-depth analysis and better results.

Ultrasonic Cleaning: We can perform even the most difficult cleanings thoroughly and comfortably using ultrasonic instruments. This gentle vibration, called cavitation, removes heavy deposits allowing us to reduce the need for scraping. You'll enjoy the nurturing care of regular professional cleanings. They enhance the health of your teeth and gums, and you'll feel better with your mouth and breath as fresh as they can be.

Cosmetic Dentistry: A beautiful smile makes you look healthier and younger, no matter your age. Dr. Hackman is uniquely qualified and experienced to provide your cosmetic dentistry. He uses state-of-the-art methods to give the beautiful smile you want. There is a wide range to esthetic dentristry...and the appropriate options are always unique to the patient involved. From porcelain crowns and veneers to invisalign and cosmetic metal-free dentures, the possibilites of improving your smile are endless. Your wonderful transformation can be life changing.

Laser Teeth Whitening: Whitening the color of your teeth has long been a favorite procedure in the dental office. These days, the option of fast in-office laser teeth whitening has become a popular option. Our office offers the 1-hour procedure designed to give you fast introduction to whiter, brighter teeth. We also provide you with a take-home kit and custom trays, so you can continue whitening your teeth for years to come, free of charge. Our take-home option for whitening your teeth is also availabe as an alternative, so you can whiten your teeth as your schedule permits.

Periodontal (Gum) Treatment: The gum and bone tissue are the foundation for a healthy smile. We offer the latest treatments to stop the damage caused by periodontal disease-the nations leading cause of adult tooth loss. These include soft tissue management and deep scalings, new pharmaceuticals and new tissue regenerative procedures, and if needed, periodontal surgeries by Dr. Frank Hackman to bring your gums back to health. Cosmetic periodontal surgery using laser or traditional methods can even improve the appearance of your smile.

Children's and Adult Orthodontics - Children as young as 7 or 8 should be evaluated for skeletal growth. At this age, there may be differences in the growth of the upper jaw vs. the lower jaw which may have to be monitored or corrected. Of course, you are never too old to make your teeth look straight. Many of our patients are adults, and many choose to go with esthetic braces (white braces) vs. the traditional metal braces that we also use. Orthodontic consultations are free, just set up an appointment!

INVISALIGN - This form of orthodontics allows you to wear clear plastic aligners on your teeth and move them just as if you had braces. Although there are limitations, INVISALIGN is quickly gaining popularity with those that want an alternative to having braces bonded on to their teeth. These clear aligners are worn throughout the day and are changed every two weeks. In a short time, you can have the straight beautiful smile you have been waiting for. 

Dental Implants: Do you wish you could start over? Dental implants are like a second chance at having natural teeth. These durable tooth replacements allow you to close the gaps from missing teeth, or anchor custom-fit dentures and partials for unsurpassed stability and comfort. Our Periodontist and Implant Surgeon,  is a specialist in this restorative option, providing you with the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that each of our patients have come to trust.

Crowns and Bridges: There are many techniques and materials for fabricating crowns and bridges. Their beauty and longevity depend upon choosing the best techniques and using the finest craftsmanship. Dr. Hackman is up-to-date on all the latest materials and techniques and can recommend the particular type that will best suit your needs for strength, health, and incredibly natural-looking results.

Dentures and Partials: Dr. Hackman's goal is to make beautiful reconstructions and comfortable-fitting dentures and partials. In the case of any denture or partial, you will always have the opportunity to give your input on the the look of your selected teeth by viewing them before finalizing the work. Always keep in mind...these days both dentures and partials can be supported with implants or precision attachments. Implants can be used for stability as your denture snaps onto them for support. Precision clasps use your existing teeth to place attachments that your denture snaps onto. Partial dentures can also be made with Valplast clasps, a flexible acrylic that removes the unsightly metals clasps on the ouside of teeth. Read further below on cosmetic partials.

Sedation Dentistry: Nervous about undergoing dental treatment? You can relax; we offer the simplest method yet for sedation. Dr. Hackman  can provide limited conscious sedation with various oral medications. This has become a safe and routine method used in our office. General anesthesia is even available with a certified anesthesiologist for patients wanting to be totally asleep. However, we have found that this is only necessary in extreme cases. You don't have to put it off any longer; wake up to a new, beautiful smile!

Root Canals: There are times when the only way to save a tooth is by performing a root canal procedure....think of it as a deeper filling. In most cases, a root canal is necessary because of three reasons. (1) There is deep decay in the tooth (2) there has been trauma to the tooth and/or there is an infection , or (3) the tooth has become sensitive to hot and/or cold due to various reasons. A root canal is almost always followed by a rebuilding of the tooth and a crown restoration to return the tooth to function.

Cosmetic Partial Dentures: In the past, partial dentures that replaced multiple teeth required metal on the facial surfaces of teeth...easily noticed metal that most of us would not like. Today, you have a second option, in the form of a flexible acrylic called Valplast. In most cases, Valplast allows us to have the metal substructure only on the inside of the partial denture, where it can not be seen. The flexible acrylic allows us to get retion around your teeth without any metal showing.