Dental Treatment & Services

Dr. Rich and her staff offer a comprehensive array of dental services and treatments to help you alleviate pain, improve dental health, protect the function of your bite, and achieve the cosmetic results you desire. Below you will find a brief overview of the many dental services we offer. For more detailed information on specific areas of service, please click the title link of any individual section for an expanded explanation of treatment and service offerings.


Restorative Dentistry

Every permanent restoration Dr. Rich provides is free of both mercury and nickel. For those clients with known or suspected allergies to other dental materials, material-sensitivity testing is also available to ensure that your restorations are as compatible with your body chemistry as possible.

Restorative services available include, but are not limited to:

  • Porcelain crowns, bridges, and veneers for exquisite cosmetic results
  • Tooth-colored zirconium or traditional gold inlays, onlays, and crowns for durability and minimal reactivity
  • Implant placement and restoration
  • Full-mouth reconstruction
  • Beautiful cosmetic restoration of multiple or individual teeth
  • Traditional and implant-supported dentures and partials

Family and Preventive Dentistry

Every service we offer, from orthodontics to dental sleep medicine, is designed to address issues at the earliest stage possible to prevent further damage and complications. However, there are some services that are offered primarily for the purposes of controlling the two main destructive forces of the mouth (clenching and grinding, and bacterial plaque). Those services include, but are not limited to:

  • Regularly scheduled dental cleanings
  • Regular monitoring for decay and overall mouth health
  • Instruction on diet, nutrition, and proper home-care
  • Mercury-free preventive resins and restorations
  • pH balancing
  • Functional orthodontic support of proper growth and development.
  • Custom-fabricated nightguards and sportsguards

Laser Dentistry

Not every dental condition is appropriate for laser treatment, However, when dental laser treatment is appropriate, the benefits are clearly superior to traditional methods. Listed below are just a few of the dental laser services available within our practice:

  • Treatment of periodontal disease
  • Laser-assisted bone grafting and tissue regeneration
  • Treatment of extensive recession
  • Treatment for sensitive roots, mouth sores and cold sores
  • Muscle and joint pain relief related to TMJ disorders
  • Infection control
  • Treatment of “gummy smiles”
  • Laser fillings and cavity treatment
  • Laser-assisted extractions

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Rich has been studying and practicing the art and science of restorative and cosmetic smile design for more than 20 years. She trained in advanced esthetics at the Las Vegas Institute, and combines that knowledge with her vast experience in functional and neuromuscular dentistry to create exquisite cosmetic results that feel natural and function comfortably.

Cosmetic services available include, but are not limited to:

  • Full-mouth reconstruction
  • Porcelain crowns and veneers
  • Accelerated, functional, and traditional orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners
  • Laser gum recontouring
  • Botox therapy for gummy smiles, lip lines and creases, puckered chins, and upside-down smiles
  • Composite bonding
  • Custom whitening kits for at-home use

Periodontal Care

Dr. Rich and her hygienist, Soheila Sabahi, have created an extremely successful periodontal treatment program that allows patients with all stages of gum disease to have their dental and advanced periodontal health care needs met in the same office. Both practitioners are firmly committed to helping our patients halt the progress of existing gum disease and returning their mouths to a healthy state of preventive maintenance.

Current periodontal treatment options offered by Dr. Rich and Soheila include, but are not limited to, the following services:

  • Treatment of chronic gingivitis
  • Treatment of early- and late-stage periodontitis
  • Root surface desensitization
  • Soft-tissue guided regeneration
  • Selective gum re-contouring for recession and optimal periodontal health
  • Regular periodontal maintenance
  • Home-care instruction and nutritional counseling

Orthodontics

Dr. Rich offers a full range of orthodontic solutions for children, teens, and adults. The type and extent of treatment is different for each individual. Some people have no need for orthodontic treatment at all, while others may need a combination of treatments over a period of time to in order to restore both beauty and function to their smiles.

Orthodontic services available include, but are not limited to:

  • Express Smiles™ Accelerated Braces
  • Invisalign and Clear Correct “Invisible” Braces
  • Functional orthodontics for children, teens, and adults
  • Interceptive orthodontics for growth and development in children
  • Functional orthodontic correction for patients with TMJ disorders, airway issues, and other structural problems

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

The field of dental sleep medicine has grown significantly in the last 20 years, and Dr. Rich has been partnering with sleep specialists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, pediatric and adult ENT’s, and other health-care practitioners in treating patients with snoring and sleep apnea since the mid-1990’s. Using custom- fabricated oral appliances, Dr. Rich aids in treating physically restricted airways by gently repositioning the lower jaw into a more forward position during sleep, which in turn holds the airway open for less obstructed breathing.

Snoring and sleep apnea services available include, but are not limited to:

  • Airway and oxygenation evaluation
  • Take-home sleep screenings
  • Custom-fabricated oral appliances to aid in the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea
  • Orthodontic services for patients whose snoring or sleep apnea is caused or exacerbated by tooth position and bite
  • Referral services and coordinated treatment for complex patients or patients with severe sleep apnea

TMJ Dysfunction

With over 30 years of experience in treating, teaching, and studying the complexities of three-dimensional joint function, Dr. Rich believes strongly in a philosophy of conservative and non-surgical treatment when it comes to the disorders of the jaw. Unraveling the factors contributing to TMJ dysfunction can be a complex and very individual process. In many cases, Dr. Rich will partner with physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, osteopathic and naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists, and other health care practitioners to ensure that each client has a solid self-care and rehabilitation routine to work with both during and after treatment.

TMJ-related treatments available within our practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Splint and orthotic therapy
  • TENS therapy
  • Neuromuscular massage
  • Laser therapy
  • Infrared therapy
  • Botox therapy for chronic headache pain related to overactive muscle function and/or extreme clenching and grinding
  • Functional orthodontic correction
  • Full-mouth reconstruction
  • Referral services and coordinated treatment for complex patients or patients with unusual malformities of the jaw