Mercury Free Fillings
Resin: Resins filling materials are the main alternative for Mercury Fillings. Different resins are available for specific tooth filling situations.
Porcelain: Porcelain is primarily used for crowns or tooth repair which requires the full covering of the tooth or coverage that includes cusps and areas subject to heavy forces.
Metal: If porcelain cannot be used, then gold, precious metal or porcelain added to precious meta are commonly used. Due to the extreme rise in gold cost, other precious metals are taking its place in dentistry.
TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint “Issues”
Dr. Stevens utilizes the latest and most advanced computerized, diagnostic equipment to objectively measure jaw function affecting the jaw joint and then evaluate the function of his patient’s temporomandibular joints, muscles of the head, face and neck and other structures that directly affect the function of the tooth-jaw system. This capability has been an invaluable aid to the diagnosis and treatment of pain and function associated with the teeth and malfunction of the jaw and TMJ. An interesting note is the oftentimes related headaches, neck, back, and even foot pain that accompany malfunctions of the teeth and jaw. Common indicators of a TMJ Disorder or TMD is: Jaw popping, Jaw clicking, Locked jaw(closed), Locked Jaw (open), Jaw pain, Muscle tenderness and Ears ringing or plugged.
Sleep Disorders Sleep problems are common place today. The standard, first-line of care that has been adopted for treatment in the field of Sleep Medicine is the oral Jaw Positioner. You may always be tired in the morning , dozing during conversations or while driving. Snoring is a common indicator of sleep disorders. Or you may have had a medical sleep study provided for you. Our comprehensive Sleep Evaluation and Monitoring may provide you with the necessary tools for a solution to your sleep disorders.
“How can I solve my chronic health problem?” “Is it due to my teeth? Jaws? Gums? TMJ?”
Many people have all ranges of health problems that they have decided they must “just live with it”. So they and their loved ones suffer along through life in pain and agony with no hope for recovery. Our network of expert health care providers extends across the Nation. Using our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and procedures, we are able to draw for 40 years of experience and knowledge along with our Associates to assist you to explore some new solutions to your old health problems. Are your problems related to oral malfunctions in the jaws, teeth, gums, jaw joints, jaw movement…many times they are. We can help renew your search for health and determine if your problem is related to the oral-dental arena or if you would be well-served to make the connection with our Health Provider Alliance composed of professionals from most healthcare arenas.
Protect your teeth, your smile, your performance via Hi Tech Analysis
Have you noticed that your teeth are wearing and chipping or have you experiencing unexplained headaches or even migraines? You might not know it, but you could be clenching your teeth at night. Traditional methods using carbon paper to analyze your bite have been shown to have a low level of accuracy. Our computerized bite scans will make a computerized movie of your bite to 1/1000 of a second. By measuring the exact forces applied at each moment of tooth contact, Dr. Stevens is able to recognize problem areas causing problematic symptoms. Then, instead of a the drugstore, One-Solution-Fits-All Night guard, a customized care plan designed… Just-For-You… will be developed and closely monitored to assure your success.
Long-Term-Prevention Long-Term-Prevention (LTP) is designed to cut your 30-year risk to oral disease by 85-90%. Imagine…85-90% less dental treatment in a 30 year time period. After 35 years of using the current “MODEL” of preventive dentistry the results are obvious. The current prevention “MODEL” fails to achieve the 2012 expectations for 80% of the dental patient community. What are the expectations? *Keep my teeth a lifetime. *Live to be 100study. *Keep all of my teeth. Dr. Stevens’ Health Alliance has independently observed that the current prevention “MODEL” is incapable of meeting those expectations. However, our LTP program will meet those expectations. (Developed by Dr. Stevens for their 1982 prevention-based “dental insurance” program, Sunn Starr Dental.)
Sports Mouth Pieces Many applications for sports mouth pieces are now available. Dr. Stevens and Stevens’ Health Care Alliance invested in the advanced training and Hi Tech equipment necessary to deliver the correct fitting of those mouthpieces which are advanced Athletic Aids that are utilize the benefits of an exploding field-research that recognizes the important relationship of jaw posture to performance.
Laser Cold Sore Therapy
Have you ever had a cold sore that last for 2 weeks or more? We offer Laser Cold Sore Therapy to our patients to drastically decrease the time they have to suffer with painful, unsightly cold sores on their lips. This procedure is completely pain-free and takes only minutes to administer. The treatment is preferred to be done within 1-3 days of first symptoms – but it works well at any stage. Using our laser treatment Cold sores tend to heal more quickly, and they tend not return , become less frequent, and if they return, they are much smaller.
Dental Evaluation for Accidents, Legal Cases, and Insurance recovery
Auto and other accidents oftentimes involve the oral structures of teeth, gums, smile and most often the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint). Victims and attorneys can be frustrated by insurances refusing to pay due to technicalities. Our Hi-Tech computerized TMJ dianositic equipment and experience in the legal arena can provide the necessary data to assist with providing documented, hard-evidence based information to resolve your insurance or legal case with insurance companies. In some cases, we can also provide service for you as an Expert Witness, as well as for Evaluation – Consultation – Documentation – Liaison to Legal Consult. Our special heath care softward programs are a step beyond the dental management software used for standard dentistry. Our special health care software provides support for us to assist you with Insurance Consultation, Auto Accident recovery, dental Insurance, Dental related Medical insurance and Insurance Benefit Analysis.
Dental Buget and Finance Plans
Dental Insurance is declining or not available, the economy is threatening personal stability and the question arises, “Can I afford the dental care I need? Can I afford to neglect the dental care I need?” Are you worried about the cost of your dental care? We offer budget and finance plans they have worked for patients for many years. Sunnyside WA is in the midst of a low-income agricultural based farm “community”. Acknowleding the NEED persons in the “dental community” to manage their finances for dentistry Dr. Stevens and Stevens’ Health Care Alliance participated in a 19-month study lead by Nationally acclaimed Management Expert, Dr. Bill Blatchford. Since then, Stevens’ Health Care Alliance has guided patients to achieve exquisite results from comprehensive mouth enhancement programs designed to improve their teeth, smile, jaw function and related health concerns. Our unique Phase-Sequencing approach to oral health care planning has been the key.
Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Enhancement, Smile Assessment
Dr. Stevens began his study of cosmetic dentistry with famed Hollywood dentist of the stars, Dr. Charles Pincus, http://www.ericfugier.com/ourhistory.htm whose patients were such notables as Bob Hope.
Dr. Stevens is also an alumnus of the internationally acclaimed post-graduate learning center, LVI Global where he studied the latest concepts of Cosmetic Dentistry with LVI founder Dr. Bill Dickerson and has successfully applied the new-age concepts of esthetic dental principles for his dental patients for the past 17 years.
Standard Dental Care Services
Dentures – That Fit, Function, and Look Good.
Partial Dentures –Metal frames and non metal. That Fit, Function, and Look Good.