Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
We offer digital radiographs (X-rays), which use less radiation and which are safer for you than traditional film-based X-rays. Radiographs are a necessary diagnostic tool in the field of dentistry. More than half of each tooth is hidden and surrounded by bone, and the only way to truly evaluate the health of your teeth and the bone surrounding your teeth is through these necessary, diagnostic radiographs. At Dr. Tiernan’s office, we research the latest trends in technology to find the solutions that best promote your overall health, safety, and comfort.
If you or a loved one snores, you are likely aware that snoring often accompanies fitful sleep. Severe snoring may also be a sign of a more serious problem like sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when an individual stops breathing for an extended period of time during sleep. Snoring happens when the soft palate relaxes to the point of cutting off the airway. Snore appliances are designed to comfortably hold the airway open during sleep. There are a wide variety of snore appliances available to you. Let Dr. Tiernan select the right one that fits your needs.
“Dr Tiernan and his staff are always a blast!! I appreciate all the awesome dental work my family and I have received over the years!! If you’re needing a compassionate, competent and gentle dentist try him out!!”Melissa S.
Understanding the unique composition of your smile is vital to a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Enjoy the latest digital x-ray technology at Dr. Tiernan’s office – Cone Beam 3D Imaging. Unlike flat, two-dimensional x-rays, Cone Beam images provide a 3D digital replica of the bones and tissue of your face, teeth, jaw and head. Your computerized image is easily manipulated, allowing your dental team to zoom on specific areas, view your scan from various angles and ultimately understand the complete makeup of your smile. This understanding is extremely useful when Dr. Tiernan’s team is planning dental implant treatments, as well as many other restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Best of all, your Cone Beam scan is painless, takes only 10 seconds and safely operates with a lower dose of radiation than a traditional CT scan. The imaging system’s scanner rotates around your head one complete circle. Enjoy a truly customized treatment plan based on your exact dental needs!
Quit relying on the use of small mirrors and flashlights or on pulling back your tender cheek to get a better look at your teeth! With an intraoral camera, you can see exactly what your dentist sees during treatment planning and dental procedures. You will have a greater understanding of both your oral health and of our recommended treatments. Our dental team uses this technology to discuss treatment options with you, and they are happy to answer any questions you may have.
You deserve the smile you've always wanted.
Are you missing teeth? Have you postponed getting a bridge or a denture? Do you wear ill-fitting or loose dentures right now? If so, Dr. Tiernan wants to improve your quality of life with dental implants.