Dr. Clark , and his assistants are wonderful. Quality dental work and better people. Kelly and Angela are great!
16 Jun 2013
Dr. Clark , and his assistants are wonderful. Quality dental work and better people. Kelly and Angela are great!
14 Jun 2013
I recently moved to Wilsonville and I had to leave a beloved dentist of 20+ years. It was with much trepidation that I entered a new dental office. I was VERY impressed. The staff was friendly and efficient. The hygienist did an excellent job. Dr. Clark spent considerable time getting
22 May 2013
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Terence Clark for nearly 25 years. He and his staff have always provided exceptional care and highest quality of dental work. Wouldn’t change – ever!!!
Wilsonville Dental Group provides excellence in family dentistry, as well as distinction in cosmetic, implant and sedation dental treatment. Regardless of the treatment, you can trust Wilsonville Dental Group is totally committed to ensuring your dental needs are met with excellence you can trust and tell others about. That is why Wilsonville Dental Group has been a “Wilsonville Tradition of Trusted Care” for almost 25 years.
Wilsonville Dental Group understands that kids and adults come to the dentist for different needs and priorities, and we meet them all. Kids want to be treated with respect, kindness and comfort. Adults want the latest technology, the best doctor and the very highest quality care. That’s why the team at Wilsonville Dental Group are specialists at meeting the needs of both children and adults – making each person’s dental experience exceed expectations.
Numerous tools are used in the fight against dental decay and tooth loss. These include regular professional cleanings from one of our hygienists, sealants, sport guards, night guards and patient/parent education.
Tooth decay, or what we commonly call “cavities” can be a significant challenge for children and adults – and if left untreated can lead to more serious dental concerns that can be painful before they are treated, costly to correct and time consuming. Many factors contribute to tooth decay and there are numerous ways to prevent it. Wilsonville Dental Group offers sealants and fluoride treatments to help prevent tooth decay – and this all leads to a happy mouth and happy patient! Our dentists all place special emphasis on sealants, which are very effective in preventing tooth decay on the biting surfaces of chewing teeth. Sealants are a clear or tooth colored plastic coating that is applied to grooves and deep pits. The sealant fills the areas where decay most likely occurs. Sealants don’t require anesthetic or drilling. Sealants and fluoride are some of the most important preventative services we offer.
Continued research links numerous diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and even low birth weights to gum disease. We follow the latest research to implement the best treatment regimens known to arrest the gum disease processes. During your initial examination and during your continuing care examination, we will carefully check all of your gum tissues and monitor for any changes that might occur. Based on our findings, we will continually tailor a unique plan, individualized to ensure your optimal gum health. Wilsonville Dental Group has licensed, fully trained hygienists who implement a regimen of care that will augment your personal efforts to rid your teeth and gums of plaque, tartar and bacteria that cause gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis), tooth decay and even loss of bone tissue under the gums.
In situations of severe gum disease, often the only manner to try to arrest the destructive process is direct access to the problem via surgery. Other gum surgeries can be completed for cosmetic reasons or for establishing the proper tissues to protect your tooth from early loss, loss of bone or sensitivities. As a part of your comprehensive examination and during continuing care examinations, we will evaluate and monitor your gum health and advise you of any surgeries which may be beneficial to the long term health of your teeth and gums. Often, these procedures can be completed at Wilsonville Dental Group.
In office whitening using the latest techniques makes it possible to have a whiter, brighter smile in about an hour. Power whitening is safe and effective technology that will give you a beautiful smile all in one appointment. These teeth whitening procedures can help remove yellowing in teeth due to aging, as well as remove stains from coffee, cigarettes and tobacco use. Wilsonville Dental Group also uses state of the art at home bleaching kits that require minimal time to accomplish the beautiful smile you have always wanted. Ask any of our team members today how you can get started!
Root canals are a wonderful, modern way to save teeth that have been damaged by fractures or tooth decay. Our ancestors would have been so happy to know about root canals! Each tooth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp that provides the tooth with nutrients. This pulp extends down into the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, however, the nerve’s of the tooth die and often, if a root canal is not performed, the tooth will have to be removed. During a root canal (which is performed using modern anesthetic techniques so there is no discomfort) a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and the pulp chamber, the diseased pulp is removed and the area is reshaped. The tooth is then sealed with a permanent crown made of gold, porcelain, or zirconium.
Otherwise known as third molars, wisdom teeth often do not have room to come into the mouth. When these teeth come in partially, they are a real potential for a life threatening infection. Wisdom teeth can also damage the good and healthy molar in front of them by causing decay, loss of bone or contributing to gum problems. When the molars remain impacted, they can develop cysts or other problems in the jaw bone. Part of our comprehensive examinations will check for the wisdom teeth and evaluate whether their removal would be beneficial for the long term health of the jaw bone and neighboring teeth. Most wisdom teeth can be removed here in our office with the use of local anesthetics combined with an optional secondary means of sedation – gas, oral medications or IV sedation. Our doctors have received the advanced trained necessary to safely and efficiently provide this procedure during an additional year of advanced clinical dentistry. We are also able to provide most other oral surgery needs for our patients, from simple extractions to bone grafting.
Dental implants are a revolutionary, modern, advanced method for replacing a lost or missing tooth. A dental implant is literally a bionic root made of titanium. The implant provides a platform for replacing the missing tooth or an anchor for a denture. They are an AMAZING way to stabilize dentures and preserve the underlying jaw bone for anyone who wears dentures. Dental implants literally restore confidence and ease for smiling, chewing, coughing, kissing or any other function of the mouth compromised by the usual looseness of dentures, partial dentures or missing teeth. After implant placement and once the bone has healed to the implant, a new tooth can be made which closely replicates a natural tooth in color, shape and function or the denture can be connected to the implant. Ask your doctor today for more information about how dental implants might benefit you, a family member or friend.
Whether you wear dentures now, or your teeth have outlived their useful life, Wilsonville Dental Group is prepared to address your needs. We work closely with the best technicians to fabricate teeth which are life-like and fit the jaws in the best possible manner. We are often able to process repairs to dentures the same day. With time, dentures often become loose as the supporting jaw bone changes and remodels. If the teeth on the denture are still intact, the denture often only needs to have material added to fill-in the difference. This simple, usually one-day procedure, makes the dentures fit properly again, restoring confidence and chewing power. Although our vision for our patients is to keep their natural dentition throughout their life, we are prepared to help you with any needs related to dentures.
Have you worn braces before and now your teeth have shifted? Or, maybe you’ve always wanted that front tooth to be untwisted or the gaps closed. You want to be able to smile with confidence! These are common scenarios and most adult patients are not interested in the “metal” smile of conventional braces. Utilizing the precision of CAD/CAM technology, Invisalign is a series of retainers worn 24 hours a day. The sequential retainers gradually move the teeth to their ideal location for a beautiful smile. Ask today whether your smile would benefit from the simple and painless option of Invisalign!
Dentistry’s modern method to restore broken or worn teeth to their proper contours and prevent cracked teeth from further breakdown! Yesteryear, teeth were simply extracted when they became worn or broken. Now, Wilsonville Dental Group can repair most teeth, avoiding the need for extraction, and preserving the ability to eat without pain, smile with confidence, and keep a tooth healthy. Crowns can also help with your smile, and in as short as two visits to your dentist your teeth can be transformed to be straight, the proper shape and contour and as white as you would like them. Newer materials are now a vailable that allow crowns to be made with life-like translucency. These types of crowns do not have the dark shadow along the gum-line, common with older crowns. No longer do you have to be self-conscious when you smile because of a dark line along your gum that stands out in your photos. Bridges are an excellent manner to replace a tooth that is missing when a dental implant cannot be used to replace the tooth. Using the strength of the neighboring teeth, bridges allow a replacement tooth to fill in gaps Replacing the missing tooth allow you to chew evenly and smile fully! During your comprehensive examination and on continuing care examinations, your dentist will check your teeth carefully and microscopically for fractures developing, for broken or missing teeth that would benefit from protection or replacement. Your dentist will also advise you of the newest and strongest porcelains available to replace crowns or bridges which have become unsightly.
Veneers are a durable, often conservative and predictable manner to alter a smile to perfection in both color, shape and design. Veneers can be as thin as 0.3mm but can have a dramatic and instantaneous effect on a tooth which is dark, has broken, has gaps or is too short. Veneers are a chosen method for business people to smile with confidence and authority or for a young adult short on esteem because of an uneven, unsightly smile and for everyone in between. Veneers usually only take two visits but in that short time, the smile of a lifetime is created! Ask today whether you would be a candidate for this smile enhancing, tooth preserving technique.
Bonding is the state of the art chemistry that has all but replaced the old silver mercury fillings. Bonding allows a composite white filling material to be chemically adhered to the natural tooth. Although bonding is susceptible to the normal wear and tear in a mouth caused by chewing and the temperature changes our mouth experiences, it is a durable method for restoring teeth. Bonding helps restore teeth to their natural shape after removal of tooth decay, return teeth to an ideal shape that have worn unevenly on the side near the gum or on the chewing surface, or to simply change or alter the shape of a tooth to match adjacent teeth. Sometimes, bonding requires no anesthesia! Bonding is our preferred method in most circumstances for restoring teeth that do not require the strength and durability of a crown.
The instruments and handpieces we use are all sterilized using Center for Disease Control approved guidelines. We use gloves, masks, eye protection and barrier covers at all times. The safety of our patients is our number one priority.
Many patients have concerns regarding the use of mercury fillings. All of our dentists understand that and at Wilsonville Dental Group we offer our patients the option of using advanced new filling materials that are tooth colored and contain no mercury, instead of traditional silver fillings. Additionally, Wilsonville Dental Group scavenges all of our wastewater to ensure these metals removed from teeth are not polluting our waterways.