Martha's Vineyard General Dental Care Providing: Complete Adult Restorative Services, Pediatric Dentistry, Periododontics, Prostodontics, Endodontics,  Dental Implants and  Cosmetic Dentistry

Since 1988, Dr. Herman has been providing dental services on Martha's Vineyard. From routine cleanings and only composite  fillings to implants,  Dr. Herman's office is equipped to handle all your dental needs.

Pediatric and Periodontal specialists  work in the office on a regular basis.  The office provides surgical care including extractions and  the placement and restorations of implants.

All radiographs are taken digitally, limiting exposure to radiation. 

Impressions are also digitally scanned eliminating the need for conventional trays and messy materials. The office still relies on Professional Dental Laboratories to create the optimal dental prosthetics.  The use of in office milliing machines are not capeable of the quality a highly trained  full time laboratory technician can accomplish. With the use of digital impressions turn around time is greatly reduced. 

An 810 Diode Laser  is utilized to avoid excessive soft tissue damage, and prevent the need for periodontal intervention when possible.  Night guards and other appliances can be created in the office. 

Intraoral photography is available in all operatories, allowing the patient to see what is being done, and understanding why procedures are necessary. 

We also dispense Viroxyn, one of the most effective treatments for reccurent herpetic lesions, more commonly known as cold sores. 

To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

 

  • 810 Diode Laser procedures
  • Bonding
  • Cosmetic Contouring
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Specialty Dentures
  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Implants
  • Veneers
  • Sealants
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Extractions
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Flap Surgery
  • Dentures
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

 

 

 

Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.

 

 

Implants
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Read More...

Veneers
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...

Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...

Teeth Whitening
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read More...

Invisalign®
Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers. Read More...

Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. Read More...

Toothaches
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More...

Dental Emergencies
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amont of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...