Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe are dentists in Media, PA, who are trained in a wide variety of dental solutions to meet the varying needs of our patients. As a team, we strive to provide personalized dental care and collaborate with patients as individuals for successful outcomes.
We have incorporated some of the latest advanced technology to help you maintain, enhance, and restore your smile. Dr. Hillyard has established a reputation for excellence in dentistry, always taking the time to thoroughly evaluate the condition of your smile and to discuss your unique concerns and goals.
Dr. Monroe has post-graduate training in implant dentistry and facial aesthetics. She offers comprehensive care for your restorative needs, cosmetic goals, and treatment for the effects of TMJ disorders.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Cosmetic dentistry is about so much more than a pretty smile. Our cosmetic dental treatments are often part of an overall plan to support your long term dental health. Cosmetic dentistry can address concerns affecting the appearance of your smile such as crooked teeth, damaged teeth, and discolored teeth. We take the time to evaluate the overall condition of your smile and to recommend appropriate dental care for your needs and goals.
Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox and dermal fillers can help you turn back the clock on aging and address those fine lines and wrinkles that are can become more noticeable around the eyes and mouth. It can also be used to treat the pain caused by TMJ. Botox lessens the contraction of the muscles of the jaw to decrease their force.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are treatments that can straighten crooked teeth over time using clear aligners. We offer clear braces for adults for a discreet solution for mild to moderate orthodontic needs.
Dental veneers cover teeth for a brighter, smoother, and more uniform look. Customize your smile with porcelain veneers.
Dental bonding brightens teeth and addresses cosmetic problems. This option is more economical than dental veneers.
Teeth whitening is customized, whether you decide on Zoom! in-office treatment or convenient take-home options.
General Dental Care
General dentistry is the foundation of your lifelong oral health. Drs. Hillyard and Monroe provide experienced and comprehensive care for your routine dentistry. From dental exams and cleanings to treatments to address decay and disease, our compassionate environment and personalized care will keep you smiling.
Sports mouthguards can help protect you from sports-related injuries. They may prevent chipped or cracked teeth, jaw trauma, and concussions.
We serve patients of all ages. Our dentists provide dental treatments for the whole family, whether you need a dental cleaning, tooth whitening solutions, or more.
Tooth extractions are needed in cases of overcrowding, extensive tooth decay, impacted wisdom teeth, or periodontal disease. After these procedures, dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures and partials may be recommended to replace teeth.
Restorative Dental Solutions
Restorative dentistry is an important part of your long-term dental care. Restorative dental treatments focus on repairing and replacing teeth as well as providing solutions for the stages of gum disease.
When experiencing a dental problem, it is important to schedule a visit at your earliest convenience so that our dental team can recommend treatments to restore your smile.
Left untreated, common dental concerns can become complex problems needing more extensive dentistry to resolve.
A dental bridge prevents natural teeth from shifting, helps maintain facial structure, and provides patients the ability to bite and chew.
A dental crown may be used to cover chipped, worn, and otherwise damaged teeth. If you are missing one or multiple teeth, you may need a dental implant, which is capped off with a dental crown.
A dental implant is implanted into the jawbone beneath the gum line for a strong foundation. If you need to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth, dental implants may be right for you.
Full and Partial Dentures
Full and partial dentures are often secured by dental implants to improve bite function, prevent gum recession, and support bone retention.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is a condition marked by symptoms such as bleeding gums, gum inflammation, and loose teeth. We offer periodontal therapies to address the stages of gum disease.
Temporomandibular joint disorders are marked by pain in the jaw joint and the muscles that control the jaw. However, mouthguards, Botox, and restorative and cosmetic dental treatments can treat TMJ.
Dental Services Frequently Asked Questions
What foods to avoid with clear braces?
Avoid hard foods like ice, popcorn, and hard candies, which can damage your braces. Chewy foods like caramel, gum, or thick-crust pizza can cause problems. Additionally, clear braces can stain, so steer clear of foods and drinks with strong colorings, like coffee, tea, red wine, and dark sodas. With clear braces on, you should always be mindful of what you eat.
What are the risks of teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is generally safe but comes with a few potential risks. Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity or gum irritation after the procedure. This usually goes away after a few days. Overuse of over-the-counter teeth whitening products can also damage tooth enamel and gums. So you should follow the instructions and not overdo it. Always consult with your dentist before starting any whitening treatment. They know your smile best!
Which areas of the face do doctors commonly treat with Botox and dermal fillers?
Dentists and dermatologists commonly use Botox on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes (“crow’s feet”). On the other hand, dermatologists frequently use dermal fillers to add volume to the cheeks, smooth out smile lines, and plump up the lips. Dermal fillers also reduce the appearance of marionette lines (the lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin).
Schedule A Dental Appointment
We welcome you to become a member of our dental family in Media, PA. Our team is committed to helping you understand your unique oral health risk factors so that you can enjoy a healthy smile. Contact our office by calling 610.756.0649 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hillyard or Dr. Monroe.