When advancements in dental technology are coupled with an eye for aesthetics, the product is a beautiful smile that can be quickly accomplished through painless and affordable treatments. No matter what your individual needs require, we can find a solution. Click below to learn more about a few of the services we offer. If you have questions about our services, payment or insurance, please contact us!
A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. In this procedure, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then works to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft. This permanent solution has the advantages over bridgework that it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support, and, should the tooth wear out, another can simply be replaced on the shaft. Implants can also be used as support as part of an implant bridge. This is an alternative to partial dentures, and has several advantages.
- First, there is no adjustment period to acclimatize the patient who, once the work is done, only feels teeth.
- Second, this slows the bone loss occasioned by missing teeth.
- Third, there is no discomfort or difficulty in eating. And, best of all, they don’t have to be taken out all the time.
Lumineers and Veneers
Lumineers and veneers are a type of thin covering used over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. They can be used to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to tooth’s structure. They are usually applied directly to the teeth and are visible when talking or smiling.
Fully Customized Dentures and Partial Dentures
The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can be used for further stabilization.
Bonding involves adhering tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of the tooth. This is done for a number of reasons including: to repair tooth damage caused by decay, alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between the teeth, or for other cosmetic purposes.
Teeth whitening is accomplished using a combination of in-office whitening and customized, take-home trays with whitening gel.