We offer veneers, Invisalign, bridges, Botox and more. Your smile can be incredible!
Bonding is the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedure. A bonding is the application of a tooth colored resin (plastic) used to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, discolored tooth, to make teeth appear longer, and as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam (a combination of liquid mercury, silver, tin and copper) fillings. The most common uses are for cosmetic bonding; to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped teeth. It can also be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape and/or color of teeth. Tea, coffee, cigarette smoke and other substances can stain the resin used in bonding. To prevent or minimize stains, avoid eating or drinking these types of food for the first 48 hours after any composite procedure.
When a tooth has been broken or weakened by decay or a large filling. The best was to restore the tooth is with a crown or bridge. Crowns will help to whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth. After the dentist has prepared the remaining part of the tooth. A crown is placed over the tooth to restore the strength of the tooth while giving the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Bridges are composed of two crowns or abutments that will anchor the bridge in place and a pontic (false tooth) that is used to replace a missing tooth. A bridge can have 3 or more units to replace missing or damaged teeth.
Veneers allow dentists to create the look of perfect teeth for a perfect smile, it can address issues such as space between teeth, broken or chipped teeth, permanently stained or discolored teeth and even crooked or misshapen teeth. A veneer is a custom made wafer thin shell of a tooth, designed to cover the front surface of teeth. Veneers can be made from porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
The preparation of a veneer shaves a very minimal layer of the tooth surface about the thickness of a fingernail. To allow for the veneer to be permanently attached to the tooth.
No matter what stage in life you are at, your smile plays a significant role in how you look and feel about yourself. Whether you have issues with crowding, spacing, cross bite, overbite and under bite you’ll appreciate the cutting-edge approach to treatment you can receive with Invisalign. Invisalign offers a level of comfort, convenience and comfort in straightening your teeth that surpasses its competitors. While the results may appear the same—a confident, beautiful smile—when you stop and actually compare Invisalign to other teeth-straightening options, the advantages become quite apparent. Knowing the pros and cons of each option ahead of time will help you make a more confident decision. Invisalign uses smooth comfortable plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. These aligners are removable and don’t require any food restrictions. There are no wires to poke or irritate the mouth, and you can brush and floss normally.
We offer botox and filler services to rejuvenate your face back to looking relaxed and refreshed. Botox will address issues such as creases on the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet and other areas of the face that may have fine lines or wrinkles. By temporarily relaxing certain muscles, we can reduce the appearance of some fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm are used to replace lost collagen and or fatty pads that we loose naturally as we age. It can be used to fill in folds and creases or add volume to lips and cheeks.
Dentures/ Implant Dentures
Our teeth are a permanent part of our body, because of this tooth loss can have an emotional impact on a lot of people. Patients of any age that lose some or all of their teeth may require a denture of some sort. Dentures are not just for the elderly and a lot of times a partial denture is used for patients that still have a lot of their natural teeth.
Dentures, overtime as you wear them causes you tooth lose the bony structure that supports your soft tissues. The soft tissues overtime also recede, because they are in constant contact with your denture. This can cause discomfort and difficulty with everyday functions like speaking, chewing and especially smiling. Leaving you in a constant state of adjustment. Implant supported dentures prevents the jaw bone and tissues from receding due to the tremendous support and fixation that they provide. This allows you to speak, chew and smile more comfortably than with a traditional denture. This is also a great option for patients with dentures that don’t want the expense of having individual implants placed. For implant supported dentures usually between 4-6 implants are placed, the dentures are then adjusted to attach to the implants. This procedure can even be beneficial for patients with some bone loss.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots for missing teeth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. A dental implant is permanent and is an effective, attractive, secure way to fill gaps in your smile—all while preserving your existing teeth. Implants are designed to fuse with bone and become a permanent root. Individual implants allow access between teeth and do not require altering any other teeth for support, this help to improve long-term oral health. They are also beneficial for patients with dentures, providing for improved speech, comfort and self-esteem. Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. They are very durable and with proper care can last a lifetime.
When a tooth has mild to moderate decay or if teeth are cracked or fractured but not sufficiently damaged enough to need a crown they will typically require an inlay or onlay restoration. These patients will have too much damage or decay to the tooth structure to be treated successfully with a filling, but have sufficient healthy tooth remaining to avoid needing a crown. This allows the dentist to conserve more of the patient’s natural tooth structure. Inlays and onlays are very durable and help to strengthen the teeth by up to 75% and can last up to 30 years, in comparison to traditional metal fillings which can weaken the teeth by up to 50%. Inlays and onlays will prolong tooth life and prevent the need for more dental treatment in the future.
Zoom is a bleaching process widely used throughout the country and around the world to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine; or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – said to accelerate the bleaching process – to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged. The complete procedure takes about an hour, but a regular teeth cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom teeth whitening session. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure. Immediately afterwards, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth.