A whiter brighter smile
Restore broken or chipped teeth
Replace missing teeth
Close gaps between teeth
Natural tooth colored fillings
- Re-contour teeth to look straighter
- Close gaps and spaces without orthodontics
- A whiter, brighter smile
- Remove and smooth surface imperfections
Profession teeth whitening and dental bleaching can remove the years of neglect and staining that result in darker and yellow enamel.
- Coffee & Tea
- Soda & sugary foods
- Smoking & chewing tobacco
- don’t smoke!
- Darkly colored sugary foods
All of this can be removed giving you a brighter and more confident smile.
Dental bonding is a way to repair a tooth that might be chipped, off color, or is in poor alignment. The bonding process places a filling that closely matches the natural tooth color onto your tooth to help improve its appearance. This filling chemically bonds to your tooth and will closely match your natural tooth color.
Bonding can stain over time and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers or full crowns. If a bonding does break or chip, tell your doctor.
Dental bonding is painless and can often be performed in one visit.
Tooth colored fillings can also be used in posterior teeth in place of silver fillings. Many patients prefer tooth colored fillings instead of silver (amalgam) because they are less noticeable, but did you know, they also make teeth stronger.
We will never suggest replacing a filling that does not need replacing.
If you have dark silver fillings or old discolored fillings and are dissatisfied with them, tell the doctor that you would like to discuss a more natural looking replacement.
We do not use amalgam (silver) fillings in our office mainly because the materials used in the fillings are not good for the environment. Additionally, the tooth colored fillings provide more support for the teeth, look better, and have been shown to be a superior restoration.
A crown (or “cap”) is used to restore teeth that have fractured, have large existing fillings or that have had root canal therapy. Crowns are also used to change tooth shape, shade and orientation.
Crowns can be made of all porcelain, a combination of porcelain and metal, all metal, or all zirconium. All porcelain crowns are preferred in the anterior areas of the mouth due to their high aesthetic value. Zirconium crowns are utilized in the posterior (back) region because of their strength and resistance to fracture. Both porcelain and zirconium crowns mimic the natural shade of teeth and are stronger than a composite resin filling.
Your crown will then be created from an impression of your tooth, which allows the dental lab to examine all aspects of your mouth and then sculpt the crown to match your bite and jaw movements. A second, shorter appointment is needed when the crown is delivered to our office so it can be fitted.
The restoration of dental implants is a 2 appointment procedure providing you with a tooth in an area where one was removed or was previously missing.
This procedure requires no anesthesia and takes a relatively short period of time.
If you have any questions about implants, our staff will be happy to discuss this treatment options with you.
Implants are a great way to give you the teeth you have been missing.
An immediate bridge is a more expedient way of replacing missing teeth. It literally bridges the gap of a missing tooth between two adjacent teeth.
Immediate bridges are usually placed in the anterior (front) region of your mouth for their esthetic value.
They are not recommended for the back teeth because they are not as strong as conventional fixed bridges.
The major benefit of an immediate bridge is time…they are completed in one office visit.
If you have questions, ask one of our staff and they will be happy to explain this procedure in greater detail.
A conventional fixed bridge replaces missing teeth by anchoring to the teeth on either side of a space.
The anchoring teeth are prepared like a full crown, an impression is taken, and the bridge is fabricated in the lab.
A second appointment is then needed to deliver the bridge, where it is cemented in permanently.
This is a very strong restoration and is recommended as an alternative to a dental implant.
Dentures and partial dentures replace missing teeth but they are removable.
Impressions are taken of your teeth and sent to the lab where a new denture or partial denture is fabricated. Several appointments are needed to ensure proper fit, form and function.
A final appointment is needed to deliver your new prosthesis. At this appointment we verify that your new denture or partial denture fits properly and meets your esthetic desires.