Having a check-up and cleaning every 6 months is the best way you can stay in the know about your oral health and keep a healthy mouth and smile. Our Healthy Mouth Dental Savings Plan provides the perfect plan for your oral health!
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created to fit your mouth. Aligner trays (as the inserts are called) are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your doctor plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Based on your progress, you change to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. Youll achieve a great smile with little daily interruption. The best part is that most people wont even know youre straightening your teeth!
What is a metal-free crown? A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens teeth that cant be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-colored crown)are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, beautiful smile. Give us a call to find out if youre a good candidate for a crown.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials.
Advantages of Veneers: ~ Provides a natural tooth appearance ~ Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well ~ Stain-resistant ~ Make teeth appear whiter ~ Conservative approach to changing a tooths color and shape
Our smooth white tooth enamel is designed to protect our teeth from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma, and acid attacks caused by sugar. Over time enamel can be worn down and stained. Professional whitening is a safe way to freshen up your smile.
Significant lightening in a short period of time is the major benefit of in-office whitening. This procedure involves the carefully controlled use of a relatively high-concentration peroxide Professionally formulated gel, applied to the teeth by the dentist or trained technician after the gums have been protected with a paint-on rubber dam. Generally, the peroxide remains on the teeth for several 15 to 20 minute intervals that add up to an hour (at most). Those with particularly stubborn staining may be advised to return for one or more additional Whitening sessions, or may be asked to continue with a home-use whitening system.
Professionally dispensed take-home whitening kits can produce great results over the long haul. Take-home kits incorporate an easy-to-use lower-concentration peroxide gel that remains on the teeth for 30 minutes, one time a day. The gel is applied to the teeth using custom-made bleaching trays that resemble mouth guards.
BOTOX is applied in areas of the face where wrinkles occur to help relieve muscle tension stress which reduces the wrinkles. BOTOX is a trusted product, administered over 7 million times a year and has been in the market for over 15 years. BOTOX is also administered for migraine headaches, TMJ, and other muscular related tension issues.
You can benefit from your dentists extensive musculoskeletal training and awareness of facial and mouth muscles to expertly place injectables properly to reduce frown lines and the look of aging with BOTOX.
The term injectables can mean muscle relaxants such as BOTOX or other types of collagen fillers. Injectables can be used to reduce lines and wrinkles, adjust a crooked pulling smile, and also to lightly fill areas where volume is decreased. Injectables can certainly brighten up your smile and face when applied correctly. Dr. Sweta Gunnell received her certificate from AAFE to offer BOTOX to patients as a stand-alone service or as a compliment to cosmetic dentistry.
Considering being treated with BOTOX for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes at your dentists office? Once you consider a few facts about your dentist and cosmetic dentistry services, its an obvious natural fit. Your cosmetic dentist has years of experience working with facial muscles and is familiar with your face, your mouth and your smile. Your dentist also has experience in the administration of the BOTOX product as a medical treatment.
Cleanings and check-ups for children are a great way to ensure a lifetime of good habits and oral health. We like to keep our parents in the know about their childs dental health. Just as with adults, preventative cleanings with a Dentist check-up are suggested twice a year. If your child has teeth, they can begin to establish a positive experience with the Dentist (roughly age 3 and up)!
Having check-ups every 6 months is the best way you can stay in the know about your childs oral health. Building good dental habits when young ensures a healthy mouth and smile. Our Healthy Mouth Dental Savings Plan provides the perfect plan for your whole familys oral health!
Periodontics Deep Cleaning; Scaling and Root Planing: If you have an advanced case of gum disease, you may need special cleaning procedures called periodontal scaling and root planing. These procedures will remove more plaque and tartar from your teeth and under your gum line to help your gums regain and maintain good health.
During the teeth scaling process, specialized tools are used to remove the hardened deposits of plaque buildup (tartar) from the teeth both above and below the gum line. This scaling process is usually done in conjunction with a procedure known as root planing. Root planing involves smoothing rough spots on the roots of the teeth that can promote gum disease by trapping and holding bacteria.
After periodontal scaling and planing procedures, you may expect your gums to be numb from the anesthetic and then possibly tender. But if you maintain a consistent oral health routine of twice-daily tooth brushing, daily flossing, and rinsing after sugary or starchy drinks and snacks, your gums should respond with health.
Root planing and scaling procedures are the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Ask your dentist about the health of your gums today and do your best to maintain your healthy smile at home. Well do our best to keep you informed and aware of any changes we see!
Implant Dentistry provides a patient with a replica tooth, which feels like a real tooth, permanently in place. Implants are sought after for their natural look and feel. An implant may be installed for a single or for multiple teeth, depending on the unique details of each patients jaw, mouth, and gum-health.
While implants fall under dental prosthodontics (or dental prostheses), the multi-step process also includes the removal of the tooth, the placement of the implant, placing the abutment, and finally the fabrication and installation of the new replica tooth. While the entire implant process can be expected to take place over a few months, our implant procedures are all in-house, from start to finish. This allows us to set clear expectations of desired outcomes, timelines to complete the implant(s), manage the comfort, care, and total costs of the process to ensure peace of mind for our patients.
Offering custom options to meet the needs of our patients, we will walk you through the process of determining your desired outcome, the design, and the fitting to ensure your prostheses works just right for you.