For replacing missing teeth, dental bridges are the perfect solution. A bridge usually consists of two crowns (connections) to the adjoining teeth with one or more false teeth "bridged" between. The crowns are secured on the teeth adjacent to the gap for strength and stability. Other methods to replace missing teeth are partial dentures and dental implants.
The bonding process repairs chips and cracks in the teeth, and covers areas of discoloration and unevenness. The procedure consists of applying a composite resin to the teeth in layers, then dried and hardened with a laser. The tooth bonding is smoothed and polished once it has set.
Made famous by Hollywood stars, caps even out the appearance of teeth giving strength and a beautiful smile. Caps cover the entire tooth, sealing the chipped and broken areas. When all teeth are covered, a dazzling natural appearance results. An alternative to caps, are veneers or bonding.
A full mouth restoration, or complete smile makeover (full mouth reconstruction) consists of a full evaluation of everything that is needed- including any periodontal treatment, orthodontics, crowns, bridges, dental implants, caps, veneers or anything else that is needed to create an improved, healthy and radiant smile.
To create a beautiful smile, various types of cosmetic dentistry may be needed, for example, bonding, bridges, crowns, implants, dentures, caps, veneers, teeth whitening, and other procedures. We are proud to say we offer complete cosmetic dentistry procedures including Invisalign and orthodontics.
Our porcelain crowns are strong and durable, and provide a white, natural looking smile by covering broken, irregular or chipped teeth. Porcelain crowns are state-of-the art and extremely long-wearing.
Whether full, partial or “over”, dentures are used to replace missing teeth. With today’s advances in dentures, you cannot tell the difference between dentures and real teeth because they look and feel like real teeth. Full dentures cover the entire area, and any remaining teeth are extracted. Partial dentures are used for patients who have lost relatively few teeth. “Over” dentures are fitted over remaining teeth and are more stable than full dentures. Dentures also have the added benefit of preventing the shifting of adjoining teeth.
Dental implants are today’s best solution to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are truly state-of-the-art and they replace a missing tooth with a crown and base (post), which is permanently secured to the jaw and lasts a lifetime. A small titanium rod is fixed into the jawbone, and once the jawbone has securely adhered to it, a dental crown is attached.
Invisalign® is the latest in orthodontics and is a procedure that amazingly adjusts and straightens teeth with little or no effort. The Invisalign® system is regarded as "invisible braces” and using a progressive approach over time, clear plastic aligners straighten the teeth. Your teeth are perfectly adjusted over approximately18 to 30 “two-week” sessions.
Covering a wide range of treatments, oral surgery encompasses everything from a simple tooth extraction to dental implants. Some common types of oral surgery include removing wisdom teeth, installing dental implants, periodontal treatment (gum disease), and root canals.
Periodontal "gum" disease is caused by a bacterial infection that can irreversibly damage the teeth. If periodontal disease is caught in its early stages, it can be treated with regularly scheduled dental cleanings. Surgical intervention may become necessary if the disease begins to affect the supporting bone beneath the gums.
Porcelain veneers are amazingly, thin porcelain coverings that that are installed over chipped, cracked or discolored teeth. They are attached to the front of teeth with bonding cement and set with a blue light. The result is natural-looking teeth and a perfectly balanced smile.