TRANSFORM YOUR SMILE WITH COSMETIC DENTISTRY!
With modern dental techniques, teeth can last a lifetime, unsightly smiles can be transformed, treatment can be virtually pain free and lives may even be saved. There is no reason for you to be unhappy with the way your teeth look or feel. Just remember that dentistry is not just about fixing teeth, but is an integral part of your complete health
Excellence in dentistry begins with a careful diagnosis and with the development of a Master Plan to move us toward the health goals we will establish together. You have unique dental needs, and we will analyze and address them candidly and objectively.
Prevention is the Key to reducing problems
In our practice, we consider it far better to prevent dental diseases than to treat them after they occur. A workable preventive program must always begin with accurate analysis and diagnosis.
You deserve the Best
The success of our efforts is assured through proper examination and through goal setting to achieve an effective Master Plan. Our pledge to you is accurately expressed in these carefully chosen words: QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE.
A MISSING TOOTH CAN DO MORE THAN SPOIL A PRETTY SMILE.
Do not underestimate the value of each tooth in terms of beauty. The more teeth that are lost and not replaced, the greater the possible amount of collapse, wrinkles, and lines. In order to avoid problems incurred by missing teeth, it is best to replace them. The only situation where it is generally agreed that a missing tooth will not cause any harm is in the very back, the last molar. If the corresponding tooth above it is also missing, it will generally not cause any problems or changes in appearance.
When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold and other metals, acrylic resin, or an amalgam ( a mix ) of these materials. Porcelain crowns typically have the most realistic appearance. Crowns can whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth, adding to healthy and vibrant smile.
Veneers are thin shells that are laid onto the teeth and bonded to the surface. Although they can be made of different materials, porcelain is frequently used because of its durability and realistic appearance. Veneers are a more conservative alternative to crowns since they require less removal of the tooth's original surface. With veneers in place, patients can expect straighter, whiter, and more even looking teeth.
An even more conservative approach, requiring only an "etching" or roughening of the tooth surface in most cases, is bonding. Bonding is the process of applying composite resin to the tooth surface and then shaping it before hardening. Like crowns and veneers, the materials used produce a natural-looking tooth of ideal color to match other teeth.
The esthetic smile can be made from many types of new dental materials. Advancing knowledge has made it possible for your dentist to restore your teeth in such a way that you have great natural beauty that is long lasting. Often this can be done in a conservative manner that protects your healthy natural teeth.
FIXED VS REMOVABLE BRIDGE
Fixed bridges are preferable to removable bridges because they look and feel better and usually last longer. Removable bridges on the other can can cause an unnecessary amount of wear and tear on adjacent teeth, but they are frequently selected over fixed bridges since they are less expensive initially. In the long run, however, the savings are questionable since a removable bridge has a shorter life span.