Cosmetic Dental Services
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an attractive smile can enhance career success. Some studies have even equated attractiveness with economic success. If you feel that your smile isn’t all that it could be, we can help with amazing new advances in cosmetic care that can have you smiling like never before.
Some of our cosmetic dental treatments include:
Often described as "instant orthodontics", porcelain veneers are life-like and beautiful. You can change the color, shape and size of your teeth by bonding thin layers of porcelain to them. This process can be likened to getting fake finger nails - - for your teeth. Porcelain veneers can help brighten front teeth and correct defects including:
Spaces between the teeth
Broken or chipped teeth
Unsightly, stained or washed out fillings
Permanently stained or discolored teeth
Misshapen or crooked teeth
Whiten dark yellow or stained teeth
Cosmetic abnormalities (tooth shape, shade, lip and cheek support)
Out of position teeth
Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays
Crowns or "caps" are used when a tooth is structurally weak and needs the strength of a full coverage restoration. Crowns can be all metal, such as gold; porcelain; or a combination of porcelain fused-to-metal.
Inlays and Onlays are used as stronger alternatives to bonded fillings. Like crowns, they are made in a laboratory for a stronger, more durable filling, and are custom fitted to your teeth.
Replacing Missing Teeth
You can create a lasting beautiful smile by replacing one or more missing teeth with the latest reliable and aesthetic techniques. Once teeth are extracted, spaces between teeth allow the other teeth to shift, creating problems with the gums, bite and smile.
Replacing missing teeth is much less costly in the long term than correcting the problem once the teeth have shifted.
For those who want to replace one or more missing teeth and are in good health, consider implants - a permanent dental replacement system. Implanted teeth are built on a root made of titanium, which is placed into the jaw bone. This "root" acts as an anchor for one or more false teeth. The procedure is usually done under local anesthesia. Implants are a highly successful procedure and are becoming more widely available. The success of implants can be as high as 98 - 100%.
Bridges replace missing teeth by connecting teeth with crowns to "fake" teeth, replacing the missing ones.
Fixed bridges consist of a false tooth fused between two crowns and cemented to abutment teeth. They rest on the teeth adjacent to the space and require some drilling.
Removable bridges can be taken out of the mouth. They fasten to natural teeth with special clasps or attachments.
Root Canal Treatment
In the center of every tooth there is a hollow space that has the nerve and blood vessels. When decay reaches into this space, the tooth should be cleaned thoroughly from the bacteria along with the nerve and blood vessels then filled. This procedure saves the tooth from being a source of infection or pain. The root canal treatment should NOT be painful if the person does not wait till he/she has a tooth-ache.
Remember: a cavity in a tooth does not usually hurt till its too late, so everyone is advised to have a dental check up every 6 months to monitor their oral health.