ClearCorrect is the clear and simple alternative to metal braces. It’s a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them. Ask your dentist for more information on how ClearCorrect can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
A crown can be used to attach bridges, restore a broken tooth, or cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth. Crowns help strengthen and protect a weak tooth from breaking. Crowns are also used to cover dental implants.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth. It connects to your natural teeth on both ends and “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Its success depends on the health of its foundation. Therefore, it is very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.
When selecting dental filling materials, you should consider size and location of cavity, cosmetics, longevity, insurance coverage and out of pocket costs. Common dental filling materials include composite resins (tooth-colored) and amalgams (silver-colored).
Sometimes a tooth needs to be removed (extracted), usually because of disease, trauma, or crowding.
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health.
Routine Exams and Cleanings
Routine examinations and teeth cleanings allow the dentist to identify problems early, and treat more conservatively. Routine dental care is important in keeping your dental restorations looking and functioning their best. During a dental visit, we will screen for cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often. Sealants flow into the grooves of teeth and help protect these vulnerable areas by “sealing out” plaque and food.
Mouth guards help cushion facial trauma, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and should be worn while participating in sports. Studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they are not wearing a mouth guard. The best mouth guard is one that has been custom made for your mouth by your dentist.
There are several products and procedures available to help improve and brighten your smile. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration, and should be discussed with your dentist prior to start of treatment. If that’s the case, then you may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers.
Veneers are thin “shells” designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are often used to correct stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Typically, a small amount of enamel is removed from your tooth to make space for the veneer.