An overbite is a dental malalignment in which the upper teeth are positioned higher than the lower teeth. Other names for it include buck teeth and crooked teeth. In addition to impacting your overall appearance, an overbite can present other health issues such as dental injuries to teeth and gums, jaw discomfort, speech impediments, andread more
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Cosmetic dentistry is an interesting term that encompasses any type of dental treatment that improves the appearance of the smile. This makes it a very broad category. While many people envision porcelain veneers when they hear the words cosmetic dentistry, it actually can be something as minimal as replacing an old metal filling.
Cosmetic dentistry includes teeth whitening, which changes the color of the teeth by breaking down darkly pigmented molecules under the enamel’s surface. We use professional, high-strength whitening products to give you a noticeable result as quickly as possible. Teeth whitening can be an at-home process, or we can perform it for you in our office.
Porcelain veneers cover the visible surfaces of the teeth to change their appearance. Veneers can alter the apparent size, shape, color and position (to a minor extent) of the teeth that they cover. With porcelain veneers, we can perform a total smile makeover.
For some, the need for cosmetic dentistry goes beyond covering the teeth. It may involve rebuilding or even replacing teeth. In cases of severe break down, cosmetic dentistry might be an implant-supported prosthesis.
Regardless of your cosmetic dental concerns, we can improve them with cosmetic dentistry. We love giving people smiles that make them want to show them proudly!
When an orthodontic patient presents with a narrow palate, the first order of orthodontic care is to expand the palate. A narrow palate leads to crowding of teeth, which causes they to become misaligned and requiring orthodontic care. That is where a Hyrax expander comes in handy. How Does an Orthodontic Hyrax Expander work? Rapid,read more
The role retainers plays in orthodontic care The day is coming when your teen is scheduled to have their braces removed. If they are like most kids, they are excited to finally enjoy snacks and food without fear of gumming up their braces or snapping a bracket. Let them enjoy the win of getting theread more
Replacing Missing Teeth with All-on-4 Implants A dental treatment that is rapidly gaining popularity for the replacement of missing teeth is all on 4 dental implants. The name describes this treatment perfectly, as it is a dental prosthesis replacing “all” of the missing teeth in an arch (upper or lower) “on 4 dental implants”. Dentalread more
How to Choose between Invisalign and Traditional Braces When it comes to straightening your teeth, you have options. The two most predictable and successful options are Invisalign, which straightens the teeth using clear aligners, and traditional braces, which use brackets and wires. Of course, each option has considerable pros and cons. In order to decide whichread more
How to Choose between Invisalign and Traditional Braces When it comes to straightening your teeth, you have orthodontic options to choose from. The two of the most predictable and successful options are Invisalign, which straightens the teeth using clear aligners, and traditional braces, which use brackets and wires. Of course, each option has considerable pros and cons. Inread more
If your dentist has recommended a crown lengthening procedure from a periodontist, you are not alone. While many people haven’t heard of crown lengthening before, it is a common treatment and can sometimes be a pre-treatment to having a dental restoration done. Crown lengthening can take care of a problem where you might have anread more
Spring has sprung, and summer is almost here! The sun shouldn’t be the only thing shining bright this season. Your smile is a great feature to show off to friends, family, coworkers, social media, a date and everyone else! Need help to show off your smile confidently? Our team can help you achieve the lookread more
Crown lengthening is a common procedure done under local anesthesia to remove or reshape gum tissue, bone (or both) to expose more of the remaining tooth or teeth. It can be performed on one or more teeth on the gum line. This treatment is often recommended if you have a “gummy smile” where your teethread more