Over time, teeth naturally darken. This darkening process can be increased by surface staining and internal staining from foods, dark beverages, and especially smoking. Only professional tooth bleaching products can get your teeth their brightest white. Our bleaching system works from the inside out to brighten the core of the tooth, illuminating a beautiful white smile.
Crowns and bridges are full-coverage restorations that can cover unsightly teeth that may already have large fillings or cavities. These treatments are extremely strong and incredibly natural in appearance. Crown and bridge technology has come a long way over the years. If you have crowns with metal lines showing, or crowns with chips and stains, it may be time for an esthetic upgrade and a boost to your confidence.
Dental veneers are a wonderful option for improving your smile. If you have un-bleachable staining, misshapen teeth, gaps, or chipped teeth, cosmetic veneers may be an option for you. To create room for veneers, the front surface of your tooth is reduced a small amount. A local lab fabricates the veneer, after which it is bonded to your tooth in our office. The result is a gorgeous, natural, vibrant smile that will be sure to impress anyone. Veneers are a durable and long-lasting option to improve your smile. It is important to note that veneers are a non-reversible procedure, and occasionally need to be replaced over time.
Bonding is a minimally invasive solution for front teeth with small gaps or chips on the chewing edge. Tooth-colored composite resin can be esthetically bonded to your tooth to alter the shape, contour, size and appearance of your teeth. Filling material is not as durable as a crown or veneer, but this can be an excellent option for minor changes. Ask Dr. Matt if your chipped tooth would be a candidate for cosmetic bonding.
Implants can even be used to support a denture, giving you the comfort and stability of natural teeth.
Implants are made of titanium, which is very friendly to the human body. The implant post is placed into the bone and is allowed to heal and become very strong. This usually takes 3-6 months. After the healing is completed, we can secure your implant by attaching them to natural-appearing and strong teeth, or by attaching them to your denture. Implants need to be cared for regularly, and kept extremely clean. A well-cared-for implant will last a lifetime.
Do you ever wake up in the morning with sore teeth, aching facial muscles, popping or pain in your jaw? Do you have regular headaches? If so, you might be clenching or grinding your teeth while you are sleeping. This is a common, often stress-related, problem called Bruxism. If you are clenching or grinding during your sleep, this can affect you in many negative ways. First, you may not be getting the quality of sleep you need to feel rested. Additionally, your teeth are at very high risk of fracture and wear that is non-reversible. To protect your teeth while you are sleeping, and to help you rest easier, a night guard may be right for you. Models of your teeth will be taken, and the guard will be custom-fabricated to fit over your teeth. Custom night guards will last years and years, and will work hard to protect your smile.