How Could Invisalign® Help You?

If your teeth aren’t aligned properly, then your dentist may have suggested Invisalign® clear aligners to correct them. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are made specifically to blend in with your smile, making them highly discreet so you can remain confident throughout your treatment. While their discreet appearance is a significant benefit to Invisalign® aligners, the way they simplify your orthodontic treatment can give you an even bigger advantage in improving your smile and oral health. (more…)

Fix Your Broken Tooth in Just One Visit

Your teeth are the strongest parts of your body, but they still grow weak, crack, and break due to a variety of reasons. When this happens, your dentist must fix the tooth as soon as possible to prevent it from suffering further damage under the pressure of your bite. In many cases, the best way to restore a damaged tooth is by capping it with a custom-designed, lifelike dental crown. At our office, we offer same-day crowns using the innovative E4D machine, allowing you to enjoy your newly restored tooth in just a single day. (more…)

How Obvious Is Gum Disease?

Once you know that you have gum disease, your dentist can likely help you control it and avoid the potentially serious consequences of it (such as tooth loss). However, unlike some other dental issues, gum disease isn’t always obvious. In fact, most patients don’t realize they have it until their dentist detects signs of the disease during a routine dental examination. The fact that you might not immediately recognize its presence is one of the reasons why gum disease affects a majority of adults in the U.S. This makes regular checkup and cleaning appointments with your dentist even more important for the long-term health of your smile. (more…)

When a Root Canal Needs Emergency Treatment

Root canal treatment isn’t the most popular dental treatment, and you may not realize that the need for it often indicates a dental emergency. Nevertheless, waiting or refusing to undergo treatment could quickly lead to significantly more serious oral health problems, including tooth loss and wide-spread oral infection. Because of the seriousness of the conditions that lead to the need for root canal treatment, it can often be considered a dental emergency. Therefore, we advise seeking treatment as soon as possible if your tooth’s root canal becomes compromised. (more…)

Enjoy Impressive Smile Improvements With Porcelain Veneers

Patients who are interested in a smile enhancement can have a number of different goals in mind when they think about their treatment. If you are someone who is concerned about the color of your teeth, you may lean towards a professional whitening treatment. However, that approach can leave issues with the shape, and the condition, of certain teeth unaddressed. With porcelain veneers, you can make changes that offer a wide range of dental improvements. You can come away with changes to the color of your teeth, while also taking care of any other flaws currently influencing how you look. (more…)

Why Time Matters to Your Tooth Filling

Time is no friend to your smile. For instance, if you ignore cleaning your teeth long enough (even for just a day), then enough oral bacteria can form plaque and attack your teeth and gums. If you wait even longer, then one or more dental conditions can cause progressively worse damage to your teeth and gums. As the most common dental issue, tooth decay offers the best example. If you fail to prevent a cavity, then you only have a small window of time in which a filling can save your tooth. Once the window closes, you’ll need more extensive treatment, such as root canal therapy or tooth extraction and replacement. (more…)

How Do Invisalign® Clear Aligners Work?

Like cavities and gingivitis, tooth misalignment can affect patients at any point in their lives. Even previously straight permanent teeth can grow crooked for a variety of reasons, and when the condition is not addressed, it can have serious consequences for your oral health. Nevertheless, older teen and adult patients can often struggle with the idea of wearing conspicuous metal braces for two or more years, even if it means a straighter and more attractive smile at the end. To help ease that struggle, we offer custom-designed Invisalign® clear aligners that work to correct tooth misalignment without using brackets and wires. (more…)