Tooth bonding is a beautiful quick-fix for decay, chips, rotations, gaps or discoloration. This relatively noninvasive procedure can restore the look and function of your natural teeth. Typically bonding lasts 5-7 years.
Dental crowns can fortify your teeth for years. Porcelain dental crowns have reflective properties that can perfectly imitate natural teeth.
Our cosmetic dentistry services don’t end here. We provide many more methods to transform your frown into a beautiful smile. Call us today to schedule your consultation with an experienced and artistic cosmetic dentist.
Quality Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can restore both the function and beauty of damaged teeth. At Perfect Smiles, we provide custom-fit porcelain crowns.
Do I Need A Tooth Crown?
Some of the reasons you might need a tooth crown include:
- Large broken-down filling
- Extensive dental decay
- Cracked or broken tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Tooth with poor size or shape
A crown will enhance the appearance of the damaged tooth. More importantly, a crown will restore the tooth’s natural function. Your crown will enable you to bite down, chew, and speak with naturally.
Porcelain is the most lifelike material that can be used to fashion dental crowns. Your front teeth are crucial to your overall appearance. If your front tooth needs a tooth crown, we will use the most natural, beautiful, durable and translucent porcelain!
You can expect an excellent experience with us at Perfect Smiles. Our team is committed to making your time in the dental chair pleasant and worthwhile.
Plan for a comfortable experience with patient amenities. Here is what you can expect:
1. Our Doctor will discuss your needs and goals with you. She will determine if porcelain crowns are the proper treatment for you.
2. At the first appointment she will prepare the teeth for the crown by removing a small portion of enamel.
3. She will take impressions of the prepared teeth, and she will send the impressions to dental lab.
4. She will then place temporary crowns while you wait for your permanent porcelain crowns which typically takes 1-2 week.
5. At the second visit she will permanently bond your beautiful new crowns to your teeth.
You should receive your dental crown from a qualified cosmetic dentist. Our Doctors listens to our patients and together with our team deliver exemplary results.
Our patients can rest assured that they are benefiting from the most recent dental discoveries every time they visit us. Start your dental crown process today! Give us a call at Perfect Smiles.
Our highest priority at Perfect Smiles is to provide you and your family with a lifetime of oral health and comfort. With updated technology and preventative dentistry, we keep you and your loved ones safe from all forms of dental health threats.
When you visit your general dentist regularly, you protect yourself from tooth loss, toothaches, and expensive procedures. Our general dentistry services are designed to help you maintain your natural teeth, gums, and jawbone for as long as possible.
Having a teeth cleaning at least once every six months is foundational to whole body health. Your gentle teeth cleaning at Perfect Smiles will require less than an hour of your time. During a teeth cleaning, or hygienists will remove the plaque and tartar that you can’t remove at home with brushing and flossing.
The best thing you can do for your oral health is keep your professional dental team involved. At your preventative appointment every six months, our Doctor will examine your mouth for signs of cavities and gum disease.
Your dental hygienists will use special instruments to remove the plaque and calculus from your teeth. They can screen for oral cancer, evaluate your supporting bone structure, and assess your current dental work.
Your dental team will be able to detect oral health problems earlier than you can. Early treatment will reduce your potential for serious health problems down the road.
Missing teeth make it difficult to chew without pain or smile without embarrassment. If missing teeth are not promptly treated, they can cause your remaining teeth to shift and become crooked.
Dental bridges have been used for years to replace missing teeth. Perfect Smiles bridges can remedy the pain and difficulties associated with missing teeth.
How Do Dental Bridges Work?
In a dental bridge, your existing teeth are used as anchors. The dental bridge fills in the gap caused by missing teeth. Dental bridges can be composed of various materials, including gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain.
If you would like your dental bridge to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your beautiful smile, a porcelain bridge is a good option for you. Porcelain is durable and stain-resistant. Best of all, porcelain imitates the color and reflective properties of natural teeth.
Dental implants allow patients to regain fully functional and natural appearing smiles. Tooth loss is caused by tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma. Dental implants are an alternative to ordinary dental bridges or dentures to fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth.
Dental implants are innovative. Implant dentistry focuses on creating smiles that have the natural stability of real teeth. Tooth implant smiles look and feel authentic, and they maintain biological stimulation to prevent bone loss and that “sunken-in” appearance.
What Are Dental Implants?
A tooth implant is a durable titanium cylinder that is surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. After placement, the implant will fuse with the jawbone until it is fully integrated and becomes part of your body. Dental implants can be restored with dental crowns, dentures, or dental bridges.
Dental implants work just like real teeth with real roots! They stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from weakening and collapsing. Each tooth implant can sustain all of the bite force and ability of a natural tooth.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
If you want to replace one or more missing teeth, ask us about implant dentistry. Dental implants are reliable enough to support bridges, dentures, or crowns.
Most healthy patients are candidates for dental implants. Our Doctors can tell you more after a screening and evaluation process.
Choosing A Dental Implants Dentist
In the world of implant dentistry, dentists are often divided into 1) dentists who surgically place the implants and 2) dentists who restore the implants with crowns, bridges, or dentures.
At Perfect Smiles, we can both place and restore your implants. Our Doctors have an excellent eye for creating beautiful new smiles with dental implants.
Perfect Smiles offers several options to replace missing teeth with removable dentures. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth, and partial dentures work with your existing teeth. Advances in dental materials mean dentures can look great and feel more comfortable than ever before. And best of all, at Perfect Smiles, we can incorporate implants into the design of a new or existing denture for dentures that go in with a “snap” and stay securely in place!
Technology is constantly improving in dentistry! We strive to be up to date with the latest and greatest in dental technology!
At Perfect Smiles, we provide comprehensive periodontal dental care. Now you can see a trusted periodontist in the comfort of our full-service dental office. You won’t have to make an appointment with a separate office and travel across town! We aim to make your dental care convenient, efficient, and rewarding.
Here you’ll feel confident and cared for by the dental team you know, while receiving the specialized periodontal care that you need. Our staff periodontist, has extensive training and experience in contemporary periodontal procedures such as cosmetic gum reshaping, dental implants, and gum disease therapy.
GUM DISEASE: It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth, and it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications. Don’t think it’s your problem? Conservative estimates report that up to 80 percent of the population unknowingly has gum disease in some form.
Seventy percent of adult tooth loss is attributable to gum disease. Recent research shows a link between patients who have gum disease and those who suffer from strokes, heart attacks, or complications with diabetes or pregnancy. Gum disease is silent, in that early symptoms may be painless and mild, like swollen gums or bleeding while brushing. Regular dental check-ups are vital because a professional can detect, treat, and reverse gum disease in the early stages before major problems arise.
CAUSE AND EFFECT
Several factors contribute to periodontal disease: plaque buildup, heredity, and lifestyle choices. By far, the most common and controllable factor is bacterial plaque — the sticky, colorless film produced by normal oral bacteria. Bacteria release toxins that break down the natural fibers that bond gums to teeth.
When this occurs, pockets between the gums and teeth form, and more bacteria and toxins hide, flourish, and destroy your gums and teeth. Over time, this process can affect not only gums, teeth, and bone within the mouth, but also overall health. Bacteria in your mouth will be inadvertently ingested, and this can compromise your whole-body health.
MAINTAINING GOOD PERIODONTAL HEALTH
Regular dental visits at least every six months allow us to keep a watchful eye on the health of your gums. You should also brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use good mouth rinses at home. We will recommend the products that will optimize your oral home care, and we can also show you the best methods for brushing and flossing. If you have overcome periodontal disease, we will recommend frequent check-ups to ensure your mouth stays healthy for a lifetime.
First described in 1965, sleep apnea is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. It owes its name to a Greek word, apnea, that means “want of breath.”
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when air cannot flow into or out of a person’s nose or mouth, although efforts to breathe continue. Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood. As common as adult diabetes, it affects more than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. An estimated 5 in 100 people — typically overweight, middle-aged men — suffer from sleep apnea.
In a given night, the number of involuntary breathing pauses, or “apneic events,” may be as high as 20 to 30 or more per hour, and can last anywhere from 10 seconds to three minutes. These breathing pauses are almost always accompanied by snoring between apnea episodes, although not everyone who snores has this condition.
Sleep apnea can also be characterized by choking sensations. Although an individual may not recall waking up frequently during the night, deep restorative sleep is disrupted temporarily but repeatedly. As a result, sleep deprivation, early morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness can develop.
Early recognition and treatment of sleep apnea is important because it may be associated with irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. If left untreated, other complications may include memory problems, weight gain, impotence, and headaches.
Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Risk factors include being male, overweight, and over the age of forty, but sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children.
Children with sleep apnea may snore, squeak, and thrash while sleeping. During the day, a child who suffers from sleep apnea will be sluggish or termed “lazy.” In older children, sleep apnea occurs in boys and girls who are overweight or who have unusually large tonsils and adenoids. Since snoring is not normal for any child, parents should report this to their physician.
Because of the lack of awareness on the part of the public and healthcare professionals, the vast majority of apnea cases remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated. Several treatment options exist, and research into additional options continues.
Sleep apnea seems to run in some families, which suggests a possible genetic basis. Children may also grind their teeth in their sleep, and make loud noises they cannot duplicate when awake. Fortunately, most cases of snoring and grinding with children resolve over time without treatment.