Your smile and the condition of your dental health are unique to you. With our comprehensive treatment options, you’ll soon feel proud to flash your pearly whites to the entire world. Speak confidently, chew comfortably and laugh openly with a sensational smile!
Are you self-conscious about your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed or worn teeth? Even while taking careful preventive care, your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime. Crowns can fix problems caused by old fillings, large fillings, broken teeth or broken fillings. Porcelain crowns bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile. After some tooth preparation, crowns are custom fitted to give you a beautiful, smile that functions faultlessly!
Missing teeth can seriously impact the rest of your smile and your confidence. You begin to chew differently, feel mouth pain and find additional gaps and spaces as your remaining teeth work to compensate for your smile’s loss. Don’t settle for a smile that continues to deteriorate. Solve the problem and regain your smile’s vibrancy with a porcelain bridge. A porcelain bridge, custom designed by Dr. Whitfield, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. It flawlessly matches your existing teeth, showing the world no signs of a restoration at all. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They provide a long-term restorative solution for your damaged smile.
If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants can be your smile solution. Missing a tooth can cause pain, embarrassment and functional problems with your smile. You may notice that your surrounding teeth shift to compensate for the missing tooth and you may have difficulty chewing or speaking. In addition to the functional problems a missing tooth or teeth can cause, you may notice some aesthetic changes as well. When the surrounding teeth shift to fill the space of the missing tooth your face shape can change as well. Over time the problem only worsens.
Be proud of your full, natural looking smile once again! A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can restore a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. Simply a replacement “tooth root”, dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post by one of Dr. Whitfield’s trusted specialists. As the post bonds, it forms a sound foundation to attach your custom crown, bridge, or denture.
Feel confident knowing your dental implants are secured and permanent, providing you a smile solution you can count on. Make your smile beautiful and functional; call us today if you have questions about dental implants.
Tooth Colored Fillings
In the past when a tooth was damaged by decay the only option was to restore the tooth with a silver amalgam filling. With advancements in dentistry, dental amalgam is not a treatment option in our office. Today we can place a tooth colored bonded restoration that will not only restore the tooth in an aesthetic way it will also strengthen the tooth and make it more resistant to fracture in the future.
Dental Hygiene Appointments
Dental hygiene appointments are sometimes called “cleanings” because the teeth are thoroughly cleaned as part of the dental hygiene process. During this time, the plaque and tartar on your teeth above the gum line will be removed and an oral examination will be performed on your teeth, gums, and soft tissue. Polishing the surfaces of your teeth smooths out areas where plaque can collect and removes stains, making it hard for plaque to build up in the future. But oral health is more than just about having clean teeth. The integrity of your tooth and gums are also reviewed to prevent or treat periodontal disease and oral cancer. We recommend an appointment every 6 months.
Dental sealants are plastic coatings or barriers that protect the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. Usually, sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often. Applying a sealant to your teeth can prevent cavities and the need for fillings, which must be replaced every six to eight years. Children especially benefit from sealants.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer affects tens of thousands of Americans every year, and one case in four is fatal. As with most cancers, the key to beating the disease is catching it before it progresses to a later stage. With early detection from a routine oral cancer screening, there is a 90% success rate after diagnosis. A trusted dentist like Dr. Whitfield is truly your only line of defense against oral cancer. He and his team of dental professionals are the only ones to regularly evaluate your oral health and to notice any potential abnormalities. Gain the peace of mind that comes with a regular oral cancer screening from Dr. Whitfield. With the help of the latest dental technology, even a diagnosis of oral cancer can be successfully treated through early detection.
Keeping your teeth is always the best and preferred solution. In the instance that one of your teeth cannot be saved, it may be recommended to extract the tooth. We can remove your troublesome tooth and give you the treatment options for replacing that tooth and returning your function and restoring your smile.
Enjoy a natural looking way to restore your smile to its youthful appearance and function. Let a partial denture restore gaps in your smile due to your missing teeth that cannot be corrected by a bridge. Your partial denture will be removable and made from a synthetic material supported by lightweight metal that mimics your gum tissue and teeth, giving you a beautiful new smile. The partial denture preserves the integrity of your existing teeth by preventing them from shifting and tilting in towards the gaps created by your missing teeth.
Many people who notice chipped or cracked teeth, but don’t remember when the injury occurred, damaged their teeth while they were sleeping. Grinding or clenching your teeth during the night will cause your teeth to chip, crack and even break. To keep you from seriously damaging your teeth, we recommend a dental appliance called a night-guard, which protects your teeth from grinding & clenching in your sleep. Our team takes great care in making sure you have a proper fit to prevent pain in your jaw joint. Do you suffer from headaches? You may find that a side benefit of your night-guard is headache prevention. Many headaches start during the night, caused by the extreme pressure generated as you grind and clench your teeth. Ask our team about having a night-guard custom created for you.