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In-office whitening allows for control and achieves the highest level of shade change and uniformity. The whitening generally lasts for a year, and “Take Home” kits are often recommended for touch-ups. While teeth whitening kits purchased in drug stores can achieve some whitening, the in-office whitening produces more even results and many more shades of whitening. And the other crucial factor with in office whitening is that we protect your gums from the whitening gel and there is typically less sensitivity afterwards. https://www.wholedentaldesign.com/TeethWhitening/
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to their final position. You’ll visit us about once every 6-8 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 12-18 months and the average number of aligners during treatment is between 24 – 36 but both will vary from case to case. Visit https://www.wholedentaldesign.com/invisalign/
Prevention is key in obtaining and sustaining long term oral health. Comprehensive care includes the diagnosis of existing conditions and their treatment, oral hygiene instructions, dietary modification, the use of additional products to help with caries prevention or the use of specialized tooth pastes to help prevent periodontal disease. Every patient is unique and deserves an individualized oral health plan designed by the doctor. The basic dental office visit includes dental exam, oral hygiene instructions, oral cancer check, routine dental cleanings and x rays.
Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, teeth that have been affected by a range of imperfections or that have sustained damage from trauma or dental decay, can be restored to produce a naturally beautiful looking and functional smile. The cosmetic dental solutions available today can effectively improve and enhance the appearance of teeth that are stained, discolored, misshapen, chipped, fractured, gapped, crowded or broken down as the result of dental decay. Cosmetic dental procedures can range from treatments that are relatively quick and non-invasive to more comprehensive plans of care to restore incomplete smiles that have been affected by severely damaged, lost, or missing teeth.
Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position. Impacted wisdom teeth means they are trapped in your jaw or under your gums and not in a position above the gums where they can be cleaned and treated. Wisdom teeth may need to be removed when there is evidence of changes in the mouth such as pain, infection, damage to other teeth, gum disease, and future orthodontic treatment planned. Visit https://www.wholedentaldesign.com/wisdom-teeth/
A dental implant is a titanium post (replacing a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges. If you are considering implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. Or if there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, you may require a sinus lift. https://www.wholedentaldesign.com/Dental-Implants/
A healthy, functional and attractive smile requires teeth that are straight and jaws that are well aligned. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to correct the cosmetic and functional problems associated with teeth that are either overcrowded, have spaces between them, or that have shifted over time due to extractions, habits, or abnormal bite patterns. Orthodontics can also address skeletal discrepancies between the upper and lower jaws. Orthodontic treatment can range from the minor movement of a few teeth to the alignment of an entire bite. It may also be used in some cases to align teeth both before and after the surgical correction of severe jaw discrepancies. Orthodontics utilizes the principles of physics to slowly move teeth into their proper positions. This is performed by using a selection of corrective appliances, including braces, clear aligners, and retainers. Designed to apply incremental and controlled forces to move the teeth in the desired direction, these appliances are adjusted on a regular basis throughout the course of care. Once a malocclusion is corrected and the teeth are completely aligned, retainers are often placed to help ensure that the result remains stable. Orthodontic treatment time depends on the patient’s age, the severity of the malocclusion and the unique needs of each particular case. Some corrections can be accomplished in a few months while others can take a few years. However, for many malocclusions the average length of orthodontic treatment time is 24 months.
Periodontal disease damages the surrounding soft tissues and bone that support the teeth. It is predominantly caused by the accumulation of bacteria, mucus and other particles in the form of plaque or tartar that sit between the teeth and the gums. Periodontal disease can range in severity from a simple gum inflammation, known as gingivitis, to a more serious inflammation of the periodontal tissues. Left untreated periodontal disease can result in significant tissue damage and eventual tooth loss. The problem with periodontal disease is that often the progression is painless. As a result the affected individual may not be aware of an ongoing disease process. This is why it is so important to recognize the signs of the earliest stage of periodontal disease, which is gingivitis. The symptoms of gingivitis typically include red, swollen and bleeding gums. Treatment instituted at this point is often sufficient to reverse the course of the disease and to avoid any permanent damage to the periodontal tissues. A series of deep dental cleanings, an improved home care regimen, and a commitment to regular maintenance may be all that is required to prevent this stage of periodontal disease from progressing. Left untreated, gingivitis can escalate into periodontitis. However, there are other factors that can contribute to the escalation of periodontal disease, including smoking, genetic tendencies, and unchecked diabetes. In either case, when periodontal disease has progressed to a more advanced stage there is usually clinical and radiographic evidence of damage to the bone and soft tissues supporting the teeth. Periodontal treatment in this phase is designed to halt the progression of the disease and to restore tooth support as possible. This may involve medications to control the bacteria and reduce the size of the pockets between the teeth and gums, gum surgery, as well as bone and tissue grafts.
Endodontics, or root canal therapy, is employed when the nerve supply to a tooth has been irreversibly affected by damage or decay. It is a way to prevent or help resolve a dental infection and save a natural tooth from extraction. A root canal is performed when there is enough sound root and crown structure remaining to eventually restore form and function to the involved tooth. Inside every tooth is either a single central chamber or multiple ones that contain connective tissue, a nerve supply, and blood vessels. These core tissues, known as the dental pulp, help your tooth to grow and mature before it emerges into the mouth. A root canal procedure is required when this dental pulp is irreversibly damaged or has died. Root canal therapy involves cleaning and shaping each canal, and then filling them with a special inert material. Following this they are sealed to prevent any subsequent infection. Once root canal therapy has been completed, the tooth should be fully restored as recommended. https://www.wholedentaldesign.com/Root-Canal/
Porcelain veneers are thin shells placed over stained, misshaped, damaged teeth. They can also close gaps between teeth and quickly improve your smile. The thin layer of porcelain appears very natural due to the translucency of porcelain and require minimal preparation of the patient’s natural dentition. Veneers can be made from either porcelain or resin chairside, with porcelain the more natural looking of the two. Typically, porcelain veneers require that you have two appointments. Since veneers are applied to your natural teeth, they must be fundamentally healthy to provide a solid foundation for the veneers. Veneers represent the most highly “cosmetic” of dental procedures. Many times, they are applied simply because the patient is unhappy with their current smile. The results can quite often be dramatic and aesthetic. https://www.wholedentaldesign.com/Porcelain-Veneer/
Dental crowns, when cemented in place, fully replace the visible portion of a tooth but rely on your original root structure for support. Crowns have often been referred to as “caps” because they form a cap over your tooth. They can be made of porcelain, gold, metal alloys, or a combination of materials but are often of pure porcelain material in the esthetic areas of the mouth. The reasons you may need a crown include: restoring a tooth weakened by decay, holding together parts of a cracked tooth, covering misshaped teeth, holding a bridge in place, and after root canal completions. The procedure is usually requiring two office visits, one for preparation and the second for cementation but using CEREC digital dentistry can be a one visit procedure. https://www.wholedentaldesign.com/Porcelain-Crown/
As part of the aging process a number of wrinkles and furrows can develop between the brows and crow’s feet often appear around the eyes. These can result in a tired and weary appearance. Fortunately, there is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure available today that can effectively address these unwanted signs of aging. Botox is a prescription medicine that can be injected into the affected areas to dramatically improve the look of these fine lines and furrows. Made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, Botox gives the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. It works by blocking nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzing the muscles that are causing these wrinkles and furrows. Just a single short treatment with a few minor injections of Botox can produce a noticeable improvement that will last several months. Studies also suggest that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
When teeth are missing a series of changes that can impact your overall dental health and jaw function may be initiated. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the space, and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth. It is therefore important to replace the single tooth or multiple teeth that have been lost. One of the best options to prevent the consequences of shifting teeth and to restore full function to a small edentulous section in the mouth is a dental bridge.A dental bridge replaces the missing teeth with artificial teeth called “pontics,” and is supported on the ends by prepared natural teeth. Once fabricated and fitted a dental bridge will be permanently “fixed,” or cemented into place. Like crowns, bridges can be made of either porcelain baked on to a metal substrate or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
Dental Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration used to replace sections of teeth that are missing, damaged or decayed. While traditional dental materials like gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite successfully restore teeth; recent advances in dental technology have made a wider and improved selection of restorative choices available. Some of the newest state-of-the-art filling materials including ceramic and the latest composite materials, are not only strong and durable, they offer the most aesthetically pleasing and natural looking results. Visit https://www.wholedentaldesign.com/Tooth-Bonding/
Sometimes it is necessary to extract a tooth. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Extractions are commonly performed in cases where a deciduous “baby” tooth is reluctant to fall out, a severely broken down and non-restorable tooth is present, or “wisdom tooth” is poorly positioned and unable to fully erupt into place. To reduce any anxiety and insure patient comfort whenever a tooth extraction is necessary, the procedure, the post-surgical instructions, as well as any restorative follow-up care will be carefully and completely explained.
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are two types of full dentures.
Conventional Full Dentures: This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
Immediate Full Dentures: Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels. The dentures will need to be tightened after the jaw bone has healed.
Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth. https://www.wholedentaldesign.com/Dentures-and-Partials/
Facial Fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero, Restalyn) – (Instant Results) injectable fillers for injection into areas of facial tissue where mild to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the eyes, cheeks, nose and mouth. Results vary depending on severity and product use, but last anywhere from 12 months to 2 years.