Cosmetic Dentistry Information by Definition

By: Dave Stringham

You communicate with the world through your smile. Smiles signify youth, strength, happiness and good health. If your smile is not what you wish it could be, cosmetic dentists can help you change your life by providing you with excellent, personal care. A more youthful, brighter-looking smile may be just a visit away with

You deserve the best care in cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry as well as the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques. Learn more about what cosmetic dentistry and discover more about the solutions for your continued excellent health.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Your smile displays your happiness and confidence to people around you. If your smile is not what you wish it could be, cosmetic dentists can help you change your life through cosmetic dentistry. A more youthful, brighter-looking smile may only be a visit away.

General Dentistry
Most of the conditions that negatively affect your smile can be avoided with regular care. Your dentist is committed to answering your questions about proper hygiene and providing you with the most advanced preventive dentistry.

Implants
A dental implant can be used to restore a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post directly into the jawbone by one of the doctor's trusted specialists. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a dental prosthetic (denture) that is custom created for you. While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the gap.

Intraoral Camera
You see what your dentist sees. By using an intraoral camera, you will have a greater understanding of your oral health and of the treatments that the doctors are prescribing for you. A dentist's use of this technology goes a long way in educating our patients about their oral health, while lessening any feelings of anxiety that some patients may feel while visiting the dentist.

Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal disease (also called gum disease) refers to the infection of the supportive tissues of the mouth due to toxic bacteria found in plaque. Many individuals suffer from some degree of gum disease, gingivitis being the early stage, and if left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss, break down of the soft tissue in the mouth and jaw and other significant health problems. Your >local dentist assesses your periodontal health and if needed, conducts the appropriate therapy to restore gums and supportive tissues.

Dental Surgery
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