Cosmetic Dentistry Re-Imagined
Did you know that studies have shown about 75% of American adults experience dental fear? While some are severely afraid of going to the dentist, most people are only moderately or mildly afraid for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, many fail to seek out proper treatment due to fear or phobia. Fortunately, sedation dentistry offers pain free experiences with cosmetic procedures, easing the concerns of many of our valued patients. At Dental Bliss, we say, “You can have that smile you’ve always dreamed of quickly and painlessly.”
If you have been avoiding cosmetic dental procedures as a result of anxiety or fear of the dentist, then avoid no longer. Our specialty network of dentists provides us with the best in sedation and cosmetic dentistry. Okay, so you’re not afraid anymore? Great! Here are some of the great procedures you’ve been missing out on.
If you are in good oral heal and minor imperfections you’d like to see corrected, you are most likely a great candidate for dental veneers. General imperfections include spaces between teeth, oddly sized or misshapen teeth, worn teeth, and crooked teeth.
Prior to veneers, a mold of your teeth is made after your teeth are buffed and thinned to allow for the veneers. With CEREC veneers, no drilling is necessary, so leave your fear at the door. The veneers are then fit and color matched to your teeth. They are applied with a cement and light to your teeth. Brush and floss your veneers just as you do with your other teeth.
Spaces in teeth can easily allow for bacteria and decay to set in, which is why dental fillings are fast and efficient for a wide range of people. The infected area is first cleaned out and then simply filled with often a tooth-colored material. While at a routine check-up, our dentist will let you know if you need a dental filling.
A tooth is basically comprised of a crown and root. Dental crowns cover the entire crown, or the part of the tooth above the gum line, and are meant to increase the tooth’s structural durability. People who have weak or decaying teeth, need to cover fillings, fractures, or implants often receive dental crown treatment. Prior to getting a crown, a mold is made of the correct tooth to ensure the permanent crown with fit perfectly. A temporary crown is put in place until the newly molded crown can be inserted. Be sure to properly floss and brush all teeth, including crowned teeth.
Dental patients with a chipped tooth, gaps between teeth, or discoloration on some teeth are generally candidates for dental bonding. Whatever the case, dental bonding consists of a tooth-colored plastic, also known as composite resin, that repairs the tooth or teeth’s issues. The resin is molded onto the tooth, smoothed, and hardened by a light and/or laser. This procedure is great for smaller repairs because it may not last as long as veneers. Your mouth may feel strange, but it will quickly adjust.
Of course, our teeth see daily wear and tear, which leads to staining from age and years of use. The sooner stains are taken care of, the easier they are to take care of more comprehensively. Everyone’s teeth are originally a certain shade, and with the help of one of the numerous teeth whitening treatments or products and cosmetic dentistry, we are able to generally get you to the shade of white that best suits you. Teeth whitening is not recommended for adolescents, pregnant women, and those with periodontal disease, as well as on teeth that are filled, crowned, or restored.
A Touch of Sedation Dentistry | Perfectly Painless Smiles
For those of you who do suffer from any degree of dental anxiety, come in for a consultation to discuss a touch of sedation prior to treatment. This is a pain-free and simple fix for multiple trips to the dentist and allows you to snooze during your dental appointment. After taking a small pill right before your procedure, you are able to lightly nap or sleep for 5-6 hours with no lasting effects from numbing and definitely no needles or gas.
Want the best cosmetic dentistry without the dental fear? Please schedule a reservation and visit us. As with any of our procedures, we would love to sit down and answer any questions or concerns, as well as go more in depth with pre and post procedural events.