The appearance of your smile goes hand-in-hand with your oral health. Advanced Dental Services applies the newest treatments and technology to solve problems like crooked teeth, gaps in teeth, gummy smile, and tooth discoloration.
If the look of your teeth has deteriorated due to injury, excessive wear, or bad habits, Restorative Dentistry can heal your smile.
Implants use titanium "fixtures" placed in the bone and bonded (adhered) to replace missing teeth or to stabilize prosthetics (dentures). These are often used instead of bridges to help maintain the original tooth structure of the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
Porcelain Veneers are bonded to misaligned, damaged, or discolored teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are custom-made by one of our technicians using a model of your teeth, and permanently affixed to the front of the tooth to enhance your smile.
A tooth-like crown made of porcelain is used to restore a tooth after the decay has been removed. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth, and other damage. Also called “caps,” porcelain crowns resemble natural looking teeth in shape and color. All metal crowns are also sometimes used and have the shape of real teeth, but are made of gold or silver.
A bridge is used to correct the gap created by a missing tooth or missing teeth. It is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a tooth-like restoration in the gap. Bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants and are typically made of metals, alloys or porcelain. Porcelain makes the restoration look like real teeth in shape and in color.
According to the FDA, whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. There are many methods available, and we employ most effective and most reliable of them.
Am I a good candidate for braces? That’s a question that more and more people are asking themselves. Teeth straightening can be a daunting task. Many adults believe that the time for braces is behind them, and they are stuck with the smile they have. Younger people may be put off by the dreaded metal-mouth. Many times it is possible to do and the process does not require wearing permanently affixed metal brackets. The Invisalign system uses a series of custom made mouthpieces (called “aligners”) to gradually shift your teeth to their ideal position in jaws. Results usually take about from a six months to a year to obtain.
When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings.