Smile Makeovers

Porcelain Veneers

No-prep porcelain veneers can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted with no shots, no drilling and no pain! Your dentist will simply take impressions of your teeth, and the lab will fabricate razor-thin veneers to be placed on top of your natural teeth. No-prep veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, reshape chipped teeth or worn teeth, or whiten discolored smiles.


Lumineers

Lumineers are a special type of ultra-thin veneers by Cerinate. Just like traditional veneers, Lumineers can reshape your smile and give you that perfect smile makeover. They can cover gaps between teeth and enhance the appearance of worn-down and discoloured teeth.

The main difference is that Lumineers are made from a special patented cerinate porcelain that is very strong but much thinner than traditional laboratory-fabricated veneers. Their thickness is comparable to contact lenses, and so they are often called contact lenses for your teeth. The main advantage of these ultra-thin veneers is that minimal tooth preparation is required. In other words, very little - if any - of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed through shaving or grinding prior to bonding the Lumineers over your natural teeth. As a result, the procedure is often reversible, since your natural tooth structure is left intact, unlike traditional veneers, where a significant amount of your tooth structure may need to be removed. See more at: www.cosmeticdentistryguide.co.uk/lumineers.html

Porcelain Crowns

Dental crowns are restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken down teeth. A crown strengthens your existing, damaged tooth so as to preserve its functionality. Dental crowns are also commonly known as caps (because a crown sits over your existing tooth, covering the entire outer surface).

Why might I need crowns?

  • If your tooth has undergone significant decay and there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling or an inlay and maintain functionaility.
  • If a large portion of your tooth has fractured and it cannot be built up using traditional composite bonding techniques.
  • If you have a large cavity and opt for the additional protection a crown offers to your tooth over a large composite filling or an inlay.
  • If you have had a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, a crown will be fitted to the abutment of the titanium implant.
  • Following root canal treatment, a crown is often needed to strengthen the tooth.
  • If you grind your teeth and have a poor diet, acid errosion may reduce your teeth to a point where the only option available is to crown them.
  • For cosmetic reasons, to improve the aesthetics of your smile, you may opt for all porcelain cosmetic crowns.

Are dental crowns always the best option?

Crowns should not be the first choice just to improve the aesthetics of your teeth, because a dentist needs to grind a significant portion of the original tooth away. Less invasive alternatives include veneers or dental bonding. Crowns are required when the strength of the tooth supporting the restoration is compromised, since veneers and dental bonding restorations are only as strong as the supporting tooth.

Invisalign

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.


The Process:

You may be somewhat familiar with how the Invisalign® treatment works, but we’d like to take you through each step of the treatment process, from consultation to confident smile. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign and enjoy a better smile every day.

Talk to an Invisalign Provider

Your treatment begins after you select the experienced Invisalign Preferred Provider that you feel most comfortable with and schedule your initial consultation. Because you will be interacting with this doctor on a regular basis, you may even want to personally meet with a few providers before deciding which one is right for you. This is an important medical and financial decision. That's why choosing the right doctor and the right treatment plan is so essential. Keep in mind that not all dentists and orthodontists work with Invisalign, so it's important to find a doctor who has received the proper Invisalign training and can truly evaluate your needs and determine how Invisalign can help you.

During the consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your case in detail to determine if you're a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign now addresses many cases, from simple to more complex. Your doctor will determine if Invisalign is right for you. (Take the Smile Assessment ahead of time to see if you might be a good candidate.) This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions about Invisalign, costs , dental/orthodontic insurance, or any other concerns. See which doctors in your area are Invisalign Providers.

Create a 3-D Image of Your Teeth

Your doctor will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Using this same technology, your doctor will even be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.

Receive Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan

Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they're virtually invisible, most people won't even notice you're wearing them.

Wear a New Aligner Every Two Weeks

Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with your doctor, usually only every six weeks or so. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.

Reveal Your New Smile

While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of braces, but since your teeth won't be covered by wires and brackets, you'll be able to see improvement much sooner. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.

Teeth Whitening

EZ White™ Pro

EZ White™ Pro uses a patented, light-activated technology and oxygen-rich gel to break away stains quickly and gently in seconds, for results patients can see instantly.

EZ White™ Pro In-Office Whitening System uses a unique, patented technology to whiten teeth naturally. This innovative, light-activated bleaching process results in teeth that are up to 8 shades whiter, takes as little as 30 minutes, and delivers a brighter, whiter smile with minimal to no sensitivity and fade back.

A Faster, Easier Way to Whiten:
  • Saves chair time — see results in as little as 30 minutes
  • No special equipment purchase required — uses standard curing light
  • Visible activation control — light transforms gel from orange to bubbly white
  • No refrigeration required — 2+ years of shelf-life
A Milder, More Effective Way to Whiten:
  • Gentle — low abrasion, low dehydration, low sensitivity
  • One-time office visit — no follow-ups required
  • Same-day results — up to 8 shades whiter with minimal fade back

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to restore or improve person's smile.

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered:

  • To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede

Dentures/Partial Dentures

Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.

Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.

Dental Implants

About Dental Implants

Dental implant therapy has been one of the most significant advances in dentistry in the past 25 years. Tens of thousands of grateful patients bear witness to the benefits derived from the opportunity to obtain a replacement for lost teeth that restores their smiles and confidence. Several different types of implants and restorations are available. The choice depends upon the amount of bone available, the patient’s general health and restoration preference.

With nearly 40 million Americans having lost some or all of their teeth, dental implants are a popular option for replacing those lost teeth. Implants are comfortable, attractive and will help you regain confidence in your smile. They are an alternative to bridges, partials or dentures. Implants can look and feel like natural teeth. An implant simply is a metallic titanium object that is inserted into your jawbone to act like a natural tooth-root. Titanium isn’t recognized by the body’s immune system, so it is not rejected as an implant. It integrates with the jawbone to give a firm support to the artificial replacement that it will support.

Reasons for Implants:

  • Improves biting pressure
  • Insufficient teeth amount or jaw structure or other type of replacements
  • Restores proper chewing ability which leads to a better diet and improved overall health
  • Eliminates tooth shifting
  • No loose dentures
  • No gooey denture adhesives
  • Improves speech
  • Wont apply damaging pressure to your natural teeth
  • Comfort and fit
  • Help preserve healthy vital tooth structure
  • They look and feel like natural teeth
  • Increase self-confidence when talking and smiling

Mini Implants

The computer and medical worlds are both working hard to develop smaller and smaller components. In similar fashion, a smaller version of the dental implant has been successfully utilized in selected cases. These mini implants (1.8 mm diameter) enable your dentist to broaden the spectrum of patients that can be treated. The Sendax MDI system was developed in order to provide greater denture stability for those who cannot withstand the rigors of conventional implant surgery, do not have enough bone to allow for full-sized implants to be placed, or are in on-going therapy from one prosthetic system to another.

What Are Mini Implants?

The Mini System consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.

Procedure

Implant placement does require several steps over a period of time ranging from 3 months to over 1 year depending on your specific needs. Here are the steps followed for implant therapy.

  • The implant is inserted into the jawbone and allowed to heal for several months
  • A post is attached to the implant and a temporary artificial tooth is used
  • A permanent tooth is attached after all healing is complete

Zimmer

For decades, Zimmer Dental has gained the trust of thousands of clinicians worldwide who count on their comprehensive line of products to deliver successful patient outcomes. They strive to maintain that trust by consistently offering unparalleled, scientifically-proven products1 for the best value in the industry.

Get Behind the Platform of Choice — the Tapered Screw-Vent® Implant System. Delivering fully integrated one-stage and two-stage solutions, one-piece implants, and the latest in esthetics, the Tapered Screw-Vent Implant System offers the versatility to meet a multitude of clinical needs. Forming the basis of the system is the Tapered Screw-Vent Implant, which features Zimmer’s proprietary internal-hex connection with lead-in bevel.

Zimmer® One-Piece Implants bring greater simplicity and convenience to the restoration process, combining the design features of the renowned Tapered Screw-Vent Implant with the prepared margins of the Hex-Lock® Contour Abutment.

Sedation Dentistry

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation dentistry allows appropriately trained dentist to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for patients who avoid the dentist out of fear or who might have time restrictions.

The sedation dentist can work more effectively by helping a patient become as comfortable as possible using well established and proven protocols with a variety of sedation medications administered orally and sublingually (under the tongue). These protocols can be customized for the patient’s individual emotional and physical needs.

Sometimes referred to as ‘relaxation’, ‘sleep’, or ‘anxiety free’ dentistry, this comfortable care is now offered by thousands of trained dentists all over the US and Canada.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.

Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Root Canals

Natural teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Years ago, diseased or injured teeth frequently were extracted. But today, even if the pulp in one of your teeth becomes injured or infected, the tooth often can be saved through rool canal (endodontic) treatment. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases or injuries to the dental pulp.

A tooth with a root canal filling can provide years of service similar to nearby teeth that have not been treated. However, teeth with root canal fillings may become decayed, develop fracture lines, or gum disease can develop around the treated tooth, just like any other tooth. Good daily cleaning habits and regular dental exams will help you keep and maintain your teeth.

TMJ/Headaches

Migraines

People with migraine pain suffer a lot. Medical examinations often show, however, that they're otherwise perfectly healthy. A recent medical study confirmed that people who suffer from migraine pain and chronic headache clench their jaws in a balanced, centered position. This causes extremely intense muscular contration, but little strain on the jaw. Nighttime jaw clenching usually goes unnoticed - but it sets the stage for migraine pain and chronic headache pain.

NTI-TSS

The FDA has cleared, for the first time, a device that prevents medically diagnosed migraine pain, tension-type headaches, and jaw disorder (TMJ), without drugs or surgery, through the reduction of trigeminal innervated muscular activity.

The NTI device is a pre-fabricated matrix that your dentist retro-fits and customizes to your front teeth (sometimes the device is adapted to the lower front teeth...it will still work the same).

The NTI device snaps into place and fits comfortably on either the upper or lower front teeth. It is worn during sleep and prevents the intensity of muscular parafunction. For migraine sufferers, there is a more discreet version for daytime use, which is usually required (in addition to the pictured nighttime device) for 6 to 8 weeks for best results.

Chronic, intense nighttime muscular parafunction has been shown to be a considerable influence on the triggering of migraine events. In clinical trials, 82% of medically diagnosed migraine patients had a 77% reduction in migraine episodes within the first eight weeks of use.


How Does It Work?

  • 1) A full coverage splint, usually a thickness which mimics the intended space between the teeth when the jaw musculature is supposed to be at rest, provides both canine and posterior teeth contact, thereby allowing for perpetuation of parafunctional (nighttime clenching) muscular activity.
  • 2) By increasing the thickness of the splint, clenching intensity may be altered, depending on the amount of pressure applied to particular teeth. If contacts are "heavier" in the molar region, clenching intensity can be suppressed slightly. If contacting is prevalent in the canine region, clenching is reflexive and perpetuates.
  • 3) An anterior bite plane reduces parafunctional intensity of the masseters (the muscles on the sides of your jaw, primarily involved in chewing, not clenching), and to a degree, the lateral pterygoids (the tiny muscles at your jaw joints that open your jaw), but still provides canine contact for temporalis clenching.

Botox

Injections of Botox Can Relieve Migraine Headache Symptoms for up to 3 Months

Botox -- famous for smoothing out wrinkles on the face -- has been approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults.

The FDA says Botox injections have been shown to be effective in the prevention of migraines, which are debilitating headaches that cause intense pulsing or throbbing pain and affect about 12% of Americans.

Botox to treat chronic migraines is given at intervals of about 12 weeks as multiple injections around the head and neck to try to dull future headache symptoms, the FDA says in a statement.

Snore Guard

Improve your health and quality of life by preventing snoring and sleep apnea.

TAP device

The Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®) is a simple, patient-friendly treatment solution for snoring and sleep apnea. The TAP holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not fall open during the night and cause the airway to collapse. It maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.

The unique design allows the patient to fine-tune his/her treatment at home and work with the clinician to achieve the best results. Patients are empowered to manage the degree of lower jaw protrusion over as many nights as it takes to achieve the optimal treatment position. The TAP has a single point of central adjustment, which prevents uneven bilateral adjustment that can create an irregular bite and discomfort.

The TAP has over a 95% success rate. It is the key to a snore-free, restful night of sleep. The TAP also treats sleep apnea without the need for surgery, a mask, or medication. The TAP is recognized as the market leader in oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea and is currently prescribed by over 7,000 dentists worldwide to treat snoring and sleep apnea. In addition, it is the most researched oral appliances on the market with over 30 independent peer reviewed published studies. A simple dental examination is necessary to know if the patient will be able to use an oral appliance.

Why Patients like the TAP

  • Comfortable, custom fit
  • Durable construction
  • Easy to use
  • Adjustable while in the mouth
  • Patient can adjust at home and achieve maximum treatment results night to night
  • Smaller and less bulky than other oral appliances
  • Convenient for travel
  • No masks or straps involved

Several features set the TAP apart from other oral appliances:

  • The TAP can be adjusted while in the mouth, either by the patient or by another person, such as a sleep technician or doctor. Adjustment does not require an office visit.
  • The patient has maximum control over his or her therapy due to the patient-adjustable feature of the TAP. Since the best treatment position can vary from night to night and can even extend to a stretched jaw position, the patient can achieve treatment results superior to any other appliance.
  • The TAP has an adjustment mechanism that advances the mandible .25 mm with each turn of the key. The patient can vary the position precisely by counting the turns. This allows both the dentist and the patient to confidently maintain the proper treatment position and yet allows them to make changes depending on the patient’s symptoms.
  • The TAP can pull the lower jaw farther forward than other appliances, increasing the chance that the patient will have treatment success with the TAP alone.
  • The TAP is clinically proven to treat high upper airway resistance syndrome as well as all levels of obstructive sleep apnea, including severe sleep apnea.
  • The TAP is the only appliance that has an attachment for a CPAP mask, offering the benefits of both mandibular advancement and positive pressure therapies.
  • The TAP can be easily modified by the dentist n several configurations to meet the unique needs of every patient.

Cancer Screening

It is important to find oral cancer as early as possible when it can be treated more successfully. An oral cancer examination can detect early signs of cancer. Oral cancer exams are painless and quick - and take only a few minutes.

ViziLite TBlue

ViziLite® TBlue® is used to help oral healthcare professionals identify, evaluate, monitor and mark abnormal oral cell lesions suspicious for pathology including precancerous and cancerous cells that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam.

ViziLite TBlue Advantage:

  • Quick and easy-to use system that incorporates seamlessly into your standard visual examination – procedure only takes 2 minutes to complete
  • Small device size enables easier access to see and focus light inside the oral cavity
  • Disposable technology eliminates cross-contamination and improves infection control
  • Patented and clinically proven technology that has been helping healthcare professionals for more than a decade
  • A clinical study has shown that the use of ViziLite TBlue after a conventional visual examination resulted in:
  • NO FALSE NEGATIVE OUTCOMES, meaning in this clinical study ViziLite TBlue identified every lesion that had precancerous or cancerous cells
  • SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED the number of false positive lesions identified during standard visual examinations – limiting the number of biopsies that may have normally been performed


Periodontal Treatment

Arestin

ARESTIN® makes scaling and root planning (SRP) more effective

Confront your gum disease with an antibiotic treatment

If you have periodontal (gum) disease, SRP is needed to help improve the health of your teeth and gums. Bacteria are the cause of gum disease. That's why your dental professional may recommend ARESTIN®. It is an antibiotic that helps kill bacteria at the root of the problem. Take your dental professional's advice—choose ARESTIN®.

ARESTIN® with SRP is more effective than SRP alone

Your dentist places ARESTIN® in the pockets below your gum line. This may happen at the time of SRP or on a follow-up visit. You may also receive ARESTIN® during routine periodontal maintenance.


Getting treatment is easy

Your dentist will place these microspheres into infected areas after completing SRP. ARESTIN® will dissolve on its own, so no removal is required.

ARESTIN® is different from antibiotic pills

ARESTIN® is different from an antibiotic you take as a pill, because it's placed right where you need it. A pill can't give you the level of antibiotic concentration in your gums that ARESTIN® can.

Microspheres release antibiotics over time

ARESTIN® contains microspheres—tiny particles—that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline hydrochloride. These microspheres release the antibiotic over time, killing bacteria so your gums can heal better than with SRP alone.

What to expect as your gums heal

After ARESTIN® with SRP, there are a few things you need to know. Follow these tips on caring for your teeth. With proper dental hygiene, it's possible to avoid future problems with your gums.

How ARESTIN® and SRP works

  • Your dental professional will remove plaque and tartar with SRP.
  • ARESTIN® microspheres are placed into the affected pockets using a special plastic applicator
  • The antibiotic is released over time, helping to reduce bacteria as your gums heal.

Scale and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar from below your gum line. This controls the growth of harmful bacteria. It also helps gums reattach to the teeth. Because this procedure goes deeper than a regular cleaning, your mouth may be numbed. The cleaning may take 1 to 4 or more visits to complete.

Scaling is a type of cleaning. It removes plaque and tartar from around and below the gum line. Root planing involves scraping and smoothing the root surfaces of your teeth. Gum tissue can more firmly reattach to roots that are clean and smooth.

Periodontal Surgery/Gum Surgery

You may need surgery for severe gum disease (periodontitis) if it cannot be cured with antibiotics or root planing and scaling. Types of surgery include:

  • Gingivectomy. A gingivectomy removes and reshapes loose, diseased gum tissue to get rid of pockets between the teeth and gums. A gum specialist (periodontist) or oral surgeon often will do the procedure.
  • Flap procedure. A flap procedure cleans the roots of a tooth and repairs bone damage caused by gum disease. A periodontist or an oral surgeon often performs this procedure.
  • Tooth removal (extraction). If gum disease has loosened or severely damaged a tooth, your dentist may need to remove the tooth. If the procedure is complicated or risky, an oral or maxillofacial surgeon may do the extraction.

Family Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry

Prophylaxis

When was the last time you had a dental cleaning? If you think it doesn't matter, you need to read on to learn about the importance of dental prophylaxis. This simple procedure is a major part of an oral health care regimen needed to prevent cavities, gum disease and tooth loss brought on by dental disease. Prophylaxis can prevent the need for a costly dental treatment, such as a tooth filling or gum disease treatment. And you only need to do it twice a year.

The medical term for a professional dental cleaning, prophylaxis is purely a preventive measure. Part of your dental checkup, prophylaxis is used to remove dental plaque and other irritants from the oral cavity.

As these deposits build on your teeth, they form dental tartar, which contributes to most dental problems. Unfortunately, some of these deposits can't be removed with regular brushing and flossing. Prophylaxis is one way to ensure a clean bill of oral health -- at least for the next six months!

Digital Radiography

The physical process for digital radiography is actually similar to traditional dental X-rays that use film: With digital radiography, your dentist inserts a sensor into your mouth to capture images of your teeth -- but that's where the similarities between conventional and digital dental X-rays end. Although it resembles the film used for bitewings and other X-rays, the digital sensor is electronic and connected to a computer. Once the X-ray is taken, the image is projected on a screen for your dentist to view.

Less Radiation -- The equipment used in digital radiography exposes dental patients to much less radiation. In fact, digital X-rays use up to 90 percent less radiation than film X-rays. While conventional dental X-rays are relatively safe, digital radiography is an excellent option for those who take X-rays on a regular basis or for those who are concerned about radiation.

Porcelain White Fillings

A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

Sealants

Though dental sealants are not a cure-all in preventing tooth decay, they are cost-effective and helpful to patients - particularyly children - in controlling decay in certain areas of the mouth.

A dental sealant is an acrylic-like material that helps shield out decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surfaces of back teeth. We base our diagnosis and recommendation for dental sealants on the patient's susceptibility to tooth deay and how the teeth were shaped when they originally formed below the gum. Though there is no specific age at which sealants are indicated, often we will recommend that the best time to apply them is when the six-year molars appear.

Flouride Treatment

If you, or a family member, are at a moderate-to-high risk of developing cavities, a professional fluoride treatment can help. The fluoride preparation used in the dental office is a much stronger concentration than that in toothpastes or fluoride mouthrinses that may be available in a store or at a pharmacy.

Professional fluoride treatments generally take just a few minutes. The fluoride may be in the form of a solution, gel, foam or varnish. Typically, it is applied with a cotton swab or brush, or it is used as a rinse or placed in a tray that is held in the mouth for several minutes.

After the treatment, you may be asked not to rinse, eat or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride and help repair microscopic carious areas.

Mouthguards

Laboratory-made PlaySafe® sports mouthguards are prescribed for both professional and amateur athletes because they offer the highest level of protection during sports activity. When worn properly, they can prevent dental trauma, such as fractured teeth or concussions. They are also indicated for patients with an orthodontic situation, such as braces, who must wear a mouthguard for preventive measures.

PlaySafe sports mouthguards provide superior fit and retention compared to boil-and-bite mouthguards. Available in six levels of protection, the mouthguards range from one to three layers of laminated ethyl vinyl acetate material with a final occlusal thickness between 3 mm and 5 mm. PlaySafe mouthguards can be customized with stickers and team logos and are available in a variety of colors to fit the personality of every star athlete in your practice!


Invisible Braces

Invisalign

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.


The Process:

You may be somewhat familiar with how the Invisalign® treatment works, but we’d like to take you through each step of the treatment process, from consultation to confident smile. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign and enjoy a better smile every day.

Talk to an Invisalign Provider

Your treatment begins after you select the experienced Invisalign Preferred Provider that you feel most comfortable with and schedule your initial consultation. Because you will be interacting with this doctor on a regular basis, you may even want to personally meet with a few providers before deciding which one is right for you. This is an important medical and financial decision. That's why choosing the right doctor and the right treatment plan is so essential. Keep in mind that not all dentists and orthodontists work with Invisalign, so it's important to find a doctor who has received the proper Invisalign training and can truly evaluate your needs and determine how Invisalign can help you.

During the consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your case in detail to determine if you're a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign now addresses many cases, from simple to more complex. Your doctor will determine if Invisalign is right for you. (Take the Smile Assessment ahead of time to see if you might be a good candidate.) This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions about Invisalign, costs , dental/orthodontic insurance, or any other concerns. See which doctors in your area are Invisalign Providers.

Create a 3-D Image of Your Teeth

Your doctor will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Using this same technology, your doctor will even be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.

Receive Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan

Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they're virtually invisible, most people won't even notice you're wearing them.

Wear a New Aligner Every Two Weeks

Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with your doctor, usually only every six weeks or so. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.

Reveal Your New Smile

While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of braces, but since your teeth won't be covered by wires and brackets, you'll be able to see improvement much sooner. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.

Why Invisalign?

Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you'll find with Invisalign®. And no matter what stage you're at in life, you'll appreciate how our cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal interference in how you live, but has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.

Facial Contouring

Facial contouring can be achieved by using a new generation of soft tissue fillers. These materials can give you a younger, more rested appearance, enhancing your existing features – defying age and gravity.

Botox

Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the glabella region (area between the eyebrows), forehead, crows feet (area around the eyes) and perioral area (around the mouth). Botox® can also be used to create brow lifts, raise the corners of the mouth, and to correct moderate to severe "gummy smiles" in people 18 to 65 years of age. Results typically last approximately 4 months.

Radiesse

The Aging Process

Aging is a part of life, and as the years pass, the less vibrant, refreshed and youthful the skin may begin to look. In youthful skin, there is an abundance of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which give it volume, support and suppleness. As a part of the aging process, these natural support structures become less plentiful. The result is facial lines, wrinkles and skin laxity - all of which rob the skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.


RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler: It Just Gets Better™

The best solution for erasing lines and folds is to replace lost structure with immediate volume. RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant. Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging. What makes RADIESSE truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.

Restylane

A proprietary formulation of hyaluronic acid which is injected in the face, lips and elsewhere to smooth the effects of ageing and sun damage; the effects last a few months, possibly longer than collagen. Unlike Botox, it does not attenuate facial expressiveness.

Finances

What we offer

At My Magic Dentist, we offer a wide array of financing and payment options tailored to fit most budgets. Major credit cards are accepted. Payment can be made by clicking Make a Payment. You will need to create a login and set up an account. If you have questions or concerns please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We also offer zero intrest payment plans through Care Credit. With CareCredit, you can get either a no interest payment plan or an extended low fixed interest payment plan every time you use it.

Care Credit

Sadly, even those with dental insurance can be left hanging. The fact of the matter is, many dental services aren't covered by insurance. But there's good news: CareCredit can help you get the healthy smile you've always wanted with special financing options, whether you have insurance or not.

So, when Dr. Kazanowski recommends a procedure your wallet's not quite ready for, or you want cosmetic dentistry to show off your pearly whites, you can get your dental care promptly with the healthcare credit card designed for your health, beauty and wellness needs. You can also use CareCredit for follow-up appointments or teeth whitening products. That kind of freedom will put a smile on your face.

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