Orthodontics allow you to creat a great smile and a good bite. Braces allow you to fix crowding, irregularly spaced teeth, crooked teeth, and as well as bad bites (or malocclusions). The proper positioning of the teeth improves oral health! Here at Spring Smile Dental we want to provide you with the opportunity to get your dental and orthodontic work done under the same roof.
Simply put, a venner is a covering for your tooth, like a false fingernail. Veneers create a life-like tooth appearance, whih hides any flaws, protects the tooth and proves the aesthetic appeal. Dental veneers can help correct gaps in your teeth, discoloration or staining, crooked/misshaped teeth, chipped and broken teeth. Unlike other treatments, a venner is designed to last for several years with proper care. The materials that create the venner are designed so that it resists staining and will not break down.
Dental implants are a superior option when looking to replace missing or unsalvageable teeth. Implants provide good support and stability, are much more comfortable than dentures or bridges, and are natural in appearance. What exactly are implants? Dental implants are artificial teeth roots that are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Why get implants? Aside from the aesthetic appeal, implants can restore functionality and health to your smile. Implants replace one or more teeth without affecting the teeth surrounding it. One of the main reasons for implants enhance facial tissues, help maintain proper bite, gum health, and jaw bone mass.
Dentures are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. Often times referred to as false teeth, dentures are shaped to mimic your natural teeth, improving chewing and aesthetic appeal. Conventional dentures are removable and come in two forms : Full or partial. Full dentures will replace all teeth in the jaw while partial dentures are used when only a few teeth are missing. The process for a dentures is typically as follows 1. At the first appointment, a series of impressions will be taken. This gives your dentist an exact representation of how the denture should be shaped and how it will relate to your other jaw. This information will be sent to the lab to create a preliminary model of the ultimate denture. 2. The next several appointments will be primarly for fitting. This is where you will try on the lastest models of your denture and the dentist will note any adjustments necessary. 3. The final denture will be cast when you and the dentist are satisfied with the fit.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. Theses teeth do not have to be removed if aligned perfectly, but this generally isn’t the case. Wisdom teeth that erupt in the wrong direction can harm the health of the teeth adjacent to it in many ways. Such problems include jaw pain and the damaging and/or shifting of other teeth. Wisdom teeth are also more likely to experience tooth decay and periodontal disease. Extraction is thus recommended to treat current issues/pain and prevent any further problems from occurring. Wisdom teeth extraction is an oral surgery and thus will require a healing period. Patients will be given sedatives to ease the anxiety as well as medications for infection.
Crowns are prosthetic covers that are placed over teeth to make a smoother look and also enhance strength and durability. Crowns are used normally when the damage can’t be fixed with simpler procedures like veneers. Most importantly, crowns help mold irregularly shaped teeth, restore broken/weak teeth that are at risk for breaking, cover dental implants, and support/protect brittle teeth. Crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes such as covering a discolored or aesthetically unpleasing tooth. Spring Smile Dental offers patients both the porcelain and the metal crowns. A dental bridge is a device used to help fill gaps due to tooth loss between existing teeth. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap between teeth, and so it requires support from the surrounding teeth. A bridge is made up of three teeth : two crowns for the anchoring teeth and a false tooth in between. Spring Smile Dental offers permanent bridges.
It’s important to start your life with good oral health. At Spring Smile Dental, we start seeing patients as early as 6 months. This is a necessary step in proper oral health to not only to start the children on good oral hygiene, but to educate the parents of good dental habits. This preventive step of taking care of your teeth early minimizes problems later on. Our friendly staff offers a warm environment to kids of all ages.
3D x-rays provide the dentist with the most detailed information which allows for a more accurate diagnosis and precision in treatment. The imaging displays a more complete view of the facial anatomy with angles and view that one wouldn’t be able to see with 2D x-rays. At Spring Smile Dental we strive to provide the most up-to-date technology. When you come in for a visitation, both the 3D and 2D x-rays are taken and used to further examine your teeth.