General Dentistry

Dental Implants

If you have lost or missing teeth you may wish to consider a dental implant from Designing Smiles. Designing Smiles is a full service dentist providing dental implant services. Whether your missing tooth is the result of periodontitis, tooth decay or an injury, Designing Smiles can help restore your smile with a beautiful new dental implant that looks and functions just like a real tooth.

Significantly stronger than bridges or dentures, a dental implant offers a single and permanent solution to a lost tooth. The implant is integrated into your jaw with a small titanium screw and over the course of several months naturally bonds with your mouth. This procedure is relatively simple and is effective in almost all cases, so there’s no need to put off restoring that great smile.

As with all our dental services, you’ll be treated with the nurturing care and professionalism that embodies Designing Smiles ‘ practice. We’ll make sure that you’re kept comfortable and informed throughout the implant process and will always be available to address any questions or concerns.

Dentures/Dentures Over Implants

Whether from disease, malnutrition or genetic disorders, sometimes it is necessary for us to extract all of a patient’s lower or upper teeth. While this can be devastating, dentures can provide a second chance at a beautiful smile.

Having complete dentures help with chewing as well as support one’s facial structure and improve speech. With immediate dentures, you can have a full set of teeth while you are waiting for your gums to heal and your bone to realign after having teeth removed. This can take up to six months, so immediate dentures are a great alternative during that time.
Sometimes, complete dentures are not necessary. Partial dentures can replace a string of missing teeth, and are secured to your remaining teeth with clasps.

No matter which kind of dentures you choose, you can be assured to receive natural-looking dentures that match your facial structure and desired tooth color.

Root Canal

In the past, teeth with diseased nerves have been removed from the mouth. However, through a root canal, most of the diseased tooth can be salvaged. In most cases, the root canal procedure is a simple treatment that involves little to no patient discomfort.

Within the walls of each tooth, a strand of dental pulp – the substance that supplies the tooth with nerves, nutrients, connective tissue and blood vessels – laces downward into the root. If the dental pulp becomes diseased, the pulp dies, cutting off the nutrients and nerve signals which the tooth needs to be healthy. If the diseased pulp is left in the tooth, the tooth will become infected, forcing it to need extraction.

Root canals allow the dentist remove the pulp, clean the canal and seal the tooth, effectively protecting and saving the tooth. After an opening is created through the crown of the tooth into the dental pulp chamber, the pulp is removed. The canal is cleaned out, and the pulp chamber is permanently filled. The dentist will proceed by putting in a temporary filling.  Afterwards, the temporary filling will be replaced with a permanent filling or a crown, depending on the location of the tooth within the mouth.

Call us to learn more about the root canal treatment and whether this option is right for you.

Restorative Dentistry

In dentistry, crown and bridge refers to the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. This is otherwise known as restorative dentistry.

Once we have examined your teeth and has evaluated your dental and medical history, we will be ready to provide a diagnosis and treatment options.

In instances where you need to have your tooth restored to its original size and shape, supply additional physical support for the treated tooth or get a complete “makeover” on the affected tooth, a crown would be your best option.

Dental bridges, on the other hand, are used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth.

Dental Bonding

What Is Dental Bonding?

A favored procedure for minor dental corrections, bonding -also known as composite bonding- is a quick and affordable way to correct a variety of dental flaws such as:

  • Cracks
  • Discoloration
  • Gaps
  • Low Bite Pressure (caused by short or uneven teeth)
  • Tooth Decay

If you have any of these dental issues you may be a good candidate for bonding.

Children’s Dentistry

Dentists are licensed to practice dentistry on both children and adults. The dentists on our staff are teachers as well as healers. Many children learn their best oral hygiene habits from our dentists, including:

  • Brushing
  • Flossing
  • Feeling comfortable in a dentist’s office
  • How to avoid tooth decay
  • Facts and information in a way that is understandable for children

From infancy through the teenage years, children’s dentistry focuses not only on proper oral hygiene habits, but on dental issues specific to children. Tooth decay is a chronic disease that is the most common among children – five times more common than asthma.

Your child’s first birthday is usually the first time they should be brought in to see our dentists. We look forward to seeing you!

Full Mouth Reconstruction

If severe dental problems are causing you discomfort, you may be a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction.

We can combine the cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry to perform a full mouth reconstruction. We will use the appropriate procedures and dental appliances to properly position your jaw. Once the jaw is aligned as it should be, cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, bridgework, dental implants and onlays will be completed as necessary. As a result, you’ll have great new smile to show off!

Tooth Extraction

At Designing Smiles, we always make every attempt to treat your teeth and remedy any dental malady. Unfortunately, in some cases damage to teeth is in so advanced a stage that is may be necessary to extract the tooth in order to maintain dental health.

If a tooth is broken, cracked or extensively decayed it may be necessary to remove it. Likewise, a tooth that is associated with advanced stages of periodontal disease should be removed, as well as teeth that are poorly positioned or non-functional.

Our commitment is to providing the highest quality of dental care for our patients, and we want to do the same for you.

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