This includes any procedures done to improve the look of your smile. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The color, alignment, shape and spacing of the teeth all contribute to the appearance of a smile. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.
We offer several options to improve the overall look, feel, and health of your smile. These include crowns, bridges, implants, fillings, dentures and partials. We also offer a full range of dental cleanings, including periodontal treatments.
It takes two appointments to restore a tooth with a crown. In the first any decay is removed from the tooth and it is shaped to accept the crown. Then an impression is made of the tooth for use in fabricating a crown. Between the two visits the crown is made, usually of high-strength porcelain over gold alloy, all ceramic material, or gold. During this time a temporary crown is worn. In the second visit (about 2 weeks after the first) this temporary is removed. Then the permanent crown is adjusted as needed and then cemented in place.
It is important that a missing tooth be replaced as soon as possible for several reasons. If not treated the teeth surrounding the gap begin to shift inward. Teeth use their neighbors for support, and, with one missing, they start to "fall." As this worsens, the bite changes in response to the pressure. This can eventually result in problems with the entire jaw, e.g. TMJ. The surrounding teeth deteriorate and it is just a matter of time before they, too, are lost.
This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses custom made home whitening trays with peroxide gel.
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone: (907) 344-5544