Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain facings, bonded to the front of a tooth to create an improved appearance. They are often used to cover discolored, chipped, or misshapen teeth, or to even out crooked teeth or unwanted spaces between teeth.
White fillings are an alternative to traditional silver or gold fillings. They provide a more natural appearance to keep your smile healthy and looking great. They may be constructed from resin or ceramic.
If you have enamel discoloration due to decalcification, fluorosis or from orthodontics, micro abrasion might be for you. Micro abrasion is a minimally invasive process, but more intense than a general cleaning. It basically buffs the spots on your teeth away, allowing their natural beauty to shine through.
(old text to remove?) Whitening your teeth is a simple and affordable procedure that can quickly and dramatically improve your look. Our whitening kits include custom molded trays and professional-grade whitening gel that you may use from the comfort of your home. (remove this paragraph?)
Whitening is a popular procedure to make teeth white and brighter, giving them a more attractive appearance. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, tooth whitening is safe and a relatively painless procedure, ideal for most patients. There are two methods of whitening: in-office whitening and tray whitening.
In-Office Whitening is ideal for anyone wanting immediate results. Because the entire process takes place in our office in about an hour, it is the perfect choice for busy individuals. In this procedure, a protective gel is applied to your gums to protect the soft tissue. A special light-activated gel is then applied to your teeth, and a special light or laser is used to enhance the action of the agent. Finally, we take impressions of your teeth to create custom trays for at-home touchups, and give you instructions for keeping your smile bright. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last for years.
Tray Whitening is a less expensive treatment you can use to gradually whiten your teeth while in the comfort of your own home. We will first take an impression of your teeth to create a customized tray that you will wear to whiten your teeth. Within a few days your trays will be ready to pick up, and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays. The whitening gel trays should be worn 30-60 minutes up to twice a day. At the end of this period, you will see maximum results that a nothing short of dazzling. Occasional follow up treatments can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.
All Porcelain Crowns
Recent improvements in dentistry have eliminated the need to use metal in crowns. Choosing an all porcelain crown will allow for the healthy restoration of a tooth while keeping a naturally beautiful appearance.
When a tooth is removed or lost, your smile can be greatly affected. Dr. Klein will make custom implant restorations to return your smile to its brilliance and have you looking your best.
(Implants were also on the RESTORE page... so do they belong here too? If so, see all the additional info on that page.)
Extractions - Dentures & Partials
While it is Dr. Klein's goal to preserve your natural teeth, there are a variety of reasons a tooth may need to be removed. Dr. Klein performs simple extractions and typically refers more complex extractions, such as wisdom teeth, to a specialist.
(I have info on wisdom teeth that I didn't include here, since you say you usually refer those out... but, we can add if you like.)
Good oral hygiene should always be practiced, since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact on your oral health and appearance. Although we will help you use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there may still be occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted, such as when any of the following apply:
After careful examination and treatment, we may advise having a tooth extracted. Before a tooth is removed, we will take an x-ray in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. Based on the degree of difficulty, we may refer you to a specialist / oral surgeon.
A certain amount of pain and discomfort is to be expected following an extraction, which can be minimized with a pain killer and ice packs applied to the face for 15 minutes at a time. After a routine extraction, discomfort should lessen within three days to two weeks. If you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding, or fever, call our office immediately.
Sometimes it may be necessary to remove multiple teeth, in which case Dentures may be needed. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are made to resemble your natural teeth, so there should be no noticeable change in your appearance. In fact, Dentures may even improve your smile!
There are two types of dentures available, including partial dentures and complete dentures:
Complete Dentures are used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned into a patient’s mouth to take the place of where the natural teeth used to be. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
Partial Dentures are a removable denture device used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth. A fixed partial denture acts the same as a removable denture, but it is cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support. This fills the space created by missing teeth, as well as creates a support for remaining teeth to prevent shifting.
Cosmetic Dental Makeovers
The beauty and health of your smile play a significant role in how you perceive yourself – and in how others see you too. Even if you don’t currently have the smile of your dreams, today’s dental technologies make it possible for you to have the smile you wish you were born with!
Dr. Klein is committed to helping you achieve and maintain a stunning smile that’s sure to get you noticed!
If you’re searching for the dramatic and drastic improvement of a smile makeover, we offer you the perfect blending of science and technology with art, aesthetics, and patient care.
Confidence in your smile comes with confidence in your dentist. Discuss your dream smile with Dr. Klein today. It CAN be a reality.