The Lumineers procedure is a completely pain-free way of reshaping and permanently whitening your teeth. They will look natural and feel comfortable from the moment they are placed. Lumineers are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, allowing them to replicate the natural appearance of enamel. Lumineers will reshape your teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform. The Lumineers process takes only 2 visits to your dentist and the placement of Lumineers on the second visit takes, on average, only about one hour.
Teeth whitening lightens the color of your teeth and assists in removing stains and discoloration. Whitening greatly improves how your teeth look and is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color. For a permanent whitening solution, read about our Lumineers.
Affordable dentures are available in a variety of styles including partial and full dentures. With help from Dr. Smith, you can decide which tooth shapes, sizes and colors fit your mouth and look right for you. Your dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure they fit as well and as comfortably as they possibly can. Once you’ve got your dentures and they start to become part of your everyday life it’s important to keep visiting regularly so you can make sure your oral health is in the best possible shape.
A crown is ideal for people with broken teeth or cavities. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. It is used to strengthen and protect your tooth structure. A dental bridge covers or “bridges” the gap between missing teeth. After you lose a tooth, Dr. Smith may suggest that you get a bridge. A bridge can keep your other teeth from moving out of place.
Endodontists perform root canal procedures to save teeth. Periodontists treat gum disease, perform cosmetic procedures, and place dental implants to replace missing teeth. At Southern Dental, we provide both services to patients in need of specialized solutions.
We provide an all-inclusive office environment for families. Our hygienists are professionals at making a comfortable environment for children. We have TVs for kids to watch cartoons, and we have a treasure box that children choose a toy to take home after they’ve had their teeth cleaned. Your children will be excited for their next visit to Southern Dental.
For patients seeking to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants provide a permanent solution. Dental implants are an attachment in the jaw for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything. More importantly, that person can smile with confidence, knowing that the teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Some patients cannot tolerate a removable appliance, such as a denture, partial denture or flipper. Implants can facilitate a “fixed” restoration, one that stays in the mouth.
Dental implants are biocompatible titanium alloy “posts” which are placed into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth/teeth. The bone grows, or integrates, around the titanium, creating a strong foundation for the abutment and crown. Additionally, dental implants help to preserve facial structure and esthetics, largely preventing deterioration of bone which is common in extraction sites. Additional grafting may be required to place an implant.
Southern Dental uses cutting edge 3-D imaging software via a Cone Beam CT to map and plan the implant’s location, according to bone conditions and ideal crown placement. The imaging process aids the implant dentist in placing the implant into its ideal position, avoiding any neurological or anatomic complications.
Implants have a high long-term success rate in healthy patients (~97%).
It is very important to us that your questions are answered and that you can make the best decision regarding potential dental treatment and implant therapy. Call us today to schedule an implant consultation!