A missing tooth can ruin your smile, affect your self-esteem and can hinder your ability to eat or the proper function of your jaw. Over time the rest of your teeth may begin to shift due to the absence of the tooth. Those missing teeth sufferers who are looking for permanent teeth should consider dental implants. Our cosmetic dentist in 44144 at Biddulph family Dental has been providing implant dentistry for many years. There have been incredible advances in implant dentistry over the past five years and our doctor is trained and highly experienced in all the latest implant techniques and protocols.
Our cosmetic dentist in 44144 can replace one tooth, several teeth or a full mouthful of teeth. Implants can be used as an alternative to traditional removable dentures, but feel more secure and function better. An implant consists of two basic parts, the implant which is surgically anchored under the gum and directly into the bone. The implant becomes the anchor for the visible part to the new tooth and, in essence, replaces the root of the original tooth, which has been removed. A crown then tops the implant, which is the visible part of the tooth. Implants can also be used to support bridges and full or partial dentures instead of individual crowns.
Our cosmetic dentist in 44144 also provides teeth whitening, which is a simple, non-invasive dental procedure that changes the color of your teeth’s natural enamel. . Teeth whitening requires two visits to our office. During the first visit impressions of your mouth will be made so that custom, clear plastic trays can be fabricated. During the second visit you will try on the trays and our doctor will make any adjustments that are necessary for a proper fit. At home you will wear the trays filled with a special whitening solution for either 30-minutes twice a day or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on the degree of staining and the desired degree of whitening. The results are usually dramatic with teeth becoming several shades whiter. Make an appointment at our office to see how our cosmetic dentist can help you.