There are many dental procedures available that can improve the appearance of your smile, from subtle changes to major reconstruction. We can treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, missing, misshapen, or poorly aligned. If you have concerns about the appearance of your smile, come talk with us about the options available to you.
Teeth Whitening and Bleaching
Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your smile. Whether done at home or in the dental office, you can erase the stains caused by food and drink as well as the aging process.
If you prefer the convenience of in-office whitening, you can achieve similar results within a single appointment. Call us now for an appointment, and we can help you decide which of these options is right for you.
A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that are custom made at a dental laboratory and bonded to the front of teeth. Much more conservative than traditional crowns, veneers are an excellent way to create beautiful smiles. Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of:
Stained or discolored teeth
Gaps between teeth
Slightly crooked teeth
Poorly shaped teeth
Teeth with jagged or uneven edges
Front teeth with large, existing composite fillings
Veneers involve a consultation, preparation of your teeth, and impressions which will be sent to the dental laboratory where your veneers will be made. The veneers will then be placed and bonded to your teeth during the third visit.
Veneers require the same type and amount of care as regular teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, along with regularly scheduled trips to Marshpoint Dentistry, will ensure a bright, healthy smile for years to come.
Types of Braces
The most commonly known orthodontic treatment is braces: an orthodontic appliance used to straighten teeth and correct bad bites. Braces can be prescribed for teens, adults, and children who have permanent teeth. They may be used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances prescribed to widen the palate or jaws or to shape the teeth and jaws. The average treatment time for braces is just over two years, but treatment time varies by the individual patient.
There are two major types of braces: fixed and removable. If you are a candidate for braces ,Dr. Wermuth will recommend the type best suited for you.
Fixed braces are worn 24/7. Only an Orthodontist can remove fixed braces.
Several types of fixed braces are available.
Traditional braces (the most commonly needed orthodontic appliance)
Conventional braces (the type that most people think of) require elastic or metal ties to hold the archwire in place.
Ceramic braces are less noticeable than traditional braces because they tend to blend with the wearer's natural tooth color. They are similar to conventional braces, but because they are made from porcelain, they are more expensive and susceptible to damage.
Removable braces (sometimes called aligners) are prescribed when teeth only need to be moved horizontally and the patient is highly motivated to follow a strict regimen. Removable braces are worn 24/7 except for time eating and drinking, or brushing and flossing. This means that patients must be diligent about replacing their removable braces several times each day. If removable braces are worn less than required, treatment time will be longer.