10Sep

Many years ago, it used to be that people largely had to live with the smiles they were born with. Now, however, cosmetic dentistry allows our patients to achieve their dream smiles with state-of-the-art treatment options. Today our Medford cosmetic dentists are talking about 4 different aesthetic issues we correct with cosmetic treatments.

Crooked teeth

Misaligned teeth can pose both cosmetic and functional dental problems for the patient. Orthodontic treatment is used to straighten crooked and crowded smiles, as well as close gaps between teeth. Alternatively, treatments like dental bonding and veneers are applied over the natural tooth structure to refine the appearance of the patient’s smile.

Stained or discolored enamel

Teeth can start to look dark, dull, or discolored over time for a number of reasons. Environmental stains compound over time, thinning dental enamel tends to look dull and yellow, and when a tooth becomes damaged it can take on a brown or gray hue. The treatments we offer—from professional gel whitening to dental bonding to porcelain veneers—are designed to address the specific cause of your aesthetic issue.

Narrow smiles

An important component of dental aesthetics is balance and proportion. If your smile does not fill the full width of your mouth when you smile, we can build it out with treatments like bonding or veneers, or actually shift your natural teeth into better alignment with orthodontics.

Short, worn-down teeth

Whether your enamel has been worn down over time, or your teeth are naturally small or short, we can lengthen the appearance of your teeth to help them look healthy and proportionate. Dental bonding with composite resin is one treatment option, and we could also use custom-crafted restorations to build out the natural tooth.

If you’re unhappy with the state of your smile, our Medford cosmetic dentists are here to help. Just give our office a call to learn more and schedule a personal consultation! 

13Aug

At Hillcrest Bioesthetic Dentistry, we are committed to using state-of-the-art technologies to help our patients achieve optimal results. Today, we are going to be giving you some more information about one of these technologies—the dental laser. Keep reading to learn more about benefits of laser dentistry.

Dental lasers are calibrated to eliminate diseased or damaged oral tissues, while leaving healthy portions of your smile intact. This is what makes laser treatment both so effective and so gentle compared to traditional cut and sew treatment options.

Periodontal Treatment

Laser therapy allows you to effectively treat periodontal disease without resorting to traditional, more invasive, cut and sew surgery. The amazing thing about laser periodontal treatment is that the laser is able to zone in on infected tissue. This means that the healing process post-treatment is much faster and more comfortable than it is with traditional treatment. Once you’ve eliminated diseased tissue, your oral tissues have an easier time healing and regenerating.

Root Canal

During root canal therapy our team goes into the damaged tooth and clears away diseased tissues as well as living tooth material like pulp and nerves. Dental lasers enable a new level of precision during root canal treatment.

Gum Tissue Reshaping

In some cases, uneven or overgrown gum tissue can make a patient’s smile look out of balance. Our dental team uses dental lasers to shape and minimize disproportionate gum tissue. Sometimes the smallest tweaks can make the biggest difference when it comes to dental aesthetics. Because the dental lasers we use actually seal the tissues as they go, the healing process after tissue shaping is quick and comfortable.

By integrating the latest dental technologies into our practice, our Medford bioesthetic dentists help our patients achieve their dental goals quickly, comfortably, and healthily. Our dental team is here to answer any questions that you may have, and to help you schedule a personal consultation.

16Jul

We know that dental damage and decay can seem overwhelming sometimes, but our Medford restorative dentists are here to help you restore your smile quickly, comfortably, and effectively. Today, we have put together this quick overview of some popular restorative treatments that we use in our office. We hope that this gives you a good idea of what is possible with state-of-the-art dental technology!

Same-day CEREC crowns

When a tooth is damaged due to injury or infection, it may need to be rebuilt and restored with a crown. Dr. V is proud to offer CEREC crowns—these are restorations that are milled right here in our office. This means that you don’t have to schedule multiple appointments to have your crown placed, and you don’t have to wear a temporary crown at all! CEREC restorations are milled from high-quality porcelain, and custom-shaded to match your existing smile. This is truly the most efficient and convenient way to restore damaged teeth.

Composite bonding

Also known as “dental bonding” this versatile treatment allows our team to cover damaged enamel, rebuild missing portions of teeth, and improve a number of unwanted aesthetic issues. Once our dentist shades your composite resin to match your tooth shade, we will shape the resin on the tooth. Then, we cure the resin so that it bonds to the tooth structure. This entire process can be completed in just one appointment!

Dental implants

For patients who are dealing with tooth loss, our dental team offers a number of tooth replacement treatments. The leading restorative option available today is the dental implant. Dental implants include small titanium screws or posts, which extend into the patient’s jawbone and serve as a replacement tooth root. As you would imagine, this gives the patient’s replacement tooth an exceptional level of stability, and it also helps to preserve jaw health.

No matter what your smile looks like today, our Medford bioesthetic dentists can help you achieve a smile that will stay healthy and attractive for years to come. Give us a call to schedule a personal consultation!