25Dec

Your smile is one of your most valuable assets, and tooth loss can absolutely put a damper on how you feel about your smile, as well as how your smile functions. The good news is that our Medford dentists offer treatments that can rebuild and restore your smile. The number on technology that works to achieve this goal is dental implant technology. Learn more about dental implants by reading our short outline below…

How is a dental implant different?

Many tooth replacement options, like dentures and bridges, are designed to sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. Dental implants, on the other hand, are actually embedded in the patient’s jawbone and gum tissue, through a small titanium root.

How do these implant roots work?

There’s a key reason that these roots are made of titanium; titanium has the ability to bond with natural bone tissue, through a process called osseointegration. Not only does this implant root hold the restoration in place, it also works to support adjacent bone tissue and keep it healthy.

What happens once my implants are in place?

To put it simply, you just jump back into your normal life! With dental implants, you don't need to alter your diet, your daily routine, or your activity schedule. You’ll find that implants are exceptionally easy to live with and to care for. Additionally, because implants are customized to blend with your natural smile, they’ll integrate seamlessly with your natural teeth.

When you come in for an assessment with our Medford dental implant dentists, we’ll take a look at your oral health and give you a better idea of whether implants can help you meet your dental goals. The best way to get started is to contact our team by phone or through the Contact Us page on our site; we’re here for you!

 

11Dec

No matter how busy you are in day to day life, dental issues, which need to be addressed, can still pop up. That is why our Medford dentists make it a priority to provide efficient and effective treatments to our patients. Keep reading to learn more about what these treatments are and how they work!

Professional dental whitening: this treatment is designed to lighten existing stains on the dental enamel. Using a topical whitening gel, our team can lighten your smile by several shades, and the entire process takes just one appointment.

Dental bonding: Dr. V uses dental bonding to cover and repair natural teeth with customized composite resin. Bonding allows you to correct chips and cracks, resurface unsightly enamel, lengthen and widen teeth, and even make your entire smile appear better aligned.

CEREC crowns: while traditional crowns take multiple appointments to complete, CEREC restorations are crafted and placed, right here in our office, in just one appointment. Our dental team creates customized crowns, so that our patients can repair their smiles without dealing with inconvenience and temporary crowns.

Tooth contouring: refining the shape and size of individual teeth can make a drastic difference to the overall appearance of your smile. The goal of this type of treatment is to eliminate damaged dental material, and improve the balance of the patient’s smile.

Gum reshaping: gum tissue contouring is a quick and comfortable treatment that can improve the health and appearance of your smile. Patients with existing periodontal disease may benefit from having deeply damaged gum tissue removed. Gum reshaping is also used to minimize overgrown tissue that appears bulky or poorly balanced.

Getting the dental care that you need does not have to be a stressful or time consuming proposition. As always, our Medford dentists are here to give you any additional information and support that you need to optimize your smile. Give us a call to get started!