19Feb

If you’re ready to improve the appearance of your smile, then it’s time to start considering what kinds of treatments and technologies are right for you. Our Medford cosmetic dentists are here to guide you through this process, so that we can give you all of the information you need to succeed. To get you started we have put together this short overview of treatments we offer:

  • Professional-Strength Dental Whitening: this non-invasive aesthetic option uses a topical dental formulation to minimize discoloration on the natural tooth surface.
  • Same-Day CEREC Crowns: CEREC crowns are completely customizable, and crafted right here in our office. That means that you can have your crown designed, crafted, and placed in just one appointment: no need for multiple appointments or temporary crowns.
  • Tooth and Gum Shaping: dental lasers allow our team to minimize overgrown dental tissues, and shape uneven gums in order to make the patient’s smile look balanced and symmetrical. This type of treatment is fast, effective, and comfortable.
  • Dental Bonding: this is one of the most versatile treatments available in dentistry today. Using custom-shaded composite resin, Dr. Vareldzis is able to close gaps between teeth, repair dental damage, and resurface unsightly enamel. The entire bonding process takes just one day.
  • Porcelain Veneers: veneers are individually crafted porcelain restorations. Each veneer is only about as thick as a contact lens. A veneer is permanently attached to a natural tooth in order to completely transform the appearance of the tooth.
  • Invisalign: with Invisalign you can perfect your dental alignment without having to deal with metal brackets or wires. This innovative aesthetic solution uses clear plastic aligners, rather than metal braces, to shift teeth into alignment.

Thanks to advances in dental technology, it is now easier than ever before to achieve your dream smile with cosmetic dentistry. To learn more, just reach out to our Medford cosmetic dentists by phone or through the Contact Us page on our site!

 

05Feb

When you’re dealing with dental injury or trauma, the last thing that you want is to have to wait to get effective treatment. That is why our Medford dentists provide emergency dental care; we’re here to help you get the care you need precisely when you need it.

There are a number of different types of dental emergencies that can pop up. The type of dental problem that you’re experiencing will dictate your next steps.

  • Cracked or Broken Teeth

If possible, save any missing tooth portions, as your dentist can use these as references when completing bonding and dental restorations. Patients with minor enamel damage can wait until normal business hours to seek treatment. Damage that results in exposed nerves or pulp may require immediate care.

  • Tooth Loss

When a tooth has been knocked out in an accident or due to dental trauma, there is a short window of time in which the tooth is still viable, and may be able to be reinserted into the patient’s smile. Gently place the dislodged tooth back into the gum tissue until you can get to a dentist’s office. If this hurts, or it is not possible, you can alternatively place your tooth in a glass of milk until your appointment.

If you have related pain, do not apply medications directly to the damaged tissue; doing so can cause inadvertent damage and irritation. Instead, use a cold compress on your cheek or jaw to numb the sensitive area. You can also take over the counter pain medications to stay comfortable.

When you’re faced with an unexpected dental problem, our Medford emergency dentists are here to help you. We set aside time so that we can provide patients with same-day treatment. Please give our office a call to learn more about emergency care, and to speak to a member of our team!