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Benefits of Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth?  Are you looking to restore your beautiful, natural looking smile? Dental implants for missing teeth provide exceptional esthetic results. Made from high-quality dental materials, dental implants look function and feel like just like your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or to secure a bridge […]

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Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Dental veneers can be designed to match your natural adjacent teeth or can be used to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Dental veneers are made from a high-quality dental porcelain that reflects […]

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Dental Implants

Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth. A dental implant–along with a crown built on the implant–replaces a missing tooth or teeth and helps to maintain the bone support of the adjacent teeth, extending their life span. Dental implants are considered a permanent service and can be expected, in most cases, to last many, many years. They are the optimum choice for replacing missing teeth. A tooth replaced with a dental implant should be imperceptible from a natural tooth.

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Dentures

While dentures have been considered a tried and true method for tooth replacement for years, they come with their own set of issues. The main problem is that dentures rest on teeth and gums for stability, which can encourage bone loss, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. However, dentures can be relined every few years to compensate for bone loss and any compromised facial integrity. There have been modern advances in dentures, as there have been in many other areas of dental healthcare, and an overdenture retained by implants may be an option. Overdentures are a combination of traditional dentures and the newer science of dental implants to prevent bone loss that could result from dentures alone.

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Direct Bonding

Tooth Bonding is a popular treatment option because it provides a successful attachment between the filling material and the tooth’s original enamel and dentin. It looks like the original tooth and functions like it as well. Direct composite bonding is used to recreate a smile in an additive manner, where little or no tooth reduction […]

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Implants versus Bridges

What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are actually a series of procedures used to recreate a missing tooth. The key part of a dental implant is the initial titanium implant which sits in the original tooth’s bone pocket, or alveolus. The titanium works well with the bone and actually forms a bond with it over […]

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Implants Vs. Dentures

Dental implants can be used to secure a denture in place for a more stable and confident smile. Dental implant secured dentures can help improve your oral health and the aesthetics of your natural smile.  Many local AACD dentists offer implant secured dentures for their list of added cosmetic benefits. Dental implant secured dentures help […]

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Orthodontics and Aligners

Orthodontics is more commonly referred to as “braces,” but this simple term can be misleading, as the science of orthodontics is actually quite precise. Orthodontists are experts not only in the current position of teeth, but also in what has caused them to arrive at their current positions and what future movement is possible. Your cosmetic dentist now has many options available, from conventional braces to “invisible braces” (clear orthodontic aligners) and reduced treatment times. Ask your cosmetic dentist about the possibilities. Each option offers its own benefits and issues and should be carefully selected to suit the situation.

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Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Periodontal plastic surgery is designed to restore form and function to the gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and the bone that supports your teeth or an individual tooth. The real long-term goal of any periodontal surgery is to increase the life expectancy of the teeth and their usefulness; it is not a cure for periodontal disease. […]

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Porcelain Crowns

Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. Porcelain dental crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are […]

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Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Dental porcelain is remarkable in its ability to replicate both the form and function of original teeth. Whether you’re looking at porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or a fixed bridge, the use of porcelain can provide the longevity, durability, and esthetic you desire. A porcelain fixed dental bridge is very useful when replacing a tooth or […]

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color. Porcelain Veneers Consultation Visiting an AACD member […]

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Repairing Chipped Teeth

Tooth Bonding to Repair a Chipped Tooth Tooth bonding is used in several different ways, but is probably most useful for repairing chipped teeth. Bonding materials (high-density, space-age plastics called composite resin) and porcelain–are more natural in color and can be designed to perfectly match the surrounding teeth making it difficult to discern there ever […]

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Teeth Whitening

Most teeth can be whitened (some call it bleaching) and there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. External tooth whitening happens when vital teeth are bleached by direct contact with a safe and commonly used whitening agent, either in a dental office or at home. This means that in most situations, tooth whitening is possible and safe.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dentists no longer need to rely on unsightly metals to replace tooth structure lost to decay, but use high density, state-of-the-art plastic (composite resins) and porcelain materials instead. These materials more naturally mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth and actually bond directly to the remaining enamel and dentin. This means that new fillings preserve more of the natural tooth so less repair work is necessary immediately and in the future. These modern filling materials are also more natural in appearance; it’s almost impossible to tell that your tooth has a filling.

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