Sedation & Relaxation
At Align Dentistry we pride ourselves at providing an enjoyable dental experience. Our priority is your COMFORT. In addition to our state-of-the-art tools, our doctors are all very compassionate and caring for their patients. We can provide nitrous oxide to effectively and safely ease any dental phobias you may have.
Your gum tissue and bone surround your teeth and are the foundation of your teeth. Dental plaque and build-up cause inflammation of the gums and destruction of the bone surrounding your teeth. Brushing your teeth alone does not remove plaque and build-up underneath the gums. It is very important to schedule a cleaning with Align Dentistry to remove dental plaque and build-up regularly to prevent and fight gum disease and to build a healthy foundation.
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, or veneers before whitening. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine. Call our office to inquire about our bleaching for life program. Below are some of the reasons for tooth whitening.
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Yellow and/or brown stained teeth.
If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, dental implants may be a good option for you. Dental implants are an effective, natural looking, and long-term solution to replace missing teeth. For a single tooth implant, your dentist will customize a new tooth for you using implants as an anchor to hold a dental crown. The crown will be custom designed to naturally blend in with your natural teeth. If you are replacing more than a single tooth, implants can be used to hold custom-made bridges or dentures. If you are interested in dental implants, set up a consultation with your dentist at Align Dentistry.
Crowns, bridges, and veneers are cemented onto existing teeth or implants.
How Do Crowns Work?
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
How do Bridges Work?
A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost.
How Do Veneers Work?
Veneers may be recommended if you have discoloration, spacing, or crocked teeth. It is a conservative way to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. Veneers are made of tooth colored porcelain that is cemented onto your tooth. With proper care, veneers can last many years.
Are you missing some or all of your teeth? If you are missing some of your teeth, you can consider having a removable partial denture made for you. If you are missing all of your teeth, you can consider having a complete denture made for you.
Consult with your dentist at Align Dentistry to find out which type is right for you.
Removable partial denture
Removable partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored acrylic bases, which are connected by a metal framework or a metal free design. Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with clasps. Eating should be a more pleasant experience when you replace your missing teeth. Wearing a partial denture can also help you speak more clearly. It can often be difficult to speak clearly when you are missing teeth.
If you have lost all of your natural teeth, replacing these missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. Dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth. When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles often sag. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much.
Dental fillings are used to restore teeth that have small to moderate fractures and/or cavities. There are tooth colored fillings and metal fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resins, provide good resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice when esthetics is a concern.
A tooth extraction means to have the tooth removed. Usually, a tooth needs to be extracted because of disease, crowding, or trauma.
Invisible braces straighten teeth without using the traditional metal braces. Invisible braces use a series of custom made clear, removable aligners. These clear aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing these trays will gradually shift your teeth into place based on exact movements that your dentist plans for you.
Call Align Dentistry to schedule your consultation!
The dentists at Align Dentistry see and treat children of all ages!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child see a dentist on or after his first birthday.
To help your child prepare for their first visit to the dentist, try the following approaches.
- Get your child used to dental care by regularly brushing your child’s teeth using a soft bristled brush to remove plaque.
- Take time every day to look inside your child’s mouth. Talk about his teeth and count the ones that have come in already.
- Purchase a couple of books about dental visits for a child between the ages of two to three years old.
Routine check-ups should be scheduled every six months to maintain proper dental health for children of all ages.
The center of a tooth is soft tissue that contains nerves and blood vessels. Root canal treatment is needed when the soft tissue inside the tooth becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, the dentist removes the diseased tissues. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed.
After having a tooth root canal treated, it is important to restore it with a crown or a filling. If you continue to care for your teeth and gums, your restored tooth could last a lifetime.