iTero Digital Scanning Technology
Digital 3-D scanning technology gives us the unique ability to educate our patients about their oral health and any needed dental treatment with an incredibly detailed, lifelike digital scan image. Having an iTero scan completed is fast and comfortable, and patients love being able to see a detailed image of their teeth while discussing their dental care with our doctors and hygienists. The iTero scanner also has the ability to simulate what your smile could look like after having your teeth straightened. If you have crowding, spacing, or worn teeth then ask to see how your smile could be improved with the iTero Invisalign Outcome Simulator.
Ever considered braces, but don’t want to have to face the “metal mouth” in the mirror during your treatment? There are now scientifically developed alternatives to braces that will allow Dr. Anton to straighten most crowding and spacing issues without the metal or painful adjustment sessions. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can straighten your smile using a series of carefully designed clear aligners. Each aligner is specifically designed with precise CAD-CAM imaging to slowly guide your smile into place. You can even take them out to brush and eat!
Our doctors have undergone a proven certification program in order to be able to offer this to our patients. There are several effective ways to straighten your smile, but none offer the comfort or convenience that Invisalign offers. Imagine the confidence of a beautiful, straight smile, without the months of metal.
Call our office today for a consultation, and find out if Invisalign is right for you.
CEREC Single Visit Dentistry
We know you are busy! With our state of the art CEREC technology, we can now complete crowns, bridges, veneers, and implant restorations in just ONE VISIT!
Have a missing tooth in your smile? Tired of wearing dentures that shift or don’t fit correctly? Ask Dr. Anton if dental implants are an option for you.
Dental implants are designed to blend in with your existing teeth, and have become an efficient and popular way to replace missing teeth. A dental implant can provide a durable, long term solution for restoring your beautiful smile. Technological advancements in recent years have allowed for these implants to be made from titanium and other materials compatible with the human body. These materials are used to form posts which are surgically placed in the jaw to provide a solid anchor for the permanent restoration. The American Dental Association describes the entire process on their patient resource website www.mouthhealthy.org.
“Most patients find that a dental implant is secure, stable and a good replacement for their own tooth. There are generally three phases to getting an implant:
- First, the dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone. Your dentist may recommend a diet of soft foods, cold foods and warm soup during the healing process.
- Next, the bone around the implant heals in a process called osseointegration. What makes an implant so strong is that the bone actually grows around it and holds it in place. Osseointegration means “combines with the bone” and takes time. Some patients might need to wait until the implant is completely integrated, up to several months, before replacement teeth can be attached to the implant. Other patients can have the implants and replacement teeth placed all in one visit.
- Finally, it’s time for the placement of the artificial tooth/teeth. For a single tooth implant, your dentist will customize a new tooth for you, called a dental crown. The crown will be based on size, shape, color and fit, and will be designed to blend in with your other teeth. If you are replacing more than a single tooth, custom-made bridges or dentures will be made to fit your mouth and your implants. (Note: The replacement teeth usually take some time to make. In the meantime, your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture to help you eat and speak normally until the permanent replacement is ready.)”
If you would like to find out if a dental implant is the right solution for you, call our office and schedule a consultation. Our doctors have undergone additional training and have years of experience in providing, beautiful, long-lasting restorations. Our office will carefully craft your implant restorations to ensure that you have optimal results.
Crown and Bridge
A dental crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. In certain cases, a crown will be used to restore a severely decayed tooth, where a normal filling would not provide enough support for the natural tooth.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, Dr. Anton may recommend a bridge. A bridge will allow us to replace missing teeth with natural-looking, lab-fabricated “teeth” and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. The resulting bridge is then attached to surrounding teeth to provide support. This restoration is then fixed in place, allowing you to brush and floss as you normally would, and eliminating the maintenance associated with a partial denture.
Dentures and Partials
Complete or partial dentures are removable appliances that can be used to restore both smile and function in patients that are missing a significant number of teeth. Whether you have lost your teeth due to decay, gum disease, or even trauma, a denture can help restore the appearance of a beautiful smile, and allow you to eat and speak normally. A denture will also help prevent your facial muscles from sagging, keeping you looking younger and healthier. The American Dental Association has provided us with an excellent explanation of dentures and how they fit into your overall dental health.