Dental implants offer a long-term, reliable solution to missing or damaged teeth. When placed and restored by an experienced cosmetic dentist, implants look and function like natural teeth. They have the advantage of standing alone as a restoration and, because they are completely artificial (think bionic), implants do not degrade or decay like natural teeth can.
Tired of overlapped, extruding or crooked teeth? Invisalign might be the answer. With Invisalign, a series of pre-fabricated custom trays make selective tooth movements that can correct the alignment of your teeth over time. Often less expensive and a faster treatment than traditional braces, Invisalign trays (often called clear braces) are also more comfortable and healthier for your gums. Ask Dr. Turner if Invisalign would be right for you.
Crowns have been used to restore a broken tooth or mis-formed teeth since the time of the Egyptians. The dental crown materials used by Dr. Turner, however, are innovative and state-of-the-art. Pressed porcelain E-Max and laser-milled (3-D printed) Zirconia and Anterior Zirconia dental crown materials provide tooth-like crowns that are durable and highly aesthetic.
Dental Veneers are a porcelain or hybrid (EMax) coating thin material that is bonded onto the front surface of a natural tooth. Typically, these restorations are very conservative, meaning that they do not require much tooth reduction. they are used routinely to fix cosmetic issues such as discoloration, chips, cracks, minor rotations or to close spaces between teeth.
Veneers are very cosmetic and durable. They are susceptible to the effects of tooth grinding (buxisim), so often a night guard is recommended.
While the shape and color of teeth are clearly important to a cosmetic smile, the health and contour of the gums is just as necessary and is often mistakenly overlooked. The gums are the foundation for a gorgeous grin. Dr. Turner focuses on the architecture of the gums, their color, shape, position and height, as he assesses a patient’s cosmetics and provides premier periodontal care to help achieve and maintain the perfect smile. The health of the gums also affect a person’s overall health. Do you have a Healthy Mouth?
The Warning Signs of Periodontal Problems
- red, swollen, tender gums
- gums that bleed easily
- gums that have moved farther from the teeth
- loose or separating of permanent teeth
- incessant bad breath
- discharge between the gum and tooth
- any changes in the fitting of partial dentures
- any change in the manner your teeth fit together when you bite
Dr. Turner Uses the Boost Teeth Whitening system to change the natural color of a patient’s teeth. Each of us is born with a tooth color that is unique, much like hair or skin colors. While diversity is nice, most patients now prefer a lighter shade of tooth than the shade they were born with. This can be accomplished using a 35% carbonide peroxide bleaching gel as an in-office treatment or as a take-home treatments utilizing custom made trays. The results can be amazing.
Removable dentures rest on your gums are designed to come out of your mouth to be cleaned. They can be designed for as few as one missing tooth or for a complete jaw of missing teeth. With dentures you can make your teeth very attractive for a lesser cost.
We also can make denture that snap onto dental implants. This increase the denture’s retention and the control of the fit.
Tooth-colored plastic fillings can both fill voids and re-contour the shape of mis-formed teeth. They are inexpensive and beautiful and can be used in a variety of situations.