Owen Family Dentistry

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Preventive Dentistry
Preventive dentistry, also called preventative dentistry, is the branch of dentistry aimed at preventing tooth decay, damage or disease and maintaining proper functioning of the mastication or chewing process. This is accomplished primarily through good oral hygiene and maintenance practices.

Regular dental exams and teeth cleaning are key elements of any preventive dentistry program. Visiting a dentist regularly and having your teeth cleaned are effective and important methods for maintaining oral health. Cleaning an remove plaque that is not removed by regular brushing and flossing. Plaque is a build-up of microbes and bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can lead to tooth loss.

Secondary preventive dentistry may include such procedures as the filling of cavities, root canals, tooth restoration, application of dental sealants or installation of caps and crowns. Removal of broken or impacted teeth, especially the rear molars known as wisdom teeth, is a very common type of secondary preventive dentistry. All of these practices are aimed at preventing further damage, disease or infection by repairing or removing the damaged tooth or tissue. Repairs of dental prostheses such as a broken bridges are considered tertiary preventions.

Cosmetic Dentistry
There are many reasons why adult teeth may need restorative treatment. The most common reason is decay, followed by fractured teeth, and old restorations needing replacement. If we recommend that a tooth with a cavity be treated and more than a few weeks pass after the initial diagnosis, the cavity will almost always get bigger and can cause pain. Once this happens, it will likely require more extensive and expensive treatment. The tooth may even have to be removed and replaced with a false (or artificial) tooth. If you have a cavity and it needs a restoration, there are different kinds of materials that may be used to restore the functionality of the tooth. Please remember that a tooth may need treatment before it causes pain. If a tooth causes pain, it may be able to be saved, but the treatment time and cost typically increase due to the complexity of the necessary procedures.

Smile Design and Makeovers
Just a tweak to various aspects of a smile can make all the difference in the world, granting a new and improved smile. Aligning crowded teeth, closing gaps, whitening, reducing a gummy smile, widening a narrow smile, changing the length or shape of teeth, and tooth replacement/ repair, are just some of the many tools available in our arsenal, for bringing your smile to its fullest potential. By employing one or some combination of the above procedures as needed, we have helped hundreds of patients to put their best face forward. Many dentists think that a smile makeover usually involves at least the top eight or ten teeth and sometimes the lower eight or ten teeth too. By creating individual and customized treatment plans for our patients, our practice re-designs both your expectations and your smile. Multiple porcelain veneers are usually the most frequent of treatments because of their conservative restoration and strong and highly aesthetic. A smile makeover is a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment using Minimally Invasive Dentistry that is designed to address all of your cosmetic concerns.

Teeth Whitening
Maybe it’s been bothering you for years—that stain on your front tooth or the discoloration that has plagued your bottom teeth and always seems to show up in pictures. Whether your teeth have stains or just appear duller than you would like them to, using a whitening kit at home is a great way to get your teeth looking fabulous again—with no appointments to keep! Plus, our treatments have the added benefits of being safe—there are no harsh effects from peroxide that you have to worry might change your shade a drastic color!

Smile Recontouring
A modern and cost-effective technique that can quickly reshape, smooth and balance the way your teeth and gums look. The procedure enhances your smile with minimum pain and discomfort. It can be done with veneers and crowns or implemented alone. We can also help correct overwhelming or uneven gums to give you an impressive result.

Porcelain Veneers
Are a simple and easy way to correct many problems, including crooked or chipped teeth, stains and teeth affected by birth defects. This option has a lot of flexibility and often produces the most dramatic results. Often referred to as “instant orthodontics,” porcelain veneers can be placed in a timely manner through a relatively simple procedure. And since porcelain veneers have been shown to maintain their brilliance and strength over time, they are a popular option among patients interested in a smile makeover.

Similar to veneers, bonding is also a simple and easy way to correct many problems. Also known as composite or tooth bonding, this is an excellent way to fix cosmetic and structural imperfections in the teeth. Dental bonding can repair cracked, chipped and discolored teeth, as well as replace silver amalgam fillings. Cosmetic bonding can also repair misaligned teeth, providing a straighter, more uniform smile. Tooth bonding is actually the simple matter of placing a nano-thin plastic adhesive coating on your teeth’s surface which is then covered with a bonding material. The bonding material will be sculpted and shaped to fit your natural teeth and makes the bonding look more natural and attractive. The plastic hardens and as a result, the surface of your teeth is then hardened using a high-intensity light before the final polishing. Contours can be re-established, translucency and texture reproduced to mirror the adjacent teeth.

Invisible Fillings
The latest and greatest in cosmetic dentistry techniques that not only provides a superbly aesthetic effect, but more importantly, actually seals the gap between the dental restoration and your tooth much better than the traditional silver fillings. This means your fillings aren’t only stronger, but less likely to decay or break down.

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
When a large, defective filling needs to be replaced, porcelain inlays and onlays can be an excellent way to restore the tooth. A porcelain inlay is small and covers the grooves of the teeth. An onlay is larger and covers one or more cusps or corners of a tooth. Porcelain inlays and onlays have several advantages over other filling materials. When used to replace a silver filling, they will strengthen the tooth as well keep the tooth’s original integrity. Porcelain is also harder and more durable than white composite fillings. The inlay or onlay will be bonded to your tooth, which creates a resilient, watertight seal. These restorations can be custom colored to match your teeth. A porcelain onlay is also more conservative and saves more of the natural tooth structure rather than a full crown.

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