Complete Smiles Dentistry, your wish is our command. From fillings to veneers to whitening, our services cover every possibility and cater to your specific preferences and lifestyle. As always, we offer complimentary consultations to aid in your custom, smile design. Below, you can find information regarding the most common procedures of Cosmetic Dentistry.
With advancing technologies, fillings have developed to such an extent that they can replace silver and mercury amalgams by mimicking the appearance of natural teeth. With Complete Smiles, we can match the filling to the exact shade of your tooth to ensure it is visually identical. Rather than removing a large portion of the tooth, practices can remove only the damaged portions, effectively preserving a larger quantity of the tooth. Finally, the filling can strengthen your tooth by bonding at all angles.
Covering a multitude of problems ranging from a simple chip to abnormal discolored or crooked teeth, veneers are thin shells that bond to the surfaces of the teeth. Versatile, veneers can be made from a variety of different materials to fit your lifestyle and needs; however, frequently porcelain is used due to its durability and lifelike appearance. A more conservative alternative to crowns, veneers require less reduction of the tooth’s original surface. With veneers in place, patients can expect straighter, whiter, and more proportional teeth.
Nothing freshens up your appearance quite like a whiter, brighter smile. At Complete Smiles, we offer a variety of methods to satisfy your teeth whitening needs to perfectly fit your lifestyle. From same-day laser whitening to take-home products such as the Kör Deep Bleaching System and Opalescence, we strive to fulfill your whitening desires. Using the best products currently available to professionals, Complete Smiles aims to develop a specialized plan catered to your needs.
At Complete Smiles Dentistry, we recognize the key role that teeth play in yielding a complete and beautiful smile. Our denture services can provide an affordable and thorough solution for anyone that has experienced teeth loss due to disease, trauma, or decay. Using advanced technology, the dentures manufactured in a lab are designed to perfectly replicate your actual teeth and the oral structure of your teeth and jawbone. When designing your dentures, we take a series of impressions that paint a better picture of your facial structure in order to ensure a comfortable, exact fit. Dentures should not only be functional but should also be comfortable and have a beautiful and natural appearance. At Complete Smiles Dentistry, we utilize state of the art technology and exceptional professional care to create natural looking and comfortable dentures. By restoring full sets of teeth, we hope to restore complete confidence and a complete smile.
Inside your tooth is a tissue called pulp. Issues such as decay, a crack or chip in the tooth, a blow to the tooth, and more can result in inflammation or infection of this tissue. Left untreated, this inflamed or infected pulp can lead to pain or abscess. Fortunately, a mature tooth is not dependent on this pulp. This is where endodontic treatment comes into play. Endodontic treatment is the technical term for the procedure commonly referred to as a root canal. Incorporating advanced techniques, the procedure minimizes any discomfort that accompanies the inflammation and ensures a lasting solution by utilizing restorative treatments such as posts and crowns.
Complete Smiles Dentistry has extensive experience in the provision of oral health services for senior citizens (Geriatric Dentistry) in the area. Effective geriatric dentistry requires the delivery of multiple scientific disciplines to promote a lifetime of dental health. The Complete Smiles Dentistry approach to safeguarding the oral health of elderly patients is personalized and comprehensive. The doctors are accustomed to serving patients with special sensory, ambulatory, and social needs, allowing all people to obtain the dental work that they need. Believing in the vitality of dental care for all people, our doctors do everything possible to evaluate the situation and work according to a patient’s specific needs.
A dental implant is a small, but strong, device inserted in the jawbone in place of a missing tooth root, where bone grows and bonds with the implant surface. Inspired by natural smiles, implants are alternatives to the fixed bridge, acting and appearing like a natural, healthy tooth. Implant dentistry is the most advanced therapy available to treat missing teeth for numerous reasons: implants preserve bone, implants promote overall health, and implants save neighboring teeth. Strong, reliable, and esthetically pleasing—inquire about implants today!
Typically, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the primary reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel. When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! At Complete Smiles, we are dedicated to providing complete confidence and complete comfort throughout your entire orthodontic experience through quality care. For more information regarding specific treatments, you can look at the “ABC”s of Orthodontics below and come in for a complimentary consultation.
Functional appliance therapy incorporates the use of various removable and fixed dental appliances to move both the teeth and to modify the growth of the jaws. In some cases, a patient will only require the use of a functional appliance. However, in more advanced cases, additional treatment may be required to complete the case.
As technology has advanced, so have braces. From metal, ceramic, or clear plastic bracket options to colors of the elastics, braces are much more conducive to your individual lifestyle than they have been in the past. Traditional braces are reserved for patients with moderate to extreme crowding, spacing, and skeletal problems. However, they can be used in conjunction with other techniques in order to best treat more complex cases by completing them more efficiently, precisely, and ideally.
Clear Correct and Invisalign are popular choices of thousands of patients who are looking to develop a beautiful smile. Made with state of the art, dental CAT scans, a series of custom-made, clear, plastic trays are used in order to straighten the teeth. When deciding between Clear Correct/Invisalign trays or traditional Braces, it is important to consider the many advantages of the clear, custom trays. Without wire to chafe at your lips and mouth, they are considered to be much more comfortable. Unlike braces, there are zero food restrictions, and oral hygiene is much simpler. Lastly, the clear, plastic trays that are used make the system virtually invisible to the average eye, and thus, they cannot be seen throughout the entire process. So, whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing braces, you’ll have a new reason to smile! Interested? Come in today to discuss which technique is right for you!
In Pediatric Dentistry, the techniques and procedures from general dentistry are adapted to provide primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for children. At Complete Smiles Dentistry, we treat a broad range of diseases in infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, and are experts in providing care to make our patients feel comfortable. We aim to educate our patients and their parents about the importance of oral health and preventative oral health care while seeking to provide excellent service.
Bacteria in plaque cause periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. If not consistently removed, the bacteria build up, infecting your teeth, gums, and eventually the bone that supports your teeth—a common cause of tooth loss. This disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. The longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes. At Complete Smiles Dentistry, we are here to help! With advancements in detection and treatment, we can discover periodontal disease early and begin treatment before more complicated issues arise. Using laser in conjunction with a routine cleaning, we are able to remove bacteria, reducing the probability of a periodontal problem. Simple, everyday steps can also be taken to avoid gum disease growth, including: brushing and flossing consistently at least twice a day, using an antimicrobial mouth rinse daily to help contain plaque, and scheduling regular checkups.
Using modern dentistry to match your modern lifestyle, we at Complete Smiles Dentistry implement cutting-edge dental techniques in order to best serve our patients. With the E4D System, we can offer an unparalleled dental experience, enabling us to provide you with a high quality dental restoration in a single, same day appointment. Rather than relying on a conventional impression, the E4D system digitally scans your tooth. Clean and fast, the digital scans utilize the latest technology to ensure extremely precise results, designing a clone or customized restoration specific for your unique smile. After this occurs, the restoration is transferred to the milling unit, where your crown, filling, bridge, or veneer is created right here at Complete Smiles. Finally, the restoration is placed in your mouth the same day!
Snoring occurs when the airway or passage through which we breathe
becomes partially blocked or occluded. As the diameter or size of
the airway passage is shrinking, the net result is a muffled sound
secondary to vibrations in the throat—snoring.
In many situations, this compromise is minor and the body continues to get adequate amounts of oxygen, causing little to no harm. However, this is a red flag as it could also be one of the early signs of sleep apnea. Most people suffering from sleep apnea snore in between bouts of apnea, or oxygen interruption. A sleep study should be done to determine the seriousness of one’s condition.
Sleep apnea patients have a rough night and don’t even know it is happening. In a given night, these apneic events (when a patient stops breathing) can occur anywhere from 30 – 50 times, and in some people as many as 60 - 100 times per hour! Obviously, these individuals awake exhausted and spent each morning, as they’ve been fighting for oxygen all night. Sleep should be a replenishing award for each of us.
Should you be worried? Well, to answer that, first analyze some signs and symptoms of sleep apnea sufferers. Common side effects of sleep apnea patients are:
... and the obvious one, chronic sleepiness. It can also cause
learning or memory disabilities, as well as periods of nodding
off while on the phone or at work. Obviously, sleep apnea
patients are at a much greater risk of having auto accidents.
People most likely to have or develop sleep apnea include those we’ve mentioned already who snore, or who are also overweight, or have high blood pressure. Another concern would be people who have some physical abnormality in the nose (deviated septums), throat, or other parts of the upper airway.
Another easy marker is neck-size. A study of professional football players in the Super Bowl Study turned up astonishing results, as 34% of linemen in that game were diagnosed with sleep disordered breathing, which is roughly 8 times the average. A neck size of 17" or larger is a good indicator of this disorder, and it doesn't matter if it's muscle or fat.
A simple test can be taken that will grade this last symptom called the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Additionally, a Sleep Observers Questionnaire should be filled out by anyone who regularly observes the potential sleep apneic. Not all apneics will score high, but if you do, it is a very good sign of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).
Chances are that your spouse, other family members, or your coworkers, are keen to the problem. They either also suffer from your noisy snoring, or see the signs of a body which is not sleeping at night as it woefully attempts to navigate a given day. Recently, a condition known as "secondary snoring" has been researched, and has been shown to cost the bed partner of a snorer an average of 1.5 hours of sleep each night.
Nocturnal signs and symptoms associated with OSA include drooling, dry mouth, sleep restlessness, witnessed apneas, choking or gasping and sweating.
Thankfully, Sleep Apnea is treatable. In our office, we treat snoring and sleep apnea with a unique approach. For example, we can provide you with a home monitor to help you (and us) assess whether or not sleep apnea should be a concern. The gold standard for treatment of sleep apnea is presently with the CPAP machine. However, only a minority of CPAP owners are still compliant after one year. If you are one of the non-compliant, we can fabricate an oral appliance that will help open your airway and reduce the severity of your sleep apnea.
These appliances reduce sleep apnea associated health risks without the need for surgery, medications, or other therapies. A custom oral appliance worn while sleeping, they hold the lower jaw forward and open, preventing the tongue and throat tissues from collapsing the critical airway. There is a 96% success rate (snoring) for people treated with these appliances.
Temporomandibular disorder, TMD, includes a wide range of
dysfunctions that often overlap. It primarily includes muscle
problems that affect jaw movement, pain in the face around the
jaw point, and problems within the joint itself. This variety
makes diagnosis and treatment challenging, but at Complete Smiles
Dentistry, we can use our experience to best diagnose and treat
this facial pain.
Most problems, whether muscular or within the joint, get better over time. For this reason, it’s best to use conservative treatment at first. However, in some instances, surgery or other procedures, such as injections, may be recommended as a first treatment.