Traditional braces can be unsightly for many people. Spending months or years with metal discs and wires in their mouth is not ideal. Invisalign is the solution to that problem. If you want braces, but don’t want wires or metal in your mouth, then come by East Center Dental and see if it’s right for you.
Today, we know that our patient’s dental health is far more important to their overall health than we ever knew. We recognize that infections, plaque buildup, tooth loss and gum disease can be just the start of their problems. The bacteria contained in their mouth can find its way into the bloodstream and cause all kinds of inflammatory issues throughout your body.
We look at the relationship between your mouth and body to determine how to treat your overall health – this is called “oral-systemic connection.” We are one of the select few practices that specialize in complete health dentistry. At East Center Dental, you’ll find that our dentists are the very best at helping you focus on what’s most important for your long-term health. That is why we offer Complete Oral Examinations at each of your preventive health visits.
Do you keep your mouth shut when you smile? Does staining, misshaped teeth, or other orthodontic problems make you self-conscious? When you laugh, do you use your hand to cover your mouth?
If you said “yes” to any of these questions, the doctors at East Center Dental offer fully customized smile makeover treatment plans. There can be many reasons that make you unsatisfied with your smile. We listen to your concerns and desires and treat each smile makeover patient, to an individualized treatment plan that can achieve the results YOU want. Maybe you want to subtly refine your smile, or you want to see dramatic results. We will work with you to achieve the smile of your dreams.
We can address such problems as:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Small teeth
- Chipped teeth
- “Gummy” smiles
Interested in seeing what your new smiles can look like? Call our office today to schedule your consultation.
Noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time – discover the benefits of Botox® at our practice.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is a medication that can only be prescribed to you by a healthcare professional. It is used as a temporary treatment for patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Botox treatments are quick and comfortable, and within hours you will begin to notice a difference in the way your skin looks and feels.
How does Botox work?
Botox uses a special protein to block overactive nerve impulses, restricting muscle contractions. In doing so, Botox helps to relax the muscles beneath the skin so that fine lines and wrinkles become less visible, giving the skin a healthy, more youthful appearance.
Botox is also used to relieve symptoms of TMJ as well as provide comfort to patients receiving dental implants. In each case, Botox is used to reduce the amount of stress placed on the teeth and jaw so that patients feel comfortable and confident.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
If you feel that you are a good candidate for a Botox treatment, and are interested in learning more, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
As well as Botox, we carry the Juvéderm collection of fillers which adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting. For more information visit Here
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are protective coatings that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. This material matches your tooth color and will fill in the nooks and crannies in your teeth, keeping sugar and bacteria from causing dental caries (cavities) on those areas. Sealants are one of the easiest preventive measures our patients can take to protect their teeth and help prevent cavities.
Who Should Get Sealants?
Everyone! Every patient can benefit from the cavity protection that dental sealants may provide. Sealants are highly recommended for children particularly, as a great way to put them on a path for healthy teeth for life.
Have you always wanted permanently whiter and straighter teeth? If you answered “yes”, dental veneers may be the solution you are looking for. Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a dental veneer covers the front of the tooth, preserving your original tooth structure. They are able to correct uneven teeth, gaps, chips and even crooked teeth. What a great way to enhance your smile and get the look you’ve always wanted.
Call our office today to schedule an appointment to see if dental veneers would work for you.
A dental implant is a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like the roots of teeth, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once placed surgically. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework, or dentures in different ways. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and accepted by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are the most commonly used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any surgical device that is implanted.
A crown is a cover or “cap” a dentist will put on a tooth that is damaged. Crowns restore teeth to their normal shape, size and function. The purpose of installing a crown is to make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.
Fillings help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function and can prevent further decay. Our dentists take into consideration many different factors when choosing which type of filling material is best for you. These factors include the extent of the repair and where in your mouth the filling is needed.
What to Expect During a FILLING
- 1. Local anesthesia – at the beginning of your filling procedure, you may be given local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth.
- 2. Tooth decay removal – then the dentist will use a drill to remove the decay. They will shape the tooth and make it ready for the filling.
- 3. Etching – when using a bonded filling our dentists will etch the tooth with a gel before placing the filling.
- 4. Resin application – for certain types of fillings our dentists use a bright light and layers of resin. This makes a harder stronger filling.
- 5. Polishing – after the filling has been placed, our dentist polishes the tooth making it smooth.
Have you ever felt that your smile was not all that it could be? Do you have yellowed or stained teeth? Do you compare your smiles to those around you?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we are here to help you get the bright white smile you have always wanted. Our office is happy to offer our patients Zoom Professional in-office whitening. It’s a fast, safe and convenient way to enhance the beauty of your smile and improve your overall appearance.
Our teeth are durable, strong, and withstand pressure every day. Regular professional dental cleaning and care protects your teeth and keeps them healthy and strong. We call these comprehensive teeth cleaning. Routine cleaning removes and prevents the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can cause disease and inflammation if left untreated. Daily brushing and flossing cannot remove it all, but we are able to clean every area of your teeth. This includes using professional equipment to get into those hard to reach areas in your mouth that may otherwise be missed. Every tooth is polished during the cleaning to remove stains and further buildups of plaque. This plaque may not be removed during regular tooth brushing.
Our office uses the most advanced technologies to treat gum disease:
COMPUTERIZED CHARTING – Our computer allows us to record the depth of the infected areas as well as the healthy areas. We can then compare your readings at each appointment and see how you are doing and where we can offer help and instruction. We will then tailor our treatment – just for you.
CAVITRON ULTRASONIC – We use the most modern ultrasonic equipment available to remove plaque buildup quickly and with the most comfort to you, our patient.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY – Our hygienists have been trained to thoroughly remove the bacterial plaque and tartar that surround the roots.
Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but for the partner and other family members who live with the snorer. We offer a dentist-prescribed solution for a good night’s sleep. These devices are flexible, thin and comfortable to wear, helping you mitigate or prevent the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour.
The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. It can cause your airway to collapse or even become blocked while you sleep. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.
Does Snoring Indicate Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
While snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, there may be other reasons that cause it to occur. These include pregnancy, seasonal allergies, obesity, nasal congestion and even alcohol use.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Excessive daytime tiredness
Waking up gasping
High blood pressure
Loud snoring that disturbs your partner’s sleep
How we can help…
One efficient way of treating the loud snoring caused by obstructive sleep apnea is the use of an oral appliance. This plastic oral device helps to keep your breathing passages open as you sleep. With our sleep monitor, our patients are able to perform a sleep study in the comfort of their own home, avoiding expensive testing.
This is an excellent way of treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. It enables you to feel less tired during the day, have better concentration and stop snoring. If you feel you may have sleep apnea, please call to schedule your at-home sleep study today. You could be breathing easier in as little as five weeks.