Patient Suffered From:
Misaligned, crooked teeth associated with gum disease, and chipped, broken teeth. Patient did not want braces.
Goal of Treatment:
Periodontal Deep Cleaning, Invisalign treatment for crooked teeth and an option given to repair a chipped and broken tooth with a Porcelain Crown, Porcelain Veneer or white (tooth colored) filling.
Patient is a 36 year old medical professional. In 2009, she came to U Shine Dental wanting to explore dental treatment options for a nicer, brighter smile. She was not comfortable smiling because of dark stains and crooked teeth, and did not want traditional metal braces.
The wireless braces with Invisalign treatment took one year to achieve proper teeth alignment and regular periodontal deep cleanings were keeping her gums healthy. Additionally, she had a broken tooth which was repaired with a tooth colored filling with a recommendation for a porcelain crown to be placed in the future.
Since 2009, she has been very happy with her new smile, now smiles with confidence and sees us religiously every 6 months for periodontal cleaning and a regular dental check up.
When it comes to taking care of your dental health, a certified dentist is your best support. Although you can take positive steps towards your oral health at home by brushing, flossing, and eating a proper diet, it is your dentist who has the experience and technology to be able to spot potential dental problems, before painful or debilitating symptoms arise. One way that we detect issues before they arise is by taking dental x-rays at routine appointments.
Are your teeth not quite as white or as bright as you would like them to be? If your answer is yes, then we can assure you that you are not alone. Every day our teeth are exposed to food and drink that can cause them to become discolored or stained.
Coffee, tea and red wine are particular offenders, as well as tannin-rich foods such as carrots. People who smoke may also find that nicotine causes their teeth to turn a shade of yellowish-brown.
Imagine a tooth replacement that works just like a natural tooth and lets you eat all the foods you love. If that sounds good to you, then you might want to consider dental implant therapy.
At U Shine Dental, we want our patients to know how they can monitor their own gum health at home. Noticing any of these following signs or symptoms of disease will let you know that it’s time to see the dentist.