Top Quality Cosmetic Dentistry in Revere, MA
If you are in need of dental cosmetic services in Revere, Massachusetts, trust the experience and artistic skill of Dr. Oguntolu at Cedarwood Dental Care. We always put your needs first so you can expect results that are long lasting and care that is gentle yet effective.
If you’re like most people, your teeth will inevitably darken as you age. This can be caused by consuming highly pigmented food and beverages such as coffee, tea and red wine. Some discoloration may be caused by childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use or even improper oral hygiene. Giving you back your pearly white smile is a priority for our dental whitening team. We offer a variety of options for teeth whitening.
Bleaching services continue to grow in popularity. It’s one of the most frequently requested services that we offer. Dental whitening products can be bought at just about any corner drugstore, but the reality is that over-the-counter, “too good to be true” products typically don’t work anywhere near as well as professional procedures.
As we are professionals, we use professionally developed and approved methods. As our goal is to meet the needs of every patient, and every patient’s needs are different, we offer a variety of solutions. One of our methods is a gentle hydrogen-peroxide gel-activated solution. Our process will whiten your entire smile in one visit. Call us today for a whitening consultation.
Nothing improves your appearance more than a bright, white smile!
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth. Veneers are a versatile option that can correct a wide variety of dental flaws.
Common problems that veneers are used for:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Teeth that are so discolored that teeth whitening is ineffective
- Some types of misalignment
- Teeth of uneven length
- “Pegged” or misshapen teeth
Veneers are a popular aesthetic solution to your dental flaws that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Subtle or dramatic changes can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, the procedure is completed in two office visits.
Please contact our office if you have any further questions on veneers.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown, also know as a cap, is a permanent protective cover that is used to repair teeth that have been seriously damaged by decay, or are broken or cracked. Crowns are available in many different materials, such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a combination, such as porcelain-fused-to-metal. Porcelain is generally accepted as the most natural looking material for crowns.
The process of receiving a crown is as follows:
- If a root canal is required, this is performed first.
- The tooth is prepared to receive the crown.
- An impression mold of the tooth is made for the dental laboratory to use in creating your custom crown.
- A temporary crown is constructed from acrylic resin and fit onto the tooth until your permanent crown is ready.
- Placing and checking the fit of the dental crown and finally
- The crown is cemented in place.
This process generally requires two to three visits, over a three to four week period. After your crown is placed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, as well as keeping up with your dental visits, is required to maintain your oral health.This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Crowns can last a lifetime when properly maintained.
A bridge is a dental prosthetic used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge can help prevent shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (malocclusion) and/or jaw problems such as TMJ disorder.
There are three main types of bridges. These are:
- The fixed bridge, which is the most popular. This requires placement of crowns on the teeth adjacent to the space, as well as the replacement tooth or teeth.
- The “Maryland” bridge, which is commonly used to replace missing front teeth. This type of bridge uses metal bands to attach the prosthetic teeth to the abutment teeth.
- The cantilever bridge, which is used when there are teeth on only one side of the lost tooth. A typical three-unit cantilever bridge consists of two crowned teeth that are adjacent, but on the same side of the missing tooth. The filler tooth is then connected to the crowns,extending into the gap.
Dental bonding is a versatile solution for:
- Chips and cracks
- Reducing gaps or spaces between teeth
- Masking discoloration in the teeth
Composite bonding is often used to improve the appearance of your teeth in much the same way as dental veneers. Dental composite resin material is painted onto the tooth, sculpted in the desired shape, and cured (usually with a curing light). Composite bonding requires removal of very little, if any, of the natural tooth.
The advantages of composite bonding include:
- It is fast. It usually takes less than an hour per tooth.
- Composite bonding preserves the natural tooth’s structure.
- It’s available in many shades to match your other teeth
- Dental bonding is affordable
Some disadvantages of composite bonding is that they are less durable than porcelain veneers, may become stained, and can chip, leading to a need to be retouched or replaced.
Composite bonds require proper care and regular cleaning. In order to ensure the longest life for your dental bonding, you should follow the usual oral hygiene practices of brushing and flossing daily, and maintaining your regular cleaning and checkup appointments. Some things that can stain composite bonding material are red wine, coffee, tea, tobacco, deeply pigmented foods like berries, and candy.