Porcelain veneers are the most conservative aesthetic restorations available in dentistry today. A thin layer of the front of the tooth is removed to allow a veneer of porcelain to be bonded to the tooth without making it any thicker. Similar, in a way, to a false fingernail, the veneer covers dark or yellow teeth, fills unsightly gaps, lengthens short or stubby teeth, straightens crooked teeth, and in general creates a more attractive smile. Unlike a false fingernail, veneers are more permanent. The veneers are attached to the teeth using the most advanced methods of bonding.
The benefits of a beautiful smile involve not only the body but also the spirit. Your smile is an important interaction, a form of communication that plays a vital role in our everyday life. Confidence and articulation are achieved through a Smile Makeover. You may not have been born with the smile you deserve, but it can be attained through the skill and experience of Dr. Hodgins. Those who value and take pride in their appearance, from all walks of life, have felt the difference a new smile has made in their lives.
Modern dental technology can reshape uneven teeth and veneer them with high-tech ceramic. The result will give the appearance and function of a symmetrical smile. The effectiveness of this approach can depend on how crooked and crowded the teeth are to begin with. What we can do is absolutely amazing. For many adults this option is better than traditional orthodontics, and treatments can be complete in as little as two visits.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full Mouth rehabilitation involves restoring the teeth, bite, and muscles back to a natural looking and youthful feeling condition, thereby improving self esteem. Using computerized technology and an artistic eye, full mouth restoration may be the answer to many problems, such as heat-sensitive teeth, sore jaw muscles, and recurring headaches.
Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. Crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth. A dental crown in effect becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are small titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
If you’re not happy with your smile, changing it is a lot easier than you ever thought! Life is too short not to be able to walk into a room and just have a beautiful, healthy, happy smile that makes you feel good about yourself. Why Invisalign®? Invisalign® can help you get the great smile you’ve always wanted because it’s…
Invisible, so no one can tell you’re straight-ening your teeth. So now you can smile more during treatment as well as after.
Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem.
Comfortable, because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments.
Non-Metal fillings make it possible to replace old unsightly silver with beautiful tooth colored restorations, designed perfectly to match your natural teeth. With this technology we can create porcelain restorations that revive your natural strength, wear, function, and appearance. With these new materials, it is possible to bond teeth back together, virtually restoring them back to their virgin strength without invasive techniques.
A Bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side of the missing one are prepared as crowns to serve as abutments to hold the prosthetic (replacement) tooth in place. Crowns and bridges are most commonly prepared from high quality materials such as semiprecious or precious metals, porcelain, or a fused combination of the two. Aesthetics, function, and tissue compatibility are considered when selecting the material most suitable for you.
The application of tooth colored filling material (composite) to the teeth has been a dental technique for many years. Recent advances have increased the strength, durability, and longevity of these restorations. Bonding material can be molded and shaped to achieve outstanding results including tooth lightening, closing spaces between teeth, making teeth appear straighter, and repairing chips and cracks. When polished it gives the appearance of natural tooth structure.
1 Hour Teeth Whitening
People with stained or discolored teeth may just need a whitening procedure in order to restore their smile. Teeth Whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten stained, discolored or dull teeth. Even a stubborn single tooth that is noticeably duller or less white than your other teeth can be individually brighten. Teeth bleaching products, which contain peroxides, actually change your natural tooth color anywhere from five to seven — but even up to twelve — shades brighter. You too can have the white smile you have always dreamed about!
Suffering the loss of all your natural teeth can be difficult. Our team is trained to understand and treat those who have lost their natural teeth. Having a dentist understand your special needs, and sensitivity about how dentures will look and fit can make this an enjoyable process. Dr. Hodgins and his training in cosmetics and neuromuscular dentistry allows him to design a smile that is attractive and will fit your facial characteristics. If Cosmetic and Neuromuscular considerations are of prime concern to you, consider having Dr. Hodgins a cosmetic dentist and Neuromuscular specialist make your dentures.