Dental Crowns and Bridges

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A dental crown is shaped like a natural tooth and is cemented over healthy tooth structure. Crowns may be an appropriate treatment option for weak, broken or cracked teeth. A complete crown treatment can usually be completed in one visit to our office. We will prepare the tooth for the crown and make an impression of your surrounding gums. Our CEREC machine will fabricate the crown right in the office while you wait. When ...

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Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells placed over natural tooth surface. Because they are designed to mimic the natural translucency of teeth, they produce a very natural result. Porcelain veneers are beautiful restorations used to correct flaws like crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and deep discolorations.

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Botox

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Botox (technically called onabotulinumtoxinA) is used to treat a variety of issues, both cosmetic and non-cosmetic. Botox has made a huge impact on facial aesthetics and is one of the fastest growing cosmetic treatments today.

Dr. Southwood has been providing these smile enhancement procedures for existing patients since 2009. He is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics AAFE. (link)

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Porcelain and Composite Inlays

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If a tooth is too damaged to support a traditional filling, but not damaged enough to be restored with a crown, dental inlays are usually the recommended treatment. Inlays are custom fit fillings made directly in our office. First, dental decay is removed, and an impression of the tooth is made. Our CEREC machine fabricates the custom inlay while you wait. The restoration is bonded to your remaining tooth structure to complete the treatment.

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Dental Bonding

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Tooth colored bonding material can be used to restore broken or chipped teeth, reshape teeth, or to fill in gaps between teeth. The bonding is usually a composite resin that is sculpted to your tooth, in a single visit.

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White Fillings

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White fillings are often referred to as “composites” or “tooth colored” fillings. There are many benefits to white fillings, including a natural tooth color. White fillings bond to the tooth, which in turn helps to prevent breakage and insulates the tooth from excessive temperature changes that can cause silver fillings to expand or contract.

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Mouth Guard

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Patients who experience jaw joint pain, have difficulty opening or closing their mouths, have sensitive teeth, or experience headaches may be grinding or bruxing while asleep or awake. If uncontrolled, damage may be caused to the jaw joint, your teeth, and any existing dental restorations.

There is currently no cure for bruxing, but it can be controlled. We may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth from these grinding forces. A night guard is a plastic cover that fits over ...

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