Don’t wait to get the results you want. Professional whitening can help.
Nothing is more frustrating than using whitening toothpastes and at-home kits to realize that nothing seems to be doing its job. Of course, if you want to see whiter results fast the most efficient way to do this is to turn to Dr. A. Joshua Montgomery, for professional whitening. You’ll get the results you want without all the at-home fuss.
The results you get with professional whitening will vary depending on the severity of your dental stains. In most cases, we can get your smile several shades whiter after just one whitening session. You’ll be able to see the difference right away, and it only takes about one hour to complete. Unless stains are severe, our Springfield dentist can often provide you with the results you want after one treatment, making it fast and convenient to get the smile you want.
While some people may find good results from at-home whitening products the unfortunate part is that the results don’t last as long as professional whitening does. The powerful peroxide within the gel is so highly concentrated that it doesn’t have to stay on your teeth for that long in order to whiten and brighten your smile.
In most cases, the whitening gel is painted over the front surface of your teeth and left on your teeth for up to 15 minutes, after which we will remove the gel and reapply a fresh new coat. Plus, getting professional whitening is simple and painless. Some people do report tooth sensitivity during and for a few days after treatment, but sensitivity is usually mild and goes away quickly. If you already face tooth sensitivity this is something to mention during your consultation so that we can figure out the best approach for getting you the results you want without having to exacerbate your tooth sensitivity.
Don’t let a yellowing smile bring you down. Our Springfield, MO, dental team is here to ensure that you get the results you want through cosmetic dentistry. Let’s sit down together and decide the best course of action for you, whether it’s professional teeth whitening or one of the other cosmetic treatments we offer.
Learn about crowns and bridges from your Springfield, MO dentist.
A Gallup poll found that up to a third of Americans didn’t visit the dentist’s office in the course of a year. Unfortunately, the longer you avoid going to the dentist’s office, the higher the chance of dental problems that may require restorative work. If you’ve been looking for a restorative solution for your smile, crowns or bridges may be your best option. Learn more about these common dental treatments by exploring a few frequently asked questions.
What Is the Difference Between Crowns and Bridges?
A crown is a whole covering, commonly made of porcelain, metal or ceramic material, that replaces the enamel layer of the tooth. It is bonded on top of a healthy rooted tooth that needs strengthening and protection. A bridge is a device that uses two crowns to fill in a gap in the smile from a missing tooth. The crowns cover the two adjacent teeth, called abutments. The center of the bridge called a pontic, is a false tooth that is designed to fit in with the rest of your smile.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Crowns?
Since a crown is only a superficial covering, the inner parts of the tooth have to be healthy to support it. A dentist must examine the inside of the tooth using X-rays to confirm that the tooth is healthy enough for a crown. Patients who have root canal therapy are also candidates for crowns.
Who Needs Bridges?
Someone who has one or two missing teeth and wants a reasonably secure and semi-permanent solution may benefit from bridges. The bridge is needed to help make it easier to process food, maintain the structure of the jawline and give the patient a smile to be proud of. The abutment teeth have to be healthy enough to support a crown. Generally, a good candidate for a crown will likely also be a good candidate for bridgework.
How Long Will These Dental Solutions Last?
A crown or bridge can last for between five to 15 years or even longer if you take care of your teeth. But no worries, because when the time comes your dentist can redo the crown or bridge and give you another 15 or more years to enjoy your new smile.
Contact your Springfield, MO Dentist
Call your Springfield, MO dentist to find out if a crown or bridge can help give you a better smile. These two restorative treatments can help fix a number of common dental problems.
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