Routine Teeth Cleaning
Your oral health not only affects your overall health, it also affects the way you feel about yourself and how others see you. A healthy smile is key to overall well being. During routine visits we also take time to assess your health, and help monitor many other factors. Your dental visits are often the front line in looking for oral cancer and other systemic diseases. We take great care in prevention, and want you to have a healthy smile for years to come.
Everyday routines can cause white teeth to discolor and yellow. We offer a simple affordable teeth whitening solution to brighten your smile. The whitening is achieved by using a mild hydrogen peroxide gel in soft trays that are worn twice a day for about a week. Whiten your teeth while in the shower or applying your makeup. All you need is twenty minutes twice a day. Some patients may notice a difference of up to 3 shades! Most organic stain from tea, coffee, or everyday life will respond well to the treatment. Get started today!
All Porcelain Crowns
Many crowns with a metal base can show a visible dark line. At Cooper Owens DDS we often use crowns that are all porcelain “tooth colored” crowns. These crowns have no metal substructure and can be used to replicate the natural look of teeth. These highly esthetic crowns can even be used in the front of the mouth to recreate a natural look. Advances in materials have allowed these crowns to very strong and durable while not comprising in appearance
Metal-Free White Fillings
We made the transition to white “tooth colored” composite resin fillings several years ago. These fillings look more natural than dark silver colored restorations and allow the doctor to recreate the look of mother nature. Composite resin fillings allow for more possibilities to restore teeth with adhesive properties. Many patients are concerned about the content of some filling materials, and these composite materials do not contain ingredients like mercury.
One of the greatest developments in dentistry over the past decade has been the use of dental implants. Missing a tooth or teeth used to require loose fitting dentures or bridges that required anchorage to healthy teeth. Dental implants allow options for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth with solid anchorage. A single missing tooth can often be replaced with an implant, giving an aesthetic, functional outcome. Only the dentist will know! Other patients suffering with loose fitting dentures can receive multiple implants to greatly improve the retention and fit of those dentures.
Extractions & Root Canals
Unfortunately, we often see people when they are in tremendous pain. Dental pain can come from various sources such as abscesses, nerve pain, cracked teeth, sinus infections, and teeth grinding. We prefer to take the most conservative course of treatment possible, however sometimes an extraction or root canal is needed. Unlike most general dentist offices, we are able to do many of the extractions and root canals that our patients need, largely because our dentists have all completed post-graduate residencies. Our team tries to make these unpleasant experiences as comfortable as possible.
The jaw joint, or the TMJ, can have soreness or pain because of many different reasons, however we find that the most common contributor to these problems come from night time clinching or grinding. Sleep experts say that everyone clinches or grinds their teeth to one degree or another while they sleep. Whatever our “normal level” of night time clinching or grinding is, we all tend to increase the intensity of this activity when we are under stress or in pain. All of this over use of the chewing muscles and teeth can lead to a host of problems: sore or sensitive teeth, broken teeth, headaches, popping or clicking noises when opening, lockjaw, and TMJ pain. Sometimes a specialist is needed to properly address TMJ problems, but often we can find a relatively simple solution to them in our office.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Many of us know of someone who snores. Snoring has often been overlooked as just a mild annoyance, but snoring can be a sign of dangerous Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Many people who snore have their airway blocked or obstructed while they sleep. This can cause someone to stop breathing and have reduced oxygen levels. This obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and even erectile dysfunction. This dangerous disease can also disrupt healthy sleep and leave a person constantly tired. Our team can work alongside sleep physicians to improve the symptoms of sleep apnea with dental appliances.
Full & Partial Dentures
Sometimes dental implants are just not an option due to lack of bone, health concerns, financial constraints, or patient preference. Partial and complete dentures have been used in dentistry for over 2,000 years. We have many options when it comes to aesthetics, materials, and design of our dentures; and our team will work with you to provide the best options for replacing missing teeth.
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