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By Abington Dental Arts, PC
October 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Bright White SmileCosmetic dentistry services from the dentists in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania can give you an amazing smile

Does your smile need an upgrade? Does your smile reflect who you are? These are important questions to ask yourself because your smile is your trademark and is often what people remember most about you. If your smile needs a little work, cosmetic dentistry services can help. The dentists at Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania can help you rejuvenate your smile.

Teeth Whitening

If you have a dull, aging, yellowed, or stained smile, consider a professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening is popular because it is

  • Inexpensive: Usually costs far less than other cosmetic dental services
  • Effective: You can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter.
  • Quick: Takes only about an hour
  • Long Lasting: Results can last up to an amazing 5 years!

When you choose professional teeth whitening from Abington Dental Arts, you can count on safe treatment because all materials used have been rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

Dental Bonding

Perhaps you have a few chips, cracks, or other defects in your teeth. If so, consider a dental bonding treatment. Bonding uses a liquid resin called composite, which can be sculpted, shaped, and color-matched to your existing teeth to cover up chips, cracks, and other aesthetic issues. Once the liquid composite is in place, it’s hardened with an ultraviolet light, resulting in a beautiful new smile with cosmetic results that perfectly blend in with your teeth.

Veneers

You may want to dramatically change the color, shape, and even alignment of your teeth: porcelain veneers can help with this. Veneers can cosmetically close small gaps between your teeth along with hiding fracture lines, breaks, chips, tooth wear, and even tooth overlap. Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of light-reflecting porcelain that look just like tooth enamel. They are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth to give your smile a dramatic new look!

Dental Implants

If you are missing one tooth or more, dental implants are the choice to make. They are the most natural-looking, fully-functioning tooth replacement available. Dental implants can remake your smile, giving you one that is often better than the original!

Interested? Call Today!

Talk with your dentist today about cosmetic dental services, the state-of-the-art way to rejuvenate your smile. Discuss your cosmetic dentistry options with the experts at Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, by calling (570) 586-1411!

By Abington Dental Arts, PC
November 01, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   bonding  
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So you’re tearing up the dance floor at a friend’s wedding, when all of a sudden one of your pals lands an accidental blow to your face — chipping out part of your front tooth, which lands right on the floorboards! Meanwhile, your wife (who is nine months pregnant) is expecting you home in one piece, and you may have to pose for a picture with the baby at any moment. What will you do now?

Take a tip from Prince William of England. According to the British tabloid The Daily Mail, the future king found himself in just this situation in 2013. His solution: Pay a late-night visit to a discreet dentist and get it fixed up — then stay calm and carry on!

Actually, dental emergencies of this type are fairly common. While nobody at the palace is saying exactly what was done for the damaged tooth, there are several ways to remedy this dental dilemma.

If the broken part is relatively small, chances are the tooth can be repaired by bonding with composite resin. In this process, tooth-colored material is used to replace the damaged, chipped or discolored region. Composite resin is a super-strong mixture of plastic and glass components that not only looks quite natural, but bonds tightly to the natural tooth structure. Best of all, the bonding procedure can usually be accomplished in just one visit to the dental office — there’s no lab work involved. And while it won’t last forever, a bonded tooth should hold up well for at least several years with only routine dental care.

If a larger piece of the tooth is broken off and recovered, it is sometimes possible to reattach it via bonding. However, for more serious damage — like a severely fractured or broken tooth — a crown (cap) may be required. In this restoration process, the entire visible portion of the tooth may be capped with a sturdy covering made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to a gold metal alloy.

A crown restoration is more involved than bonding. It begins with making a 3-D model of the damaged tooth and its neighbors. From this model, a tooth replica will be fabricated by a skilled technician; it will match the existing teeth closely and fit into the bite perfectly. Next, the damaged tooth will be prepared, and the crown will be securely attached to it. Crown restorations are strong, lifelike and permanent.

Was the future king “crowned” — or was his tooth bonded? We may never know for sure. But it’s good to know that even if we’ll never be royals, we still have several options for fixing a damaged tooth. If you would like more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework.”



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