Composite (White) Fillings are the modern alternative to traditional mercury fillings.They help halt decay on a portoin of any tooth and serve as an excellent replacement for old-fashioned mercury (silver) fillings so that you can maintain a white, beautiful smile.
Bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth, fix potential bite problems, and prevent teeth from shifting. They also correct the “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth and improve chewing ability. Bridges provide a more permanent solution than dentures.
Veneers enable people to completely reshape their teeth for a beautiful, white smile. They can be used to create a brand new smile in cases of stained or discolored teeth, unsightly gaps between front teeth, chipped teeth, rough or jagged edges on front teeth, teeth that are too small or large in proportion to rest of the mouth, crooked teeth, or worn teeth.
Root Canals are used to treat a sick or dying tooth resulting from tooth decay or injury. They can also relieve chronic tooth pain caused by contact with hot and cold liquids, as well as pain triggered by pressure or biting down. Root Canals can also effectively eliminate the danger of the infection spreading from the pulp to other areas in the gums.
Dental Implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and correct potential bite and jaw joint problems from teeth shifting to fill the space. Implants can combat the “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth and can even improve chewing ability. They are also a terrific option for those who desire a more permanent solution than dentures.
What are dentures and removable partial dentures?
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Complete dentures and removable partial dentures are finely crafted and custom-fitted. If you properly maintain your dentures they will appear natural and provide a perfect smile. Dentures also help strengthen muscles controlling your expressions that require the support of your teeth, rid you of pronunciation problems caused by missing teeth and aid with chewing.
Invisalign is a breakthrough technology that straightens teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible, custom-molded aligners. These aligners replace the wires and brackets of the past, making orthodontic care practically unnoticeable to others. And, unlike braces of the past, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth.
Six Month Smile is an aesthetic way to straighten your teeth in a very short period of time. Treatment times range from 4-9 months. This method of tooth movement is ideal for patient’s that have crooked front teeth or have had braces in the past and failed to continually wear their retainer.
Call our office for your complimentary orthodontic consultation ($201 value)and you’ll receive: We will explain all current methods to straighten your smile and help you determine which method is best for you. Dr. Shuck offers traditional bracket braces for adults and teens. Get all your questions answered!
Baby’s First Teeth:
Usually, the front four teeth begin to appear when a baby is between 6 to 12 months. Some babies experience sore or tender gums while teething. Gently rubbing the child’s gums with a clean finger or wet gauze can be soothing. A clean teething ring may also help. Contrary to common belief, fever is not normal while teething. If a fever is present, call your physician.
Teeth Whitening is an increasingly sought after service within cosmetic dentistry. Stained or discolored teeth are very common among adults of all ages, and come from a variety of sources, such as: coffee, red wine, soda, tea, tobacco, and some medications.
Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease) is responsible for about 70 percent of adult tooth loss. It is characterized by swollen, inflamed gums surrounding the teeth. Plaque, a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva and bacteria gets inside the space between the gum line and the tooth. If not removed, plaque hardens into a substance called calculus or tartar that is very difficult to remove.
Sometimes saving a tooth is not in the budget or an extraction is recommended for the overall oral health. Quarterpath Dental Center offers surgical options for our patients that need it.