6 Paths to a Beautiful Smile
For more than 30 years, Quality Dentists has served people of all ages with their dental needs. From kid-friendly, family care to full smile designs, representing the most advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry techniques, our emphasis is on prevention so that we can help you maintain optimal dental health throughout your lifetime.
ORTHODONTICS. We use an innovative approach called Functional Orthodontics to give our patients broader, healthier smiles. Headgear is a thing of the past and extraction of permanent teeth is almost never necessary. Instead of taking out teeth, we guide the growth of the jaws to fit the teeth and find a place of perfect alignment and function. What previously were considered problems handled only by surgery are now resolved by common nonsurgical functional orthodontic techniques. As primary-care dentists, we are able to catch and address emerging problems at an early age, while the bones are still growing and the child is more receptive to treatment. This early intervention:
- Saves permanent teeth.
- Eliminates the need for headgear.
- Eliminates or cuts time in braces.
- Reduces the potential for chronic head pain.
INVISALIGN. The Invisalign® system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth — and your teeth only — to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved.
IMPLANTS. If you’ve ever felt frustrated about the function of your bridge work or dentures ... or your overall health and your dental problems have kept you out of the picture for too long, it is time you consider the benefits of implant dentistry.
When it comes to quality of life, statistics for people who wear dentures leave a lot to be desired. You may be surprised to learn that 29% of denture wearers eat only soft or mashed foods and 50% avoid many foods all together. The natural look, feel and function of implanted teeth have given thousands of former denture wearers and sufferers of serious tooth loss, a new lease on life.
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants aren’t just for denture wearers. They are for anyone with missing teeth, be it one or many. Dental Implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the jawbone on which replacement teeth are permanently secured.
Implants provide a solid foundation of support in the mouth for non-removable teeth. Increased chewing ability means you can enjoy more nutritious foods, contributing to your overall health and well-being. In short, dental implants improve the quality of your life. They can improve your appearance, boost self-confidence, and allow you to speak with greater clarity.
If you have one or several teeth that are unattractive, broken or discolored, we can give you a beautiful smile in as little as two visits!
FULL SMILE DESIGN. Ever wonder why all celebrities have such beautiful teeth? You’ll get the smile you’ve always wanted with our Smile Design program. During the past year or two there has been a lot of media attention about cosmetic dentistry, especially extreme makeovers.
Our philosophy is to enhance the beauty and not create an artificial generic look. Through technological advancements, it is now possible to conservatively improve and strengthen the health and function of a patient’s appearance and smile.
The most important consideration when thinking about a smile enhancement is the expertise of the cosmetic dental team. You will work closely with your dentist to design your new smile. We ask that you take a close look at celebrities, super models and our smile books to decide what you like.
Full Smile Design addresses all aspects of your smile including your teeth and gums, and should include proper jaw alignment.
NEUROMUSCULAR DENTRISTRY. Neuromuscular dentistry ensures that a smile makeover is complete and achieves not only the optimum functional dental benefits, but the cosmetic benefi ts as well. You can take years off of your appearance when your teeth, jaws and muscles work together properly. A misaligned bite can lead to future damage, including chipped and broken teeth, quickly diminishing the results of a smile makeover and requiring unnecessary painful and costly dental work.
The primary element which sets neuromuscular dentistry apart from traditional dentistry, is that neuromuscular dentistry considers the nerves and muscles and the correct positioning of the jaw, whereas traditional dentistry focuses on just the teeth and joints. The result is a more complete approach, which can resolve painful conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorders and provide more comfortable and longer lasting solutions to other dental needs such as dentures and smile makeovers.
Your teeth, joints, muscles, and nerves all work together in the proper alignment and functioning of the jaw. When any part of this equation is overlooked painful conditions such as TMJ and serious dental problems can develop. Neuromuscular dentistry utilizes modern technology to precisely determine the proper positioning of the jaw.
The most life-changing effect of neuromuscular dentistry is its ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat TMJ/TMD. A misaligned jaw has far reaching ramifications that can present themselves as painful and debilitating symptoms which seem to have no relationship to dental problems. In the treatment of TMJ/TMD a neuromuscular dentist will use transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation (TENS). This treatment acts like a massage, relaxing the muscles, stopping spasms, and relieving pain.
BLEACHING & TOOTH WHITENING. We can prescribe a home whitening system that will safely lighten stains, giving you a whiter, brighter smile! A specially formulated whitening gel, designed to be highly effective, yet safe, gently forces oxygen through the enamel of your teeth. The process virtually erases stains and brightens your teeth, without damaging your tooth enamel or your gums.