By Page Family Dentistry
September 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Learn about some common dental procedures from your Providence dentists.cosmetic dentistry

There are many dental procedures for strengthening your teeth and improving the appearance of your smile. Some of the most common dental procedures in Providence are dental implants, crowns, veneers and teeth whitening. All of these procedures can be performed by Dr. Marc Page and Dr. Lawrence Page at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI.

Veneers

Veneers are an excellent option for dramatically transforming your teeth and your smile. A veneer is a thin tooth-colored cover applied to the front of a problem tooth. Once the veneer is applied, it looks just like a natural tooth. Veneers can conceal stains, discolorations, cracks, chips, uneven spacing and other imperfections. To apply the veneer, a small amount of enamel is first removed from the front of the tooth to allow the veneer to rest flush with the surrounding teeth. The veneer is then permanently cemented in place with a dental adhesive.

Crowns

Dental crowns serve both a functional and cosmetic purpose. They strengthen teeth that have become weak and improve the appearance of teeth with imperfections, including cracks or discolorations. They can also give oddly shaped teeth a new shape. A dental crown is like a cap that completely encapsulates a problem tooth. It acts as a protective shell keeping the original tooth safe inside. Once installed, crowns look and function like natural teeth. Even weak teeth that have been worn down can readily bite and chew again with a dental crown.

Dental Implants

Dental implants permanently replace missing or extracted teeth and their roots. A dental implant is comprised of three components: a metal implant, an abutment and a porcelain crown. The metal implant is installed below the gum line and is anchored to the jaw bone to act as the root. The crown sits above the gum line and takes the place of the missing tooth. The abutment joins the implant and crown together. In Providence, dental implants can be installed by the dentists at Page Family Dentistry.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can whiten your teeth by several shades in a single treatment. The bleaching agent in the teeth whitening treatments offered at your dentist’s office are professional quality and deliver long lasting results. The results of professionally whitened teeth can last for up to five years before additional treatments are needed. Over-the-counter whitening products, such as toothpastes and strips, take longer to produce significantly whiter teeth and cannot deliver the same level and quality of results as professional teeth whitening treatments.

Whether you wish to repair a chipped tooth or brighten your smile, many dental procedures are available for transforming your smile. For teeth whitening, veneers, crowns or dental implants in Providence, RI, schedule an appointment with either Dr. Marc or Lawrence Page by calling Page Family Dentistry at (401) 421-9350.

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