A common request we receive from patients is to make their smiles whiter and brighter. It is a relatively simple treatment option that can be performed periodically, enabling you achieve and maintain a beautiful bright smile. We may recommend that you refrain from certain foods or beverages such as coffee and wine as they can stain your teeth and contribute to discoloration. Our teeth whitening procedures allow us to lighten the shade of your teeth by several shades so that you can leave our office feeling confident in your smile.
Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.
Root canals are needed when decay and bacteria spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.
Porcelain Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. We recommend this treatment to anyone experiencing discoloration that cannot be fixed with whitening or if your teeth are damaged. Porcelain veneers are also an option if you’re unhappy with the shape or look of your natural teeth.
Getting porcelain crowns is the best way to have a very natural looking smile. They are used when simply filling in a tooth is not an option. There are times when they decay is so bad that we just have to use a porcelain crown. We also use them with severely damaged teeth or teeth that have already had multiple fillings. Porcelain crowns are attached right to your teeth so that they can function, even when you bite something really hard! There are several types of porcelain crowns so it is important to discuss which type is best for you with your dentist.
Invisalign® is a modern alternative to straighten your teeth without wires or metal. Invisalign® involves a series of custom trays designed specifically for you and the plan your dentist or orthodontist creates to move your teeth. The trays are made from a smooth plastic that covers your teeth and gradually moves them into place.
When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. While dentures are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth.
When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth has the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth. During your exam, we will discuss whether or not dental bridges are right for you.
Snore Evaluation & Treatment
People who have sleep apnea or snore excessively never get the rest that they deserve. They have trouble breathing which constantly wakes them up throughout the night. Many people who have snoring issues or sleep apnea have multiple health problems. They are always exhausted. Being tired can affect people at home and at work. They may be miserable and have trouble concentrating. Snoring and sleep apnea can also affect their blood pressure, making them more likely to have strokes. There is a big risk with anesthesia since they have trouble breathing. Here at Beth Caunitz DDS, we make appliances that help treat snoring. Contact us today to learn more!
A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after cosmetic features in the world. People from all backgrounds and professions want a bright, straight smile, and we at Beth Caunitz DDS, are here to help turn your desire into reality. Whether through minor adjustments or larger treatment options, our cosmetic dentistry practice aims to improve your smile to give you confidence in the way your teeth look.
For more information on our various cosmetic dentistry services, schedule an appointment today!
Periodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease to ensure the supporting structures of your teeth are healthy.
No matter the oral medical condition you may be facing, our staff is here to help identify and implement the best treatment plan for you. For more information on periodontics or the periodontal services we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!
At Beth Caunitz DDS, we are pleased to offer high quality restorative dentistry to our patients. Restorative dentistry is a specific branch of dentistry that focuses on restoring the health and function of your smile including any tooth damage, tooth decay, or tooth loss. We offer a wide variety of restorative dental options to meet your individual needs. Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth, all of your teeth, or have significantly damaged or decayed teeth, we are here to provide you with the right solution for your needs.
Some restorative services we offer include:
Cracked tooth repair
Single dental implant restorations
Full arch dental implant restorations
Full or partial bridges
For more information on restorative dentistry, schedule an appointment today!
Root Planing and Scaling Therapy
Root planing and scaling involves a more in-depth, thorough cleaning treatment and is recommended for those who may be suffering from periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, this type of gum infection is caused by bacteria and plaque building up over time and causing inflammation. While serious, periodontal disease is treatable in early stages, but can result in bone or tooth loss if left untreated.
During the scaling portion of treatment, our staff will use a scaling tool to remove any plaque, bacteria or tartar in the pocket, around the affected tooth, and below the gumline to clear out and prevent infection.
After the scaling portion of the treatment is complete, we will begin the root planing process. Root planing allows us to remove the pocket caused by bacteria and smooth out your tooth’s roots. Once the root is smoothed, the gums can begin to reattach and have a better chance of fully healing.
Some patients report mild discomfort during treatment and sensitivity after for a few days. We will devise a customized treatment plan to help manage any discomfort and pain you may feel during and after the procedure. During recovery and afterward, it is important that you practice good oral hygiene habits to ensure that periodontal disease does not return or become worse after treatment.
If you are in need of this treatment, schedule an appointment with us today!
It can be beneficial to use a guard, or covering, to protect your teeth from grinding while sleeping. Similar to how a mouthguard protects teeth during sports, this layer prevents damage to the teeth that can occur naturally.
There are a wide variety of different types of mouthguards, ranging from pre-formed pieces to ones that are custom fitted to your teeth and jaws.
Grinding of teeth can be a serious problem that does major damage to your teeth, so wearing a nightguard is an effective way to prevent this damage.
To learn more about nightguards and how we can care for your teeth, please contact us today.