Do you wish you could snap your fingers and make your smile look exactly how you want it? Understanding the different options you have to repair your teeth or renew your smile when you see your dentist can help you choose the best treatment for you. Learn about some common dental services provided at Dr. David Carlson’s practice in Wheaton, IL.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns cover a tooth to protect its structure. A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth. These dental restorations are made from porcelain, ensuring a natural look which blends into your smile seamlessly. A dental bridge uses a crown on either side of the restoration to anchor onto the healthy teeth surrounding a gap.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
Teeth cleanings performed by a dental hygienist are an important part of your oral hygiene. Coupled with a strong at-home dental care routine which should include brushing twice daily and flossing once, professional teeth cleanings remove built up plaque and tartar to prevent tooth decay.
Teeth whitening is a fast and easy way to transform your teeth from drab, dull, or yellowed to bright, white, and beautiful. A professional teeth whitening session takes about an hour and occurs right in your dentist’s office. In fact, you can even schedule your teeth whitening session into your bi-annual dental examination and professional cleaning. A single whitening session can lift the color of your teeth up to ten shades. However, depending on your preference, your dentist can adjust the strength of the whitening agents to only subtly brighten your smile.
Orthodontic treatment used to mean wearing obvious, traditional metal braces. However, there are now more subtle ways to straighten your teeth and correct your bite issues. Orthodontic aligner trays like Invisalign, made from clear plastic, are almost invisible to others around you. Tooth-colored ceramic braces use the same traditional brackets and wires as metal braces, but rather than being made from metal, are made from ceramic to give them a more subtle appearance.
Dental Services in Wheaton, IL
Your dentist can help you choose the best treatment options for you depending on your teeth, your situation, and your preferences. For more information on these services and more, please contact Dr. David Carlson in Wheaton, IL. Call (630) 653-9002 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Carlson today!