South Tulsa Dental offers expert dental treatment for your cosmetic and general dentistry needs. If your teeth have stains, damage, or are misaligned, we can give you a brilliant smile. The following descriptions detail some of the services we offer at our office. A smile makeover remains one of the best ways to improve the way you look and give yourself a boost, too. Whether you have one process or all of the procedures, we can give you a lovely smile that you deserve.
Teeth Whitening at South Tulsa Dental
One of the simplest and most cost-effective of all cosmetic dentistry processes is teeth whitening. Your teeth get bleached in the office using our unique bleaching process. During an in-office teeth whitening, your dentist whitens your teeth, so they get whiter quite quickly. Your cosmetic dentist also uses either heat or light, or both, to enhance your whitening experience.
The most significant benefit of having your teeth whitened is that you get a much better, whiter result faster than at-home kits. Plus, the whitening process used at your dentist is very strong, so you achieve a better whitening experience at your dentist than you possibly can at home.
Dental Veneers at South Tulsa Dental
Dental veneers look like very thin shells that cover the front surface of a person’s teeth. These veneers get created from porcelain or resin that comes in the same color as your natural teeth. Your cosmetic dentist removes a tiny amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth. Then these thin tooth shells become permanently bonded to your existing teeth.
Dental veneers cover stains in your teeth. They can also change the shape, size, color, and length of your teeth.
Dental Bonding at South Tulsa Dental
A tooth-colored resin that works somewhat like putty gets applied to your tooth in dental bonding. Once the dental material has been placed on the tooth, it is hardened using a laser or ultraviolet light. When the resin is attached to your tooth, the dentist shapes trims and polishes it to repair a broken or misshaped tooth. Dental bonding also works well as a secure alternative to silver fillings. Bonding takes 60 minutes or less to complete.
Dental Crowns at South Tulsa Dental
Dental crowns may also be called caps. Dental crowns resemble natural teeth. They replace a decayed or damaged tooth and fit above the gum line. The shape, appearance, and strength of your tooth can be restored using dental crowns. Crowns also keep a weak or broken tooth from falling apart. Your dentist fixes the tooth as necessary and places a temporary crown. The permanent crown is made from a mold. In about two weeks, your temporary crown gets removed, and the permanent crown is placed in your mouth. Crowns are created from f metal, resin, ceramic, or porcelain fused to metal.
Back in the day, it took at least two trips to the dentist to get a crown made and placed. In the first visit, a mold was made and sent to the lab to create your crown. You had to use a temporary crown until your permanent crown was completed. Then you had to go back to the dentist to have your permanent crown placed. At our office, we use the newest technology to get you your crown in one dentist office visit.
Our office uses a 3D camera and computer to make ceramic restorations and crowns in one office visit. First, the restoration gets created using the computer and 3D camera. This technology creates a crown shortly after it is used. After the crown’s creation, the newly made crown gets taken to a lab and covered with porcelain to match your natural teeth. The whole procedure gets completed in a little longer than one hour. Then the newly-made crown gets placed and cemented to your natural tooth. Your bite gets checked, and you’re ready to go on with your life. If you want a gold crown, however, you’ll need to schedule two visits to complete the placing of the crown.
Dental Inlays and Onlays at South Tulsa Dental
Dental inlays and onlays are indirect fillings made of composite materials, gold or porcelain. The purpose of these inlays and onlays is to fill holes in damaged or decaying teeth. Dental inlays and tooth onlays are created in a dental lab, then placed in your mouth by your dentist. Inlays get placed in the center of your tooth. Onlays get placed on biting surfaces. Both of these procedures keep your teeth looking natural and preserve the highest amount of natural tooth to take care of tooth decay.
Dental Implants at South Tulsa Dental
Dental implants remain one of the latest in dental technology. Dental implants look like titanium screws that get placed in your jawbone and act as replacement roots for a missing tooth. As the jaw heals, the dental implant screw solidly grows into the jawbone. This replacement tooth root provides a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth or teeth. Your dentist can replace one or any number of your teeth using dental implants and crowns. Dental implants securely replace missing teeth, look very natural, and make an excellent replacement for missing teeth. They are cleaned and flossed, much like natural teeth, too.
Dentures and Partials at South Tulsa Dental
Another way to replace your missing teeth is by using a partial plate or dentures. Partial plates or bridges replace a few missing teeth. These artificial teeth are removable. They’re also attached to your mouth by metal brackets that hold them in place.
Comfortable, Relaxed Dentistry with Sedation Dentistry at South Tulsa Dental
Unfortunately, many dental patients have had bad experiences with the average Tulsa dentist. And some people are afraid of going to the dentist. If you’re having extensive dental work done, you’ll be happy to discover that our office and dentist uses sedation dentistry. We offer nitrous oxide and conscious dental sedation to keep our dental patients comfortable and relaxed during a procedure.
To obtain the smile you’ve always wanted, get in touch with our Tulsa dental office staff today to schedule a consultation with the best Tulsa dentist.
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