Proper dental care can improve the quality of your personal and professional life. One of the first things people notice when the meet someone is their teeth. If the person has broken, discolored, misaligned or missing teeth, people often form a negative image of them. Plus, good dental care can improve a person’s overall health. Damaged or misaligned teeth can lead to improper crushing of food and cause gastrointestinal, digestive or nutrition issues. We offer a wide range of dental services that can be used to quickly and easily improve people’s smile and their ability to chew their food properly. The following is a list of some of those services.
Cosmetic Dentistry with South Tulsa Dental
The aim of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of people’s teeth and their smile. Cosmetic dentistry impacts the teeth’s health, function and appearance and complements the patient’s oral and overall health. It also enhances people’s confidence and self-esteem. The more than a dozen procedures that make up cosmetic dentistry range from teeth whitening and aligners to porcelain crowns, orthodontics and dental implants. They also include:
- Direct Bonding
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Fixed bridges
- Periodontal Plastic Surgery
- Porcelain Crowns
- Repairing Chipped Teeth
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
You do not have to live with ugly, damaged teeth. Cosmetic dentistry offers countless ways to improve the look, feel and function of your teeth while helping to give you a fantastic smile. It can make a dramatic difference in the quality of life you enjoy.
Teeth Whitening with South Tulsa Dental
Teeth whitening is among the most common cosmetic dental procedures. The procedure removes stains and discoloration on the tooth enamel and lightens the color of the teeth by getting rid of the thin coating of pellicle. Teeth whitening can improve the look of the teeth significantly. Ideally, it should be performed periodically to help the teeth maintain their bright white appearance. When using tobacco, drinking coffee, red wine, colas and other dark-colored liquids, medication or poor dental hygiene, leaves teeth looking yellowish, teeth whitening can clean and brighten them.
Veneers with South Tulsa Dental
Dental veneers are custom-made shells made of wafer-thin, tooth-colored materials installed to cover the teeth’s front surface to improve their appearance. When bonded to the teeth, the veneers can change their shape, size, length and color. The veneers can be made from resin composite materials or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are better able to resist stains and look more like natural teeth than resin veneers. But both do an excellent job of repairing discolored, worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, uneven or gapped teeth.
Crowns & Bridges with South Tulsa Dental
Dental crowns are caps placed over broken, decayed or severely damaged teeth to improve their appearance, shape and function. A dental bridge is made by joining three or more crowns together to fill the empty space left by missing teeth. The bridge is anchored to a natural tooth on either side of the empty space. Our dentists can use crowns and bridges to transform your smile and make eating anything a lot easier and pain-free. Plus, the process is fast and affordable.
Dentures & Partials with South Tulsa Dental
Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth and the tissue surrounding them. There are two types of dentures, complete and partial. When all a patient’s teeth are missing, complete dentures are used. Patients who still have some of their natural teeth can be fitted with partial dentures. Full and partial dentures help people to chew properly and improve their smile. For many people getting dentures can also help to improve their self-image and their self-confidence.
Sedation Dentistry with South Tulsa Dental
Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to relax patients during dental procedures. There are several levels of sedation. They include:
- a. Minimal sedation
- b. Moderate sedation
- c. Deep sedation
- d. General anesthesia
These levels of sedation are attained using nitrous oxide, an oral sedation pill, intravenous sedation and inhaled or injected general anesthesia. Each of these methods are used in combination with a local anesthetic to relieve pain. For people who need to improve the quality of their dental health, but are too nervous to go to the dentist, dental sedation can help them to relax and get the dental procedure they need.
Emergency Dental Services
Some injuries to the teeth and gum require immediate emergency dental care. They include teeth that are dislodged, cracked or broken, depending on the injury’s severity. Infected or abscessed teeth that cause severe tooth pain may also require emergency dental care. Severe post-extraction pain and serious postoperative swelling are also common dental emergencies our dentists can take care of right away.
Pediatric and Family Dentistry with South Tulsa Dental
Pediatric dentistry focuses on children’s oral health. Our pediatric dentists work with patients that are infants all the way through the teen years. Those dentists have the training, qualifications and experience to properly handle any issue with a child’s teeth and gums. Our family dentists handle issues with both tooth health and oral hygiene of patients of all ages. They are equally adept at handling baby teeth and permanent teeth.
Botox and Juvederm with South Tulsa Dental
Our highly skilled dentists can use the purified protein botulinum toxin or Botox, to treat teeth grinding, teeth clenching, temporomandibular joint disorder, angular cheilitis, facial muscle spasms, jaw tension and a host of other dental issues. Plus, we can use Juvederm and other dermal fillers to treat laugh lines, smooth the skin, enhance your smile and make your face look more youthful.
EODDS – Eastern Oklahoma Donated Dental Services
One of the ways we give back to the communities that have long supported us is through our work with the EODDS Eastern Oklahoma Donated Dental Services. Through this organization we are able to provide the elderly, mentally and physically challenged, the economically disadvantaged and other vulnerable people with a wide range of free dental services. Through the EODDS we are able to provide economically challenged people and communities with much needed dental education, as well as the dental health supplies they want and need for free.
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