We can fix chipped, broken, or missing teeth, and we offer whitening techniques. You will look years younger and feel much better. Let us give you a whiter, brighter smile! Call us today to schedule a consult to discuss your smile makeover.
What are crowns?
Compared to fillings which just cover a small portion of a tooth, a crown (or cap) encases the entire visible portion of a tooth. In effect, the crown acts as the tooth's new outer surface. A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings aren't able to repair the problem. The crown is able to provide a protective shell around the damaged or decayed tooth to strengthen it, as well as to improve the appearance of the tooth. They can also help restore a tooth to it's original shape, are used commonly for teeth that have been broken. While crowns come in different materials, the most common crowns typically have some mixture of porcelain in them to give them a look and feel similar to a natural tooth.
How it's done:
The first visit to your dentist involves reshaping the tooth and taking impressions to create the crown. Typically a portion of you tooth will have to be removed for the crown to fit properly. After the dentist reshapes your tooth, he will use a special material to create an impression of it. This impression will be sent to a dental laboratory to be made into a permanent crown. Before sending you home, the dentist will provide you with a temporary crown to cover your tooth in between visits. When you return to you dentist, he will have received the permanent crown from the laboratory. He will remove the temporary crown and fit the new permanent one. Before cementing the permanent crown in place, he will ensure that it fits comfortably and matches the color of your teeth.
Dental Bridges & Partials
What is a Denture?
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
Our office offers two ways to whiten your smile
1. ZOOM! Whitening: $525> Occasionally have specials for $425 > Up to 8 shades whiter, 25% hydrogen peroxide in office > One day procedure > Includes whitening trays and 1 syringe of bleach
2. TAKE HOME BAGS: $275......... 2 OPTIONS:
A. For sensitive patients: wear trays for at least 2 hours once daily
> Impressions, upper and lower trays, 4 syringes 22% carbamide peroxide, take home bag
B. For general patients with no sensitivity issues or that only want to wear trays for a short amount of time: wear twice daily for 30 minutes.
> Impressions, upper and lower trays, 9 syringes of 14% hydrogen peroxide, take home bag
AFTER WHITENING TOUCH-UP
1. ZOOM PENS: $25:
> Touch up or boost for someone who has already whitened > Great for teenagers > 5.25% hydrogen peroxide > Brush on twice daily, will last for 2 weeks > Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after application
2. QUICK PRO BOOST (VARNISH): $99
> Can be done after hygiene visit > Procedure takes 15 minutes in office, wear for 30 minutes after they leave (do not eat/drink while it is on) > Can do up to 4 times a year
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation and full mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontitis (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions) and endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp).
The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:
> Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma. > Teeth that have been injured or fractured. > Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding. > Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).
Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover
How does full mouth reconstruction differ from smile makeover? A smile makeover is something that you elect to have performed, while a full mouth reconstruction is something that you need.
A smile makeover – though performed primarily to improve the aesthetic appearance of the smile – requires the use of clinically proven dental materials and treatment techniques, as well as exceptional knowledge, training and skill on the part of the dentist. Many of the same techniques and equipment used for full mouth reconstruction are also used to ensure the success and long-term stability of smile makeover treatments.
Traditional braces stay on your teeth for months or even years, and their metal brackets and wires proclaiming, "Hey world, I have braces!" But what if there was a better way? Dr. Dean Tyrer offers just such a solution, and it's called "Instant Orthodontics."
What is Instant Orthodontics?
To put it simply, instant orthodontics is an alternative to traditional orthodontics. This treatment uses porcelain veneers (and sometimes crowns) to give your smile a straight, even appearance. No braces, no lengthy treatment. Instead, instant orthodontics straighten your teeth in about a month, with only a few visits to Dr. Tyrer's office.
Advantages of Instant Orthodontics
Fast Results - Instead of years of treatment, you can see results in just a month.
Convenience - Visits to the orthodontist every month to six weeks for tightening sessions are replaced by just a few visits to Tyrer Dental Care.
Comfort - With metal braces, patients often report soreness in the jaw and head following tightening visits, along with irritation from metal wires. Instant orthodontics is very rarely accompanied by any discomfort.
Easy Upkeep - Traditional orthodontics often imposes limitations on your diet and makes it hard to keep your teeth clean, which can lead to increased incidence of decay. But instant orthodontics can be cleaned just the same as your normal teeth. Once your veneers are in place, you will have no limits on your diet different from normal tooth care.
No Retainer - After your traditional orthodontics treatment, most people also need to wear a retainer for the rest of their lives to maintain their results. With instant orthodontics, patients never need a retainer to keep their smile beautifully straight.
In addition to all these benefits, instant orthodontics can whiten and reshape your teeth to give you an ideal smile even if your teeth are discolored, chipped, or cracked.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin custom made shells that cover the front surface of your tooth to improve their appearance. They are made of tooth colored materials and can be used to improve the color of teeth that have been worn down or stained. Alternatively, they can be used to improve the shape or size of the tooth.
When should you consider dental veneers? You talk to you dentist about dental veneers if:
> Your teeth are stained or discolored teeth > Your teeth are crooked or misshaped > Your teeth have spaces between them > Your teeth are broken or chipped
How it's done:
Two visits to your dentist are typically required for porcelain veneers. At the first visit, three important steps are completed. Firstly, the your teeth is prepared to be fitted with a veneer, which will involve trimming a portion of the tooth so the veneer can be bonded on top. Secondly, an impression is taken of your tooth which will be sent to a laboratory to prepare the veneer. Finally, you may receive a temporary veneer depending on how much of your tooth structure was removed. This temporary veneer will protect your tooth while the permanent veneer is prepared at the laboratory.
At the second visit, the temporary veneer, if you received one, will be removed. Then, the new veneer received from the laboratory will be checked and cemented on. Most of the time we check and adjust the day of your bonding, but in some cases, we may ask you go home and come back the next day for the best adjustment.