Friday, May 31, 2013

Dental Crowns

When you have a crack, chip or large cavity in a tooth, it could serve as a safe haven for harmful bacteria and lead to additional tooth damage.  Here at Bishop & Bishop Dental, one of the ways we correct such issues is with beautiful, strong dental crowns.  Crowns restore and protect the structure of your tooth like a small suit of armor.  They are custom fabricated and securely bonded to be indistinguishable from the rest of your smile. They do not require any dietary modification or special maintenance beyond good oral hygiene habits and regular dental exams and cleanings.

We have a full explanation of the crown placement process and other details right on our website, but we’d be happy to see you for a full consultation. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Transition into Dentures

Did you know that many of the problems that are commonly associated with dentures are not inherent to the prosthetics alone, but due to improper fit or poor quality? Modern dentures are actually beautiful, functional and secure.  Here at Bishop & Bishop Dental we help our patients avoid such denture trouble through personalized care and utilization of only high quality restorative materials.  We’ll also work closely with you to help you through your transition into dentures and ensure that you are totally satisfied. To make your denture adjustment go smoothly and ensure your get the most out of your prosthetics, follow these guidelines:

• Get additional adjustments when specified and as needed if your dentures feel too crowded or too loose.
• If you dentures become damaged, see us for an assessment and repair as soon as possible.
• Clean your dentures with a denture specific brush, paste and be sure to soak them in cleaning solution every day.
• Make sure to clean your gums, tongue, the inside of your cheeks, and the roof of your mouth to keep your oral cavity healthy.

If you’re ready to make the transition into dentures, or you’re in need of a new pair that looks great and functions reliably, see us here at Bishop & Bishop Dental. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Restore Your Smile

Need to restore your smile due to extraction, tooth loss or severe damage? Bridges provide many advantages for correcting smile gaps and protecting your oral health, including:

• Bridges restore your smile in full. They are custom created to be indistinguishable from your other teeth, are fixed, and require no visible framework.  
• Bridges restore the function of your teeth, eliminating the dietary restrictions and risks associated with missing teeth and exposed gum.
• Bridges are a long term dental solution. With proper care, this prosthetic can to last up to fifteen years.
• Bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and since they’re aesthetically pleasing and custom crafted, they can be used in highly visible portions of your smile.  
• Bridges are cost effective and are covered by most insurance plans, whereas dental implants are often not.

You can learn more about bridges, our placement process and what you can expect from this restorative right on our website.  Please call us directly here at Bishop & Bishop Dental, and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Smile Makeover

If you’d like to makeover your smile-- from the overall effect down to the individual tooth-- veneers are one of the best methods for doing so. We provide this cosmetic dental treatment right here at Bishop & Bishop Dental, and many of our patients are thrilled with the possibilities.

Veneers are essentially thin porcelain shells that are individually fabricated and bonded to prepped teeth. Each veneer is an effective way to reshape and refinish your tooth enamel to be smoother, brighter, and whiter and more esthetically shaped.  If you have healthy teeth but you’re not pleased with the appearance of your smile, you may want to consider veneers as a cosmetic improvement.  They are favorable for patients who are seeking a solution to discoloration that won’t respond to whitening, or to correct the presence of chips, cracks, gaps or teeth that need to be lengthened. 

For more details and to determine if they are the best option for your smile makeover, see us for a consultation.