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    11Dec

    Many of us want to perfect our smiles, but we simply don’t have a ton of time to devote to dental treatment. That’s why our Cheney dentists are committed to offering convenient dental treatment options that deliver full results in a short period of time. Keep reading to learn more about these exciting options:

    Professional dental cleanings

    No matter how you choose to move forward with your smile, the first step will be to undergo a thorough professional cleaning. Many people are impressed by how much better their smiles look and feel after finishing a professional check-up and cleaning.

    Tooth whitening treatments

    Topical dental whitening treatments minimize existing stains, and can lighten a patient’s smile by up to 6 shades after just one session. This treatment is completely non-invasive and comfortable. Plus, it can be repeated in future sessions to intensify results further.

    Dental bonding

    This is one of the most versatile and convenient options available in the dental world today. Using dental resin, Dr. Collins can fix cracked or chipped enamel, resurface unsightly teeth, and even close gaps in your smile. The entire dental bonding process is complete in just one appointment; this is truly the fastest way to achieve a smile transformation.

    Laser gum tissue reshaping

    Using dental lasers, our dental team minimizes overgrown gum tissue, in order to give the entire smile a more balanced and perfected appearance.

    Porcelain veneers

    These individually crafted, exceptionally thin restorations are permanently bonded to the patient’s natural teeth in order to transform the patient’s appearance. Veneers are always customized, in size shape, and color, to look natural and function optimally for the unique patient.

    As you can see, there are many options for patients who want to improve their smiles in a short period of time. Give our Cheney dentists a call, or use the Contact Us page on our site to reach out to our team!

    30Oct

    Tooth loss is undoubtedly an unwelcome, and, sometimes even scary, problem to deal with. Our Cheney restorative dentists are here to help our patients through the post-tooth-loss treatment process. We offer a number of convenient and effective treatment options to help you get your smile back on track.

    The most state-of-the-art restorative treatment available in dentistry today is the dental implant. Dental implants aim to mimic the natural structure of a real tooth, and, to that end, every dental implant has a titanium screw that serves as a replacement root.

    Patients choose dental implants over other treatment options for a wide variety of reasons, including:

    • Ease of use: once your implant is inserted, it will stay in place permanently. You’ll be able to eat and drink normally, as well as care for your replacement tooth using normal oral hygiene measures.
    • Personalization: our team customizes dental implants to look natural for the patient, and to function optimally within the larger dental structure. This means that the dental crown of your replacement root will be shaped, sized, and shaded to look natural for you, as an individual.
    • Oral health benefits: it is very common for patients who experience tooth loss to deal with additional dental health problems as a result, including oral tissue deterioration and changes in dental alignment. Dental implant technology helps to minimize your risk of secondary issues, because the titanium of the implant root is able to actually bond with the patient’s jawbone tissue. This process, called osseointegration, creates a stable foundation for the rest of the replacement tooth, and supports the adjacent tissues and teeth.

    If you are one of the many people dealing with tooth loss, our Cheney dental implant dentists encourage you to seek treatment as promptly as possible, as this can make a huge difference in your oral health prognosis.

    16Oct

    The key to successful cosmetic dental treatment is to tailor the treatment plan to meet the patient’s needs, specifically. Our Cheney cosmetic dentists don’t believe in one-size-fits-all dental care.

    Today, we’re going to be reviewing some of the key aesthetic considerations that we keep in mind when working with our patients. We hope that this information helps you get a sense of what aesthetic dental treatment can do for you. Let’s get started!

    The first thing that we have to do before beginning treatment is to complete a thorough assessment of the patient’s smile. This helps us understand the ways in which your smile is accumulating wear and tear, and determine whether there are any existing oral health issues that need to be addressed while we improve your dental aesthetics.

    As we start to preplan visual changes to your smile, we’ll consider:

    • The color of your teeth and/or restorations: healthy enamel is white and somewhat shiny, so achieving this effect is a goal with cosmetic dentistry
    • Visible damage: if you have developed small cracks or chips in your teeth, correcting these issues will refresh your smile
    • Alignment: our team straightens crooked and crowded teeth using orthodontic treatment as well as dental bonding and porcelain veneers. We can also close gaps in the smile.
    • Visual balance: patients with poorly proportioned teeth can benefit from bonding or custom restorations

    Some people are able to achieve their dental goals with simple whitening or bonding. Other people combine treatment options in order to complete total smile transformations.

    When you meet with our Cheney cosmetic dentists we’ll be able to give you all of the information that you need about aesthetic dentistry, and answer any questions that you may have. We have seen firsthand just how transformative this type of treatment can be for all kinds of dentistry patients!