Find out whether this type of dental implant is right for your smile needs.
Dental implants are a great and long-term solution for those looking to replace a missing tooth. Implants tout a multitude of benefits that dental bridges and dentures just can’t. While your Northern Kentucky cosmetic dentist often uses traditional dental implants, there are situations that warrant the use of mini dental implants to give you a better smile. Find out more about mini dental implants, when they are most often used and whether they are right for you.
What are mini implants?
Just like traditional dental implants, mini implants are made from titanium and look like small posts that act like a tooth’s roots. The top part of the implant is ball-shaped, to help hold your dentures firmly in place. A fixture will also be placed on the bottom of your dentures to act like a socket to the ball-shaped implant. The dentures are then securely placed onto the implants.
What should I expect during my mini implant treatments?
Mini dental implants can be placed in your Northern Kentucky cosmetic dentist’s office using only local anesthesia or sedation. We use a special surgical technique that allows us to easily place your implants into the jawbone. The top portion of the implants will be exposed to help securely hold your dentures in place. It’s only takes one procedure to get your mini implants and it doesn’t require stitches or months of healing and multiple surgeries like it would with traditional dental implants.
What are the benefits of mini implants?
The more obvious benefits include making it significantly easier to eat or speak without worrying about dentures moving around in your mouth. Plus, these implants are also the only tooth loss replacement treatment that preserves the integrity of your jawbone and facial structure.
Furthermore, unlike with traditional dental implants, you don’t have to worry about multiple, invasive surgeries. The treatment is fast, simple and only minimally invasive. Plus you don’t have to wait months to get your implants. Your Northern Kentucky cosmetic dentist can place them in only one visit, so you could be enjoying a healthy new set of teeth the same night.
Are mini implants right for me?
These are some questions to ask yourself to see if mini dental implants are right for you:
- Are you missing one or more teeth?
- Do you currently wear dentures?
- Are you tired of your dentures moving around and making noise whenever you eat or speak?
- Do you want to feel more confident in your smile?
- Do you want to enjoy your favorite meals or talking to friends without worrying about your dentures?
If you said “yes” to most of the questions above, then mini dental implants could be an ideal fit for your smile. However, the only way to truly know whether this procedure is right for you is to examine your teeth. Schedule a consultation with your Northern Kentucky dentists, Ansley H. Depp, D.M.D., F.A.G.D. or Angela J. Arlinghaus, D.M.D. at Dental Blu today to start yourself on the road to a healthier smile.
Find out how dental bonding could fix your minor dental flaws and repair your smile.
If you are dealing with only minor dental problems than you probably can’t reap the benefits of certain procedures like dental veneers; however, the good news is if you are dealing with minor chips or cracks, or gaps between teeth these problems can easily be fixed with non-invasive and painless cosmetic dentistry in Northern Kentucky.
What is dental bonding?
This non-invasive cosmetic procedure uses a tooth-colored resin to cover over minor dental flaws to improve the appearance of your smile.
What can dental bonding be used for?
There are a variety of ways your Northern Kentucky cosmetic dentist uses dental bonding:
- To fill cavities
- To repair chips or cracks in teeth
- To hide discolorations
- To fill the spaces between teeth
- To change the shape of the tooth
What is the tooth bonding process like?
There is little preparation needed since anesthesia is not required (unless you are having a cavity filled first). The first thing your cosmetic dentist will do is match the resin color to the rest of your teeth to make sure you have a uniformed smile.
Then we will roughen the surface of the tooth and apply a liquid that will help the resin stick to the tooth. Then the resin is applied. The resin is very much like putty, as it can be molded and shaped to cover over problem areas. Once we have the look we want, we will shine a laser over the tooth to harden the resin permanently. The whole process takes about 30 to 60 minutes a tooth.
What makes dental bonding beneficial?
You can fix minor dental problems through one easy, inexpensive and non-invasive treatment. Other treatments like dental veneers require a little more preparation and more extensive changes. Plus, dental bonding can be performed in only one visit. Also, for those who are scared of needles, dental bonding is a great choice because it’s painless and doesn’t require anesthesia.
To find out more about dental bonding and whether it’s a good option for your smile, call your Northern Kentucky dentist today to schedule a consultation.
Cosmetic dentistry has become a popular way to give patients the smiles they want.
You don’t have to go through extensive and expensive cosmetic dental procedures to get the smile you want. You also don’t have to be rich and famous to get a smile that’s worthy of the big screen. Cosmetic dentistry in Highland Heights has been giving patients the smiles they crave without breaking the bank. Some procedures are so simple that they don’t even require anesthesia. Here are some of the non- to minimally invasive cosmetic options to give your smile that special something.
While some people are quite satisfied with the subtle results they get from commercial products, there are some smiles that need an extra boost. Whether you’re getting your smile ready for holiday photos or a wedding, sometimes you need a whiter smile fast.
Professional teeth whitening takes as little as 45 minutes to complete. Just by applying a strong bleaching agent and using a laser to activate the gel, we can get your smile up to ten shades whiter in just one visit. Teeth whitening works best on those with yellow stains and will not brighten dental work (e.g. fillings; bridges).
Looking to fix any of these minor dental flaws?
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Short teeth
If so, dental bonding can do the trick. This procedure is simple and doesn’t even require anesthesia. We will use a special composite resin, like we would to fill your tooth, and match it to the rest of your smile. Then we will roughen the tooth’s surface and apply a liquid that will help the resin bond to the tooth.
Next we will apply the resin and then shape, cut and mold it to give you the look you want. Once this is complete, a laser will harden the resin. Bonding takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour per tooth and it’s considered the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry in Highland Heights.
Looking to hide gaps between teeth, minor overlapping, cracks, chips or severe discolorations? If so, these thin porcelain shells will be able to hide all of these problems. Before applying the veneers, we will remove a small amount of your natural tooth’s enamel to make room for the added thickness of the veneers. Then we will use a special cement to apply the veneers to the front of your teeth and use a laser to harden the cement and permanently adhere the veneers.
An important thing to keep in mind is that due to the removal of your tooth’s enamel, veneers are not considered reversible. There are some types of veneers that require no tooth preparation; however, traditional veneers are a permanent cosmetic option.
Call our office today to schedule your next cosmetic procedure! We can wait to help you get that perfect smile.
Our cosmetic dentistry services can turn imperfect smiles into works of art.
Contouring and reshaping
- Mini implants
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Invisalign treatment
- Teeth whitening
- TMJ treatment
- Dental crowns
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