COSMETIC DENTISTRY CAN ENHANCE YOUR SMILE AND BOOST SELF ESTEEM
Allen dentists offer multiple treatment methods to improve appearance, function and oral health
A certified Lumineers® dentist, ultra-thin shells
Lumineers are ultra-thin prosthetic veneers, no thicker than a contact lens, digitally designed so they can be applied seamlessly over your teeth for a natural looking smile. This is why Lumineers has become the number one patient-requested veneer system in the world.
Highly translucent and durable, Lumineers can resist wear and remain resilient for more than 20 years. And, Allen dentists have been certified to meet their exacting standards. Two easy visits. No shots. And you have a brand new smile.
Straighten teeth without metal braces
Offering 3D digital technology, Invisalign is a transparent, plastic form of dental brace that can give you a smile you want, the way you want without cumbersome metal appliances.
Invisalign feels better because they fit better than other alignment systems. Thanks to innovative materials, the process is also 50% faster. And because of digital technology, Allen can deliver you a smile with greater predictability and control.
So, come in for a free assessment and see if Invisalign is for you.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Enjoy a natural appearance
Unfortunately, years of neglect, decay or trauma, fractures, or tooth grinding can take its toll on oral health. With the only way left to restore proper appearance and alignment is rebuilding and restoring a full mouth of teeth.
It is a complicated procedure. But one you can trust in the trained, hands of Allen dentists. Backed by modern 3D digital imaging, be assured of predictable results that will put a healthy smile back on your face. One that comes with a restored appearance, bite, and TMJ function.
Much superior to off-the-shelf
Do-it-yourself teeth whitening with the expectation of professional results can be problematic. Awkward, uneven and uncertain off-the-shelf products can quickly turn a smile into a frown. But, we’re here to help.
From returning coffee and tobacco stained teeth to the underlying natural tooth shade or going Hollywood white, we have the technology and options to give you professional results. Options include custom trays, peroxide gels, and light-accelerated bleaching. But, it all starts with an honest, helpful conversation about the best choice for you.
Corrects minor dental flaws, gaps and shapes
Bonding is a simple treatment for those looking to improve teeth with minor dental flaws. It refers to the use of composite resin, a soft, tooth-colored plastic that is directly applied to the surface of damaged teeth. Composite resin is malleable when first spread, allowing Allen dentists to sculpt around your tooth to quickly hide imperfections.
Bonding can repair breaks and chips, cracks or fractures, irregular shapes, discoloration, wear, and gaps. Minimally invasive, the process is easy, often taking only one visit to complete.
IMPLANTS IMPROVE SECURITY AND SUPPORT FOR BRIDGES AND DENTURES
Using advanced training and procedures, Allen dentists can restore your ability to chew and speak
Replace one or more missing teeth
Usually, a patient missing only one or two teeth so can be treated using a crown and a fixed implant. A bridge can be used to replace multiple teeth with crowns that connect using healthy natural teeth for support or by fixed implants that anchor in bone.
Following a comprehensive examination that considers the health of your jaw, gums, and natural teeth, Allen dentists will recommend the best solution based on your needs.
Enhance the aesthetics and function of your smile
Because traditional removable dentures promote bone loss and gum atrophy, a modern removable offers a worthwhile alternative. Options include complete or partial dentures built on locator abutments or more complex restorations with multiple implants using the Cones® system.
Conus is a palate-less and removable implant-supported denture. Cost effective and friction retained, it has with the feel and function of a fixed implant-retained prosthesis. A comprehensive exam can determine if it meets your needs.
Eliminate need for nightly denture removal
The All-on-Four system using screw-retained dentures to replace all teeth combines denture and implant technologies, thus a hybrid. It is also called a fixed/removable.
All-on-Four is a full denture on a titanium bar removable by our dentists for an annual cleaning. It offers the stability of a removable, but you don’t have to endure the ritual of nightly removal. For best results, we recommend oral hygiene visits every six months.
Less invasive, more accurate placement
Allen Family Dentistry uses this advanced digital technology for planning implant procedures. 3-D scans assure less invasive and more predictable implant placement.
In addition to being a reliable diagnostic tool with results you can view, our Galileos 3-D scan is one of the lowest dose radiation x-ray machines available in the world. It emits 80-100 times less radiation for less patient exposure.
RESTORATION PROTECTS, PRESERVES AND PROMOTES GOOD ORAL HEALTH
Allen dentists are empowered by skill training and technology to ensure your care and comfort
Complete or partials to restore oral function
A denture may be the best solution for restoring oral health and function. Removable appliances, dentures come in two forms: complete and partial. Partials for those who are only missing some natural teeth. Full dentures for patients who have no natural teeth remaining.
We recommend dentures be anchored using dental implants. This method is more stable, secure, and natural-looking than traditional dentures. Titanium implants eventually fuse with the jaw, ensuring dentures won’t slip, slide, or fall out when speaking or eating.
Preserves teeth, improves oral health
At Allen Family Dentistry, we provide gentle, caring root canal therapy to restore significantly damaged or decayed teeth. With our modern techniques and materials, we are able to provide you with a pain-free experience that will improve your oral health.
Teeth with significant damage or decay may display any of these four symptoms (1) painful when you chew or when pressure is applied, (2) discolored, (3) sensitive to hot and cold, (4) swelling or tenderness in the nearby gums.
Alleviates pain, discomfort, headaches
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders affect the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. Sufferers often experience pain, discomfort, jaw problems, migraine headaches, and earaches, among other symptoms.
TMJ disorders are often traced to six root causes (1) sleep or airway problems (2) stress, (3) teeth grinding and clenching, (4) arthritis, (5) illness or disease, or (6) bite misalignment. Based on your needs, our dentists will recommend specialized treatment that may include BOTOX® therapy, a special mouth guard, or oral surgery.
Amalgams or tooth-colored composites
A filling repairs and helps prevent further tooth decay by sealing openings where bacteria can enter. Dental practitioners have used metal fillings on teeth since the 19th century, but you can benefit from the modern advancements available at Allen Family Dentistry.
Depending on your specific needs, our dentists will recommend the best options from non-toxic metal amalgams, gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored composite resins. They and will review with you the pros and cons of cost, durability and cosmetic appeal.
A last resort to preserve oral health
Sometimes a tooth becomes so damaged or decayed that the best way to restore overall oral health is its removal or extraction. Other reasons for tooth extraction include high-risk infection, orthodontic treatment, or advanced gum disease.
We provide both simple extractions, when no bone is removed, and surgical extractions when some bone needs to be removed. Should that be necessary, our dentists perform the procedure with care and gentleness so that your discomfort is minimized.
PREVENTION HELPS AVOID CAVITIES, GUM DISEASE AND OTHER HEALTH RISKS
Preserve and protect good whoe-body health with regular, pro-active dental care and oral hygiene
Airway/Sleep Apnea Therapy
Restore proper breathing
If you have sleep apnea and suffer from CPAP discomfort, a custom dental device may be the solution. This oral appliance is removable and worn while you sleep. Like a thick retainer, it attaches to your upper and lower arches. By design it brings the tongue and soft tissue forward, opening the airway, reducing snoring while increasing oxygen to the lungs.
Oral appliance therapy can effectively treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea. However, this serious medical condition should be addressed by a sleep medicine specialist.
Oral Cancer Screening
Avoid serious health risks
Allen hygienists and dentists carefully examine the soft tissues of the mouth, cheeks, and on the side and under the tongue. They will look for visual clues indicated by white spots, red spots or a combination. A tactical exam will also be made searching for lumps or hard places in the mouth and on the tongue.
If biopsies are necessary, Allen dentists can use a laser for soft tissue or brush for skin cell sample, then send to a lab for testing. If your examination warrants, you will be referred to an oral surgeon.
Helps avoid cavities, gum disease
Regular professional dental exams are vital for the proper assessment, treatment, and maintenance of good oral health.
As part of every regular check-up at Allen Family Dentistry, a registered hygienist will carefully clean your teeth, polish to remove any remaining surface stains, screen for oral cancer, take annual diagnostic X-rays, and conclude with specific oral-hygiene instructions.
We encourage a disciplined daily routine of flossing and brushing and will gladly recommend the most effective methods.
Remove plaque, calculus from teeth
Dental cleaning is vital in the treatment and prevention of periodontal (gum) disease commonly caused by plaque and calculus on and around the teeth. This accumulation leads to the deterioration of the teeth, gums, and jawbone. It is also linked to many serious health problems, including diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
To help you avoid these health risks, we offer non-surgical gum treatment. Our deep cleaning is designed to help treat and even reverse gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease.
Night and Mouth Guards
Protect teeth, relieve pain
To protect your teeth and oral health, we can create specialized protective devices. Night guards protect the teeth from bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. Custom-made for a comfortable fit, night guards, provide a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, effectively preventing further tooth damage, headaches, and jaw pain.
Mouth guards protect the teeth of those who play sports or other physical activities. Allen dentists recommend their use to avoid significant trauma and damage to mouth and teeth.
Smooth rough surface of back teeth
To help prevent tooth decay, Allen dentists may place dental sealants on the back teeth. A tooth-colored or clear plastic material, sealants are applied to chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay is most likely to occur.
By covering the pits and grooves of the back teeth, a sealant will block out food and germs that would usually collect there. Sealants also create a smooth surface over the tooth making it much easier to keep clean with daily flossing and brushing.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns – eliminates multiple visits
Galileos 3D Imaging – ensures more accurate treatment
Soft-Tissue Dental Lasers – less invasive gum surgery
Digital X-Rays – improves diagnosis, minimizes radiation
Intraoral Imaging – improves visibility, patient education
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