Social Distancing is for People NOT Your Teeth

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry, Routine Dentistry

Kids aren’t the only ones to lose teeth. Adults can suffer tooth loss for various reasons, including trauma/accidents, gum disease, tooth decay and bruxism (grinding), as well as severely misaligned teeth. A lost tooth isn’t just bad for your smile, it is bad for your overall oral health. Losing one tooth actually makes it more likely that you’ll eventually lose more teeth … because the empty space results in increased reliance on the surrounding teeth, which can lead to fracture from overuse. You’re also more likely to develop infections with the newly empty space in your gums.

If you find yourself with a new space in your mouth,…

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Invisalign Case Study

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry

In situations with spacing issues between the teeth, there are typically two alternatives for treatment. The spaces can be closed orthodontically or with some type of restorative material, such as bonding, veneers or crowns. Frequently, a combination of these treatment modalities is needed to reach an ideal end-result.

Before: The situation

At a routine cleaning, the patient mentioned that he was unhappy with the spacing present between his upper front teeth. He didn’t like how his smile looked and wanted to know what could be done.

Clinical Assessment

The spacing present in this patient was too large to close using restorative material alone – the teeth would end up looking too wide and disproportioned….

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Technology + Artistry = CEREC Magic

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry

Downstairs from our spa-like waiting room and airy treatment rooms, there’s magic happening. Enter our milling lab, where the power of technology meets the human touch of artistry.

Four laboratory technicians work as a team to create the foundation for the beautiful dentistry that we are able to produce upstairs. Putting their combined decades of experience to work, they create wax mockups to envision the final result that we are looking to create. We transfer the beautiful rendering to the patient’s mouth for a perfect end product. They are truly artists. 

While most dental practices rely on remote milling labs across the country to create dental prosthetics, our on-site milling unit and lab provides meaningful advantages for patients….

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