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Dental Concerns

Do you have specific dental concerns? Dr. Maner can assist with many common issues that people experience with their teeth, from cosmetic concerns such as discolored, cracked or uneven teeth to painful issues such as gum pain or trouble chewing. Contact us to set up an appointment to discuss your dental needs.

Chipped, Worn or Cracked Teeth

Avoiding smiling because of a chipped tooth or worn down teeth that hide behind your lips? Chipped or cracked teeth may seem like small issues at first, but may be early signs of trouble to come. In addition to making you self-conscious about your appearance, chipped teeth have sharp areas that can also cause irritation for your tongue.

Solution: Composite bonding or porcelain veneers can give you quick natural-looking results for damaged teeth, and we can lengthen worn teeth with porcelain veneers or crowns for a more youthful appearance.

Crowded or Crooked Teeth

Crowded and crooked teeth can be hard to clean, causing stains and eventual decay. Misaligned teeth also can cause facial deformity around the mouth such as puffy or sunken lips.

Solution: A new, invisible way to straighten teeth without braces, Smart Moves Invisible Aligners use a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth without metal brackets or wires. You can now straighten your teeth discreetly. Additionally, in some cases, porcelain crowns or veneers can be used to correct misaligned teeth.

Missing Teeth

Extracting a tooth may seem like a simple solution to a painful problem, but leaving a large gap between your teeth can be the beginning of bigger issues. Teeth on either side of the missing tooth will shift and tilt into the empty space, or may grow into the gap. All of this shifting can affect your bite, cause headaches, decrease your chewing capacity, or cause loss of additional teeth.

Solution: We can restore your bite to proper function for better dental and overall health. Your smile can be restored with the best options available to you.

Old Dentures

When dentures are uncomfortable or loose, you may wish to avoid social interaction. It can also cause pain and discomfort, preventing you from enjoying your favorite foods and adding to overall poor health.

Solution: We can fabricate a new smile for you. New dentures will look life-like and natural and feel so much better. You’ll wished you had changed them years ago!

Puffy, Sore Gums

Gums that are puffy, sore, or bleed when you brush your teeth are not only irritating and painful, they can signal much larger oral issues, such as periodontal disease.

Solution: Our dental hygiene team will evaluate your needs and make recommendations to provide you with a complete program of oral hygiene that results in a healthy, attractive smile.

A Gummy Smile

Your gum line is uneven or your smile shows too much gum tissue.

Solution: Cosmetic gum lift or reshaping.

Old, Obsolete Dentistry or Unsightly Fillings

Broken down, chipped or discolored restorations may be leaking around the margins, where the tooth and restoration meet. Broken and leaking restorations can cause a bad taste in your mouth or bad breath. Left alone, these broken restorations can further damage and compromise the health of your teeth. Older silver fillings can also weaken teeth, leading to breakage or eventual tooth loss. These older fillings also darken with time, causing darkness in teeth that can show when you talk, laugh or smile.

Solution: We can replace old silver fillings or restorations with cosmetic bonding, porcelain inlays or onlays. New all-porcelain restorations are not only more durable, but look like natural teeth with no metal edges at the gum line. Another option is to replace removable appliances with dental implants.

Discolored or Aged Teeth

Teeth can discolor from age, medications, old fillings, and trauma. No matter the reason, stained teeth can cause your smile to make you appear older than you feel.

Solution: Teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns can brighten and enhance your smile giving you a healthier and more youthful look.

Poor Chewing

If enjoying a meal is uncomfortable, we have a solution for you. Chewing can become inefficient from a missing tooth, or there may be a problem with the alignment of the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Jaw muscles can become sore or painful during or after eating.

Solution: Replace missing teeth. Re-establish your natural biting and chewing surfaces for proper function and stability.

Disproportionately Sized Teeth or Spaces Between Teeth

Disproportionate sized teeth, wide front teeth, or spaces between your teeth can be distracting and make you feel self-conscious when talking or smiling.

Solution: Cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns can create an ideal alignment for your smile.

If you are experiencing any of these dental issues, don’t delay. Contact us to set up an appointment today!

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