What Are Some of the Dental Treatments That Improve One’s Smile?

What Is Wedding Dentistry?
Dentists in Lincoln Park provide a number of services to ensure that a future bride or groom looks their best at their wedding. The dentist will examine the patient’s teeth and recommend the treatments needed to improve their smile.  In many cases, the dentist will recommend cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, bonding, or veneers. Some patients may need orthodontics, dental implants, or even periodontal plastic surgery. Some patients may need a standard dental cleaning.

What Is Periodontal Plastic Surgery?
Periodontal plastic surgery describes a group of procedures that can be done to cover exposed tooth roots, reduce overgrown gums, or correct other gum problems. Depending on what is being done, surgery can take between one and three hours, and the patient will need to make between two and four appointments. Most patients will need only a local anesthetic, but the dentist does also offer sedation. With good care, the results can last for the rest of the patient’s life.

What Is the Wand?
The Wand is a new computer-aided system that dentists in Lincoln Park use for administering local anesthetics. The computer system precisely controls the amount of anesthetic used, so only the treatment site is numbed, as opposed to half the jaw. The Wand itself is a slim device that looks more like a pen rather than a menacing syringe, and it contains a thinner and finer needle, so the injection itself is more comfortable for the patient.

What Does Teeth Whitening Involve?
Teeth whitening can be done at home or the office. If the patient chooses to do it at home, the dentist will help them choose a whitening agent, and they will fit them for a tray. The patient will pour the gel into the tray, place it over their teeth, and keep them there for an hour or two every day for the next seven to fourteen days.

The dentist will use a technology called Zoom! Laser Whitening for patients who get their teeth whitened in the office. The dentist will use a UV light to stimulate chemicals in the gel to whiten the patient’s teeth. The treatment takes about 45 minutes.

Contact Art of Modern Dentistry to learn more about dentists in Lincoln Park.