Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Dental Services

 

Dental Examinations

 

Dental Cleanings

 

Dental Cleanings

 

Whitening

 

Veneers & Cosmetic Procedures

Everyone needs a dentist, but not everyone loves going to the dentist. At Kharsa Ortho-Dent, we understand that. That’s why we offer numerous dental services that enhance the experience and outcomes of our orthodontic patients before, during and after treatment. We added these “adjunct” dental services at the request of our patients and they tell us they love the convenience and security it provides. Any dental services that are not provided at Kharsa Ortho-Dent are referred to the patient’s dentist or our network of highly qualified professionals. Our dental services include:

Dental Examinations

Annual dental exams are an important part of keeping your mouth healthy and disease free. During the exam, we will do a complete exam of the teeth, gums (gingiva) and surrounding tissue and evaluate your teeth for cavities. Using diagnostic aides such as x-ray and photographs we complete the exam and confirm diagnosis. We also check the position and spacing of your teeth and look for signs of grinding and clenching which may be detrimental to the longevity of your teeth and even consider oral habits (grinding, thumb-sucking, chewing on ice) and dietary factors that may affect the wellbeing of your oral health.

Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings are an important part of not only your oral health but also your overall health. Did you know over time bacteria collects around your teeth that can lead to cavities, bone loss, infections, and affect your systemic health? In fact, this build up of bacteria can increase your risk of heart disease, make it harder to control your blood sugar levels if you are diabetic, and these bacteria can even affect pregnancy. For these reasons, it’s important to come in for regular dental cleanings to remove this built up bacteria, known as plaque and tartar. Based on your risk factors, our hygienists will let you know how often we’d like to see you to ensure your oral health is at its best.

Whitening

Teeth can discolor for many reasons, including what you eat and drink, the natural aging process, medications you’ve taken or if you’ve had any previous trauma to a tooth. If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth make our dental team aware. We will take the time to evaluate the shade of your teeth and if your teeth could benefit from whitening, we offer two different approaches – light-enhanced whitening and take home bleaching. We also offer in office laser whitening to help brighten your smile.

Veneers & Cosmetic Procedures

If you are unhappy with the shape, color, angle or spacing of your teeth, we have a number of ways we can help you love your smile. From shaping your gum tissue to improve your smile, to cosmetic fillings, to dental veneers, to complete smile restorations, we can give you the confidence that comes when you feel good about your smile. Veneers are very thin shells made out of porcelain (or composite material) that we attached to the front of your teeth. They look like natural teeth…the kind you always wished you had. With veneers, as with all our cosmetic procedures, we will start by getting to know you so we can understand what you would like to change and then only recommend the best possible approach.