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Tooth whitening methods have come a long way in the last several years. With today's methods and materials, it is possible to whiten teeth that were once considered too stained or discolored to get good results. See some before and after pictures below, or click on the Kor Whitening logo below to learn more.
Crowns are used to restore teeth to their proper form after they have been damaged due to extensive decay, large fillings, or cracks. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth by putting crowns on the teeth on either side of the open space, and connecting a false tooth in between. Veneers are used to change the shape, position, or color of the teeth in the front of the mouth by bonding a thin piece of porcelain over the front of the tooth. With new materials available today, these restorations can be made to blend in to the neighboring teeth and look very natural.
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, we can provide you with a custom-made, highly esthetic tooth replacement option. Although many people may be best served with dental implants to replace their missing teeth, dentures and partial dentures provide a more cost-effective option. Come in today and we can discuss your goals and what your options are!
These days, most fillings you might need can be placed using composite resin, which can be matched to your own tooth color. With proper color-matching, you can have fillings that blend into your natural tooth and become undetectable!
Dental implants can serve many purposes. The most common use of dental implants is as a single tooth replacement. If a tooth is lost due to disease, decay, or trauma, a dental implant can be utilized to replace that tooth. Dental implants feel and function like a natural tooth, and can be placed without compromising any of the remaining teeth.
Another common use of dental implants is to stabilize existing dentures. Your dentures can be snapped into place and held stable by implants. If your dentures are loose, or if you have difficulty eating with them, give us a call today to see if you are eligible for implants!
Our office has a diode laser that can be used for multiple applications in dentistry. If you have a bothersome canker sore, cold sore, or other lesion of the oral soft tissues, the laser can be used to help take away the pain and promote quick healing of the offending lesion. This is a non-invasive treatment, and you won't feel a thing! Give us a call at the first sign of a sore in your mouth, and we can get you out of pain quickly!
In addition, the laser can be used for gum surgeries or other situations where removal or cutting of oral tissues is necessary. By using a laser instead of other methods, it greatly reduces the post-operative pain and discomfort.
Dr. Sheffield is an Invisalign provider. Invisalign is an alternative to brackets and wires for moving teeth (orthodontics). Instead of ugly, cumbersome, and difficult to clean braces, you wear a comfortable, clear plastic aligner over your teeth that is almost invisible! You can remove it to eat and brush your teeth like normal, then put it back in your mouth to continue to move your teeth. In addition, Invisalign is often much faster at moving teeth than traditional brackets and wires.
2509 Maher Bldg
US Route 11
LaFayette, NY 13084