Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Treatments for Completely Rehabilitating your Smile

A smile rehabilitation is ideal for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth for reasons related to serious oral health problems. Smile makeovers can become necessary if you’re suffering from tooth loss or decay, injury to teeth, or long-term acid erosion and wear. It can seem overwhelming when dealing with more than one dental issue, but a complete smile overhaul can help you regain your confidence again.

Fixing Dental Problems with Smile Rehabilitation

If you’re suffering from several dental maladies, a smile makeover is the best option for regaining health, confidence, and wellness. During smile rehabilitation, Dr. Hall can provide:

• Treatment for Gum Disease- A restored smile is a healthy smile. We start with your gums to build a good foundation for further restorations.

• Whitening – Before adding prosthetics like veneers, bridges, and crowns, we can whiten existing healthy teeth to ensure that your smile looks bright and healthy, and that future restorations match the new shade of teeth.

• Bridges and Dental Implants – Once soft tissue is healthy enough to support further treatment, we can replace missing teeth to prevent existing teeth from shifting out of place, as well as the diminishing of bone health.

• Crowns, Onlays and Inlays – We can also repair damaged teeth with full dental crowns, or onlays and inlays, depending on the amount of decay present. We use metal-free treatment to ensure that your finished smile looks as natural as possible.

• Porcelain Veneers - For teeth that cannot be whitening with traditional bleaching, or for teeth that are mildly misaligned, we offer porcelain veneers to improve the size, shape, and position of existing teeth. 

Make an Appointment Today

If you think you would benefit from a smile overhaul, contact Dr. Hall at Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Birmingham. Our team discusses treatment goals with you, customizing your specific plan to the smile you’ve always wanted. Before taking the plunge, you can “test-drive” your new smile with temporary fixtures, ensuring your final look will be one you are happy with.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Why Metal-Free Restorations Matter for Cosmetic Dentistry

The last thing you want to see when you smile at the mirror are tell-tale signs of old metal dental treatments. With advancements in cosmetic dentistry over the past two decades, patients no longer have to accept metal fillings or other metal-based dental work -- there are modern options available that are metal-free and maintain their natural appearance for a lifetime. These treatments blend in with your teeth, creating a seamless smile.

Benefits of Metal-Free Restorations

For decades, metal was the standard treatment method for dental fillings, crowns, and bridges. However, metal can shrink or expand when exposed to cold or hot elements, causing preventable damage and allowing dangerous bacteria to seep through, which promotes tooth decay.

Cosmetically, the look of metal crowns and  bridges with an overlay if porcelain is less appealing than that of all-porcelain, quartz or resin -- materials used in place of metal in modern cosmetic dentistry. 

With improvements in materials and bonding agents, metal-free crowns and bridges can be just as durable, if not more so, than metal-based restoration.  Your smile will look better without metal fillings or crowns. No one will know you’ve had dental work.

Options for Metal-Free Treatment

Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers several metal-free cosmetic restorations, which include:

• Composite Fillings
• Porcelain Crowns/Caps
• Porcelain Fixed Bridges
• Porcelain Inlays
• Porcelain Onlays
• Porcelain Veneers

These metal-free options can correct chipped, broken, discolored, or gapped teeth, restoring your teeth to their beautiful natural state.

Make an Appointment Today

Metal-free cosmetic dentistry allows patients the option of correcting their smile without obvious metal dental work, resulting in a restored and healthy smile that looks natural. Contact Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at 205-991-7840 to make an appointment today.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Benefits of Full Mouth Restoration with Dental Implants

A dental implant is a full replacement for the roots and crown of teeth. Dental implants are the ideal solution for patients who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or extensive decay, as they are versatile enough to support single crowns, full bridges, or an entire arch of dentures. Implants make full-mouth restoration comfortable and durable for patients who are missing large amounts of natural teeth.

Why Dental Implants?
The benefits of getting a full-mouth restoration with dental implants include:
  • A Natural Look and Feel - Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. You won’t have to worry about changing your diet, your speech will not be affected, and since the implants are surgically placed into bone, they will be strong, stable, and limit bone deterioration.
  • Maintaining Natural Face Shape - Without your teeth, your face can appear sunken in, and will look older and less defined. Dental implants fix that problem by filling-in whole arches of missing teeth and allowing the shape of your face to remain youthful and healthy. 
  • Improvements in Speech - Removable dentures hold you back from speaking without a lisp. With dental implants, your replacement teeth won’t feel bulky or block your palate and therefore affect the way you speak.
  • Long-Lasting Treatment - Dental implants have a proven track record of safety and longevity, so you’ll know what to expect. No surprises here, just great results. Your new teeth can last for your lifetime with proper care.
  • Cavity-Free Teeth - While you still need to brush your dental implants, the good news is that cavities cannot form on implant-supported teeth.
  • Stability - Dental implants do not become loose throughout the day and accidently slip out of place. Implants work so well, you’ll forget their not your natural teeth!

If you’re in need of a full mouth restoration, dental implants are a proven method of getting long-lasting, effective results. Protect and preserve bone health, overall oral health, aesthetic, , enjoy your favorite foods, and smile with confidence with your dental implants. 
Learn More About Implants – Call our Office
We can restore your smile with implant-supported dentures at our Birmingham dental office. The longer you go without your natural teeth, the more your dental health will be affected. Call and make an appointment with Dr. Hall today at Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at 205-991-7840.