What Does 21st-Century Dentistry Have To Offer?

Phoenix Magazine, Dr. Richard Croft

Phoenix dentist Dr. Richard Croft.Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth.

Today's dentistry offers a variety of services focused on aesthetic enhancement. A very successful and popular choice is tooth Whitening, with smiles whitened in one visit, or as little as two weeks with an at-home system. We can close gaps or change the shape, color, position and even length of teeth with "instant orthodontics." Porcelain onlays also can be made to replace ugly, old, leaking metal fillings, strengthening and preserving teeth for longevity.

The function of teeth and mouth play a vital role in overall health and well being. Correcting bite dysfunction can prevent future problems such as broken and worn teeth, clicking jaw joint and headaches. When you lose teeth, you lose function. Lose enough teeth and the dimension of your face can change. Dental implants are now an option for tooth replacement, versus dentures or bridgework. Dentures also can be stabilized and supported by implants, improving function and comfort.

Analyzing the function of your mouth and proper treatment go hand-in-hand with the long-term success of dentalrestorations. The strength or integrity of your teeth can now be restored to virtually 100 percent, using porcelain onlays or crowns.

Advancements in porcelain strength have come so far that metal is not always necessary in crowns and bridges, resulting in a more natural, enamel-like finish that eliminates the "black-line" once seen at the edge of crowns.

Best of all, the comfort level of dentistry has improved drastically. Equipment and materials are more user and patient friendly, making visits shorter and sweeter. We have anesthetics with a quicker onset that are more profound so treatment is pain free. We also offer conscious sedation treatment that's as easy as taking a pill. And personal headphones or DVD goggles allow patients to listen to music or watch a movie.

If you've been away for awhile, welcome back. You'll be amazed and pleased with the changes.

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