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Invisalign has changed the smiles and lives of millions of people by revolutionizing the way they straighten their crooked teeth. You've likely heard of this orthodontic system, which uses clear aligners that look similar to whitening trays. But if you've ever wondered if Invisalign is right for you, you've come to the right place. Below, Dr. Anna Dneprov of Smile Designers in Gresham, OR has answered a few common questions from her patients regarding Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a similar method to traditional braces: it places controlled pressure against certain teeth to move them into the proper position. However, instead of metal brackets and wires, your teeth shift into place with gentle compression from the soft plastic aligners. Your Gresham dentist will actually show you a custom virtual treatment plan with your final results included.
How is Invisalign made?
Your Gresham dentist starts your journey to straightened teeth by taking precise and comprehensive measurements of your mouth. These can include x-rays and digital images. The information is sent to a dental laboratory, where your series of aligners will be custom made out of a medical-grade, BPA-free flexible plastic. Each aligner will reflect the subtle changes that your teeth will undergo while wearing the aligner before it.
When can I remove my aligners?
For maximum effectiveness, your aligners should be worn 20 to 22 hours a day; while you work, sleep, and drive in your car. However, they are designed to be removed while you eat and drink, as well as to properly brush and floss your teeth and clean your aligners. This feature ensures that you maintain a healthy diet and good oral hygiene during your Invisalign regimen.
If Invisalign sounds like something that might work for you, it's time to make an appointment at Smile Designers. Contact our office in Gresham, OR to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dneprov today!
For those seeking dental restorations with the help of cosmetic dentistry, Smile Designers in Gresham, OR is a great resource for patients of all ages. Crowns are used to strengthen damaged teeth so they can function and look the same as a natural tooth. They are generally custom made to help prevent further damage from occurring in the mouth.
The Benefit of Same Day Crowns
Same day crowns are used when tooth decay is advanced. A crown can help protect a tooth if this happens. With the help of cosmetic dentistry, cracked teeth can be protected from worsening. A CAD/CAM system is used for same day crowns as well as veneers, inlays and outlays in our Gresham dental office. We believe in using the latest technology in terms of modern dentistry to help treat our dental patients in the best way.
With this system, we can get fast digital photos in a few minutes with our digital scanners. These photos help us to custom make dental restorations for patients of all ages while they’re still sitting in the dental chair. The impression itself is sent to the machine who creates the crown. No need for impression materials, temporary crowns or multiple dental visits. Everything is done in just one visit. After it is created by the machine, it is placed in the mouth with bonding material that is hardened properly with a curing light. The bite and fit will be checked to ensure that the patient is comfortable with their new restoration.
A comprehensive examination is needed to determine whether or not same day crowns are a viable treatment for you. To schedule an appointment regarding cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Terry Tennant and Dr. Anna Dneprov of Smile Designers in Gresham, OR, call our office today at 503-661-6613.
Each of your family members has unique interests, activities, and needs. Keeping track of everything can be overwhelming even for the most organized person. Choosing a dentist that can treat your entire family helps alleviate some of the stress, and Dr. Terry Tennant and Dr. Anna Dneprov of Smile Designers are happy to be your family dentists in Gresham, OR. Some frequently asked questions about this branch of dentistry are answered here:
What does a family dentist do?
In a few words, just about everything! Family dentists like Dr. Tennant and Dr. Dneprov in Gresham have in-depth training and experience in a variety of dental practices, allowing them the versatility to work with patients from infancy to senior adulthood. Their skills range from basic checkups to complete smile makeovers.
How can a family dentist help me?
Not only can your Gresham family dentist keep your teeth clean and healthy, they also allow you the convenience of scheduling your entire family's dental appointments in one day. That means Mom, Dad, and all the kids can visit Smile Designers and have their dental health evaluated in successive appointments. When you have a family dentist, there's no need to take multiple days off of work or waste time driving all over the city.
My kids are nervous about visiting the dentist; what can be done?
Many children - and even some adults - are apprehensive about dental work. Here at Smile Designers, we understand this, and that's why our Gresham family dentists have received the necessary training to not only work with each of your family members but reassure them accordingly. We offer a variety of sedative techniques that can help to calm anxious nerves and allow for a quick and pleasant experience in the dental chair.
If you're ready to consolidate at least one item on your to-do list this year, contact Smile Designers in Gresham, OR. Dr. Tennant and Dr. Dneprov, our family dentists, are ready to help make your lives easier and your teeth healthier!