Thursday, July 30, 2015

Options for Braces

When it comes to orthodontics, it is nice to have options. With the advanced technology these days, braces are faster, more comfortable, and even less noticeable. For our patients who are interested in straightening their teeth, we here at Bensalem Dentistry of Bensalem, PA offer traditional and clear braces.

Traditional braces these days are made from metal alloys derived from the space program. These metals create the strongest braces there has even been and allow for faster movement of teeth. They are also the smallest braces have even been, which makes them more comfortable.

Clear braces are also an option here at Bensalem Dentistry. The brackets are made of translucent ceramic, so they blend in with your teeth. These are great for patients who do not want braces to be as noticeable. The ceramic brackets are also stain resistant, so with good care, they will not discolor during your treatment.

Both types of braces work by attaching brackets to the front of the teeth and placing a wire in them. The wire applies continuous pressure on the teeth, which gradually moves them into place. You will visit about once per month to make sure the process is going as planned, and the wires will be changed out periodically.

If you are dreaming of a straightened smile, come in for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for braces. To schedule, call Bensalem Dentistry of Bensalem, PA at (215) 638-9952.  For more information, visit our website, www.bensalemdentistry.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Customized Take-Home Tray Whitening System

Bright, bold pearly whites are lovely to look at but can be hard to achieve. Over time, our teeth start to discolor, and certain foods and drinks can make it worse. Bensalem Dentistry located in Bensalem, PA offers our patients who are looking to whiten their teeth a customized take-home tray whitening system for fast and effective results.

What makes our tray whitening system work so well is that the trays are completely customized to fit your teeth. Picture the trays like Invisalign aligners; they hug your teeth to provide the most effective whitening process. This is achieved by taking impressions of your teeth to create an exact replica.

For a sparkling smile, you will put the whitening gel we provide into the trays and wear them for a short period of time over the course of a few days. Results depend on the current shade of your teeth and how much whiter you would like your smile to be. Our customized tray whitening system often produces smiles that are four to eight shades whiter.

If you are interested in turning up the wattage of your smile, contact us today to see if our customized tray whitening system will work for you. To schedule at our Bensalem, PA dental practice, call us at (215) 638-9952 or visit the Bensalem Dentistry website, www.bensalemdentistry.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Rotary Endodontics for More Accurate and Efficient Root Canals

With the technological advances in dental equipment, many dental procedures have become more accurate and efficient. One of these advances, called rotary endodontics, has improved the process of a root canal, making the procedure better for the patient and the dentist. It is for this reason that we of Bensalem Dentistry, in Bensalem, PA choose to utilize rotary endodontics in our dental practice.

In the past, performing a root canal included using a manual file. Rotary endodontics uses an electric drill that has a much more flexible file, made of titanium alloy. The flexibility allows the dentist to go further into the root without stretching or damaging the canal. This means a more comfortable experience for the patient during and after the procedure. Rotary endodontics is also much quieter than the manual files of the past, so those who get anxious about hearing the drilling will be able to relax more. Rotary endodontics also makes the process of a root canal quicker, a clear benefit for both the patient and the dentist.

Our patients’ comfort and health is of utmost importance to us. This is why we choose to update our practice as technology advances. With rotary endodontics, we can perform faster, more accurate and more comfortable root canals.

To learn more about the technology we use here at Bensalem Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, call us at (215) 638-9952 or visit our website, www.bensalemdentistry.com

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Inlays and Onlays

When a tooth has damage done that cannot hold a filling, but does not need a full crown, inlays and onlays are applied. They are sometimes referred to as partial crowns and they restore and strengthen your tooth. Bensalem Dentistry of Bensalem, PA offers inlays and onlays to improve our patients’ smiles and restore their oral health.

Inlays are used to restore the chewing area of a tooth, within the cusps. The cusps are the rounded edges of the tooth’s chewing surface. An inlay can be created from gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored composite resin. Porcelain and the tooth-colored composite resin blend in with the rest of your tooth for a natural look.

Onlays are used to restore teeth that have a little more damage. They restore the chewing surface of the tooth and include one or more cusps, or the entire surface. They are also made of gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored composite resin.

The process of applying an inlay or an onlay starts with removing the decayed or weakened part of the tooth. An impression is taken of the tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where the custom inlay or onlay is created. When ready, it will be cemented into place. With good care, including brushing, flossing, and regular visits to your dentist, an inlay or onlay can last up to thirty years.

If you have pain or sensitivity to a tooth, schedule an appointment at Bensalem Dentistry in our Bensalem, PA location for an examination. To schedule, call us at (215) 638-9952 or visit our website, www.bensalemdentistry.com