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By Ronald L. Schoepflin, D.D.S.
September 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Have you always dreamed of a movie star smile? With cosmetic dentistry, you can achieve the straight, bright, white smile you've always wanted. At Schoepflin Dental Excellence, Dr. Ronald Schoepflin and Dr. Scott Smith in Port Orchard specialize in making over smiles and can help you find the best treatments and procedures for you.

Whitening

You may have tried whitening strips or gels from the drugstore, but the results can't compete with a professional-grade treatment from your cosmetic dentist. By using a solution with a higher percentage of peroxide, an in-office bleaching achieves incredibly white teeth with longer-lasting results.

Veneers

Veneers are a great option for a winning smile. A ceramic overlay, shaped and colored to match your natural teeth, is affixed to the front of you teeth. No one will know the veneers aren't original teeth -- they are realistic and inconspicuous.

Braces

Many of us think of braces as uncomfortable and unattractive, but the newest versions are less obvious but just as effective at straightening your teeth and closing gaps in your smile. Brackets now come in clear or tooth-colored options which blend right in.

Dental Bonding

Teeth with cracks, chips and gaps can be restored with dental bonding, which uses a tooth-colored composite to fill and cover imperfections. Once the composite is cured under a special light, the bonding is durable and undetectable.

Dental Implants

Your cosmetic dentist might recommend dental implants if you are missing teeth, or have teeth that are too damaged for other options. A post secured in your jawbone will form the base for an artificial tooth, which will be colored and shaped to blend in with your other teeth. The implants offer all the functions of a natural tooth.

Your Port Orchard cosmetic dentists Dr. Schoepflin or Dr. Smith can do wonders for your smile. Call 360-871-2959 today for a consultation.

By Ronald L. Schoepflin, D.D.S.
August 21, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants help you restore your smile in more ways than one. Dental implants aid in replacing missing teeth by serving as strong anchors to hold them in place. Additionally, by filling in the gaps from missing teeth, dental implants also restore normal tooth functioning by giving you a full set of teeth for biting and chewing. Speak to a dentist to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants. At Schoepflin Dental Excellence, Dr. Ronald Schoepflin and Dr. Scott Smith are your dentists for dental implants in Port Orchard.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts that replace the roots of missing teeth and hold artificial teeth in place. Individual teeth can be replaced with a single dental implant and a crown. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced with a few strategically placed dental implants and a dental bridge or implant-supported overdenture. Dental implants are placed directly in the jawbone. Consequently, candidates for dental implants must have sufficient bone to support placement of the implant. A dentist can determine if you might be a candidate for dental implants.

How Dental Implants Help

Dental implants can restore your smile and remedy many of the side effects that occur when teeth are missing. Your Port Orchard dental implants dentist can explain the different ways dental implants could help you based on your specific needs. One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they provide the most secure and longest-lasting method for replacing missing teeth. With dental implants, you will not have to worry about anything slipping out of place, as can happen sometimes with removable bridges or dentures.

Another benefit of dental implants is that, in addition to restoring your smile, they also restore normal tooth functioning. With missing teeth replaced, biting and chewing functions can be more evenly distributed across a full set of teeth, which reduces the strain on the teeth that were previously compensating for missing ones. Dental implants also provide support for facial muscles, which helps reduce the drooping and sagging that can occur when teeth are missing. Finally, replacing missing teeth with dental implants can restore normal speech, which can be affected by the gaps caused by the absence of teeth.

Restore your smile and so much more with dental implants. A dentist can tell you if you might be a good candidate. For dental implants in Port Orchard, schedule an appointment with Dr. Schoepflin or Dr. Smith by calling Schoepflin Dental Excellence at (360) 871-2959.