Are you happy with your smile? If your answer is no, then Hope Dental Professionals can help. Hope Dental Professionals is able to help you convert your smile into the look you desire. Dr. Pate has received extensive training from the Nash and Seattle Institutes in the latest cosmetic techniques and materials. Hope Dental Professionals is focused not only on appearance, but also insuring the healthy function and alignment of your teeth and temporalmadibular joint (TMJ). Some cases require the involvement of other dental professionals such as orthodontist, oral surgeons, and periodontist. Hope Dental Professionals has excellent relationships with these professionals, which will allow for continuity of care and communication of your desires. Best of all, Hope Dental Professionals is able to communicate your options to you and come along side you to ensure your desires are met and your dental health is achieved.
Hope Dental Professionals are trained in the use of the latest resin composite (tooth colored) material for a stronger longer lasting and invisible filling. These materials have developed into an extremely more superior material over the old silver amalgam fillings. The resin composite bonds to teeth to keep bacteria out and does not expand & contract like the amalgam. This helps to reduce further decay in that area.
Veneers are used in some cases to improve tooth integrity and also to improve your smile line. They can also be used to improve the appearance of the teeth that are too small, discolored or slightly out of position. Hope Dental Professionals can help determine if this is the best way to reach your goals for your smile and give you the best results for which you are seeking.
Crowns & Onlays
When tooth integrity has been compromised, often a crown or onlay is indicated. A crown addresses overall tooth strength and integrity where as onlays are used when a portion of the tooth has broken or decay is large. Hope Dental Professionals is focused on providing the right treatment with the least disruption to the healthy parts of the tooth. Dr. Pate is an award winning dentist in this area. She can help you decide the best treatment to provide good function and preserve the healthy teeth position.
Bridges, Partials, & Dentures
These procedures are used to fill spaces of missing teeth. It is important to fill these spaces so that the adjoining teeth do not attempt to fill the space and move out of position. This can cause tooth loss and malalignment that can affect the overall function. Dr. Pate is an award winning dentist in this area. She can help you decide the best treatment to provide good function and preserve the healthy teeth position.
Implants are the best way to fill the space of missing teeth because of the level of function it provides and bone health of the jaw. This procedure is performed in conjunction with a specialist in implant surgery. Hope Dental Professionals ensure a beautiful and natural look of the implant crown.
Teeth whitening or bleaching is a great way to improve the color of your teeth. It will not change the color of existing crowns or fillings, but it will make a noticeable difference in your natural teeth.
The best method of bleaching is take home bleaching trays, which you can use at home for 4-6 weeks and shows a gradual change with great results. Since stains are bound to come back with regular eating and drinking, this method allows you to use the trays as needed to maintain your beautiful white smile.
It is important that you have all the information you need to understand and decide, which treatment you desire. The oral camera allows you to see exactly what the doctors are seeing as they explain to you your treatment options.
Digital scanning allows Dr. Pate to digitally capture your teeth’s image three dimensionally, which aids in more precise lab work and better quality of fit. It often replaces impressions with their materials, which eliminates gagging.
Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile. Dr. Pate and her staff are experts at helping to correct alignment with invisalign to give a healthy and beautiful smile. Many people do not know that their over all health is connected to their dental hygiene, which is greatly improved with good alignment of their teeth and jaw.
The Propel Treatment
The Propel treatment accelerates your orthodontic treatment by two means. The bone is now more pliable on either side of the tooth, making it easier for the tooth to move into the desired position with the orthodontics. The body responds to the tiny perforations by increasing blood flow. Propel works with the body’s natural bone remodeling processes to significantly accelerate the treatment process. This technology works with both traditional braces and Invisalign, allowing the teeth to move more smoothly and predictably. In most cases, Propel cuts treatment time in half.
Digital impressions provide a smooth technique that produces a high-quality product with a good fit either for crowns and bridges or orthodontic aligners. The process is safer, healthier, and more pleasant for the patient and dental staff as there is no off-gassing of impression materials or potential choking hazards.
Implant Supported Complete Dentures
Implant Supported Complete Dentures, is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant supported denture greatly increases chewing function and is the restoration of choice when a patient has lost the natural teeth.