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By Dentistry by Design
November 19, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Can't Get Your Smile Perfectly White? Try Teeth Whitening

You are diligent about your oral health. You brush and you floss daily but are bothered that you can't get your smile to be perfectly white. What can you do? You can get in contact with the experts at Dentistry by Design in Andover, MA, so you can find out if teeth whitening may be right for you.

Is It for You?

Professional whitening is a very effective procedure for people who practice good oral hygiene and for permanent teeth.

That means that lab-made crowns will not benefit from the bleaching process as natural teeth will.

It is also not as effective at battling stains due to injury and those brought on by medications. Your dentist may be able to suggest alternate treatments.

But for yellowing teeth and stubborn stains, you will notice a drastic improvement.

Temporary tooth sensitivity is normal after a whitening treatment and should desist in just a few days.

Over the Counter Alternatives

Over-the-counter treatments are very popular, but if your goal is immediate results nothing beats an in-office treatment.

The bleaching ingredients can irritate your gums, so even for at-home products, you should consult your dentist.

In the office, your doctor uses a more concentrated bleaching solution, but your gums are protected throughout with a rubber shield or a special gel.

Overusing at-home methods, or using them incorrectly, can damage your enamel and may possibly lead to cavities. So your best bet is always to consult your dentist, to keep up your brushing routine and don't miss your cleaning appointments. It all starts with good health.

Teeth Whitening in Andover, MA

If you've tried everything else, or simply wish to skip past it all, try professional teeth whitening today. Nothing compliments all the hard work you put into your oral health than a bright white smile. Call the professionals at Dentistry by Design in Andover, MA, by dialing (978) 475-5333.

By Dentistry by Design
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

How dental implants from your dentists in Andover, MA, can restore your smile

If you are missing teeth, it’s easy to think you may never get your smile back. Fortunately, you can rebuild your smile and regain your self-confidence with the help of dental implants! Here at Dentistry by Design in Andover, MA, our dentists offer this restorative treatment to recreate patients' smiles, and they can help you too!

More about dental implants

Dental implants can replace either a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, as well as provide a stable foundation for a denture, which is simply snapped in place over the implants. No matter how many teeth you have lost, you can get your smile back, thanks to dental implants.

Dental implants have become a very popular way to replace missing teeth because they offer benefits that can’t be matched by other tooth-replacement methods such as full/partial dentures or dental bridgework. Consider that dental implants are:

  • Naturally beautiful, because the dental implant crown material is light-reflective and closely resembles tooth enamel.
  • Completely stable, because dental implants are firmly surrounded and embedded in bone, preventing them from moving around, even with the most vigorous chewing.
  • Easy to maintain, because you simply brush and floss dental implants just like natural teeth.
  • Permanent, because dental implants will never decay and the dental implant crown material resists stains, so your dental implants will stay beautiful for years.

Dental implants may also help you look younger because your body will produce bone to fuse with the dental implant, locking it in place. When you have more bone, it also gives you a firmer jawline and more youthful facial contours, helping to prevent any facial sagging!

Dental implants are also the most successful surgical implant today, boasting a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. You deserve to enjoy the success of dental implants too!

Interested? Give us a call!

To learn more about how dental implants can rebuild and restore your smile, talk with the experts. Call the dentists at Dentistry by Design in Andover, MA, today by dialing (978) 475-5333.