There is both an art and a science to dentistry. I’ve always considered myself an artist. Dentistry is just one of the mediums I work in.
Dentistry is pretty much functional art. Not unlike a table or a building –– it’s about blending the form with the function to produce a result that is natural, long lasting and visually pleasing to our senses.
Sometimes it’s about re-creating what was there before. Other times it’s about figuring out or seeing what’s missing so that, if it were there, it would make all the difference.
Cosmetic dentistry Services
Home bleaching trays
Bonding and fillings
Veneers (porcelain or resin)
Crowns (full gold)
Interdisciplinary coordination between specialties–periodontal, oral surgical, orthodontic, endodontic, and pediatric specialists.
Should you do it?
Bleaching your teeth is obviously a cosmetic decision. It gently removes stain off your teeth that is partly stain build-up and partly a stain left over from the development of the teeth. It won't make your teeth healthier, but it will make them look healthier. But we notice other benefits beyond the superficial. Once people have bleached their teeth, they seem to simply take better care of their teeth. There’s a new pride and an awareness of your teeth.
how it works
After we take impressions, it takes about a month to create the trays that you'll wear to administer the bleach. Then you'll wear the trays once a day for 30-45 minutes, for 8 — 10 days.
Implants continue to be an ever more popular treatment option for replacing missing or lost teeth. As more and more adults are keeping most of their teeth, there are still situations that arise where teeth are lost — trauma from accidents, biting the wrong way on the wrong thing and splitting a tooth, failure of the tooth to develop. Whatever the reason, implants remain a very predictable way to replace missing teeth.
Dr. Paul works with a number of local specialists who are adept at placing implant fixtures into alveolar (jaw) bone. By design and coordination there are a variety of replacement tooth options that are then secured to the implant depending on the individual needs of the patient. Most often porcelain crowns are cemented directly over the implant post (called an abutment). Some implants are used to secure full or partial dentures when key teeth are missing. This can be done with conventional implants or with smaller “mini” implants.
We offer new patients a FREE oral exam, including four x-rays (a $167 value)