Experience an Extreme Smile Makeover at Premier Dental Family and Implant Dentistry!
If you’ve always wanted of a bright, white, straight smile, Dr. Peterson’s cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you achieve your dream! By having veneers, white fillings or bonding done to your teeth, you will never have to be embarrassed about your smile again. Our goal and of cosmetic dentistry is to improve not only your smile but also your self-esteem!
There’s no need to feel self-conscious about your smile. Modern cosmetic dentistry techniques means you can find the best solutions to perfect a bright, healthy smile rapidly and painlessly.
We use state-of-the-art computerized imaging systems to achieve the perfect look for our patients.
Cosmetic dental treatments assist patients who want to change the size, alignment, or shape of their teeth; correct their bite, fill in spaces, and brighten or lighten tooth color.
Cosmetic dentistry can also replace or repair missing, broken, decayed, or cracked teeth as well as replacing older unattractive dental treatments. Whether using veneers, bridges, gum dipegmentation, bonding, whitening, crowns, or implants, cosmetic dentistry provides a host of procedures that will boost your confidence and help you have the smile you’ve always wanted.
Crowns, conventional bridges, or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer an alternative that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or dentures.
Implants offer improved stability because they fuse to your bone. The integrated nature of the implants help your replacement teeth feel more natural. Also some people find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by your dentist will help determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental Implants are an excellent alternative to bridges, partials, and full dentures. Strong, natural- looking, and flexible, they can be used to replace a single or multiple teeth, and anchor partials and dentures, too.
A dental implant appears more like a natural tooth than a bridge or denture, and can be used to assist with decayed, impacted, missing, or even just plain aching teeth. Made from titanium, fabricated to replace the root of your tooth, dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone under the gum using a local anesthetic. As the jawbone fuses with the implant, an artificial tooth or crown is placed on the implant, resulting in a tooth that functions just like a natural one.
Dr. Peterson knows that dental implants provide multiple advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning more like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without adversely impacting the health of the surrounding teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth and its root, the bone will be better preserved. In the long run, a single dental implant will prove more esthetically pleasing and much easier to keep clean than other restoration options.
At Premier Dental Implant Center, we’re skilled in the use of lasers for dentistry involving the soft and hard tissues in the mouth. Our high tech lasers produce narrow beams of light for removing, shaping or vaporizing tissue; hard tissue lasers are used with partially impacted wisdom tooth removal, or the excise decay.
With laser dentistry, we can remove small tissue samples that are used to diagnose tumors and lesions found in the tongue, gums, cheeks and lips. With surgical procedures, lasers can limit the need for anesthesia, replace the use of traditional drills, and control bleeding during a dental procedure. Lasers also contribute to reduced swelling and discomfort following surgery.
Whether you need a root canal or other type of oral surgery or a biopsy procedure, our team’s skilled use of lasers can help you approach surgery with ease.
Veneers can reshape teeth and beautifully restructure your smile. While they’re not permanent, veneers are exceedingly durable, made from custom designed, tooth-shaped porcelain, bonded to your teeth.
Our skilled team at Premier Dental Implant Center provides thin, strong veneers that are an easy and painless way to a lovely smile. Once applied, they instantly correct stains, gaps, chips, or missing teeth, repairing the appearance of any teeth too small or large, uneven, or worn.
If you have stained, discolored, or chipped teeth, veneers will change your look instantly. Whether created from porcelain, composite, or gold materials, these durable shields conceal and correct problem teeth. Only two visits are necessary to apply veneers, with the first focused on creating an impression of your teeth. Then once the veneers are designed, your tooth’s front surface is coated with bonding cement as an adhesive covering for the veneers. When the veneers are placed, your smile will shine. You can maintain a dazzling smile with ease.
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedation during dental treatment. Sedation dentistry is most commonly used during extensive procedures, for patients with dental phobia or for patients who find it difficult to sit still. There are different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), IV sedation, oral sedatives and general anesthetic.
Sedation dentistry is perfect for patients who may not be up to the experience of dental treatment. If you have a phobia or strong gag reflex, or a medical condition that prevents sitting still, sedation can be the solution. Sedatives will calm or relax a patient during treatment, even if a patient remains conscious.
Sedation medications can be oral or used as a gas or injectable. Whichever sedation type is chosen depends on the patient’s desire to be fully awake or fully asleep. It can be used for any procedure, but is most commonly employed when patients receive crowns, bridges, root canals, periodontal treatment, tooth extractions, or implants and fillings.
Sedation is endorsed by the American Dental Association and is an effective way to make many patients comfortable during their dental visit. Before using a sedative or anesthetic, it is important to tell your dentist about any medications or medical treatments you are receiving. Before administering any sedative or anesthetic, your dentist will talk to you about the process of sedation and pre and post-sedation instructions.
Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is often used as a conscious sedative during a dental visit. The gas is administered with a mixture of oxygen and has a calming effect that helps phobic or anxious patients relax during their dental treatment. Because it is a mild sedative, patients are still conscious and can talk to their dentist during their visit. After treatment, the nitrous is turned off and oxygen is administered for five to 10 minutes to help flush any remaining gas. The effects wear off almost immediately. Nitrous oxide rarely has side effects, although some patients may experience minor nausea and constipation. Your doctor will provide you with pre- and post-sedation instructions.
Everyone wants a bright, white smile. Teeth whitening services are growing in popularity, and it’s one of the most requested services offered by our practice. Dr. Peterson loves to give his patients the smiles they want, so teeth whitening is a service he is happy to provide!
One of the major concerns many patients have regarding their tooth appearance is whitening. With the passage of time, teeth can darken, whether from age, tobacco products, food or drinks such as soda or coffee, illness, or medications.
Fortunately, it’s now possible to restore your smile’s whiteness But it’s possible to fully restore your smile to its natural luster with dental whitening. Our professional dental team uses concentrated materials as well high tech capabilities to provide whiter, brighter teeth.
Dr. Peterson is a trained professional who uses industry-approved methods. Our goal is to meet the needs of every patient, and every patient’s needs are different.
In-office whitening is one tool we regularly employ, and is one of the most effective ways to brighten your smile. At Premier Dental Implant Center, our whitening gel is directly applied to teeth. Heat concentration hardens the gel,allowing penetration of the enamel and dentin in your teeth, eliminating stains and discoloration. After just one visit, the result is more than evident. We also provide laser whitening for instant results.
If you want to boost your self-confidence with a more pleasing smile, call us today for a whitening evaluation with Dr. Peterson. He will help you choose the best whitening option for you.
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint located in front of each ear, connecting the lower jaw with the skull. It allows opening and closing of the mouth, and assists with chewing and speaking. Unfortunately, this joint is a common area for recurring pain. Although conventional wisdom suggests that “popping” sounds in the jaw indicates a TMJ dysfunction, this is not always true. Many times, your jaw is functioning properly even if a “popping” sound is present when chewing or talking.
When pain in the joint occurs, these simple tasks may be painful or difficult. Patients can hear a popping or scraping sound; the jaw can even lock.
While these problems are usually caused by grinding of the teeth or ball and socket dislocation, treatment should always begin with a thorough exam of jaw and joint tissues. X-rays may also be employed to determine treatment. We offer appliances that can be worn in the mouth to prevent or improve damage to this joint, and we also recommend jaw exercises when appropriate.
We offer a TMJ exam that evaluates the joint tissue in the “hinge” of the jaw. Possible problems include swelling, deterioration of the joint tissue or damaged joint tissue (which cushions the jaw bones during the opening and closing movement of the mouth). Common pain relievers and cold compresses can provide temporary relief for most cases of TMJ.
For more serious cases of TMJ, we will recommend alternate treatments. Often, we will suggest using a mouth guard to relieve teeth grinding. In some cases, we will instruct you to use orthodontic appliances or retainers to alleviate discomfort or redirect positioning of the TMJ joint. For the most severe cases of TMJ, we may recommend certain invasive procedures.
For patients uncomfortable with traditional braces, Invisalign is the perfect solution.Invisalign straightening technique utilizes removable aligners, which allow patients to straighten their teeth without anyone even knowing the process is occurring. Invisalign lets patients drink, eat, floss, and brush normally. So, they can enjoy a meal and take care of their dental health at the same time, both easily and painlessly.
Invisalign® treats the vast majority of common problems for adults and teens. Without the unappealing and often uncomfortable metal wires of traditional braces, the mouth stays healthier, too. Invisalign aligning trays can even be removed for important occasions which means plenty of flexibility for the patient. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or something more extreme, Invisalign® can help.
The process corrects correct tooth overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and bite issues such as cross bite, over bite, and under bite. The trays are custom designed and the process involves wearing aligners for two weeks, with patients able to remove them for meals and dental care, and any special occasions. As teeth move into alignment, a new set is created. The total time for treatment ranges from six to fifteen months. Regardless of the length of time necessary for the aligners to be in place, the results are the same – attractive and straight teeth.
The Invisalign process starts with examination, followed by tray design by our lab. Fitting is simple with trays simply positioned firmly across your teeth. It’s that simple with Invisalign, which provides all the benefits of straight teeth without having to wear braces. In fact, an experienced Invisalign®-certified doctor can use Invisalign® for all or part of almost any treatment plan.