Advanced Dental Reconstruction requires years of experience and entails the ability to reconstruct a dentition from the simplest of dental problems to the most complex of cases. As an advanced dental reconstruction facility, Dr. Diane Pudlewski provides the highest level of care available.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist and hygienist at your initial exam including:
Comprehensive teeth exam checking for any cavities and to evaluate any needed restorations
Xray exam to check for cavities or abnormalities that may not be visible to the eye
Oral cancer screening
Periodontal check, which is an exam to evaluate gums and bone for presence of periodontal disease
Personalized treatment care plan designed just for you
We use digital x-rays that reduce radiation exposure in comparison to the already low exposure of traditional x-rays. Our professional dental x-rays are useful because they provide valuable information that may not be visible to the eye during your dental exam. X-ray imaging helps identify any problems that may not be visible to the human eye, such as cysts, cavities, fractures or bone loss.
Digital x-rays are taken with a sensor which stores the image to a computer for immediate viewing and storage in your file.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
A professional dental cleaning (prophylaxis) performed by our hygienist includes:
Removal of plaque which is a sticky deposit that builds up on teeth and is filled
Teeth polishing, smoothing of teeth surfaces and removal of stain with polishing paste
Oral hygiene instructions made specially for you
Confi-Dents Permanent Denture Replacement
Confi-Dents are a revolutionary new breed of dental implant supported hybrid prosthetics. These new state-of-the-art ultra-slim dental prosthetics enable people to eliminate the need for bulky plastic dentures and adhesives. Confi-Dents are creating a paradigm shift in dental hybrid reconstruction. Whether you are already edentulous or losing your teeth, Confi-Dents provide the ideal solution. These hybrid prosthetics are fully dental implant supported and retained. Because each case is totally custom designed, you can decide whether to have your hybrid secured into place permanently (removed only by your doctor for maintenance) or designed to be removable when you wish by yourself. Visit www.confi-dents.info for more details. Ask Dr. P about getting this done.
Whether you have cracked, broken, missing teeth or gaps, it can all be turned into a beautiful smile. Every smile is unique to the individual and we will take great care in the details when designing your smile.
We'll help you be proud of your smile again.
Composite Dental Fillings
A composite filling is a tooth colored material that is used to restore a tooth that has been affected by decay, chipping, or fracture. The damaged portion of the tooth is removed and the filling material is bonded into place to restore the tooth to its original shape and function. Composites come in many colors to seamlessly match your individual tooth shade.
During bonding, composite is used to enhance your smile by changing your tooth shape, filling in gaps, and or changing the color of your teeth. As with fillings, cosmetic composite bonding may stain or wear and require replacement over time.
Dental Tooth Crowns
A crown (sometimes called a cap) is a dental restoration which completely covers a tooth. If you have broken, cracked, decayed teeth that can no longer be restored using filling materials, esthetics, or root canal treated teeth. Crowns can correct the color, shape and size of a tooth. Crowns can be made from porcelain, zirconia, and porcelain fused to metal which can be custom designed to suit your individual needs.
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers can help you be proud of your smile again. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to your tooth. They cover and reshape your natural teeth. They can be an alternative to crowns or composite bonding. If you are the one who doesn't smile in your family portraits because you're ashamed of your teeth, this can help make a difference. Come in for a consultation today!
Fixed Dental Bridges
Fixed bridges literally bridge the gap left by one or more missing teeth. They are fixed (permanent), not removable and are anchored by crowns cemented on adjacent teeth. Fixed bridges restore the space created by the missing tooth. Bridges are often made of the same materials as single crowns and are customized to suit your individual needs.
A root canal helps relieve pain when the nerve in a tooth is irritated, infected or irreversibly damaged by decay.
A root canal doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds, plus the relief you feel will be worth the time. You could possibly save your tooth and get relief from tooth pain.
It is common for teeth to discolor and pick up stain over time. For great, easy results we offer custom made trays and provide whitening product for at home whitening. This simple cosmetic procedure will brighten your smile to give a youthful appearance.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are lost, a partial denture is used when several natural teeth remain and can help stabilize tooth position as well as prevent shifting of remaining teeth. Both dentures and partials are customized to closely resemble natural teeth and can improve esthetics.
We use the latest in tooth scanning digital technology that you will find is even more accurate and easier to do than the traditional mouth impressions.
No matter how worried you may be, we will make your dental experience as stress-free as possible. When you are talking to the doctor, all you need to do is ask. We do not want you to be the least bit uncomfortable or worried about anything or any procedure that you will need. If fear of going to the dentist has been holding you back, don't wait any longer.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign is a method for straightening teeth with the use of a clear retainer instead of brackets. It gives the patient all the benefits of braces without the wire and bracket appearance and other discomforts associated to braces. In most cases, this service could be provided at a cost that is significantly lower than traditional orthodontics while providing identical results.
* This service qualifies for Dr. Pudlewski's Special Discount Program for Uninsured Patients.