Porcelain veneers are a great way to permanently whiten, straighten or change the shape of your teeth! Think of veneers as a super thin porcelain blanket that covers the part of your teeth that people see. Master ceramists build these veneers to mimic the beauty of natural teeth. The final result is a stunning, natural looking smile achieved in only two painless dental visits!
Invisalign Clear Braces
We’re proud to offer Invisalign and Invisalign Teen here at Smile Design Ellsworth. Invisalign is a system for straightening teeth without the use of metal wires or brackets. In fact, Invisalign is so invisible; no one will even know you’re wearing braces! The technology is truly revolutionary and has been used to successfully treat over 1 million patients worldwide! Click below for more information on Invisalign.
Dental Implants are truly the longest lasting and most predictable way to replace a missing tooth. With advances in technology, implant placement is now done with local anesthesia and is completed in about the same time it takes to do a filling. This procedure is more predictable than ever before and is available here at Smile Design Ellsworth!
Tooth Colored Fillings
Now there’s a better alternative to silver mercury fillings! Composite, or tooth colored fillings more closely replicate the beauty and strength of natural teeth. At Smile Design Ellsworth, Dr. Palmer has selected the finest materials and methods to insure your fillings will look and feel great for many years to come.
Metal-free Crowns and Bridgework
Often times, due to extensive decay or structural weakness, a tooth will require more than a simple filling. A crown acts to stabilize the tooth and prevent further breakdown or tooth loss. In the past, crowns were made with metal substructures or of gold. Now, with advances in technology, we are able to make crowns without the worry of unsightly metal in the mouth, metal allergies or weakness at a metal/porcelain junction. Crowns at Smile Design Ellsworth are made of porcelain, solid zirconia or a combination of both. This produces crowns that mimic the beauty and the strength that nature intended. To learn more about our crowns, please click the link below.
- BruxZir crowns and bridges
- e.Max computer designed custom crowns
- Prismatik porcelain/zirconia crowns
KoR Professional Tooth Whitening
KoR Whitening tackles all the problems normally associated with
whitening, such as tooth sensitivity and unpredictability, and solves
them! With this system we’re able to achieve amazing results on even the
darkest stained teeth, including tetracycline stains, with little to no
sensitivity! And, when you’re finished with KoR Whitening you’ll be
able to enjoy coffee, tea and red wine and STILL keep your white smile
for life! Learn more about KoR Professional Tooth Whitening.
Periodontal disease affects the structures that support your teeth, like the bone and gums. Smile Design Ellsworth is proud to offer comprehensive periodontal therapy and periodontal maintenance procedures to help you preserve your teeth, AND their foundation, for a lifetime!
Please call for a periodontal screening appointment if you have bleeding gums, loose teeth or bad breath. Periodontal disease can be sneaky, because it often doesn’t hurt! Please don’t wait until it’s too late! Your teeth will thank you!
Root Canal Therapy
Sometimes, the nerve inside of a tooth can become irreversibly irritated due to trauma or decay. When this happens, root canal therapy can prevent the tooth from needing to be pulled. Root canal therapy is a painless and predictable procedure that involves cleaning out the affected nerve and replacing it with a filling made of Gutta Percha. Root canals are often thought of as a very fearful dental operation, however, the methods and techniques Dr. Palmer uses will ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience!
It’s not glamorous, but sometimes teeth need to be pulled. Dr. Palmer performs routine and surgical extractions at Smile Design Ellsworth and can also talk to you about tooth replacement options!
Night Guards and Joint Therapy Appliances
If you are waking in the morning with a sore jaw or have migraine headaches, you could be clenching or grinding your teeth. Clenching and grinding at night can cause your teeth to wear down, hurt or even break! A simple nighttime guard called an NTI appliance can spare your teeth from destruction and relieve your headaches! Dr. Palmer can also make guards that help with snoring and sleep apnea!
Sports Mouth guards
If you or your child play a contact sport, a mouth guard is a MUST HAVE! The cost of a mouth guard is small compared to the expense of fixing or replacing a broken or missing tooth. Our mouth guards can be made featuring your unique team colors and logo. It’s not every day you can have fun, be safe, AND look wicked cool.