Smile Design Ellsworth

Comprehensive Care

Porcelain Veneers
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!

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.

Extractions
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.

Periodontal Therapy and Cleanings

Maintaining your oral health takes consistence. That’s why it’s so important to keep your regular dental examinations and cleanings. At Smile Design we offer all types of cleanings, and various treatments for managing periodontal disease. A few short visits each year for check-ups can literally save your teeth, and save you from extensive restorative work.

Hygiene Services Include:

  • Routine prophylaxis
  • Routine low dose x-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Adult and child cleanings
  • Laser periodontal therapy

Tooth Restorations

Your fillings should look like teeth. They should feel natural too – you should forget they’re even there. While your tooth is being fixed you should have no pain. You should be comfortable during and after the procedure. That is the standard I’ve set, and these are the principles I live by.

Tooth Restorations:

  • Esthetic, strong, biocompatible materials
  • Lifelike restorations
  • Comfortable procedures
  • All metal free

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Cosmetic Services

Improving your smile changes everything. If you are unhappy with anything about your smile, we can help. Whether it’s fixing a chipped tooth, brightening your teeth, or a complete smile makeover – don’t hold out. You deserve to love your smile and show it to the world!

Cosmetic Services Include:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • All-ceramic crowns
  • Fillings with a natural appearance
  • KoR Whitening©
  • Vit-l-escence© restorations for chipped teeth

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Cosmetic Services

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for”

Endodontic Services (Root Canals)

Nothing ruins a perfectly good day like a toothache. Seriously, I would never wish tooth pain on anyone. Luckily, if you find yourself with a painful or infected tooth, a root canal can relieve your pain and get you back to normalcy. I am committed to making root canal procedures painless and comfortable, so there’s no need to be afraid. In fact, I invite you to read some of the comments from patients who’ve been through the procedure at Smile Design. Don’t waste another day living with tooth pain, give us a call.

Endodontic Services Include:

  • CBCT assisted diagnosis for predictable outcomes
  • Microscope assisted treatment
  • Modern biocompatible materials
  • Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere

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Endodontic Services (Root Canals)

Crown and Bridgework

Sometimes, for either structural or cosmetic reasons, teeth require crowns. It is my passion (a borderline obsession actually), to create crowns that mimic the lifelike quality of natural teeth. For you, this means your teeth will look like teeth when I’m done with them. Not fake, not metal and not a generic color. Each crown is custom designed to blend in with the individual character of your mouth.

Crown Services Include:

  • All-ceramic, metal-free structure, even for back teeth
  • Craftsmanship by a master ceramist here in the USA
  • Guaranteed precise fit and esthetics

Dental Implant Services

A missing tooth can be embarrassing, annoying or downright uncomfortable. You don’t have to live that way. Modern dentistry gives us the ability to replace teeth in a way that looks and feels natural. Ask us if dental implants are right for you.

Implant Services Include:

  • 3D digital implant planning
  • Implant placement
  • Bone grafting
  • Customized Implant abutments and ceramic crowns
Dental Implant Services

Invisalign Clear Braces

Straightening your teeth is a great way to feel better about your smile. And with Invisalign it couldn’t be easier. We’ve helped patients of all ages achieve the smile of their dreams. With most cases being finished in less than a year, you’ll be smiling with confidence in no time.

Orthodontic Services Include:

  • Comprehensive orthodontic treatment
  • Retainers
  • Free whitening with Invisalign treatment
  • Financing available

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Invisalign Clear Braces

Other Services at Smile Design

  • Digital Smile Design Simulations
    • See what your smile would look like in a digital recreation
  • Nightguards
  • Tooth Extractions (on a case-by-case basis)
  • TMJ appliances
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We work with Midcoast Denture Design in Ellsworth to help you with dentures, partial dentures and flippers.