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Because we are all so busy, our O’Fallon dentists work hard to provide convenient dental treatments that fit into your schedule. The good news is that you absolutely do not need to sacrifice quality in order to achieve same-day dental results. Today, our dental team is reviewing popular treatments that are completed in just one appointment. We hope that this gives you a better idea of what is possible with modern dentistry.

Dental Crowns

CEREC technology allows our team to design, craft, and place your dental restoration in just one dental appointment. Traditional crowns are crafted off-site, and thus require multiple appointments to fit and place. Our office has streamlined this process for your convenience. These restorations are always customized to suit our patients’ needs and aesthetic preferences.

Professional teeth whitening

Whitening treatments are designed to lift stains from the tooth’s surface, in order to restore your smile to its natural shade. Many people see dramatic improvements after just one application. The formulations that our dentists use are much more potent and effective than whitening kits that are available over the counter. 

Dental bonding

Using composite resin, our dental team can repair cracked or damaged teeth, as well as resurface unsightly enamel. Our team shades, shapes, and cures composite resin in just one appointment. Bonding delivers immediate results that are designed to last. This can be a great alternative to treatments like dental veneers and orthodontic care. 

Dental care doesn’t have to be a drag! It can actually be fast, effective, and comfortable. If you have been putting off dental care, now is the perfect time to get back on track. The best way to get started is to call our O’Fallon dentists in order to schedule a personal consultation. You can also reach out to our team through the Contact Us page on our website. 

When you are dealing with dental damage, you want to be able to restore your smile quickly, comfortably, and conveniently. Our O’Fallon dentists understand how important these restorative treatments are. That is why we have put together this short overview of state-of-the-art treatments that correct damage. As you will see, you have options!

  • CEREC crowns: these custom-crafted dental restorations are made in-office; this means that we are able to design, make, fit, and place these crowns in just one appointment. And, because CEREC crowns are crafted from high-quality porcelain, they are designed to last; CEREC crowns are naturally stain resistant!
  • Dental bonding: this is an exceptionally versatile treatment that is used to repair damaged teeth, resurface unsightly enamel, and even make a patient’s smile look straight and seamless. When you choose dental bonding, our team will shade composite resin to match your tooth shade, apply it to your natural tooth structure, and then cure it so that it hardens and bonds to your tooth.
  • Root canal therapy: when a tooth is severely damaged, meaning the damage extends down to the dental core, root canal therapy becomes necessary. This treatment can literally save teeth that would otherwise need to be pulled or would fall out. During the treatment process, our dentist removes the dental pulp and nerves, sterilizes the remaining tooth structure, fills the hollow tooth, and then caps it all with a customized restoration.
  • Dental implants: when it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are truly the state-of-the-art treatment option. Dental implants are designed to be structurally similar to natural teeth; an individual dental implant will have a titanium root, which extends into the jaw tissue, as well as a customized visible crown that stays permanently in place.   

Sometimes patients are able to achieve their restorative goals using just one treatment, but it is also possible to combine treatments for optimal results. Get started by calling our O’Fallon dentists or using the Contact Us page to submit a question and your contact information.  

We all get into ruts when it comes to our daily routines, and brushing our teeth every day is a part of that. Our O’Fallon dentists have compiled this list of things to keep in mind when you are cleaning your smile.

Use the Right Tools:

  • Bristles: toothbrushes come with various types of bristles. You want to pay attention to the firmness rating of the brush’s bristles. By using the softest bristles that are effective for your smile, you can avoid unnecessary enamel erosion and gum tissue damage.
  • Age: toothbrushes don’t last forever! As your brush ages the bristles will become frayed and less effective at clearing away plaque. Plus, an older toothbrush can serve as a breeding ground for harmful oral bacteria. Try to replace your brush every three to four months for maximum efficacy.

Brush Purposefully:

  • Frequency: it may seem like the more often you are able to brush your smile the better it is for your oral health. However, the truth is that brushing too often can actually damage your teeth and oral tissues. For most people, brushing once in the morning and once before bed will be sufficient; your dental team will let you know if you need to follow a different schedule. 
  • Duration: the general recommendation from the American Dental Association is that patients brush their smiles for at least two minutes. As you are getting used to this routine, it can be helpful to set a timer, so that you know you are hitting your two-minute goal.
  • Technique: when you brush your smile, apply gentle pressure, and move your brush in small circular motions to buff away plaque. Using too much pressure or force on your smile can lead to enamel thinning and gum tissue recession.

If you have any additional questions, or you would like to schedule a personal consultation, just give our O’Fallon dentists a call!

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