The Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Many people overlook their dental health. If you aren’t experiencing any obvious or painful problems with your teeth, it might feel easy to dismiss the need for routine cleanings and exams. However, the reality is that if you don’t properly manage your dental health, you may have to pay in the thousands for restorative dental care later in life.

Preventive dentistry is the practice of protecting your teeth and gums from future problems – and the exorbitant costs that often come with them. Left untreated, tooth decay and gum disease can lead to early tooth loss and jawbone loss, which can change the balance of your smile and even the very shape of your face over time.

By keeping up with ongoing hygiene procedures and exams at your dentist’s office – and practicing responsible at-home care – you can prevent dental diseases from compromising the health and structural integrity of your teeth and gums.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients undergo two dental check-ups each year for professional teeth cleaning and management of developing conditions. Saving on dental care in the future can be as simple as not skipping out on your routine appointments today.

If it’s been awhile since your last dental visit, there’s no better time than now to start protecting your dental health again. Please contact The Dentists in Omaha today to schedule a consultation with our experienced Omaha dentistry team. We have offices in Hillsborough, Village Pointe, Ralston Square, and Dundee.

Preparing for Your Smile Makeover

If you are frustrated with the way your teeth look, you may be a candidate for a smile makeover. Using the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques and technology, our experienced Omaha dentists can help you cover up superficial aesthetic flaws and completely transform the way your smile looks.

Some of the most common procedures used in a smile makeover include:

In order to prepare for your smile makeover, we must first make sure you are in good oral health. If you have gum disease or tooth decay, our dentists will address these problems first to ensure you have the strongest possible foundation for the cosmetic procedures we will perform.

Once we have confirmed your teeth and gums are healthy, we will make an impression of your teeth and use it to create a model that displays how your completed smile makeover will look. One of our dentists will review this mock-up with you and make any changes you want, demonstrating how different procedures will affect your results. Only when you are happy with the wax model will we proceed with your desired smile makeover.

The average smile makeover takes around 2 to 3 weeks, but this time frame can be shorter or longer depending on the specific procedures you are undergoing, and the extent of the work being done.

If you are interested in learning more about your smile makeover options, please contact The Dentists in Omaha today to schedule a consultation with our experienced Omaha cosmetic dentistry team. We have offices in Hillsborough, Village Pointe, Ralston Square, and Dundee.