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By Dental Care of Mesa
March 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental Crowns Strengthen Damaged Teeth

Dental CrownsHow dental crowns from your Mesa, Arizona, dentist can improve your smile

There are many factors that can damage your teeth. Tooth decay, trauma, grinding and clenching, and eating hard foods can all cause damage to your teeth. The good news is that dental crowns can strengthen your damaged teeth. Dr. Julee Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, offers a full range of services, including dental crowns, to improve your smile.

Crowns work differently than dental fillings. Unlike a large filling, which separates your tooth into different sections, a dental crown holds your tooth together, acting like a suit-of-armor to protect the tooth from strong biting and chewing forces. When you bite down on a dental crown, the stress is spread out evenly across the surface of your tooth. The even distribution of pressure helps protect your tooth from breaking.

Dental crowns from your Mesa, Az, dentist are an excellent choice for teeth that are:

  • Weakened and brittle from a previous root canal
  • Cracked, fractured, or broken from wear-and-tear
  • Decayed and have lost a large amount of tooth structure
  • Compromised from large, old, leaking fillings

If you have lost a large amount of tooth structure, Dr. Weidner may need to insert a post in your tooth and build up a metal framework around the post. This procedure adds the structure necessary to prepare the tooth for a crown.

Dental crowns are created with a variety of materials, including porcelain and porcelain fused to a metal underlay. Porcelain is the most natural-looking choice because it looks just like natural tooth enamel, with the same light-reflective qualities. Porcelain-fused-to-metal, also known as a PFM crown, still looks natural, but it is not light-reflective because of the metal. Many people choose PFM crowns for their back teeth.

For more detailed information about dental crowns, please visit the Crowns and Bridges section of Dr. Weidner’s website at https://www.smilemesa.com/crowns-and-bridges.html

If you have damaged teeth, dental crowns can strengthen your smile, so you can enjoy the foods you love. Crowns can also make your smile more beautiful, so you will be proud to show it off. To find out more about dental crowns and other dental services, call (480) 290-7777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, today!

Want a smile that sparkles? Professional teeth whitening can help you achieve that, for this treatment removes teeth stains through a safe and reliable process. Led by Dr. Julee Weidner, Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, offers professional teeth whitening treatments to the Teeth Whitening Procedurevarious patients that we serve. Read on to learn which type of teeth whitening is right for you!



In-Office Whitening

Professional in-office whitening involves applying a whitening solution to the teeth. The solution typically includes either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide as the bleaching agent. Your dentist will use light or heat to speed up the process. When you choose in-office whitening, stronger whitening ingredients are used to complete your treatment. You’ll get dramatic results, with a smile up to 8 shades brighter in only 45 minutes.



Take-Home Whitening

Professional take-home whitening kits are a convenient and safe way to get your smile whiter in one-to-two weeks. Each teeth whitening kit consists of custom-made dental trays and teeth whitening gel. You will apply a take-home whitening kit yourself, meaning you can get a white smile when and where you want. With take-home whitening, you'll get professional results with little-to-no sensitivity.



Benefits of Teeth Bleaching

There are many benefits that come from having your teeth whitened by a dentist. You may find plenty of products available in stores, but they will not achieve the amazing results that your dentist can provide with a professional whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening will enhance your appearance, boost your confidence, and make you feel better about yourself in an effective and safe way.

 

Teeth Whitening Consultation

If you have healthy teeth and gums, you may be a viable candidate for professional teeth whitening. However, only a dental practitioner can determine if teeth whitening is right for you after performing an oral examination to ensure proper health. Patients with exposed roots, dental cavities, or gum disease are poor candidates for teeth whitening, but these issues can be addressed in order to allow cosmetic treatments to occur.

 

Give Us a Call!

Don’t wait—get started on a smile you love right away! Call Dental Care of Mesa at (480) 290-7777 now to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening in Mesa, AZ. After all, a bright-white smile has the power to change your life!

By Dental Care of Mesa
November 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Find out if this clear system could help you fix your crooked smile.

InvisalignAre you an adult who desperately wants a straighter smile but has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that you will need braces in order to do it? Our Mesa, AZ, dentist Dr. Julee Weidner understands that getting orthodontic treatment later in life isn’t always ideal, but with the help of advanced and more discreet options like Invisalign, people don’t even have to know that you are wearing braces!

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign has been around for about two decades, so chances are pretty good that you’ve heard about this clear orthodontic system by now. Of course, you might not know everything about how it works. In the past, the only way to straighten teeth was with metal braces. Now, Invisalign offers a clear solution to shift teeth into their ideal position.

What goes into getting Invisalign?

The first step is to make sure that you are right for this orthodontic treatment. In order to do this, you will need to come into our Mesa office for a consultation. There, we will examine your mouth and discuss your goals for treatment and determine whether Invisalign will be the most effective option.

A good candidate for Invisalign will be an older teen or adult who is dealing with common malocclusions such as,

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

If you are dealing with one of the problems listed above then Invisalign might be right for you!

Once we have deemed you an ideal candidate for Invisalign the next step is to take images of your mouth. These images are then uploaded onto the computer where we will map out every precise shift and movement of your teeth throughout the course of your treatment.

This information is then sent to a dental lab where they will create custom-made transparent aligners that will fit over an entire row of teeth to apply the right amount of pressure to gradually and safely move them. The length of your treatment will depend on the type and severity of the malocclusion you are wishing to treat. Of course, you will need to wear your aligners for about 20-22 hours each day in order to see the optimal results.

Call Today!

Does Invisalign sound like the orthodontic treatment you’ve been looking for? If so, then it’s time to call Dental Care of Mesa at (480) 290-7777 to schedule a consultation! Remember, it’s never too late to get a straight smile.

By Dental Care of Mesa
September 10, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Cold Sores   Canker Sores  

Find out how to handle these common but uncomfortable oral conditions.

While cold sores and canker sores aren’t the same thing, they are both issues that happen to many children and adults. Our Mesa, AZ,Canker Sore dentist Dr. Julee Weidner is here to explain what they are, why they happen and what you can do if one (or both) of these problems arise.

What is a cold sore?

A cold sore (sometimes referred to as a fever blister) is characterized by an outbreak of painful blisters that develop on or around the mouth, most often on the lips, that often burn or itch before crusting over and resolving on their own. This is the result of an infection known as the herpes simplex virus, more specifically a strain of HSV-1. While the condition isn’t serious it is extremely contagious, and can be passed on to others through contact with the sore.

What is a canker sore?

Unlike a cold sore that causes a blister, a canker sore is a superficial ulcer within the mouth that can make it painful to talk or chew food. While this is more common in younger individuals, those who have a history of canker sores may experience them throughout their lives. Symptoms usually last about a week before they go away on their own.

The cause of canker sores is unknown; however, it’s believed that stress, injury to oral tissue and certain acidic foods (e.g. lemons; tomatoes) can cause a canker sore to develop or can exacerbate symptoms. In some cases, certain health conditions such as celiac disease, a weakened immune system or nutritional deficiencies can lead to canker sores.

How are cold sores and canker sores treated?

Since the root causes of these sores are very different, our Mesa, AZ, will recommend different ways to treat them. While you can just let either of them run their course, there are ways to manage symptoms and reduce the length of time you have to deal with these issues.

Treating a cold sore: There are a variety of different medications out there, both over-the-counter and prescription that can shorten the duration of a cold sore and lessen symptoms. If your cold sore symptoms are severe enough then you may want to talk to a doctor about a prescription-strength topical or oral medication to help.

Treating a canker sore: A canker sore will go away on its own; however, there are ways to manage the discomfort such as rinsing your mouth out with a baking soda or saltwater rinse. Also, avoid citrus and acidic foods, which can make symptoms worse. In cases where the pain is severe, a doctor may prescribe a stronger mouth rinse or a topical numbing agent.

Are you experiencing cold sores or canker sores in Mesa, AZ, and unsure how to best treat it? If this is the first time you’re experiencing this you may not even know what it is; however, if you are experiencing any sores in or around your mouth it’s important that you turn to the experts at Dental Care of Mesa for an evaluation.

By Dental Care of Mesa
July 18, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

InvisalignWhat your dentist in Mesa wants you to know

You’ve probably heard about Invisalign, the virtually invisible way to straighten your smile. Now you’re probably wondering what makes Invisalign so special. The truth is Invisalign offers many advantages that can’t be matched using conventional brackets and wires. Dr. Julee Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, wants to share the many advantages of Invisalign and what it can do for your smile.

When you choose Invisalign, get ready for a wonderful treatment experience because Invisalign is:

  • Discreet; Invisalign appliances are made of clear plastic, so when you wear them, they are virtually invisible to people around you
  • Comfortable; Invisalign appliances are smooth, comfortable plastic so you won’t have to worry about sharp parts poking into your cheeks, lips, or tongue
  • Fast; the entire Invisalign process takes only 9 to 15 months, compared to years with conventional brackets and wires
  • Convenient; you can remove the Invisalign appliances when you brush, floss or eat so you won’t have to worry about using cumbersome flossing tools or getting food caught in your braces

There is one advantage that makes Invisalign similar to brackets and wires. Invisalign is strong enough to handle many of the same orthodontic issues as conventional braces. Invisalign can correct:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite or open bite
  • Gapped or overlapped teeth
  • Poorly-aligned or crowded teeth

Your dentist will start you out with Invisalign by providing a first set of appliances, called aligners. You will wear the first set of aligners for 2 weeks, and then move up to another set of aligners, which you wear for another 2 weeks. At 2 week intervals, you progress to a new set of aligners as your teeth gradually and comfortably move. Your completed treatment typically takes between 9 and 15 months.

For more detailed information about revolutionary Invisalign orthodontic treatment, please visit the Invisalign page on the website at https://www.smilemesa.com/invisalign.html

You deserve to have a great, straight smile and Invisalign can help you achieve it! To find out more about Invisalign and other restorative and cosmetic dental services, call Dr. Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, today!





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