When you’re looking for a Schererville cosmetic dentist, we at the practice of Michael A Gordon DDS are proud to offer a wide variety of dental treatments that will give you a healthier and more beautiful smile. We understand that each patient will have different needs and desires in obtaining their best smile, which is why we’ve combined cutting-edge technology with time-tested dental treatments in order to give you the best selection of services possible. A sample of our Schererville dentistry services include the following.
Initial Oral Examination
Your first visit to your Schererville dentist is crucial in establishing the baseline of your oral health. We’ll first perform a complete oral examination on you. This will include an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your bite, and finally, a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures, and the oral anatomy.
The Preventive Program
Both a patient’s natural teeth and teeth that have had restorations will survive best in an oral environment that’s clean and where excellent oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored, and also manage periodontal disease. After your first visit with our hygienist, we’ll review oral hygiene instructions with you and then reinforce them during our subsequent recall visits.
Fillings are traditional dental restoratives that will fill in areas of teeth that are decayed. With the advent of the newest technologies in dental-science, some of today’s cutting-edge restorative materials include ceramic and the latest composite materials. These materials aren’t only strong and very durable, but they’re also aesthetically pleasing and will restore the look of your natural teeth. In addition to these materials, we also offer gold, amalgam, and porcelain.
Dental implants are essentially a foundation for replacement teeth that will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. These implants are tiny, titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. After the jawbone bonds with the titanium, a strong foundation will be formed so a natural-looking artificial tooth can be placed on top. These dental implants will allow a person to restore his or her natural smile and bite function. Additionally, these implants can help preserve facial structure and prevent any bone deterioration that often occurs when teeth are missing.
Crowns & Caps
Dental crowns, occasionally referred to as caps, are used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance, typically following a restorative procedure, such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become advanced enough that large portions of the tooth need to be removed, crowns are often the best choice for restoring the tooth. Crowns have many other uses as well, including attaching bridges, covering implants, and preventing cracked teeth from getting worse. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and can be made of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or ceramic materials.
Bridges & Dentures
A bridge can be used to replace missing teeth, alleviate stress on your bite, and help maintain the shape of your face. A bridge is made of three attached parts – a replacement tooth and a crown on each side of it. These two crowns are placed over the existing teeth on each side of the gap from the missing tooth; as they fit over the teeth, the replacement tooth will slide into place and cover the gap where the missing tooth is. There are two different types of bridges: fixed bridges and removable bridges. While fixed bridges remain in your mouth at all times, removable bridges (partials and full dentures) can be removed whenever you want for cleaning. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
Pediatric Dental Care
We’re proud to be able to create and maintain beautiful smiles for younger patients in our fun and family-friendly environment. We place an emphasis on establishing great oral health habits that will last a lifetime with education and prevention as some of our primary tools.
Toothaches can come in many different forms. They can range from chronic and mild to sharp and intense. This pain may be caused by chewing or by exposure to hot or cold temperatures. By visiting your Schererville dentist, we can give you a thorough oral examination and dental x-rays in order to help determine what the cause of the pain is.
With our in-office bleaching system, we’ll be able to give you a brighter and whiter smile. As an alternative, we also offer our take home bleaching system to give you a whiter smile over the course of a few days.
If you grind your teeth at night, we recommend and can provide you with a night guard to wear while you sleep. Night guards will reduce the symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems. We’re capable of making these custom-fit mouthguards in both hard and soft materials.
If you have any chips, cracks, stains, gaps, or misshapen teeth, they can be treated in a conservative fashion through the usage of porcelain veneers. Veneers offer a natural appearance, which makes them a perfect choice if you just want to make minor adjustments to the look or the feel of your teeth. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the fronts of your teeth. They’re made from porcelain and other tooth-colored materials in order to blend in with your natural tooth color.
Contact Your Schererville Cosmetic Dentist Today!
If you’re looking for Schererville dentistry, you’ve come to the right place! Feel free to give us a call at (219) 322-1929 if you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us online or by phone. We hope to hear from you soon!