I am so excited to tell you about a way to transform your smile which is much quicker and much less invasive than traditional methods. By using a patented and innovative new procedure called Provance compositive veneers, we’re able to help our patient in just a couple hours undergo a complete smile transformation, and they’re even able to avoid the dental drill.
The secret is the Provance System which uses additive composite in heated injection molds to add composite or filling materials on top of your natural teeth to create teeth with the ideal shape, ideal shade, and often even able to fix bite issues that have caused wear and chipping on teeth in the first place. The result is a beautiful and long-lasting solution for cosmetic dentistry.
The surprising thing… cosmetic dentistry done this way is roughly 1/2 the price of traditional veneers while still getting the benefits of beauty, long-lasting, and no pain involved.
Naturally there are pros and cons to every option, but we’re proud to offer this service to our patients, and we’ve been able to use it to change many of our patients smiles. Please check out a Before and After picture of an actual patient of ours that has undergone a smile transformation with us using the Provance system (below).
To know if you're a candidate for Provence direct composite veneers, we need to start with a healthy substructure of the tooth. If you have healthy teeth but maybe you don't love the shade, the shape of the tooth, or maybe you have spacing between your teeth that you're just not happy with. Once I talk with my patients about the possibilities and we do a mock-up to see what is possible, they tell me, “I never knew that that was something that could be done with my teeth no one's ever told me before that I could have these spaces closed or that I could have more of an ideal shape to my tooth”.
For me I am so excited to be able to do that for them because they just light up once they see their new smile.
If you have any questions about the Provance System and how it may work for you, Contact Our Team Today!
What does dentistry have to do with airway and jaw development? Over the past few year’s we’ve been learning that there is a huge correlation between the jaw development and the development of the airway. We’ve been looking at things differently during our patient’s examinations. Things that we are looking for in our exams especially with children is how their jaw is developing. We want to look for spacing between all of their baby teeth. We want to see that they are able to breath through their nose well, and also make sure their tongue is not tied down to the floor of the mouth which is called a "tongue tie."
If we see a child that the arch of their mouth isn't broad or we see that there's no spacing between their teeth or even worse there is crowding in between the teeth, we are looking for the reasons why. So the first thing we want to do is look at the nasal breathing. Is the child able to breathe through their nose? If they can’t, it becomes a cascade of effects in their growth, development, and overall health.
We then have to ask ourselves why they can’t breath normally through their nose. Do they have an allergy to something? If so, we need to find out what so we can take care of that because if they can't breathe through their nose the tongue is never going to go to the right position. Try this at home, pinch your nose and put the tongue up on the roof of your mouth and then try and breathe. It's impossible, you can't do it. The tongue resting on the roof of the mouth is the body's natural expander. It's a strong muscle and presses out and presses forward. When it does that it grows the jaw. It actually makes the spacing in between our teeth and that's what we want. By doing that, we actually have a larger airway and can breathe better.
We're looking for nasal breathing, we're looking for the tongue to be mobile, and to be able to go up to the roof of the mouth. Things that you can look for at home are to look for spaces in between your child's teeth. We want to see spaces between them when they still have their baby teeth. See if they breathe through their nose. Take note when they are sitting, reading, or playing if you notice that their mouth is always open. If so, that's not normal, we want their lips to be closed. Also if they have a hard time saying certain words and they've been going to speech for a long time and they're not making any progress, it could be their tongue tie. I've had children that couldn't even eat ice cream cones because they couldn't stick their tongue out far enough, of course, they are going to have problems with their speech, but what can be much worse is the health problems that could potentially happen from these issues included stunted growth.
If your child is having any of those issues and you want us to take a look, we would love to see them for a comprehensive exam. We believe in preventative-based healthcare, and we work with a team of multidisciplinary doctors that can help get your child on an overall path to health and wellness.
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