Dr. Whipple has had extensive cosmetic dental training, and trains other dentists on cosmetic dental procedures through the Koi center. His dental office offers cosmetic training to hygienists and dental assistants as a way to give back to the dental community.
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Composite fillings are tooth colored materials, giving your enamel a natural appearance, despite the presence of the filling. They can be used to fill cavities or to enhance the color or shape of a tooth that has experienced some type of damage. Composite fillings are made of a mixture of plastic and glass and are much less obvious than a standard filling.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. The implant is a titanium screw that is implanted in your jaw. As your jaw heals, the titanium naturally fuses with it, becoming a part of your mouth. Once the screws have become stable, a fake tooth is attached to the anchor, providing you with a solid replacement tooth that looks as natural as your own teeth.
When the appearance of your front teeth prevents you from smiling, dental veneers are the perfect choice. This form of cosmetic dentistry is made from porcelain and gives your teeth a straight, white appearance. Veneers are placed directly over your natural teeth in a quick and painless procedure that leaves you with a smile that you will love.
When you are simply looking to enhance the color of your teeth, tooth whitening is a non-invasive, simple choice. Professional tooth whitening is safer for the enamel of your teeth than at-home products, leaving you with a beautiful smile without any risks.
Dental crowns strengthen your natural tooth by covering the surface of it. They are beneficial in cases that severe decay or trauma has occurred to the tooth, but the roots are intact. The dental crown gives your tooth full function and proper appearance, allowing you to have a natural smile that you love.
Similar to a partial denture a dental bridge is meant to bridge the gap where missing teeth are. Bridges can restore look and function in your mouth allowing you to chew and smile again.
Composite bonding is an economical way to make small repairs. Using a material that is made up from porcelain or quartz mixed with an adhesive resin, Dr. Whipple is able to fix chips and cracks, giving you a more beautiful smile. This is a simple repair with great results, but it does not offer the same long term repair that is seen with veneers or crowns.