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Restorative Dentistry

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Let us restore that broken tooth or fill that space in your smile. Crowns (full coverage restorations) can be used to restore/repair broken or damaged teeth. They are a functional and esthetic solution. If you are missing some teeth, varying replacement options are available, such as: implants, prosthetics, fixed bridgework, or removable partial dentures.

Laser Treatment

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Our ‘Smile Pro 980′ diode laser is state of the art technology. This soft tissue laser is used to help enhance gum tissue contours for improves esthetics. The laser can also be used in conjunction with periodontal therapy with little of no anesthesia needed. Gum tissue can be corrected without stitches.

Whitening

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Griswold Dental Associates offers several types of tooth whitening services.Boost! – a one hour in office whitening system – you can be shades lighter in one appointment!

And Opalescence– our take home tray system, which gives results in approximately two weeks. This tray system can also be used to enhance your “Boost” smile experience at your convenience.
Whether you are short on time– or on a budget, we can help you achieve the whiter, brighter smile you deserve!

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Preventive Care

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Our preventative care covers the entire family! Pediatric, regular maintenance and periodontal protection.

 

CEREC® Ceramic Restoration

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Cerec Restorations are the latest form of porcelain restorations being made by utilizing a new technology called CAD-CAM (Computerized Assisted Design- Computerized Assisted Milled).These restorations start out as a block of solid material (porcelain, composite and now also lithium disilicate) and are milled to the form which will fit the teeth and the bite. The design of the of the form is obtained through a computer.

The procedure is as follows: The tooth is prepared, removing all decay and with a divergent occlusal axial wall (opening is larger than the base). An impression is obtained. This impression can be either obtained by covering the tooth and surrounding area with a titanium dust (creating a white or blue surface) The imaging is optical and uses an infrared wavelength.

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After the design has been approved the computer information is sent to the milling (Cutting) station which will sculpt the restorative material to fit the design (Tooth and Bite). After the restoration is checked for fit, color and harmony with the tooth and body, the restorative material (as is the tooth) is than prepared to the manufacturer’s specification (acid etched, silaned, Bonded, etc.) to be made “sticky” to the cement being used.
The restoration is then permanently bonded to the tooth. This is all accomplished in about two hours from start to finish. The restoration should be hard and last, with proper hygiene and maintenance, 5 years according to the insurance companies and 10 years according to the Dental Schools. Often times we see even longer time frames in practice.

 

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