October 3, 2015
Embarrassed about a gap in your smile? Worried about what the space will do to your other teeth? Seek advice on custom dental bridges at Meriden Dental group.
Selected as Top Dentists for 2015 by Connecticut Magazine, Kevin S. Frank DMD, Venu M. Chimmiri DDS FAGD and Kevin P. Langan DMD at Meriden Dental Group skillfully rebuild smiles, offering various tooth replacement options for missing teeth. One such option is the Meriden dental bridge. (more…)
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July 15, 2015
If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, you may not smile confidently, and you may also be damaging your teeth. A misaligned bite places uneven pressure on your teeth as you chew which causes teeth to wear unevenly, puts pressure on your jaw that may lead to TMJ disorder, and can lead to chips and cracks in the enamel. Additionally, crowded teeth cause effective brushing and flossing challenging. There’s no doubt that straightening your teeth is good for your appearance and your health, but the thought of correcting teeth with traditional braces is daunting. Invisalign clear braces from the experts at Meriden Dental Group of Meriden, CT may be the best option for you. Call to schedule an Invisalign consultation with our experienced dental team today.
Correct Your Smile with Invisalign & Your Meriden, CT Dentist
Patients around the world have benefitted from smile correction using Invisalign clear braces for nearly 20 years. Whether you’re a working professional who doesn’t have the time for numerous orthodontic appointments or a patient with sensitivity to metals, Invisalign could help you achieve picture-perfect teeth in under a year. Patients who benefit from Invisalign include those who:
- Can’t attend numerous orthodontic appointments
- Have sensitivity to metals
- Need to maintain a professional appearance
- Have sensitive teeth and gums
- Are unable to thoroughly clean teeth with traditional braces
Rather than the traditional system of metallic brackets and connecting wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic alignment trays to shift your teeth into place. Alignment trays place gentle, constant pressure on teeth shifting them into place overtime. Once your bite has shifted to fit one tray, you replace it with a new alignment tray and the gradual shifting of teeth continues. Our dentists will use a series of dental impressions and x-rays to determine your current bite alignment and your optimal bite alignment. Each Invisalign aligner will progress your smile closer to the final corrected position.
Some of the benefits of Invisalign are clear like the virtually undetectable alignment trays, but there are many benefits to using Invisalign to correct your smile that you may not have considered. Some additional benefits of Invisalign are:
- Less time invested – Invisalign patients typically complete their alignment in 12 months or less, and need less than half the number of dental appointment required for traditional braces
- Less Discomfort – Invisalign patients report experiencing much less pain and discomfort compared to traditional braces wearers and can remove trays for easy, thorough dental hygiene
- Less Hassle – Invisalign patients can remove trays during meals and eat any foods they wish so there’s no need for dietary changes
Contact Your 06450 Dentist Today
If you’re considering Invisalign for bite correction, Meriden Dental Group can help. Schedule a consultation to work with our skilled dentists to determine if your smile could benefit from treatment with Invisalign clear braces. Our convenient Meriden, CT office welcomes patients from surrounding areas including Southington, Cheshire, Wallingford, and Middletown.
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June 23, 2015
If you’ve watched TV, been to the movies, or spotted a celebrity magazine in the checkout line of your local store, you’ve probably seen bright, white smiles. Maybe this is partially the work of skilled graphic designers and photo editing software, but a whiter, brighter smile is not out of reach. Professional teeth whitening using the Zoom! Whitening and Kor bleaching system Meriden Dental Group has teeth whitening down to a science. In Meriden, CT our practice offers in office and at home teeth whitening options that will whiten and brighten your teeth at the molecular level. Call to schedule an appointment today.
Reasons Teeth Discolor
You may think that tooth discoloration is only enamel deep, but stains and the effects of aging can discolor more than just the surface of your tooth. Foreign materials discolor your teeth because a pellicule film forms over the enamel. That film can be removed by regular cleanings with you hygienist and brushing with a whitening or abrasive tooth paste. No matter how hard you work to remove pellicule film, overtime, the porous enamel absorbs coloring from into the dentin layer. Some whitening products are only effective in whitening the tooth’s enamel which can reveal the discolored dentin below giving the impression of yellowing your teeth rather than whitening. Professional whiteners and over the counter whitening products that use hydrogen peroxide can be effective in removing stains from the dentin layer as well as enamel stains.
What Whitening Does
Teeth whitening using hydrogen or carbamide peroxide penetrates the porous tooth enamel, and removes foreign materials that cause discoloration from the surface and the dentin layers of your teeth. This is caused by a chemical reaction called oxidation. Oxidation has many forms, and some of them are better than others. Rust is a form of oxidation as is the breakdown of healthy skin cells due to exposure to UVA/B rays and pollutants. Harnessing this destructive power, whitening chemicals bond to the foreign substances that discolor your teeth and remove them.
How Kor is Different
The Kor whitening system works essentially the way that most professional grad teeth whitening products do, but rather than simply removing the foreign substance, Kor improves your tooth’s ability to oxidize at the molecular level. This means that with regular care, the whitening is permanent because your tooth will continue to create oxygen that removes the molecules that would stain your teeth. We offer both in office and at home whitening treatment from Kor. With professional whitening treatments from Meriden Dental Group a permanently whiter smile is just one visit away.
Find Out More
If you want a celebrity smile for your next family photo, job interview, or just because you deserve it, Meriden Dental Group is here to help. Our Zoom! Whitening and Kor bleaching options are effective and flexible. We can help you achieve a picture-perfect smile. Call today to schedule your whitening appointment, or to find out more about any of our cosmetic dentistry options. Our Meriden, CT office welcomes patients from Southington, Cheshire, Wallingford, Middletown, and beyond.
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