Teeth Whitening: (1 Hour In-Office)
Whitening is a safe and effective way to quickly deliver a dramatic change to your smile. Serenity Advanced Dentistry has different options available for whitening teeth, but generally it is accomplished by applying a bleaching gel directly to the teeth.
We use a system called Zoom Whitening, which is done in a little over an hour, drastically changes the color of one’s teeth.
The best thing about our in office-whitening is that you are sent home with custom trays so you can continue the whitening process in the convenience of your own home.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover just the visible portion of your teeth. Veneers are usually placed on front teeth that can be seen when you smile, and can be used to resurface just one or several teeth.
They are used to fill gaps, improve teeth that are badly discolored, misshaped, or not in alignment. When you see a complete smile makeover, very often the person has received a new set of porcelain veneers, but are also constructed as ceramic veneers or composite veneers. We will help you find the best solution based on your desired appearance.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are restorations that replace the entire visible structure of a severely damaged tooth. A bridge is a replacement tooth anchored by crowns or existing teeth on either side.
Sometimes the surface of a tooth structure becomes too badly damaged to be fixed with a filling or other dental technique, but the root structure is still strong. In this case, a crown or “cap”, can be put on the old tooth. This crown will completely cover what is left of the existing tooth and will be sized and shaped just like the original healthy tooth.
When a tooth is missing, and not just damaged, crowns can be used as anchors on adjacent teeth, with a false tooth attached to “bridge” the gap. A bridge is a false tooth that is fused to one or two crowns. This false tooth, or pontic, is held in its position on the gum by the anchoring crowns next to it.
Dental implants are designed to function like natural teeth and are perfect for toothless areas. An implant is designed as a safe alternative to either a bridge or denture. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing. Implanting the artificial dental roots to the jawbone makes for an extremely natural feel as well as aesthetic fulfillment. A bone graft is a simple solution if your natural bone is too soft and is unable to support the implant. In this case, it will be crafted on your jaw and in 2-3 months, the graft will create a strong new bone to make sure that your jaw will successfully support the implant.
Implants are made of high-grade titanium metal.Treatment can vary from case to case, but most take 3-4 months between the initial consultation until the prosthesis is mounted.
Depending on the condition of the jaw bone and mouth, the treatment period could be extended. Anesthesia will be administered to the patient before the surgery takes place and during the healing process, you may encounter some minor pain that will generally only need an over the counter pain reliever.
Implants are actually less expensive because they are semi-permanent and require no additional cost. Elderly patients are completely fine to undergo implant surgery after you receive a complete health examination.
Dr. Taormina is one of the few general dentists in the state that is specifically trained to perform IV sedation for his patients.
Sedation Dentistry offers anxiety-free dental procedures as the patient is in a deeply relaxed state, though fully responsive. Also, it is a comfortable experience, often with no recollection of the time period.
Dr. Taormina realizes that there are a lot of legitimate reasons why many people stay away from the dentist. Whether it’s fear or something else that’s keeping you away, today’s dentistry gives Dr. Taormina many options for making you comfortable throughout your appointment.
Sedation Dentistry uses medications to relax patients, which makes for a totally comfortable dental experience.
Nitrous Oxide sedation, also called “Laughing Gas” is a very light form of sedation, which works fast and wears off quickly. It is readily available for any appointment needed.
We also offer oral sedation is a wonderful option for patients as it allows you to be sedated through an entire dental visit using just a small pill.
Finally, IV sedation is a technique used by specially trained dentists to keep patients comfortably sedated through an entire appointment.
Unlike general anesthesia, which is also delivered intravenously, IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation where the patient is never completely asleep.