Your Dream Smile. A beautiful, natural looking smile
Dr. Baran emphasizes the cosmetic aspect in ALL of her work because she knows that when your smile looks good, you feel good! You may have seen Dr. Baran interviewed about her amazing cosmetic dentistry techniques. Using combinations of bonding, porcelain veneers and porcelain jacket crowns, her modern smile makeovers are so easy (and affordable) that there's simply no reason why you can't have a beautiful, dazzling smile - a perfectly NATURAL looking smile that even strangers will compliment you about.
With the popularity of "Extreme Makeovers" and other similar programs, everyone has become quite savvy about health-related cosmetic options. Whether it's a facelift, botox, tooth whitening or veneers, most people have an accurate idea of what's involved.
We now keep our teeth and stay physically healthy a lot longer than we did in years past. However, all that good living takes its toll on our appearance. Just as our bodies age, so do your teeth. Yellowing, chips, and crowding of teeth are akin to wrinkles and age spots on skin. So cosmetic dental treatments can be an important adjunct to other cosmetic procedures.
Many advancements have been made in the last ten years in cosmetic dentistry. We are now able to create beautiful smiles in situations that used to be difficult. Those patients who have undergone a cosmetic "makeover" have very often reported a new outlook on like, and an increase in their self-esteem. The feel so much better about themselves, that they smile most of the time, and are so much more motivated to maintain good homecare habits. The net result of all of this is a patient with not only a beautiful smile, but a healthier mouth as well.
The change in a person's appearance after a "smile lift" can be dramatic. When we look good, we feel good, and the people around us take notice. Projecting an image of self-confidence can be life-changing!
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
We will work with an implant specialist to create an implant for a missing single tooth, missing multiple teeth, or replace a removable appliance. Click here for more info
Our state-of-the-art, in-office Power Bleaching system will make your teeth whiter in less than 1.5 hours. Another option is our home bleaching system you take with you for results in 2 weeks. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results.
When a natural tooth has had a root canal, has broken, or is malformed, it will require a crown. A crown is an artificial tooth, made from durable, tooth-colored materials, often porcelain, that has been fabricated to fully cover the natural tooth to protect it. Chewing function and appearance are restored, and the replacement looks and functions like a natural tooth.
Bridges are designed to replace missing teeth. Plaster models are taken of your mouth, and sent to a laboratory, along with detailed instructions for the bridge design, paying strict attention to the shape, size and placement of the teeth and their relationship to the gums. The bridge often made of porcelain, and is carefully matched to your tooth color, so it looks and feels just like your own teeth. It is affixed with special adhesive that is a permanent bond.
Tooth-colored filings that are light cures to match your teeth. Amalgam: Silver-colored filings, more durable material.
We perform root canals on anterior and premolar teeth.
You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning). If it has been over a year since your last cleaning, possible treatment will include either Periodontal Scaling (deeper) or Root Planning and Scaling (requires anesthetic).
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials.
Removable Dental Prosthesis
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.