Crowns & Bridges
Dr. Michael Beck provides excellent restorative dental care. If your
teeth are damaged or decayed, crowns may be constructed to restore them
back to their original form. If you have missing teeth, a bridge may
be utilized. These restorations are cemented onto the teeth and are
referred to as "fixed" dentistry as opposed to a restoration of missing
teeth with a removable appliance or partial denture.
If you teeth are chipped, broken, or discolored, porcelain veneers are a
great way to change the color and shape of your teeth. A porcelain
veneer is a covering over the tooth that gives natural color and bridges
small gaps. Veneers can be a great alternative to braces for slight
orthodontic problems and provide a beautiful smile in a short amount of
Bleaching - Teeth
Hands down, one of the most reliable ways to get a truly bright smile is
through tray bleaching. This is because YOU are the one in control. You
how often you want to bleach, how white you'd like your teeth, and when
you want to use it.
What is tray bleaching? Like a custom athletic mouth-guard, we construct
a thin tray by taking impressions of your mouth. The actual bleaching is
fast and easy'use the trays anytime you have one hour. Bleach while on
the computer or while digesting after dinner, for example. The first
time you use the tray-bleaching system, use the trays everyday for 4-5
days. Once you are satisfied with your upper teeth results, the same can
be done for the lower teeth. We provide you with enough bleach for 16-20
hour applications; however, it's certainly
possible to get a great result within fewer sessions. If your teeth
appear to darken over the next nine months, simply place more bleach in
the appropriate tray and do 1-3 more sessions. The bleach should be
refrigerated and has a two-year shelf life. If you have run out of
bleach, you can purchase more from us at a nominal cost. As long as you
own the trays, you can continue to re-bleach your teeth.
In Office Bleaching:
For those that do not have the motivation to bleach an hour/day for
16-20 days, we also provide the Ultradent Opalescence Boost system. This
entails a single two-hour visit. There is no harsh bright light
necessary. The result is usually good; however, when done in combination
with the tray bleaching technique, this is the most ideal.
The results you get with either technique of bleaching will depend on
your habits. The worst offenders for darkening teeth are smoking, red
coffee tea and colas. We would suggest brushing and/or rinsing after having these foods during the period of time that you are using the
Whichever way you choose to lighten and brighten, our office will be able to accommodate your needs.
Click here for more information about KöR Extreme Deep Teeth Whitening.
Implants are an increasingly popular alternative to dentures, crowns and
bridges. They have many advantages, including their natural appearance,
improved comfort and unequaled convenience. If you are considering
implants, we can discuss the considerations and help you make the
decision that is right for you.
Root canal treatment, also known as
endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure in which the diseased or
damaged nerve of a tooth is removed so that the tooth can be saved or
Bonding is covering the front surface of teeth with durable plastic to
either change the tooth's color or shape, or the rebuild broken teeth.
Bonding is similar to veneers, but not as strong, but it is a low-cost
way to improve your smile. Bonding is great for children who have
chipped front teeth and for adults who need an alternative for veneers
and understand the limitations.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Inlays and Onlays are tooth-colored restorations that are used in place
of silver fillings on the chewing surfaces of back teeth.