Edentulism, the loss of all or most of your natural teeth, can have a profound effect on your life. Fortunately, dentists offer tooth replacement options that can restore your smile.View Article
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Dr. Steven Pear and the staff at East Haddam Dental Associates in Moodus believe that each of our patients deserves a smile they can be proud to show off. We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions to correct such common aesthetic flaws as stained teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or crooked. Be sure to visit our online smile gallery to see some of the stunning results Dr. Pear and the East Haddam Dental Associates team have achieved for our cosmetic dentistry patients. We invite you to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by the doctors at East Haddam Dental and then contact us at 860-873-1404 to schedule your smile makeover consultation.
Tooth whitening is perhaps the most commonly sought cosmetic dentistry procedure at East Haddam Dental Associates. Even the most beautiful smile can appear unhealthy or dull when teeth are stained or yellowed. Our patients enjoy smiles that can be many shades lighter and brighter.
By applying a thin coating of a tooth-colored resin composite material to teeth, Dr. Steven Pear and associates can improve the appearance of a number of cosmetic flaws. In many cases, cosmetic bonding is more affordable and just as effective as porcelain veneers.
When a tooth has been damaged by a cavity, the doctors at East Haddam Dental will recommend a root canal to remove the infected tooth pulp. To restore functionality and appearance, and to seal the tooth from further damage, a dental crown will then be placed over the entire tooth surface.
If a patient is missing one or more teeth but is not necessarily a good candidate for dentures or dental implants, he or she may be fitted with a dental bridge. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by a dental crown on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth.
At East Haddam Dental Associates, we offer both full and partial dentures to our patients in the Moodus area. Unlike dental bridges or dental implants, dentures are removable replacement teeth. Drs. Pear, Stofko and Goldman use the most modern materials and methods to create our patients' dentures, so they can always be assured of a comfortable fit and the most realistic appearance.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into a patient's jawbone to support permanent replacement teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants never need to be removed for cleaning, and they allow for more comfortable eating and speaking.
Traditional metal fillings are often composed of mercury, which, in addition to creating a black appearance, can be harmful to our patient's health. For this reason, at East Haddam Dental Associates we use only composite, or tooth-colored fillings. White fillings applied by Dr. Pear and associates are less likely to cause tooth breakage like with metal fillings. White fillings are also virtually undetectable which makes your smile healthy and beautiful at the same time.
The patients at East Haddam Dental may combine a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve the ultimate in smile design. For example, a patient may choose to eliminate the "gummy" appearance of his or her smile with gum recontouring, and then enhance the results with a tooth whitening session. To learn more about the smile makeover or smile design opportunities available to our patients, we encourage you to make an appointment with Drs. Pear, Stofko or Goldman to consult with a member of our East Haddam Dental Associates team at our Moodus office, which is central to Colchester, East Hampton, Higganum, and Chester. Call us today at 860-873-1404 for more information.