Over-the-counter commercial whitening products can come with the risk of being too abrasive as well as cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. For convenience, safety and great results, a professional method is preferred. professional whitening can happen at home or in our office. For fast, dramatic whitening results, we offer in-office whitening treatments. We use VenusWhitening which is a chemically active material and process in which no light is required. For a more gradual whitening option, with one of our home kits prescribed exclusively for you along with your custom trays, you can whiten on a routine that fits into your schedule. Call today and discover which method is right for you.
Porcelain Crowns and Veneers
Porcelain crowns and veneers can be made to correct or repair chipping, wear, spacing, crowding, cavities and discoloration. Here at Newport Center Dental we use modern materials along with the latest techniques to provide the most natural appearance and strength to withstand chewing forces. Call today for a complimentary consultation and explore your options for having that beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted.
Cosmetic bonding can be a more conservative yet, comparable alternative to porcelain veneers. A high-density modern material is used to reshape and contour a perfectly matched tooth/teeth to the surrounding area -- making it difficult to discern if there was ever a chip. This technique requires a skilled hand and eye in which, Dr. McHarris has been specially trained. Call today and see if cosmetic bonding will be a fit for you.
Interested in an alternative to metal braces? Dr. McHarris is a premier provider with ClearCorrect. ClearCorrect is a modern approach to straightening teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth a little bit at a time, all without the hassle of metal brackets and wires. Call today to see if invisible braces could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Tooth loss no longer has to be an embarrassing issue. Today’s advances and specialty training in the field of implants allows us to conservatively and naturally restore missing teeth. Dental implants are the strongest, most stable and most lifelike option for replacing missing teeth. Ready to restore a youthful smile? Call today and schedule your appointment to learn more about implants.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Modern dentistry and advanced training gives us direct access to evaluating and treating snoring and/or sleep apnea with proven results -- all without the use of a CPAP. Snoring can cause a serious strain on your relationship as well as your health and should not be ignored. Studies have shown that people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea are at a higher risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes and Type II diabetes. Call today and learn more about how you or a loved one can improve sleep and restore optimum health.
Root Canal / Endodontics
An endodontic treatment saves a severely injured, cracked, or decayed tooth when its pulp (the soft inner tissue inside a tooth's root canal) becomes inflamed or infected. If it is not treated promptly, pain or a tooth abscess (infection) results. Endodontic treatment is also known as a "root canal."
Root canal treatment is completed in one or two office visits, depending on the presence of infection and the required treatment plan. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth. With good oral hygiene, the restored tooth has the potential to last a lifetime.
Wisdom Teeth / Oral Surgery
Third molars, also called wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt in a person's mouth. Often, they do not erupt properly or with sufficient space to be functional. Therefore, it may be recommended to have them removed. While the removal of wisdom teeth is the most well-known type of oral surgery, there are many reasons why oral surgery may be required. In order to determine if this is necessary for you or your child, a consultation is recommended to discuss your options.
Routine dental checkups are vital to good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages. Early detection and treatment saves unnecessary discomfort, time and money.
The Academy of General Dentistry recommends checkups twice a year. Oral hygiene needs change with age and the condition of your teeth and gums. Your dentist may recommend a checkup schedule that is more or less frequent than twice a year.
In an Emergency
Stay calm. Focus on stopping the bleeding and protecting the injured tooth or area by following the appropriate instructions in this section.
Never take aspirin or ibuprofen for a dental emergency because they are anticoagulants which can cause excessive bleeding. To alleviate pain, take acetaminophen as directed on the packaging label.
Injuries to your teeth and gums can result in infection or other complications -- so make sure you see your Dentist.
If your emergency is life-threatening, dial 911 for Emergency Medical Services or go immediately to a hospital emergency room.
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Robert J. McHarris, D.D.S