Teeth Whitening:
We provide a take-home whitening kit that includes custom trays made here in the office. The kit includes 6 syringes of whitening material and a case for your trays. Syringes can be resupplied two at a time. It is important for the patient to be aware of daily habits such as drinking wine, consuming dark sauces and coffee that can alter the effects of the whitening process. With a take-home kit this provides the patient with full control over how often they wish to whiten; everyday, every other day, etc until the desired color is met.

Invisalign:
Orthodontic treatment that includes a series of clear removable trays to correct bite and align teeth. Treatment is initially discussed with Dr. Tudor to review the patients Invisalign plan; how many trays the patient will be receiving, cost of plan, length of plan and any adjustments in the plan the patient wishes to change. After the initial consultation and agreement the patients Invisalign kit will be ordered and delivered to the office. The initial appointment includes placing attachments on specific teeth to hold the trays in place which allows forced movement of the teeth. Each appointment the patient will receive up to 2-3 trays that are worn for about two weeks each. On the last set of trays Dr. Tudor will remove the attachments from the teeth and the retainer tray will be given to the patient.

Veneers:
Facial cap that covers the front part of the tooth and the tip to correct spatial flaws, tooth shape and enhance tooth color aesthetically for anterior teeth. During this process the tooth is shaved down to fabricate the prep in which the veneer will be placed over. Normally more than one tooth is done at a time to collectively match adjacent teeth.

Bridge:
A fixed prosthesis that is permanently cemented on the teeth. A bridge is described by the number of teeth involved- 3 unit bridge, 4 unit bridge, etc. Within the bridge are pontics; artificial teeth that replace the missing teeth and the then abutment; natural tooth that supports the bridge. Bridges are usually considered when there are multiple teeth missing in the same arch.

Partials:
Like a bridge, partials are used to replace missing teeth, but can be removed from the oral cavity, normally at bedtime. Attached to a partial are clasps; attachments shaped to grip permanent teeth for support and to prevent the partial from dislodging. A partial can replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth in the same arch.

Dentures:
A removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth in which the device adheres using the natural retention of the gum tissues, bone structure and soft palate. Dentures can be full, partial or attached to implants placed in the oral cavity. Normally dentures are considered when the majority of a patient’s teeth are missing.

Restorative:
Procedures that entail rebuilding a tooth structure due to chipping, fractures, decay or trauma.

Composite fillings:
Tooth colored material that is bonded to the natural teeth to reshape and form the desired tooth structure. Fillings are used to correct tooth color, replace cavities or reform tooth shape due to chipping.

Crowns:
Permanent restoration that completely covers a single tooth. In some cases it may be necessary to rebuild the tooth structure before prepping due to decay that has progressed too deep and is close to the nerve or a tooth that has been fractured. A temporary crown will be placed during the time the permanent crown is being fabricated at the lab and then permanent cementation will follow during patient delivery.