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Virtually Painless Dentistry
Emergencies Seen Same Day
Life Changing Smile Makeovers
Digital X-rays - 90% Less Raditation
Powerful Teeth Whitening Options
Invisalign - Invisible Braces
Digital Imaging - See Your New Smile Before Treament
Laser Cavity Detection - Finds Decay In Its Earliest Stages
Intraoral Camera - You See What We See In Your Mouth
Custom Fitted Mouthguards - For Our Athletic Patients
Halitosis Treatment - Don't Suffer From Bad Breath

Family Oriented Staff
Convenient Hours - Evenings Available
Educational Videos/DVDs - Keeping You Informed
Flexible Financing Options - Interest-Free Plans Available, Most Major Credit Cards Accepted


Specialties

Porcelain Laminate Veneers

Porcelain Laminate Veneers are custom-made, wafer-thin, translucent, shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve the esthetics. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance.

You should know that this is usually an irreversible process, because it's necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.

Your dentist may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. But for many people the results are more than worth it.



All Porcelain Crowns
A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.
A porcelain crown can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that's already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It's also used to cover a dental implant. By using pure porcelain, your crown will look as natural as possible.
The all-porcelain crown allows the color of the original tooth underneath to shine through. These crowns have the advantage of being truly translucent, and show no metal at the gum line. They are the closest thing to the ideal enamel replacement mentioned above that modern dentistry has yet invented. Most all-porcelain crown systems require greater tooth reduction than the corresponding porcelain to metal coping restoration.



Valplast Partial Dentures

Valplast partial dentures, which are made of a nylon thermoplastic material which has several advantages over the other two types of partial dentures.

Valplast partial dentures have no metal clasps and are very light weight. The material is translucent, so the patient's own gums show through, giving a very natural appearance. Valplast partial dentures can be used to replace many or few missing teeth, and can even be modified to replace a missing tooth on only one side of the mouth, greatly enhancing comfort. Valplast can be used for full dentures on people who have irregularities in their jaw bone that would preclude the use of the standard rigid acrylic material. Valplast is an option for cosmetic improvement of teeth that appear elongated due to recession of the gums, and for people who are allergic to the acrylic found in other types of partial dentures. Another great advantage of Valplast is its resistance to breakage, as it is surprisingly strong relative its size and weight.
Valplast partial dentures are an excellent option for the replacement of missing teeth. The cost of treatment is usually much less than either a permanent bridge or dental implants and can be completed in just two or three short visits. Durable, lightweight, and aesthetic, Valplast should be considered for anyone who needs replacement of missing teeth.

Prepless Veneers
Prepless veneers are custom-made, ultra-thin shells used to cover the surface of your teeth. Veneers can be used to cover worn, chipped, or cracked teeth, and can even be used to improve the appearance of your teeth alignment. Unlike traditional veneers, prepless veneers do not require removing healthy tooth enamel to provide room for veneers. Patients get a bright smile with custom-shaped teeth that look and feel natural with a less invasive procedure.
After the prepless veneers have been permanently placed, they will look and feel just like your natural teeth. You will be able to eat the same foods and use your teeth just as you did before the procedure. Maintain good oral hygiene and tooth care, including brushing and flossing, to keep your prepless veneers and your smile looking their best.


Porcelain to Noble Crowns
Porcelain is fused to an underlying metal structure to provide strength to a filling, crown or bridge and also to hide the metal. Including both porcelain and metal creates a stronger restoration than porcelain alone; moderately aggressive tooth reduction is required.



Porcelain Onlays and Inlays
Porcelain inlays or onlays refer to indirect fillings made of porcelain that fit into or onto the affected tooth. Its purpose is to make the tooth stronger by holding it together while retaining a natural, esthetically pleasing color. They are used in instances when there is deficient tooth structure to support a filling but the tooth is still in a condition that does not require a crown. Indirect fillings are similar to regular fillings with the exception being that they are permanently cemented by one's dentist and are made in a dental lab as opposed to being molded to shape in one's mouth. These fillings take two different forms: inlays which fit into the space remaining after the decay of an old filling or cavity has been removed and onlays (partial crowns) which sit on the tooth and builds up its shape. The advantages of indirect fillings are that they are more durable than fillings, lasting between 10 and 30 years. Whereas fillings have been known to reduce the strength of a tooth by up to 50%, inlays and onlays can actually increase a tooth's strength up to 75%.
The advantage that porcelain inlays or onlays have over gold inlays or onlays is its aesthetic value. Another advantage to porcelain inlays or onlays advantage of porcelain onlays is that they preserve more of the natural tooth structure. There is a feeling many dentists have that if tooth structure is healthy, it is best to leave it alone if possible. A third advantage is that, since they do not go down to the gumline, there is no chance of them irritating the gums.



Dental Implants
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that are used to counter tooth loss. The procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, though it also falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry as well.
Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures. Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant can serve to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.



Implant Borne Dentures
An implant borne denture is a fixed yet conditionally removable
( e.g. screw-retained) complete denture on four or more implants
in the jaw. Every tooth is replaced separately.
The implant-borne denture is an excellent solution as it offers sufficient retention as well as easy dental care and hygiene.








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Locations
Chamberlain Lane
Suite 103
Louisville, KY 40241

Telephone: 502-412-2222
Fax: 502-412-7744

3017 Poplar Level Road
Louisville, KY 40217

Telephone: 502-451-2005
Fax: 502-412-7744