Plymouth Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Veneers
From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Dental Arts Dr. James McHenry, & Dr. Dan McHenry is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, and diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth to properly diagnosis proximal decay of teeth.
Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns and they can perfect your smile. Veneers can mask stains, hide chips, correct misalignment, close spaces and create uniformity. Veneers, which are made of thin, customized material designed to slide over the teeth, look incredibly natural, are durable and are relatively easy to apply. Please contact us today to find out more about veneers. Read More...
A smile can be dulled by stained, chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth, but bonding can quickly and painlessly restore your smile’s natural beauty. During the procedure, a thin coating of resin is painted over the damaged teeth and then reshaped, strengthening them and making them virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. To find out if bonding is the right option for you, please contact us today.
Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
Gone are the days when tooth ailments and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-colored fillings made of durable resin or porcelain can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. These revolutionary fillings are virtually undetectable and are easy to apply. They also prevent further injury to the teeth. To find out if tooth-colored fillings are a good option for you, please contact us today.
Teeth Whitening - Zoom!
Dental Arts is pleased to announce that we specialize in the latest, most effective tooth whitening procedure available — the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System. Safe, fast, and convenient, Zoom! uses a combination of formulated lighting and hydrogen peroxide-based solution to whiten teeth — typically by six to ten shades — in one brief office visit. With simple, regular home touch-ups and careful maintenance, a beautiful Zoom! smile can last indefinitely.
Zoom! Whitening Gel is carefully applied to the enamel (the tooth's protective coating). The end result is a brighter, whiter smile that is essentially free of coffee, tea, soft drink, wine or tobacco stains. To learn more about Zoom!, please contact our office today.
Invisible aligners are a revolutionary way to help you get even, straight teeth without using noticeable metal braces. Virtually undetectable, invisible aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that gradually guides your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets on which your lips or gums can snag. During your first evaluation, one of our doctors will help you determine if they are a good option for you. He will also design a treatment plan and take tooth impressions.
Aligners slide directly over your teeth and are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place. Depending on your case, you will wear them full-time (except when eating or drinking) for 12 to 36 months — no longer than you would wear traditional metal braces. You will see your dentist about every six weeks for check-ups. To learn more about invisible aligners, please contact us today.
Having straight teeth is important for both health and appearance. Not only do we have traditional metal braces, but we also offer newer, subtler varieties. Tooth-colored braces are also an option. They are designed to straighten teeth without calling attention to the fact that you have braces. Both metal and tooth colored braces are worn for 12 to 36 months, depending on the severity of the patient's case.
Another option is the use of invisible aligners, a unique new treatment option. Rather than using wires and brackets, invisible aligners use custom, removable aligner trays that move teeth into place discreetly and comfortably. The aesthetic aspect is important because having a smile you love can affect your happiness and self-esteem whether you are an adult, a teenager or a child. To learn more about these orthodontic options, please contact our office today!
Dental implants attach artificial teeth below the gum line using an anchor. The anchor holds the implant in place, allowing excess bone and gum tissue to grow around it. The end result is a strong, secure tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Because dental implants require surgery, they are intended only for candidates with sufficient bone and healthy gums. For more information about dental implants, please contact us today.
Mini Dental Implants
Denture wearers take note! Now there is a less costly way to immediately stabilize dentures and partials. Four to eight mini implants are placed, and the denture is stabilized at the same appointment.
This is a procedure that replaces or restores missing bone. Most grafts are done in conjunction with dental implants.
Many patients do not want to be awake for their dental work. "Sleep Dentistry" is available for those who desire an easier experience. Sedation is done by the use of an IV technique. It is especially helpful for those who are fearful of dentistry or have a lot of work to get done at one time. Oral sedation is also available.
Excessive clenching, grinding or poor bite alignment can strain your jaw joints or injure your teeth, causing discomfort and, often, severe pain. Dizziness, ear pain, head and neck pain, chewing difficulties, muscle soreness and throat pain may surface as the condition worsens. To correct such problems, we offer a variety of fixed and removable bite splints. To learn more about bite splints, please contact our practice today.
Nerves inside your teeth can sometimes be damaged from the presence of decay, large restorations, clenching, grinding, trauma and other factors. Irreversible damage to the nerve of the tooth can lead to infection and the need for root canal therapy. Root canal therapy removes the damaged nerve from the tooth and allows the tooth to be restored with either a crown or filling.
Do you have a "gummy" smile? Do you show more gums than teeth when you smile? A gum lift is a procedure that can surgically correct this appearance. It can often be combined with porcelain veneers, bonding, or bleaching to give you that perfect smile you've always dreamed of.
Years of neglect can often put patients at risk of losing their teeth. Dental Arts offers periodontal surgery techniques that will help you save teeth that have been damaged by gum disease.
This product reverses the numbness from a local dental anesthetic. About 60 minutes after the OraVerse injection, you will feel the numbness generally gone.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read More...
Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers. Read More...
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More...
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amont of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...