Our patients testify to the fact that a healthy, attractive smile encourages confidence and effectiveness in all aspects of life. That is why we provide a wide range of elective cosmetic services. From teeth whitening to smile recontouring, we can improve your smile today!
Over time, your teeth often pay a high price for the stresses and strains of life, sometimes resulting in broken, chipped, stained or even missing teeth. With today’s advanced technologies and materials, we can effectively and comfortably restore the health, strength, and beauty of your precious smile.
Our restorative services include the following:
One of the best ways to provide our patients with excellent oral health is to help them establish proper habits at home. While we take the time necessary during visits to meticulously clean and polish your teeth, we will also evaluate your home techniques and continue to educate you as needed. We are equipped to go the extra mile by providing in-depth patient education, offering in-office gum care therapy, and recommending protection measures such as dental sealants or Night Guards.
Oral Surgery and Extractions
Fluellen Family Dentistry offers oral surgery and extractions for our patients.You may need a tooth extraction for various reasons. Sometimes teeth need to be extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease (gum disease), or they may have been broken in a way that is impossible to repair. Teeth may need to be removed due to crowding (such as impacted teeth) or for orthodontic treatment. Extraction is usually a last resort option, but sometimes it is the only viable option.
If you experience severe tooth, jaw, or facial muscle pain, it may be from the effects of grinding or clenching your teeth, an involuntary habit called bruxism. The good news is that your dentist may be able to prescribe a custom-made Comfort H/S Bite Splint, which offsets the pain caused by grinding your teeth.
A night guard is a device used to protect your existing healthy teeth and temporomandibular joint. This custom-made bite splint is a clear, thin removable device that is worn over your lower or upper teeth as you sleep.
Studies suggest those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal tooth wear per day compared to those who do not. The good news is that a simple bite splint can offset the effects of this subconscious habit while protecting your teeth from daily wear and tear.
ZOOM! In office whitening
Take a first step in feeling good and looking great with brighter, whiter teeth in about an hour. Zoom! teeth whitening is safe, effective and very fast, and performed only by a dental professional.
The Zoom In-Office Whitening System is clinically proven to whiten teeth an average of 3-4 shades in just one office visit, giving your patients the immediate results they want. Zoom gets teeth whiter, faster, and keeps them whiter longer using the latest light-activated whitening technology and industry-leading, take-home whitening products. Plus, Zoom is now easier than ever with our completely redesigned New Zoom Kit.
Opalescence Take Home Whitening
Opalescence allow you to whiten your teeth, at your convenience, in a safe, effective, and customized way.
Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are only available from your dentist, who will supervise your treatment from initial consultation through completion. The sticky, viscous gel won’t migrate to gums, and most formulations include Potassium Fluoride (PF), which helps to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention.
Powerful, prescription-strength Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are available with 10%, 10%PF, 15%PF, 20%PF, and 35%PF carbamide peroxide. Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels can provide results after just one night, though expect to see results in about a week.
Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are delivered via customized tray. Your dentist will create this tray from an alginate impression of your mouth; this customization is part of why Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are so effective. You can further customize your Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel experience by choosing from the five formulations and three flavors (mint, melon and regular).
Oral Cancer Screenings
With oral cancer, early detection is your best protection. Oral cancer claims over 8,000 American lives each year. This form of cancer often goes undetected until it metastasizes (spreads) to other body systems or regions. Our office routinely screens patients for oral cancer during checkups.
Our doctors and staff will look for white patches, mouth sores, tenderness, tissue color changes, and any changes that look problematic. Oral cancer screenings at Fluellen Family Dentistry only take a few minutes.
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