Most people think of visiting the dentist as an obligatory, semi-annual, or annual requirement. Or, if an immediate dental procedure is needed, it may feel like a chore. And now, with the pandemic still in play, many people even wonder if it’s safe to go to the dental office. As the preferred dentist in West Chester, PA, Chester County Family Dentistry (CCFD) is dedicated to helping patients understand why routine dental care is important (and safe).
In addition to being vital to optimum oral and overall health, regular dental checkups and cleanings shouldn’t be something to dread—especially if you feel your smile has become dull or disappointing. Many dental procedures can improve the look and feel of your teeth. Let’s explore a few dental treatments that can provide you with a much-needed smile boost, in a comfortable, safe atmosphere.
While routine dental work, such as examinations and cleanings, may feel cumbersome, they help prevent oral health issues—tooth decay and gum disease, as examples. But, there are additional dental services that can help enhance the appearance of your smile. In addition to a variety of general dentistry options, we provide patients a host of cosmetic dentistry services.
Take a look at four dental procedures that West Chester, PA area residents choose to improve their smiles:
When a patient receives an implant to replace a missing tooth, the dentist inserts a titanium screw in the empty space. An individually-crafted tooth is attached to the screw after the jaw bone and tissue have healed. Most patients who receive this procedure agree that a dental implant is a secure and stable replacement for a missing tooth. Your new tooth will blend right in with the rest of your smile.
If you have discolored or damaged teeth, a dentist can replace the worn areas with a special resin. This is a quick process that takes 40 to 60 minutes per tooth. The results: a beautiful, brighter smile.
Porcelain veneers are a more permanent cosmetic dental solution, lasting for approximately 20 years (depending on how well you take care of them). Veneers are carefully shaped to fit your real teeth to provide a more symmetrical, whiter, and vibrant smile.
Over time stains from coffee, tea, wine, and the aging process dull and darken the teeth. And, while many over-the-counter whitening products make promises to whiten and liven your smile, the results often come up short. Professional teeth whitening at a dental practice, however, can lift years of use off of patients’ teeth.
At CCFD, we make sure that patients of all ages feel comfortable, safe, and right at home. This means continuing to follow the highest standards in pandemic-safety protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Health Department, and American Dental Association (ADA).
To help put our patients minds at ease, we continue to keep you informed about the latest guidelines and statements regarding the safety of dentistry during COVID-19. The most recent statement made by the ADA states that not only are dental visits safe, but they are also considered “essential health services.”
Dr. David Montgomery and Dr. Ryan Dunn are committed to educating and providing patients with top-quality, personalized care. The members of our team are happy to discuss any of the above procedures (or others) with you.
Many families have made CCFD their dentist in West Chester, and we hope you decide to as well. Feel free to schedule your appointment now. Or, call us any time for questions at (610) 981-1009.