Cohen Dental uses both Zoom and One Step Bleaching for one hour in house procedures. We use precision bleach trays for home use and long term whiteness control.
Struggling with snoring and sleeplessness? Call your dentist. Snoring and sleep disturbances are often signs of obstructive sleep apnea, and your oral health could be to blame.
The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. The condition causes repeated breathing interruptions throughout the night; the pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur 30 or more times per hour. These pauses happen because the muscles in the back of the throat are flaccid, the tongue is too large, or the jaw is too small, causing airway obstructions.
The first sign of sleep apnea is often tooth grinding (also called bruxism). Dentists look for worn tooth surfaces, a sign that a patient grinds his or her teeth. Grinding can cause tooth wear and breakage as well as inflamed and receding gums. A spike in cavities can also be a sign of grinding because the force damages teeth, making them susceptible to cavity-causing bacteria.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
Over the past two decades, the field of cosmetic surgery has exploded into a multi billion dollar business. Women and men around the world are also improving their looks with cosmetic dental procedures.
Thanks to reality TV programs such as ABC’s Extreme Makeover, more and more people are learning about the procedures available to change their smile. One- hour in office bleaching is the most popular treatment available now for tooth whitening. Dr. Cohen has been offering Zoom , the one- hour bleaching technique for more than two years.He was the first dentist in Savannah to offer Zoom which is the same procedure used on ABC’s Extreme Makeover. Most patients are obtaining smiles from 8 to 14 shades lighter in one hour.
Another great cosmetic procedure called veneering is used to correct chipped , gapped, cracked, worn down or stained teeth. This type of treatment can change the shape, length and the color of your teeth. These tooth veneers are laboratory custom- fabricated facing that are bonded to the fronts of your natural teeth.Veneers usually take two appointments, from start to finish about 10-14 days. Zoom whitening procedures and veneers are example of the many options available today for smile improvement. The costs vary and are reasonable for the dramatic improvements that a cosmetic smile lift can give your self confidence and self- esteem.
For more information on the options cosmetic dentistry has to offer or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation, please call 912-353-9533.