Anti-Aging Dental Techniques
Dr. Brit Phillips specializes in Anti-Aging Dentistry. When Dr. Phillips does an Anti-Aging dental consultation, he looks at every aspect of your face, not simply your bite or the color of your teeth. Changing the shape, size or depth or your teeth with implants, crowns, and veneers can smooth your jaw line and wrinkles around your mouth and make your lips appear fuller, or balance the appearance of your smile without cosmetic surgery.
1. Economy Dentures – Economy dentures are designed to be inexpensive, forfeiting both fit and appearance for a lower cost. Because they are not highly customized and can be completed quickly, this accounts for their often very poor fit. 2. Traditional Dentures – Traditional dentures are the most widely used dentures. They look good, but they often lack in the functional department. These dentures tend to click and slip during both talking and eating. More importantly, they do not stimulate the jawbone like natural teeth, resulting in loss of bone mass. 3. Neuromuscular, Cosmetic Dentures – This is the true “anti-aging” denture. Although the cosmetic dentures are more expensive, the superior fit, function, and aesthetics are worth the additional cost. The results may even truly make people think that you’ve had a facelift!
Dental implants are bridges that are permanently anchored into the jaw. Because there is always a perfect fit, implants are almost the same as having your natural teeth back again. To qualify for implants, you’ll need healthy oral tissues and jawbone ridges that are in good shape. If you’re suffering from tooth loss, talk with Dr. Phillips about whether there is another option for you.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom molded aligners. Only dentists, like Dr. Phillips, who have been certified and underwent extensive training by Invisalign are allowed to perform the treatment on patients. Have the smile you’ve always wanted — without the hassle of braces.
When the size of a “filling” exceeds a certain proportion of the tooth, it must be replaced with a “crown,” which look and function just like natural teeth. Dr. Phillips may recommend a crown if your tooth has enough decay that it cannot hold a filling, or if your tooth is cracked or broken and in danger of cracking down into the root if left unattended. A crown covers your tooth completely. It fits snugly at the gum and protects what remains of the natural tooth. Dr. Phillips uses porcelain crowns that look very natural and don’t have a dark metal line at the gum. Porcelain crowns, when performed correctly using the latest materials and most up to date procedures are natural looking. The untrained eye can barely notice a different between a porcelain crown and your own natural tooth. Dr. Phillips extensive training makes him uniquely qualified to give you the most up to date, natural looking crowns.
Today at Brit Phillips DDS PA we have exciting new biomaterials that can give your smile a lift without invasive treatments.Dr. Phillips uses ultra-thin porcelain veneers to correct chipped, weakened, or discolored teeth. No more yellow. No more gaps or embarrassing chips. And Dr. Phillips’ veneers can return real structural integrity to damaged teeth, while leaving them looking as good (in many cases better) than the originals.
Dr. Phillips can treat discolored, stained or aging teeth with state of the art teeth whitening. The treatment can be completed in just over an hour in our office, or you can choose at-home treatments. Lighten discolorations caused by coffee, cigarettes, medication, or aging. You’ll notice the difference immediately…and so will everyone else.
Denture Facial Rejuvenation
With time the area between the nose and the chin decreases in height due to the loss and/or the wearing down of teeth. Dr. Phillips has discovered that this is one of the key factors causing facial aging. Just envision a person who has lost their teeth and you can imagine what a difference this can make in lower facial height. Missing and ground down teeth result in the collapsed appearance around the mouth which causes vertical lines all around the mouth. The effects don’t stop there either because the tension on the skin of the face becomes slackened and the entire face is effected.
Dental Implant Dentistry
Technology is advancing so quickly in the area of implant dentistry that we can now virtually copy nature. Dr. Brit Phillips can get you back the teeth you were meant to have. Dental implants are an ideal option for people who have lost one tooth or several teeth. The implant is a biocompatible titanium screw that looks very similar to the root of a tooth, which is placed in the jawbone. The bone engages the implant, and then a crown is connected to the implant. The result is a tooth that feels and looks exactly like a natural tooth, and patients cannot tell that it is not their real tooth. Due to the strength and permanence of this procedure, the result is not just cosmetic, but also highly functional.
Restorative Dentistry refers to the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed, lost and/or the restoration of old dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and fillings. Once your dentist has examined your teeth and has evaluated your dental and medical history, they will be ready to provide a diagnosis and treatment options. Dr. Phillips uses numerous methods to conservatively restore your teeth and help you obtain optimal oral health.