At Porter Dental Health Clinic, Dr. Lance Porter and our team work together to cultivate an environment where our patients can get the care they need, delivered with a smile. Nothing is more important to us than your safety and satisfaction, and we will go above and beyond to ensure your comfort. No matter the reason for your dental visit — whether to receive general or preventative care, to breathe new life into your smile or to repair a damaged tooth — we will treat you with the care, compassion and respect that you deserve.
Cosmetic dentistry is a group of procedures and treatments to enhance the beauty of your smile. Issues commonly treated with cosmetic dentistry include tooth stains, yellow teeth, slight tooth chips and cracks, uneven tooth edges and prominent or uneven gum tissue. Cosmetic dentistry is always individualized to your needs, and our team will customize a treatment plan that conceals the aspects of your smile that bother you and emphasizes the parts that you love. Our most popular cosmetic dentistry options include teeth whitening and the placement of gorgeous porcelain veneers.
Restorative dentistry techniques repair damaged or decayed teeth or replace missing teeth, giving you a complete, healthy smile. Modern restorative dental materials are strong, durable and built to last for many years. But durability doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice aesthetics; many materials are also a good match for natural tooth structure in terms of color and texture. Once your tooth has been repaired with a restorative option like a crown or replaced with a dental implant, the tooth should blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Teeth whitening is the process of treating stubborn tooth stains and brightening the overall color of your teeth. At our office, we can whiten your teeth quickly using the GLO Science system, which improves the color of teeth by up to 14 shades in an hour. Or, we can set you up with the GLO Brilliant personal teeth whitening mouthpiece to use in the comfort and convenience of your own home or while traveling.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of ceramic that we can bond to the front of your teeth to hide minor imperfections. Depending on your dental needs, you could benefit from a single veneer placed over an irregularly shaped tooth, or you may opt for a set of several veneers, placed over all of the front teeth that show when you smile.
If you have a damaged, decayed or otherwise weakened tooth, we can completely rehabilitate it with the placement of a dental crown. The crown, which resembles a natural, healthy tooth, provides strength and support to your tooth and holds it together to prevent it from breaking or cracking. It will be fabricated to match the characteristics of your surrounding natural teeth.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings, only they repair larger areas of tooth structure. An inlay fits within the points, or cusps, of the tooth’s chewing surface, and an onlay covers one or more of the cusps. In place, it is virtually impossible to discern between the restorations and natural enamel.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea refers to a sleep disorder characterized by numerous cessations in breath due to an obstruction in the airway. Those repeated breathing pauses rob you of the quality restorative sleep your body needs to properly function. Our team offers oral appliances to help keep your airway open while you sleep.
A dental implant mimics the entire structure of a natural tooth, from root to crown. The implant’s post is placed in your jawbone to provide a stable foundation for an artificial tooth. With your implant securely in place, you can bite and chew confidently and avoid many of the jawbone and health-related problems that can occur due to missing teeth.
Dentures are a very popular way to replace clusters of missing teeth or all of the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw. They are crafted from ceramic teeth anchored to an acrylic base. When we fit you for dentures, we will ensure that they look natural, fit comfortably and enable normal biting and chewing function.
Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, controls your ability to open and close your mouth so you can eat, speak, laugh and yawn. If the jaw joint sustains a direct injury or deteriorates from arthritis or another degenerative disorder, we refer to the resulting complications as TMJ disorder (TMD). Our team offers comprehensive care for TMD, and can help you reclaim normal or close-to-normal jaw function.
To discuss your personal dental needs with Dr. Porter, we invite you to reach out to the team at Porter Dental Health Clinic. Please call or email us today.