Clear aligners at Family Dentistry Of Walnut Creek - Dr. Troy Schmedding
What are clear aligners?
At Family Dentistry Of Walnut Creek, we utilize clear aligners or more commonly known as Invisalign. We use clear aligners in our office to do certain minimal amounts of tooth movement.
What are the dental issues which clear aligners can address?
We certainly utilize orthodontics as well in your treatment plan. But in simple routine cases which involve moving/pushing a couple of teeth up a bit, clear aligners are used.
What is the process of getting clear aligners?
Clear aligners are a high-tech digitally enhanced operation that allows us to change our aligners over a two-week period of time. This depends on the amount of movement needed and the end results desired.
It can range anywhere from six months to a couple of years and certainly depends on each case. Clear aligners are a wonderful avenue for patients at Family Dentistry Of Walnut Creek.
Call us today to get the perfectly straight smile you always wanted.
Teeth whitening at Family Dentistry Of Walnut Creek explained by Troy A. Schmedding, DDS
What are the teeth whitening options available at Family Dentistry Of Walnut Creek?
We have an old school approach, and teeth whitening at Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek has only take-home bleaching.
There is the in-office bleaching that a lot of patients understand and think as a quick approach. But with the years of experience, we have gone back to utilizing the take-home therapy.
How does the take-home trays procedure work?
We use a peroxide-based material for 30 minutes a day, generally for two weeks.
It can remove stains within the tooth structure and lighten the tooth structure to a certain degree.
What are the results to be expected with at-home whitening?
Not everyone is the same when it comes to bleaching, and some people do better than others. But ultimately, if you allow the material to do what it is meant to do, you can enhance your smile to your desired point.
Porcelain Veneers at Family Dentistry Of Walnut Creek explained by Troy A. Schmedding, DDS
What are porcelain veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a common term not only in dentistry but also in the public. They are simply a ceramic restoration that is placed on the facial side of the appearing side of a tooth structure.
How are porcelain veneers placed?
They’re placed onto the tooth thinly using minimal amounts of tooth removal to place a small piece of porcelain on to the tooth.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
With a small piece of porcelain, we’re able to change different things depending on your needs and desires. We can change everything from tooth size to shape, and even color depending on what you want.
The overall emphasis is utilizing a minimally invasive approach and placing a thin piece of porcelain onto your tooth. It changes the dimensions and the dynamics to meet your qualifications for a beautiful smile.
Composite fillings explained by Dr. Troy Schmedding
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are a wonderful approach to restoring a tooth, not only cosmetically but functionally.
What is the difference between Amalgam fillings and Composite fillings?
The great thing about composite resin restorations or tooth-colored fillings is being able to remove minimal amounts of tooth structure.
We glue in the restoration rather than relying on old school type dental amalgam restorations that were placed based on mechanical retention and resistance.
How does the filling procedure work?
The composites of today or the tooth-colored fillings are placed completely differently. We will remove only the decayed portion of the tooth.
This minimalizes unnecessary tooth removals providing you with a long-lasting restoration, which is not only pretty but durable.