Cosmetic Dentistry in the York Area
Cosmetic Dentistry York
At The Center For Dental Excellence, we are committed to providing patients with the state-of-the-art procedures and technology available in dentistry today. Achieving exceptional cosmetic dentistry results for each of our patients, our reputation attracts patients from the Lancaster and York area. Treatments such as teeth whitening, dental implants, and porcelain veneers can enhance your appearance and confidence. Contact us to learn more about the treatments offered at our cosmetic dentistry practice.
The CEREC 3 is a revolutionary computerized technology that allows custom restorations to be created without taking an impression of your teeth. Instead, a digital photograph is used, providing a level of precision that is almost impossible to achieve without the CEREC 3. Learn more about the technology available at our practice by contacting us today.
Our practice in the Lancaster and York area offers teeth whitening treatments to patients interested in a brighter smile. Unsightly stains that result from smoking, wine, coffee, tea, and soda can be eliminated, brightening your teeth for improved aesthetics. Contact The Center For Dental Excellence to learn more about how teeth whitening can help you achieve a smile makeover.
A gleaming white smile can go a long way toward promoting a positive self-image for our York and Lancaster area patients. With teeth whitening treatment, you don’t have to be embarrassed to flash a full smile without hiding it behind your hand. You can finally be proud of your pearly whites, and your smile. The teeth whitening treatment available at our practice provides patients with a vast improvement.
Are you interested in attaining a set of perfect, symmetrical teeth? Porcelain veneers are an amazing innovation that allows dentists to correct cosmetic problems that would take months or even years with braces. In as little as one appointment, Dr. Bell can correct gapped, chipped, crooked, and stained teeth. Find out if you would be a good candidate for this treatment at our cosmetic dentistry practice near York. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for patients considering a cosmetic change.
Once you decide porcelain veneers are the best option for your desired look, Dr. Bell will create a personalized smile design to achieve a look that is right for your needs. Porcelain veneers will be custom-fabricated, colored, and applied to your own teeth, resulting in a smile that appears natural and looks beautiful. Dr. Bell has improved the confidence and appearance of many York area patients with porcelain veneers. Contact The Center For Dental Excellence to schedule your consultation today.
For the replacement of missing teeth, dental implants are a permanent solution that should be seriously considered. Whether replacing a single tooth or several teeth, dental implants look and feel natural. Preserving adjacent teeth and preventing the loss of bone, dental implants also promote the health of your teeth and gums. But one of the greatest benefits for patients is restored functionality. Patients can eat the foods they like, chew properly, and smile with renewed confidence.
To replace missing teeth, one or more implants are placed in the bone, acting as an artificial tooth root. This allows the dentist to attach a new crown or bridge to this anchor after the implant has undergone an integration period. Dr. Bell places the final restoration four to six months after initial implant placement. To find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment, contact our cosmetic dentistry practice in the York area. Dental implants can be inserted after a thorough examination and X-rays are taken.
Teeth that are damaged, broken, or decaying can be restored and strengthened with dental crowns. The tooth-colored restorations used at our office blend in with surrounding teeth so dental work is not noticeable. Contact us to find out if crowns are the best solution for improvement in the health and appearance of your smile.
Dental bridges are used to fill in the space left by a missing tooth. Attached to crowns that are placed on the two adjacent teeth, the false tooth is custom-shaped to fit in the gap. Producing a natural appearance, bridges can help reduce your risk of gum disease, correct certain bite problems, and improve speech.
Sleep Apnea/Snoring Appliances
Breathing through a narrow airway or windpipe produces vibrations that cause the loud sound of snoring. Snoring happens at night when the muscles relax and have difficulty keeping the airway open. A shift in jaw position changes the shape of the airway. The soft tissue in the throat can collapse and the tongue can fall back into the throat. The result is a small opening to breathe through, a narrow airway.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway completely collapses and blocks airflow into the lungs. The more difficult to breathe, the tighter the airway seals. The breathing stops because the airway is closed. Without enough oxygen, the brain has to wake up the patient enough to start breathing again. The patient mayor may not be aware that they have stopped breathing. A sleep mate will often hear the patient gasp or choke when they are able to breathe again. People with mild sleep apnea may stop breathing only a few times an hour. People with severe sleep apnea can stop breathing as many as 80 times an hour.
The TAP!® holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not shift nor fall open during the night. This prevents the airway from collapsing. The TAP!® is the only mandibular advancement device that can be adjusted by the patient or practitioner while in the mouth. Most patients experience relief the very first night they wear their TAP!®. Although it may take up to a week to get used to wearing a TAP!® appliance, this is a small hurdle for patients. Nine in ten patients wear the device all night, every night - making the TAP!® a highly effective solution for both snoring and sleep apnea.
When most patients think about fillings, they remember the unattractive silver restorations of the past. At The Center For Dental Excellence, we use tooth-colored fillings so no one can tell if you’ve had a cavity repaired. Dr. Bell can restore new cavities and replace old metal fillings with tooth-colored restorations. Contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today to learn more.
Comprehensive & Preventative Care
Our practice offers comprehensive general and preventative dental care. From regular cleanings and exams, to preventive treatments such as sealants and root canal therapy, Dr. Bell has the knowledge and expertise to promote the health of your mouth. Contact The Center For Dental Excellence to schedule an appointment with our practice.
Soft Tissue Laser
The soft tissue laser works by emitting a controlled beam of light that dissipates matter on areas in need of treatment. Because the laser offers the dentist a superior level of precision, it is an extremely safe and effective method of soft tissue therapy. Contact us to learn more about the soft tissue laser and its beneficial uses.
Complete & Partial Dentures
Dental implants can also be used to anchor full or partial removable dentures. Removable dentures allow for a more comfortable and stable bite because they provide greater retention and security than traditional techniques. Typically retained by the use of clasps and rests on adjacent teeth, these unsightly attachments often place enormous stress on surrounding teeth. These clasps also make it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene, which may lead to problems such as decay, periodontal disease, or additional tooth loss. Dr. Bell carefully selects ideal sites for dental implants to act as anchors, placing attachments inside the denture where they can’t be seen.
Endodontics refers to the treatment of infected pulp within a diseased tooth. Also known as root canal therapy, this treatment allows Dr. Bell to save a tooth if it is seriously infected. If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity in one or more of your teeth, it is important to consult with a dentist as soon as possible, before damage progresses any further.
Lancaster and York area patients interested in a cosmetic change with porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, or another treatment can contact The Center For Dental Excellence today. Dr. Bell can design the gorgeous smile you deserve.