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By Provo Dental
June 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Cosmetic dentistry can help you transform your dull or damaged smile or even replace a missing tooth. One of these cosmetic dentistry options offered by your Provo, UT dentists, Drs. Gary and Kevin Weist, may offer the perfect solution for your smile issues.

Teeth whitening

Whitening your teeth is one of the simplest and most effective ways to enhance your appearance. Professional-strength whiteners eliminate stains in just about an hour, turning your smile from dull to sparkling. Whitening results generally last several years but may be extended if you avoid or limit coffee, tea, berries and other foods and beverages that contain dark pigments.

Six Month Smiles

Have your teeth shifted as you've gotten older? If your teeth have become a little crooked or you have a few gaps, Six Month Smiles can help. You'll wear clear braces that only realign the teeth that are visible when you smile. Most adults can complete treatment in just about six months.

Crowns

Hollow crowns slip over the tops of teeth, covering them completely. Crowns restore broken teeth and strengthen fragile and cracked teeth. They're also used to change the shape or length of teeth or hide discolorations or other flaws. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, your new crown may only require one visit to the Provo dental office. Same-day crowns are created in the office while you wait.

Dental implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth starting with the roots. Implants serve as replacement roots and are added to your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The tiny titanium implants bond to your jawbone and becomes just as strong as your natural tooth roots. Dental implants are paired with dental crowns to create brand new teeth that look as good as they feel.

Dental implants usually never need to be replaced and can be used to restore any number of missing teeth. If your oral and general health is good and you don't smoke, you're probably a good candidate for dental implants.

Improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry! Call your dentists in Provo, UT, Drs. Gary and Kevin Weist, at (801) 374-8205 to schedule your appointment.

By Provo Dental
April 24, 2020
Tags: Orthodontics  

Your lower and upper jaws’ teeth should fit together neatly. Otherwise, it could increase your risk of developing bite issues, gum disease, and tooth decay. The area of orthodontics is focused on diagnosing and correcting jaw and teeth alignment issues with the use of orthodontic appliances like braces and aligners.

A thorough evaluation with one of our orthodontists, Dr. Gary Wiest or Dr. Kevin Wiest of Provo Dental in Provo, UT, can accurately determine if you require orthodontics. In the meantime, below are common examples when orthodontic treatment is usually recommended.

When is Orthodontics Recommended?

In general, dentists typically recommend orthodontic treatment for people with overlapping, crowded, and crooked teeth since these can lead to a host of issues such as:

  • Gum Injury: If a tooth does not fit into its opposite jaw snugly, it might cause gum injury because it will repeatedly dig into your gum.
  • Gum Disease and Tooth Decay: Crowded and overlapping teeth could be more difficult to clean and consequently result in gum disease and decay.
  • Premature Wear and Tear: Chewing can gradually wear down teeth that don’t fit properly.

Take note that orthodontic treatment is commonly done when all of the person’s permanent teeth have come in or erupted, which is between 11 and 13 years of age, but some people can start treatment earlier or later on when they’re adults. So it’s best to consult with your orthodontist in Provo, UT, to determine the best time for orthodontics.

Specific Problems That Orthodontics Can Treat

Protruded Teeth

This occurs when the lower jaw is placed further back than the upper jaw. When your teeth fit nicely together, you’d see your upper teeth placed on your lower lip’s inside portion, otherwise, you have protruded teeth. If you have protruded teeth, you have an elevated risk of tooth loss or damage from accidents. You may likewise have eating and/or speech issues. Lots of people also opt to treat protruded teeth, not only for functional purposes but for aesthetic reasons as well.

Underbite

When you have an underbite, your bottom jaw will protrude more forward than usual. When you fit your teeth, you’ll find that your bottom front teeth will rest in front, instead of behind, your upper front teeth.

Excessive Overbite

When your top teeth sit over your bottom teeth more forward than usual, you have an excessive overbite.

Crowded Teeth

This occurs when there isn’t sufficient space for your teeth in your jaw, causing them to overlap. This could be a result of a small jaw, huge teeth, or both.

Interested in Orthodontics? Give Us a Call

Arrange your appointment with Dr. Gary Wiest or Dr. Kevin Wiest here at Provo Dental in Provo, UT, by dialing (801) 374-8205.

By Provo Dental
March 25, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

It's not easy to smile at the world when you're not confident about your teeth. For instance, stained, broken, or missing teeth can all make you want to hide your face during social situations, consequently interfering with work, school, and even your personal life.

Fortunately, a cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dr. Gary Wiest or Dr. Kevin Weist in Provo, UT, can improve the imperfections in your smile and rejuvenate your look—read on to learn more!

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that is designed to enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile. Whether you want to make your teeth whiter, replace missing teeth, or anything in between, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your goals.

Improves Your Self Confidence

One of the first benefits of receiving cosmetic dental surgery is that it makes you feel better about yourself. When you have a beautiful smile, you feel more confident about going to work, school or social events. It can boost your self-esteem when you know your teeth are healthy and attractive.

Improves Your Appearance

Cosmetic dentistry can improve your appearance. It eliminates yellow or stained teeth. It fixes loose teeth and replaces ones that are missing. If your teeth are crooked, Dr. Gary Wiest and Dr. Kevin Wiest can straighten them, enabling you to speak and chew more easily.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

There are various kinds of cosmetic dental treatments. Some of them include:

  • Teeth Whitening, to improve stained teeth
  • Crowns, to repair damaged teeth
  • Veneers, to hide dental stains and improve uniformity in your smile
  • Bonding, to fix abnormal tooth structure

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you're ready to improve your teeth's appearance and you live in Provo, UT, contact Provo Dental at 801-374-8205. Schedule an appointment with our dentists and achieve the smile you've always wanted!

By Provo Dental
February 19, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

While we all know that crooked teeth can negatively impact your appearance and social life, did you also know that they commonly produce cases of periodontal disease, as well? It's true—when your gums don't fit firmly around the teeth, bacteria can multiply and lead to potential tooth loss if not treated promptly. Here at Provo Dental in Provo, UT, Dr. Gary B. Wiest believes that a straighter smile can make all the difference for putting a positive spin on the personal and professional lives of patients. If you've been teetering with the idea of orthodontics, read on to learn more about the health benefits and schedule a consultation to discuss them further.

Types of Orthodontics

At our Provo office, Dr. Wiest provides orthodontic options that fix a wide range of mild, moderate, and severe alignment issues, including excessive gaps, crowding, overbites, underbites, and cross-bites. The types that we may recommend include:

Invisalign Aligners - a series of clear, removable, plastic trays that shift your teeth into their correct position.
Metal Braces - brackets, elastic bands, and arch-wires combine to put pressure on the teeth and move them into place.
Ceramic Braces - similar to metal braces, but the brackets are tooth-colored for a discreet appearance.
Lingual Braces - also virtually invisible, these custom wires and brackets are applied to the interior side of the teeth.

The Health Benefits of Orthodontics

Having a mouth that is free of periodontal disease and tooth decay makes it easy to keep your permanent teeth for a lifetime. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place and can lead to sore, tender, and bleeding gums when left untreated. Conversely, straight teeth close gaps so that bacteria can't enter. This prevents bad breath, protects teeth from damage, and promotes overall health by reducing your risk for oral-systemic diseases.

Interested in Orthodontic Work? Give Us a Call

If you are considering orthodontics, Dr. Gary B. Wiest offers a wide selection of treatment options to meet the unique needs of every patient. For more information about orthodontics and other services provided, visit our website. To schedule an appointment at our Provo, UT, dental office, please call 801-374-8205.

By Provo Dental
November 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Same Day Crowns  

Are you currently dealing with teeth that are decayed, fractured, or just aesthetically unpleasing? Then you need to learn about same day crowns! Here at Provo Dental in Provo, UT, Dr. Gary Wiest uses the CEREC system to create permanent dental caps in just one visit. Read on to learn more!

What Are CEREC Crowns?

CEREC, short for CERamic REConstruction. CEREC is a 3D chairside design and milling technology that allows dental professionals to create dental crowns right in-office! CEREC crowns are made using computer-assisted technology, a sophisticated milling machine, and a solid block of porcelain. The CEREC software develops an accurate map of the teeth and the space they occupy and allows your dental provider to design dental caps that are metal-free, fit precisely, and feel like real teeth.

Benefits of CEREC Crowns

CEREC dental caps are made of porcelain, is a beautiful material that closely resembles the enamel on your teeth. Your new crowns will be created from a durable block of porcelain, leaving you with strong dental restorations that will last for years to come. Furthermore, your dental caps will be designed and milled right in our office within one just one visit.

CEREC dental restorations are a great long-term option because they're durable and generally last for a decade or more. To achieve this goal, however, you will need to maintain a high level of oral hygiene. Keep your smile healthy by cleaning your teeth regularly—especially around the dental caps. Using mouth rinses can also help. To prevent damage to your new CEREC dental caps, avoid chewing hard foods, ice, or hard candy. Remember to visit a dental practitioner regularly for dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings.

Interested? Give Us a Call

Ready to transform your life with a smile makeover? Call Provo Dental today at 801-374-8205 to book a dental appointment and experience the benefits of same day crowns.





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