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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.