For a whiter, brighter smile
Your smile is important. It's one of the first things people notice about you. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful and can help you feel more confident and look younger.
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth, dulling your smile and often making you look older than you really are. Many things can dull or stain your teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking.
At Advanced Dental Wellness, we offer the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed in-office Whitening and the Opalescence Tooth Whitening System. Whether you prefer to whiten overnight in the comfort of a custom tray, brighten your smile while you're on the go, or get immediate results with an in-office treatment, we have the whitening system that works for you.
Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed
WhiteSpeed is clinically proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades in 45 minutes*. With clinically superior results and efficacy versus other professional whitening alternatives, WhiteSpeed is one of the fastest ways to create brighter, healthier smiles that you will want to show off. When combined with the pH booster in the whitening gel, WhiteSpeed's advanced blue LED light-activated technology greatly accelerates the whitening process, delivering dramatic results.
Opalescence take-home whitening gel offers professional results in a customized whitening treatment you can do in the comfort of your own home. Available in a range of formulations and flavors, Opalescence take-home whitening gel is delivered via custom-made trays, further tailoring the treatment to your smile. Opalescence take-home whitening gel is available only through a licensed dental professional.
Dispensed only by a licensed dental professional, Opalescence Go whitening comes in prefilled, disposable trays, so it's easy to take with you anywhere you go. Opalescence Go offers a whiter smile in just 5–10 days with wear times ranging from 15–60 minutes per day. And its two delicious flavors make this professional alternative to over-the-counter tooth whitening taste great too!
To maintain your bright, white smile, use Opalescence toothbrushes and specially formulated whitening toothpastes. You'll get enhanced stain-fighting power and a maximum dose of fluoride to keep your smile bright and healthy.
Root Canal Therapy
We provide fast and comfortable root canals. Dr. Raisch is very experienced in root canal therapy and his work is quality and professional.
What is a root canal?
A tooth has two basic parts, the crown and the roots. The crown is mainly above the gum, and the roots, which attach your tooth to your jawbone, are below. Inside the tooth is a hollow area, called the root canal.
The root canal contains a substance called pulp, which is a network of nerves and blood vessels that nourish the tooth, and sense extreme temperatures and pressure on the tooth.
If the pulp becomes injured or diseased, it dies. This can happen because of a deep cavity or damage to the tooth. Bacteria get in through a crack or cavity and cause infection. Eventually the tooth becomes loose, the tissue around it swells and abscesses may form beneath the tooth.
Progression of decay
Root canal therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Root canal therapy removes the nerve and pulp from the root canal, cleans the canal and seals it. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth is prone to further infection and abscesses may form.
If properly performed, and under normal circumstances, a root canal-treated tooth can last you a lifetime.
Symptoms of the need for root canal therapy
- Moderate to severe lingering toothache, which may be throbbing, when having hot or cold foods.
- Toothache pain so intense it wakes you up at night.
- Pain when chewing or biting.
- Swelling on your gum which when pressed may release blood or pus.
- Pain that starts in one tooth and spreads to other regions of the jaw or head e.g. an infected lower molar (back tooth) may cause you to feel pain in the ear!
Sometimes, however, there may be no symptoms.
Root canal procedure
Before recommending root canal therapy Dr. Raisch performs a thorough examination, including dental x-rays and a history of any symptoms for an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Raisch is very experienced in root canal procedures, fast and gentle. As much as possible, he uses advanced technologies to perform root canal therapy and very often can complete the procedure in a single visit.
Same-Day Porcelain Crowns
Natural-looking porcelain crowns with breakthrough CEREC® technology
Add strength and beauty to your smile with natural-looking crowns. If you have damaged teeth, or teeth weakened by root canal therapy or multiple fillings, porcelain crowns will restore strength and improve appearance.
Dr. Raisch is an expert in the use of state-of-the art technology to make you beautiful crowns that match your smile perfectly.
Beautiful, durable crowns in one visit!
Crowns are a type of dental restoration used to cover, protect and strengthen a damaged tooth. In the past, crowns required at least two or three appointments, with a temporary crown placed in the first visit followed by one to two weeks of waiting for a dental lab to create a permanent crown.
With breakthrough CEREC technology, Dr. Raisch can finish the entire procedure in just one office visit.
CEREC 3D is the world's most advanced dental restoration system. With the CEREC system, Dr. Raisch can create life-like porcelain crowns, veneers, inlays and fillings right here in our office.
Previously, these types of tooth reconstruction required at least two or three appointments. Now, entire procedures take only one office visit.
Using the CEREC 3D imaging system, Dr. Raisch takes accurate 3D pictures of the damaged tooth, then transfers it to a computer that precisely mills a restoration while Dr. Raisch monitors the process.
Made from a single block of translucent porcelain material, your custom crown is natural-looking, completely biocompatible and color matched to your own teeth.
No waiting, no extra shots, no temporaries - your crown is custom-crafted while you wait and bonded to your tooth all in a single visit!
Single Crown (CAD/CAM)
What is CEREC?
CEREC is short for CEramic REConstruction. It is the name of an advanced system that makes it possible to create perfectly-fitting, color-matched crowns right in a dental office from natural-looking, biocompatible porcelain.
CEREC restorations are milled from a single block of high-quality porcelain that is compatible with the body and has the same physical characteristics as natural tooth structure. CEREC porcelain expands and contracts with your teeth.
A CEREC restoration is less prone to cracks and flaws than other types of restorations because it comes from a single block.
Five reasons we use CEREC restorations
There are many, many benefits of CEREC restorations that set them apart from traditional fillings and metal crowns. If the fact that they can be rapidly-placed in a single visit is of interest to you, consider these additional advantages:
1. Natural-Looking - CEREC restorations are made to match your natural tooth color. When they are bonded into place, they are undetectable without x-rays.
2. Strength and Durability - CEREC restorations will wear as well as your natural tooth enamel. They are milled from a single ceramic block, which makes them less prone to cracks or chips than other types of replacements.
3. Expansion and Contraction - The ceramic material used in CEREC restorations closely matches the qualities of your natural teeth. As your teeth get hot and cold, they expand and contract. And so will your CEREC restorations, eliminating cracks and tooth breakage.
4. Sensitivity - CEREC restorations don't conduct heat, so you won't have issues with sensitive teeth that come with metal restorations.
5. Natural - Because CEREC restorations are a precise fit, less of your natural tooth structure will be removed to place the restoration.
To give you a beautiful, natural smile
Porcelain veneers, sometimes called dental veneers or porcelain laminates, can give you the brighter, whiter and more even smile you're looking for. Dr. Raisch uses ultra-thin porcelain CEREC veneers or 3/4 crowns to help you create the smile that you have always wanted. Highly trained and in practice for over twenty-two years, Dr. Raisch has extensive experience placing porcelain veneers and will ensure yours are perfectly fitted, shaped and colored so they look completely natural.
Dr. Raisch is meticulous when planning porcelain veneers. Digital photographs are used to plan your new smile, and careful measurements are taken. Dr. Raisch then blends artistry, precision and advanced technology to ensure that your porcelain veneers are exactly right for you.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin, semi-translucent shells that are bonded to your own teeth to change the color, shape and alignment of individual teeth. They have a lifelike appearance with the strength, beauty and durability that only high-quality porcelain can offer. Porcelain veneers do not discolor or wear like natural tooth enamel.
Veneers are used to solve many types of cosmetic problems, including:
- Unsightly gaps between your teeth
- Chipped or broken tooth or teeth
- Discolored, stained or washed-out fillings
- Poorly shaped or crooked teeth
- Dark, yellow or stained teeth
One-visit CEREC porcelain veneers
With CEREC Porcelain veneers, you can have the entire veneer procedure completed in a single visit - from tooth preparation and fabrication of the veneer, to fitting it in your mouth!.
Dr. Raisch is a leader in CEREC dentistry, and is skilled in shaping and coloring veneers so they look completely natural.
Inlays and Onlays
Natural-Looking Inlays and Onlays
Replace silver fillings with tooth-colored restorations
Onlays and inlays are a type of dental restoration used to repair damaged teeth or fill cavities and gaps. They can also be used to replace old silver amalgam fillings.
- Inlays go inside the tooth, and are often use to strengthen and beautify large cavities.
- Onlays go over the tooth to cover a chipped or broken tooth or fill gaps between teeth.
One-visit porcelain inlays and inlays with breakthrough CEREC 3D technology
Dr. Raisch custom-makes onlays and inlays in our on-site laboratory using the advanced CEREC 3D system. For most onlays and inlays, it can be done in a single visit. No temporary fillings and no waiting.
CEREC is an acronym for CEramic REConstruction. We take a 3-dimensional photo of your tooth and custom-craft, using computer-assisted design, a perfectly milled restoration. Minutes later we bond your final restorations in place.
Safe, beautiful and curable
In the past, tooth-colored filling material simply wasn’t strong enough to withstand regular use in back teeth, so cosmetic dentistry was limited to front teeth restorations. With the CEREC system there is no problem with creating onlays for both front and back teeth, because the porcelain material that is used closely matches the physical strength and appearance of natural teeth and expands and contracts with your teeth.
Now your unsightly metal-based fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored inlays to beautify and brighten your teeth, and with natural looking onlays to fill gaps, cover damaged teeth and restore your smile.
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