Restorative and General Dentistry: Dental Implants, Crowns, Laser Dentistry and more for Philadelphia Area Patients
At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Bruce Wilderman in the Philadelphia area improves both the look and function of his patients’ smiles. It is important to Dr. Wilderman that he increases his patients’ quality of life by providing them with high quality, long lasting and good looking restorative dentistry. If you’ve been affected by dental health problems, our procedures can free you from worry. Whether you’re in need of strong dental implants to help you regain the power to eat what you want when you want, quality dental crowns to add strength, durability and stability to decaying teeth, or any other procedure, our staff in suburban Philadelphia will provide you with exceptional care.
Dentistry has changed tremendously over the past decade to the benefit of both the patient and clinician. One technology that has become increasingly utilized is that of the laser. The greatest impact it has made is the ability to be used for both teeth and gums, without the need for anesthesia.
We recently purchased two of the most advanced dental lasers on the market today. First is the Diode Laser, which is strictly for soft tissue procedures, like gum reshaping. Gum reshaping is used primarily in advanced smile design, where we not only try to create beautiful teeth, but also symmetry in the shape of the gum tissue. This laser can be used to eliminate a gummy smile or give immediate pain relief from mouth ulcers.
Prior to the use of the Diode Laser, gum reshaping often resulted in prolonged discomfort and healing times of up to 12 weeks. There was often the lack of predictability as well. With this laser, we have the ability to reshape gums to optimize symmetry and maximize aesthetics. Many times, gum reshaping, combined with teeth whitening, can transform an unpleasing smile into a dazzling one. Additionally, the laser seals nerve endings and blood vessels, so postoperative discomfort and bleeding are almost non-existent.
Our second purchase, the YAG laser, can be used for repairing hard tissue, such as the teeth and bone. Many times, decay can be removed with the use of the YAG laser without the use of the drill or anesthesia, allowing for a more comfortable dental experience.
Although the use of lasers in dental procedures is relatively new, they have made a significant difference in the field of dentistry thus far.
For more information about lasers offered by our restorative dentist, contact Artistic Expressions Dentistry today.
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Dental Implant Restorations
Dental implants provide patients with long lasting, strong and natural looking replacement teeth, allowing restorative dentist Dr. Bruce Wilderman to free his Philadelphia area patients from uncomfortable dentures and removable bridges. Those who undergo a dental implant restoration can finally eat what they want without the fear of an embarrassing denture slip. Dental implants are now the most popular solution to missing teeth at Dr. Wilderman’s practice.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. By anchoring dental implants into the jawbone, where they permanently fuse, an oral surgeon is able to ensure that your replacement teeth have a sturdy foundation. Highly functional replacement teeth are then placed on the studs to give you a beautiful new smile.
As a restorative dentist in suburban Philadelphia, Dr. Wilderman likes to remind his patients that dental implant procedures are much more than simply cosmetic. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth tend to lean toward the area where the missing tooth should be. This can cause chewing problems, jaw pain and headaches associated with bite disorders like TMJ (temporo mandibular joint). Dental implant procedures also alleviate the negative effects of dentures and bridges such as bone loss and gum recession. Because dental implants are firmly planted and fused with the jawbone, they help to strengthen your bite while preserving your gums and facial structure.
If you’re interested in dental implants, contact your Philadelphia area dental implant professionals today.
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Porcelain dental crowns are an aesthetically pleasing way to prevent further damage to a tooth. Dental crowns are used at our suburban Philadelphia practice to treat one or more chipped or cracked teeth by completely covering them with a natural looking porcelain dental crown. Like Dr. Wilderman’s porcelain dental veneers, porcelain dental crowns have the luster of a natural, healthy tooth.
Our porcelain tooth-colored restorations are beautiful, and will enhance and strengthen each tooth to which they are bonded. Our laser-cured fillings, onlays and dental crowns are made of the newest materials and are crafted by the best lab technicians in the country.
Contact Artistic Expressions Dentistry today to speak with our friendly staff about porcelain dental crowns. Serving patients throughout the Philadelphia area, we have the skill to improve both the health and beauty of your teeth.
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If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental bridges are an excellent alternative to removable partial dentures or dental implants. By attaching natural looking artificial teeth between two dental crowns on the opposing teeth, Dr. Wilderman is able to give your smile a wonderful, functional and aesthetic improvement. Dental bridges are not prone to the slippage of removable dentures and are less invasive than dental implants.
Contact Dr. Wilderman today if you would like to discuss any of our state-of-the-art restorative dentistry procedures.
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