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September 20, 2014

Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

botox and juvedermHealthy teeth and gums are an essential part of your overall health. Today, healthy and beautiful smiles go hand in hand. If you are concerned with the color, shape, spacing or alignment of your teeth, we recommend that you consider undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure. Make an appointment with Drs. Drake and Voto to learn more about getting the smile you’ve always wanted. Drake and Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry proudly serves patients throughout Owasso, OK, Skiatook, Sperry, Tulsa, Claremore, Collinsville and surrounding communities.

  • Teeth WhiteningTeeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. Professional teeth bleaching can enhance the brightness and color of your smile.
  • Dental Veneers– These are composite or porcelain laminates that are adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks. They can dramatically improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. Veneers may also appropriate if you have gaps between your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening.
  • Braces– Orthodontics can improve the appearance of teeth in children and adults who have misalignment or teeth with wide gaps. Products like Invisalign are nearly invisible and exceedingly more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces.
  • Inlays/Onlays– Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet cosmetic way to provide a “filling” to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage.
  • Composite Bonding– Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth can be repaired or corrected with composite bonding. A dental composite material with the look of enamel and dentin is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, sculpted into shape, contoured, and hardened with a high-intensity light.
  • Dental Implants– With a 95% success rate, dental implants are tiny titanium artificial tooth root replacements that are used as a part of prosthetic dentistry to compensate for tooth loss. A custom restoration is then affixed to the implant to complete your smile.
  • Gum-lifts (gingivectomy)– This procedure involves the removal of gum tissue to make the teeth appear longer and the gum line more even. An uneven gum line can make the teeth appear to have different lengths, which detracts from an attractive smile.
  • Smile Makeover– Typically one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures — such as dental veneers, dental implants, gingival sculpting and teeth whitening — may be required for several teeth in both the upper and lower arches in order to achieve the perfect smile.
  • Botox and JuvedermBotox is a safe and effective FDA-approved medication most commonly used to eliminate facial wrinkles and frown lines by decreasing the movement of muscles in troubled areas. It’s minimally invasive and results can typically last anywhere from 3-5 months on average. Juvederm is a smooth gel that is made up of hyaluronic acid which, when injected underneath the skin, can add volume and reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds. Not only will Botox and Juvéderm enhance your facial features, but they can also be used to inhibit jaw clenching. The injections relax certain facial muscles which stop the clenching and associated pain.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Owasso, OK

Cosmetic dentistry can provide aesthetic and restorative benefits. Technological advancements in natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials make today’s cosmetic dentistry procedures more long-lasting and durable than ever before. To explore what can be done to enhance your smile, make an appointment with Drake and Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today. Dr. Drake and Dr. Voto proudly serve patients in Owasso, OK and the communities of Skiatook, Sperry, Tulsa, Claremore and Collinsville.

July 18, 2014

Understanding and Treating Periodontal Disease in Owasso, OK

Shutterstock Health Body PerioGum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in our country today, and it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. At Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Gene Drake and Dr. Jayson Voto provide patients from throughout the Owasso, OK area with comprehensive general and preventive care, including periodontal disease therapy.

The Importance of Gum Disease Treatment

While gum disease is most widely known for its ability to contribute to bad breath and even tooth loss, the fact is that there are a variety of other health issues directly connected to periodontal disease. The bacteria that cause the inflammation of gingival tissue can travel through the bloodstream to other areas of the body, wreaking havoc as they do. Scientific and medical research have proven a direct correlation between untreated periodontal disease and the following systemic health conditions:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Respiratory illness
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Complications in patients with diabetes
  • Low birth weight and premature birth in mothers with gum disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Fortunately, timely treatment of periodontal disease can help to drastically diminish your chances of suffering from these potentially serious health problems. Our team wants to help you obtain the gorgeous, healthy smile of your dreams, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding periodontal therapy and our other preventive dentistry services.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Do you experience gum pain or sensitivity when you brush and/or floss your teeth? Perhaps your gums are swollen and bleed on a regular basis. If you suffer from any of the common symptoms of gum disease, the time to act is now before the condition worsens. Contact our office in Owasso, OK today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Drake and Dr. Voto, and begin your journey toward a healthier mouth and a healthier body overall. Our state-of-the-art dental practice proudly serves families from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Tulsa, Collinsville, Sperry, Skiatook, Claremore, and more.